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Industry Petitions To Significantly Curtail Obama OSHA Silica Rule

May 16, 2017
Construction and manufacturing groups are urging the Trump OSHA to stay and significantly revise the Obama administration's landmark final rule limiting worker exposures to silica dusts, arguing that companies are unable to comply with the rule and that reconsideration will allow the agency to fix defects in the issuance of the rule. The Obama OSHA's silica rule, which set one standard for the construction sector and another for maritime and general industry, strengthened the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for silica...

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