OSHA's Silica Exposure Rule
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Understand the specific requirements of the silica exposure rule and the steps you should take to stay in compliance.The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's crystalline silica rule is now in effect for general industry, construction, and maritime. The rule is one of the most significant in the Agency's history and enforcement has begun. Employers should be reviewing their exposures and programs NOW to ensure full compliance. This topic helps employers understand the specific requirements of the rule and how recent interpretations of the rule by the Agency impact the rule's application in a wide variety of work environments. The material also explains how OSHA is initially enforcing the rule and key compliance steps employers should be taking initially. This information is critical for employers so they can ensure their compliance efforts for this important rule of in place in the event OSHA comes knocking.
AuthorsBradford T. Hammock, Littler Mendelson P.C.
Key Requirements for OSHA's Crystalline Silica Rule
• Scope and Application
• Permissible Exposure Limit and Table 1
• Medical Surveillance
Impact of Frequently Asked Questions
• Application of Standard
• Important Interpretive Guidance
Keys to Compliance
• OSHA Enforcement Focus
• Recommended Compliance Priorities