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Occupational Safety and Health Administration reviewing silica regulation.

Occupational Safety and Health Administration to issue request for information on silica regulation. OSHA is in the final stages of preparing a request for information regarding its occupational exposure to crystalline silica regulation for the construction industry. The regulation was issued in spring 2016 and took effect for the construction industry in September 2017. The RFI is expected to invite public comments regarding possible revisions to the engineering controls under Table 1 in the Standard for Construction of the regulation. The expected RFI is the result of the continued efforts of NRCA and other groups in the Construction Industry Safety Coalition to work with OSHA officials to address aspects of the regulation that are problematic for construction contractors. NRCA is looking forward to reviewing the RFI once issued and will continue working with agency officials to address roofing industry concerns based on the experiences of how the regulation has been implemented during the past two years.


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