OSHA SilicaAs part of its ongoing mission to keep AEM member companies and their customers informed regarding safety requirements and industry standards, AEM’s Tech & Safety Department is pleased to unveil its new OSHA Silica Rule web page. 

On Feb. 4, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced they would start enforcing their respirable crystalline silica standard for construction and general industry in the summer of 2020. Though the rule was published on March 23, 2016, OSHA granted the construction industry time to bring organizations and worksites into compliance prior to any active enforcement actions by the agency.

The OSHA Silica Rule web page will keep affected worksites up to date on rules and enforcement activities, increase awareness of respirable silica safety issues, and provide a comprehensive and centralized source to disseminate this information to AEM’s member companies.

The OSHA Silica Rule web page will provide AEM member companies and their customers with the following information:

  • Brief overview of OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Rule and its requirements
  • Latest news and updates
  • Enforcement activities; and
  • Other helpful compliance resources

Any questions or concerns related to the OSHA Silica Rule can be directed to AEM’s Director of Global Standards and Compliance Jason Malcore at jmalcore@aem.org.

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