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Dust Be Gone

It’s been many years in the making, but the days of seeing silica dust clouds hanging in the air at construction sites have come to an end. After years of planning, hosting meetings, and setting/rescheduling implementation dates, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) new standard on exposure limitations to respirable crystalline silica dust took effect on September 23, 2017. The big question now is how aggressive will OSHA get in enforcing these new ex

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