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U.S. construction companies and manager face fines of nearly $2 million for exposing workers to asbestos

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) has cited a construction company and its manager for asbestos-related violations and imposed fines of almost $2 million.  Safety regulators are increasingly taking...more

NAHB Urges OSHA To Rescind Proposed Silica Rule

We recently posted an article about whether silica exposure claims might emerge as the next toxic tort. A particular focus of that article was the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) clearly increasing...more

Silica Exposure Lawsuits: The Next Toxic Tort?

With the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signaling its increased attention to workers' exposure to crystalline silica, and the plaintiffs' bar evidently in search of new subjects for "toxic tort" claims,...more

1985 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Asbestos

Regulations on working with asbestos and asbestos containing products in order to limit the risks of exposure, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis and other diseases....more

Workplace Exposure to Asbestos

Includes information published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health about sampling and analysis of airborne asbestos, biologic effects of exposure, recommended occupational standards, and more....more

Revised Recommended Asbestos Standard

Review of information on the health effects of exposure to asbestos published by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health....more

Occupational Exposure to Asbestos: Criteria for a Recommended Standard

Presents the criteria and standards for preventing occupational diseases arising from exposure to asbestos dust....more

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