OSHA’s latest compliance directive, Inspection Procedures for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standards, clarifies OSHA’s respirable crystalline silica exposure inspection procedures and enforcement policies.
The new directive provides OSHA compliance safety and health officers with guidance on how to enforce the silica standards’ requirements, including the following:
- methods of compliance
- Table 1 tasks and specified exposure control methods
- exposure assessments
- respiratory protection
- employee information and training
- hazard communication
Learn more about the procedures in this summary from Construction Dive:
GBCA’s Silica Program
The GBCA Silica Program, free for GBCA members, provides access to national data and discounts on equipment and testing. Most importantly, this program helps companies meet OSHA’s silica standard requirements.