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New OSHA Silica Exposure Regulations Enacted – Decades After They Were Proposed

by Stephen W. Smithson On March 24, 2016, the Labor Department’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) finalized new regulations ( for workplace silica exposure. The prior regulations were adopted in 1971 (, and OSHA has been considering revised regulations since the Clinton administration ( Silica exposure is common throughout many industries, as it is […]

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