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California OSHA Delays Enforcement of Construction Silica Standard

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On April 19, 2017, the Department of Industrial Relations for the State of California issued an important update to Cal/OSHA’s new Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction. The standard is substantially...more

Silica Rule in Construction Delayed 90 Days

by Cozen O'Connor on

On April 6, OSHA announced it has delayed implementation of its new rule for 90 days which, among other things, cuts in half the maximum allowable level of silica dust exposure in the construction industry. The new compliance...more

SmithAmundsen OSHA Legal Update: OSHA Postpones New Construction Silica Standard

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

On April 6, 2017, the Department of Labor announced that enforcement of the recently-promulgated silica standard, reducing the permissible exposure limit for silica and requiring the implementation of other, silica-related...more

OSHA Delays Enforcement of Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA has just announced a three month delay of enforcement of the Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction under 29 CFR 1926.1153. Crystalline silica is a staple of our modern society. OSHA notes...more

OSHA Update: OSHA Delays Enforcing Silica Standard in Construction

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

On April 6th, OSHA announced a delay in the enforcement of its crystalline silica standard in the construction industry. Enforcement will be delayed until September 23, 2017, so that additional outreach, educational...more

OSHA Delays Silica Rule for Construction Industry

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Yesterday, OSHA issued a memorandum to all Regional Administrators informing them that “we have decided to delay enforcement of this standard [1926.1153] until September 23, 2017.” The agency noted that the additional time is...more

2016 OSHA Year in Review

by PretiFlaherty on

In 2016, there were several noteworthy OSHA-related developments, including issuance of final rules setting forth new compliance obligations, previously issued rules with compliance deadlines that came into effect this year,...more

2017 Labor & Employment Laws: New Year, New Government, New Challenges

by Littler on

On January 1, 2017, employers across the nation will face a host of new or amended federal, state, and/or local labor and employment requirements. At the same time, there is uncertainty as to how the Trump Administration and...more

New OSHA Silica Rule Deadline Is Rapidly Approaching – Are You Ready?

by King & Spalding on

While the Summer of 2018 may seem far away, companies should be preparing now to be ready to meet the significant new requirements of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) new rule for respirable...more

Did These 10 OSHA Rules and Initiatives Die With the Election of Donald Trump?

by Fisher Phillips on

The election of Donald Trump surprised some Americans. In the days since his victory, our firm’s lawyers have fielded numerous questions from employers regarding what changes to workplace law they can expect under the Trump...more

OSHA’s Final Rule on Crystalline Silica Standards

by Littler on

Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its long-awaited final rule (https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-03-25/pdf/2016-04800.pdf) setting new workplace permissible exposure...more

Oregon OSHA's Proposed Silica Rules Comment Period Comes to a Close

On September 16, 2016, the period for public comment on Oregon OSHA’s proposed rules for respirable crystalline silica closes, and Oregon OSHA is expected to adopt the proposed rules by September 25, 2016. The proposed rules...more

OSHA Law Alert: Oregon OSHA Issues Proposed Silica Rule

by Stoel Rives LLP on

In response to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s adoption of more stringent standards for crystalline silica, Oregon OSHA has proposed revisions to its own silica standards. Oregon OSHA’s rule...more

OSHA Promulgates New Rule on Respirable Silica Particles

by Williams Mullen on

Workers who inhale very small crystalline silica particles are at increased risk of developing serious — and often deadly — silica-related diseases. These tiny particles (known as “respirable” particles) can penetrate deep...more

Environmental Notes - July 2016

by Williams Mullen on

CONGRESS FINDS THE FORMULA TO REFORM CHEMICAL REGULATION - The Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) is the primary federal law by which the manufacture, import and use of chemical substances are regulated in the United...more

Workplace Warning: Stiffer OSHA Rules, Penalties Ahead

While workplace safety is a priority for most businesses, defining safety standards means navigating a complex set of OSHA regulations. The task is becoming more daunting, and the stakes are about to increase for missteps. ...more

OSHA Finalizes Crystalline Silica Rule, Effective June 2016

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

After years in the making and thousands of comments to the proposed rule from 2013, OSHA has finalized the Crystalline Silica Rule for General Industry and Maritime. The final rule was published in the Federal Register on...more

Don’t Get Sandbagged - OSHA Releases Final Silica Rule

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: OSHA’s new Silica Rule will have a lasting effect on nearly 2.3 million workers and over 675,000 employers. The chances are high that the new Silica Rule will affect your business and may require you to...more

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report — May 2016

by Littler on

Littler's Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report details key labor, employment, and benefits news and events at the federal, state, local, and global levels. The May edition of the Insider Report discusses recent agency...more

OSHA Enacts Sweeping Silica Rule

On March 25, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued its final rule cutting in half the Permissible Exposure Limit (“PEL”) for respirable crystalline silica down to 50 micrograms per cubic...more

OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Rule: Compliance Clock Ticks While Legal Challenges Mount

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published its final rule on “Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica” (the “Silica Rule”) on March 25, 2016, and as expected numerous manufacturing...more

A Beginner’s Guide to OSHA’s Final Silica Rule

On March 24, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced its final rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule was published in the Federal Register on March 25, 2016....more

OSHA Law Alert: OSHA Issues Final Silica Rule

by Stoel Rives LLP on

OSHA has announced the finalization of its long-awaited silica rule. When it takes effect on June 23, 2016, the rule will (1) reduce the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica; (2) require employers to implement...more

Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report — April 2016

by Littler on

This month's edition of Littler's Workplace Policy Institute Insider Report includes articles on the Administration's push to finalize rules before the November elections, legislative and litigation steps to thwart those...more

OSHA Amends Existing Standards for Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

by Beveridge & Diamond PC on

This news alert discusses the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) final rule for worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The rule significantly lowers the existing permissible exposure limits for...more

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