NCMA, NRMCA mobilize response to extended OSHA silica rule comment period
- Published: Wednesday, 29 January 2014 15:31
- Written by Concrete News
Sources: Occupational Safety and Health Administration; National Concrete Masonry Association, Herndon, Va.; National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, Silver Spring, Md.
OSHA is accepting comments on its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking on Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica through February 11—two weeks beyond a prior deadline for stakeholders in concrete, construction and other industry sectors to weigh in on a universal permissible exposure limit (PEL) for silica dust or powder.
Comments can be posted at the agency’s Crystalline Silica Rulemaking site, www.osha.gov/silica. Written comments, under “Docket No. OSHA–2010–0034 Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica,” reference, can be directed to OSHA, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20210; 800/321-6742 or 877/889-5627. Public hearings on the proposed rule are scheduled to begin in March.