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OSHA Floats Draft Plan Seeking Data On Easing Obama-Era Silica Rule

July 30, 2019
After months of delay, OSHA has formally submitted to the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a draft request for information (RFI) that could eventually open the door to easing implementation of the Obama administration’s rule requiring protective equipment for construction workers exposed to crystalline silica. According to OMB’s website, OSHA submitted the draft RFI July 29, launching an interagency review process that usually takes 90 days. Once published in the Federal Register , the notice is expected...


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