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OSHA Delays Enforcement of Crystalline Silica Standard in the Construction Industry

Tuesday, April 11, 2017  
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By EHS Today

OSHA on April 6 announced a three-month delay in enforcement of the crystalline silica standard for construction, citing the need for more outreach, educational materials and guidance for employers.

The agency has determined that additional guidance is necessary due to the unique nature of the requirements in the construction standard. Originally scheduled to begin June 23, enforcement now will begin Sept. 23.

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