On March 24, 2016. the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released the final rule on the permissible exposure limit for silica. Previously, employers were only required to limit an employee’s exposure to silica within a permissible exposure limit. Now, the new rule requires a pro-active approach from employers to ensure that employees are not exposed to silica in excess of the greatly reduced permissible exposure limit, as well as offering medical examinations to employees who are considered “highly exposed.” Read more here.
OSHA’s New Silica Standard Compliance Webinar
Compliance dates are fast approaching, but how do you prepare? At Optimum, we are working hard to ensure our clients and friends are prepared for the implementation of this standard. As a resource to you, we are hosting a free, live webinar on March 30th at 2pm to explain the requirements for this standard and the necessary steps to ensure you are ready.
Not sure if this is for you? Take our self-assessment to verify your readiness.