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OSHA delays silica dust safety rule for three months

By the St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Apr 07, 2017

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Thursday announced it is delaying for three months the effective date of a new safety rule designed to protect workers from silica dust.

The new crystalline silica standard was to have become effective on June 23, but OSHA said it was delaying the rule until Sept. 23.

In its announcement, OSHA said the delay allows it to "conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials and guidance for employers."

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