ARTBA: OSHA relies on old data to set silica reg

February 14, 2014

A proposed Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) regulation concerning exposure to crystalline silica is based on decades of old data and flawed economics, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) said.

At issue is OSHA’s plan to regulate the worker exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Crystalline silica is found in nearly all transportation construction materials and products and can even be found naturally in the ambient air.

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