GOP Senators Want More Time, Analysis On Silica Rule

Law360, New York (November 21, 2013, 5:12 PM EST) -- A group of Republican senators urged the Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday to extend the comment period for a proposed rule covering exposure to breathable silica in the workplace and to convene a panel to assess the rule's impact on small employers.     

The lawmakers — led by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions' ranking member — said they appreciated the fact that the deadline for comments on the proposed rule had already been extended from Dec. 11...
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