OSHA Issues Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica

When inhaled, crystalline silica is deadly. Inhaled crystalline silica is responsible for lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease. OSHA estimates that the rule will save over 600 lives and prevent more than 900 new cases of silicosis each year. The rule is made up of two standards: one for Construction and one for General…

OSHA is Accepting Public Comments on the Latest Version of its Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines

“No one should have to sacrifice their life for their livelihood, because a nation built on the dignity of work must provide safe working conditions for its people.” —Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez OSHA has recently updated their voluntary Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines (OSHA-2015-0018), and is inviting the public to comments. The guidelines…