OSHA Proposes Tougher Limits On Silica Dust Exposure

Law360, New York (August 26, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT) -- The Occupational Health and Safety Administration on Friday unveiled proposed regulations containing long-awaited new standards for silica dust in the workplace that would dramatically cut the limits for worker exposure to the dust, which is known to cause lung disease and cancer. 

The proposed regulations include two separate standards on permissible exposure limits for crystalline silica, one that would cut in half the amount of exposure allowed for general industry and maritime workers, and another that takes down the amount allowed for construction workers by 80...
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