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OSHA Issues Final Rule on Silica Exposure Protections; Industries Vow to Overturn

Capping a decades-long effort, U.S. workplace regulators on Thursday announced a final rule to boost protections against occupational exposure to crystalline silica, a carcinogenic dust ubiquitous in construction, foundries and fracking. Some industry groups have vowed to fight it in …

OSHA Proposes Silica Dust Limits

Federal regulators are proposing a long-awaited rule that would dramatically limit workplace exposure to silica dust. Officials at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration say the new limits would save nearly 700 lives each year and prevent thousands of illnesses, …