From Erin Mutert, J.W. Terrill
OSHA has announced that they will delay enforcing the crystalline silica standard on the construction industry. This delay is due to the need of additional training for employers to understand the complexities of the new standard. The original date of enforcement was set to be June 23, 2017, but has now been changed to September 23, 2017.
Since employers have the responsibility of providing safe and healthy workplaces for their employees, construction employers should continue to take steps to be in compliance with the new allowable exposure limit. This can be done through training as wells as employee supervision.
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