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Industry, Labor Unions Offer Competing Claims In Challenges To Silica Rule

March 10, 2017
Industry and labor groups are offering competing arguments in lawsuits challenging the Obama OSHA's landmark final rule overhauling limits for workers' exposures to silica dusts, with unions faulting industry assertions that the prior limits adequately protected workers and industry rebuffing union calls for stronger protections and medical surveillance. In a series of recent filings, industry and labor groups pursuing separate challenges to OSHA's final silica rule counter each others' claims that the rule is either unnecessary or should be strengthened,...

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