Posts Tagged ‘Silica Dust’

Mar
2016
29

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Silica Safety Standards Finally Updated After 40-Year Fight

Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust: Silica Safety Standards Finally Updated After 40-Year Fight
  The Department of Labor has issued a new limit to the amount of Silica Dust a worker can be exposed to. The standard took over four decades to be put in place. In their final rule, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) set the limit at 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, [&hellip...
Apr
2014
23

OSHA, Georgia Organizations Form Alliance to Fight Silica Dust Inhalation

OSHA, Georgia Organizations Form Alliance to Fight Silica Dust Inhalation
  In hopes of educating Georgia workers about the dangers of working with silica dust, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has signed an alliance with several organizations to advance research and safety measures that will help avoid overexposure to the substance.  In Atlanta, representatives of OSHA, the Georgia Tech...
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Sep
2013
13

CPWR’s “Silica Safe” Website Gives Employers the Tools to Create a Tailored Hazard Prevention Plan

  As we recently reported, OSHA has issued its recommendations for new Silica Dust regulations. But the fight for silica safety is not new. Among the organizations which have taken to informing the public about the dust’s dangers is The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). They have a new resource, the Work Safely...
Sep
2013
4

Contractors Associations, ABC Included, Form Silica Death Squad to Halt Needed Regulation

Contractors Associations, ABC Included, Form Silica Death Squad to Halt Needed Regulation
  A group of 11 building and contracting associations have come together to further delay OSHA’s Silica Dust Regulations. Their self-interested motivation? The bottom line, of course. In order to save money for their membership, this group of mostly anti-union business lobbies hopes “to encourage OSHA to develop better choices for...
Aug
2013
27

OSHA Announces Important New Standards for Limiting Silica Dust, Forms Alliance to Better Enable Women in Construction

  After years of stalled attempts and worker protests, OSHA finally put forward new standards for Silica Dust, a move that the agency says will prevent hundreds of annual deaths and illnesses in the construction industry.  The two-part proposal will tackle limits for Silica Dust in the construction industry and create standards for the...
May
2013
21

CT Sen. Blumenthal Urges OMB to Move Forward With Silica Dust Regulation

CT Sen. Blumenthal Urges OMB to Move Forward With Silica Dust Regulation
New regulations surrounding dangerous silica dust have been swirling in a bureaucratic black hole for years. Now, Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal is asking the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to move forward in the name of workers and families. The AFL-CIO and its affiliate unions have long urged President Obama to move forward with...