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OSHA Silica Rule

This page provides information and resources for industry professionals who want to educate themselves about OSHA’s Final Silica Rule and learn more about what CSDA is doing in relation to the Rule.

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CONSTRUCTION EMPLOYER’S ASSOCIATION (CEA) SILICA SAMPLING AND OBJECTIVE DATA PROGRAM FORM (06/25/2019) *NEW*

NIOSH HEALTH HAZARD EVALUATION (HHE) INFORMATION SHEET (06/19/2019) *NEW*

OSHA’S RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA STANDARD FOR CONSTRUCTION – PDF (08/28/18)

CSDA RELEASES SILICA STANDARD GUIDE IN RESPONSE TO OSHA RULING (07/12/18)

OSHA RELEASES 30-DAY ENFORCEMENT POLICY TO ASSIST EMPLOYERS (09/22/17)

VIRGINIA OSH (AND KENTUCKY) TO ENFORCE SILICA RULE FROM JUNE 23, 2017

OSHA DELAYS ENFORCEMENT OF SILICA RULE TO SEPTEMBER 23, 2017

SILICA PANEL DISCUSSION DOCUMENTS – CSDA 2017 CONVENTION & TECH FAIR 

§1926.1153 Respirable Crystalline Silica and Table 1

This section of OSHA’s Final Silica Rule applies to all occupational exposures to respirable crystalline silica in construction work, except where employee exposure will remain below 25 micrograms per cubic meter of air (25 μg/m3) as an 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) under any foreseeable conditions.

Table 1 documents Specified Exposure Control Methods When Working With Materials Containing Crystalline Silica.

Click Here to download §1926.1153 and Table 1. Also review:

Appendix A – Methods of Sample Analysis
Appendix B – Medical Surveillance

 

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition

Since 2013, CSDA has been a member of the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC). The Coalition is made up of 25 trade associations, representing all sectors of the construction industry, including commercial building, heavy industrial production, home building, road repair, specialty trade contractors and material suppliers. Virtually every construction trade, task, and activity is represented by the member associations of the CISC.

CSDA joined this Coalition to provide a unified voice from the construction industry in response to OSHA’s Rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica. Through the Coalition, CSDA representatives have testified before the Department of Labor in Washington D.C. against OSHA’s Rule and a Silica Sub-Committee continues within the association.

Silica-Related Articles From Industry Publications
OSHA’s Final Rule on Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica – Kellie Vazquez (June 2016)

Respiratory Protection for Industry Contractors – CSDA (March 2015)

CSDA Working to Repel OSHA’s Proposed Silica Rule – Russell Hitchen (March 2014)

Silica Dust Controls in Concrete Construction – Alan Echt (June 2013)