Interim Enforcement Guidance for the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard

OSHA For Your Information

Last month OSHA shared a memorandum announcing that for the first 30 days of enforcement of the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, employers making a good faith effort to comply with the standard were offered compliance assistance in lieu of enforcement.  As the 30 days come to a close, OSHA has issued a memorandum with interim enforcement guidance while a compliance directive is under review.  The memorandum provides inspection and citation guidance for Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), and it includes flow charts to assist compliance officers with evaluating employers’ control methods.

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