Category Archives: Silica

by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM   OSHA 29 CFR 1926.1153 Breakdown: A Review of “Scope and Definitions” We’re continuing to move forward with silica.  I’m focusing on the construction standard first because it’s being implemented the soonest (June 23, … Continue reading

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by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM Previously, we discussed silica as a mineral – where it’s found and the industries most likely to be affected by the new OSHA silica standard.  As a quick review, we discussed that silica is … Continue reading

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by David McGill, CIH, CSP, CHMM The OSHA standard for crystalline silica has just hit the street with an effective date of June 23, 2016.  The actual implementation date is June 2017 for construction and June 2018 for general industry.  … Continue reading

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Nearly $189,000 in penalties proposed Rust-Oleum Corporation, doing business as Synta Inc., was cited by OSHA for 33 serious safety and health violations for exposing full-time and temporary workers to crystalline silica dust, amputation and electrical hazards. OSHA initiated its … Continue reading

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Baltazar’s Stone Inc. cited for 15 violations and fined over $40,000 by OSHA over silica dust exposure OMAHA, Neb. – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration fined Baltazar’s Stone Inc. $40,921 for exposing workers to dangerous … Continue reading

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OSHA announces that the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Respirable Silica has been published in the Federal Register Last week, OSHA announced that the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Respirable Crystalline Silica has been published in the Federal Register.  OSHA … Continue reading

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OSHA recently announced a proposed rule aimed at curbing lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers. The proposal seeks to lower worker exposure to crystalline silica, which kills hundreds of workers and sickens thousands … Continue reading

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Company cited $274,500 and placed in Severe Violator Enforcement Program OSHA has cited Grede Wisconsin Subsidiaries LLC for 28 health violations, including three repeat, under the national and regional emphasis program on primary metal industries for exposing workers to crystalline … Continue reading

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US Department of Labor’s OSHA proposes $220,000 in fines to Syracuse, NY, manufacturer for willful, serious and uncorrected violations. OSHA  has cited Oberdorfer LLC for 28 alleged violations of workplace health and safety standards, including failing to correct hazards cited … Continue reading

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Agency now inspecting company’s sites in Illinois, Louisiana and Texas OSHA has cited U.S. Minerals LLC of Dyer, Ind., for willfully exposing its workers to dangerously high levels of hazardous dust and not providing adequate breathing protection at its Baldwin … Continue reading

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