OSHA's Silica Dust Standards: First Construction, Now General Industry
In fall 2017, new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) standards imposed strict limits on workplace silica dust exposure in the construction industry. But, OSHA is not stopping there. In June, 2018, OSHA will begin enforcing very similar rules for employers in general industry. These new standards are stringent and employers must quickly implement procedures to comply or risk citations and significant penalties.