Tag: crystalline silica

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association hosted its 2023 Legislative & Policy Forum at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill from Sept. 24-27. Photo: P&Q Staff

NSSGA amplifies the aggregate industry’s message

October 4, 2023By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association (NSSGA) brought key issues to lawmakers this year in tandem with sister organizations.

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Outlining MSHA enforcement in 2023

April 13, 2023By

Ogletree Deakins’ Bill Doran outlines the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s (MSHA) ramped-up enforcement and why the approach may continue in 2023.

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MSHA’s airborne contaminant enforcement on the rise

July 20, 2022By and

Operators may want to consider a few safety measures in light of the Mine Safety & Health Administration’s recent silica enforcement initiative announcement.

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VelocityEHS upgrades Industrial Hygiene software

March 12, 2021By

The updates make it easier for mine operators to comply with the permissible exposure limits for respirable crystalline silica enforced by the Mine Safety and Health Administration.

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What’s next for silica, air quality and other key issues?

July 16, 2020By

The National Stone, Sand & Gravel Association provides clarity on the Trump administration’s regulatory agenda and where safety and health issues pertinent to the aggregate industry currently stand.

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Agencies jointly pursuing solutions on silica

February 12, 2020By

The National Institute for Occupational Safety & Health and the Mine Safety & Health Administration formed a working group to safeguard the health of mine workers regarding exposure to respirable crystalline silica.

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MSHA seeks data to protect miners from quartz exposure

August 28, 2019By

According to the Mine Safety & Health Administration (MSHA), quartz accounts for the overwhelming majority of naturally occurring crystalline silica.

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Seeking clarity on crystalline silica

August 10, 2018By

The new Occupational Safety & Health Administration rule blurs the compliance line for a number of industry companies.

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Things to consider if OSHA’s silica dust rule affects you

April 2, 2018By

An Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) rule on respirable crystalline silica is coming down in June for general industry and maritime.

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