Safety Coalition: OSHA silica rule cost estimate off by $4.5 billion
- Published: Monday, 30 March 2015 14:07
- Written by Concrete News
Source: Construction Industry Safety Coalition, Washington, D.C.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s proposed standards covering respirable crystalline silica will cost contractors and their suppliers $5 billion per year—nearly $4.5 billion above estimates agency officials indicated in September 2013, when they outlined a new permissible exposure limit (PEL) for construction and general industry workplaces.