OSHA has significantly reduced the permissible exposure level (PEL) of silica dust to protect the 2.3 million workers who are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their workplace.
We asked 180 facility decision makers to answer questions on the new OSHA ruling and how they plan to incorporate new housekeeping measures into their overall exposure control plan.
Did you know?
OSHA’s Compliance Schedule:
Construction - September 23, 2017, one year after the effective date.
General Industry and Maritime - June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date.
Hydraulic Fracturing - June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date for all provisions except Engineering Controls, which have a compliance date of June 23, 2021.
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