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New Silica Rule Hammer Comes Down

OSHA’s revised rule on how much respirable crystalline silica construction workers can be exposed to is finally being enforced, putting contractors in action and worry mode.

With an expected enforcement date bearing down, Rob Valderrama scrambled this summer to get his employer right with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA’s) tougher standard on respirable crystalline silica. It was a whirlwind.

“It’s been a very large project for us because it’s extensive in its scope, and requires you to have written and detailed exposure control plans,” says Valderrama, chief project delivery officer for Sprig

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