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New ATSDR Silica Study Profiles Adverse Health Affects

Don Gallo, Sean FryeOctober 9, 2019
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently...

Legal Primer: Conducting & Managing the Results of Safety Audits

Troy ThompsonFebruary 5, 2019
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) and its substantive regulations, covered employers are subject to certain safety...

Court of Appeals Sends Silica Rule Back to OSHA

December 22, 2017
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC issued a ruling on industry and union challenges to the new...

OSHA Announces Delay in Enforcement of New Silica Rule for Construction Industry

April 13, 2017
Last week, OSHA announced that it was delaying enforcement of the new silica dust standards for the construction industry. The new...

More Than Dust in the Wind: OSHA’s New Silica Standard Affects All Industries

Three years after proposing new silica dust rules, OSHA has now published final rules that drastically reduce the permissible exposure...

Workplace Safety Violations: More Costly and With More Criminal Penalties in 2016

March 28, 2016
Congress’s recently passed budget agreement includes a provision that permits the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to increase fines...

OSHA Releases Final Silica Rules

Buck SweeneyMarch 24, 2016
After almost three years since OSHA proposed new respirable silica dust rules, the agency announced the final rules today, March...