After 45 Years, OSHA Finalizes Rule on Deadly Silica Dust

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By Daniel Van Schooten, Project On Government Oversight Last month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) overcame more than four decades of industry influence, bureaucratic hurdles, and political delays to finalize a rule updating a 45-year-old standard on the amount of...
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The Silica Standard: Inequality in Worker Health and Safety Standards

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By Katie Weatherford, Center for Progressive Reform Back in March, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized its long-awaited silica standard, requiring employers to reduce workers’ exposure to the toxic, cancer-causing dust so common to construction and fracking...
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