OSHA Releases Final Silica Rule

This week, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the long-anticipated Occupational Crystalline Silica Rule.  Among other provisions, the final rule:

The rule is effective June 23, 2016; however, companies have anywhere from one to five years to comply based on their category.  Manufacturers are considered in the “General Industry and Maritime” category and will have until June 23, 2018 to comply with most provisions.

Here is OSHA’s webpage on the final rule.