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Delegated States Slow To Adopt OSHA Silica Rule, Prompting 'Dilemma'

April 04, 2018
Six states operating under OSHA-approved state plans have yet to adopt their own rules to implement the Obama OSHA's March 2016 regulation updating limits for exposure to silica, raising legal questions and warnings from observers that it poses a significant “compliance dilemma” and jeopardizes workers' safety. Several of the states, including Arizona, Hawaii, Utah, Wyoming and Washington, are in various stages of the process of developing their own rules adopting an equivalent standard, though they are still far from the...

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