OSHA's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

March 2016

Rule requires engineering controls to keep workers from breathing silica dust

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule is comprised of two standards, one for Construction and one for General Industry and Maritime. For complete ruling visit OSHA's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica