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OMB holds first silica rule stakeholder meeting in 19th months

Foundry industry says lower PEL unnecessary, too costly
March 29, 2013

The proposed rule to lower the permissible exposure limit for crystalline silica got dusted off earlier this month after a long period of inactivity at the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB).


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Silica rule advocates use online petition to drum up support

Long overdue review languishes in OIRA
February 19, 2013

Frustrated by delays in the review of a proposed silica rule, occupational health advocates have launched  an online petition meant to compel the Obama administration to make good on its promise to support the U.S. labor force.


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NIOSH Policy Statement: Respiratory protection recommendations for airborne exposures to crystalline silica

January 9, 2013

The following describes the NIOSH policy for respiratory protection against airborne exposures to crystalline silica.


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Fracking workers exposed to silica above RELs

May 16, 2012

Researchers from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) have uncovered evidence that gas and oil workers may be exposed to dangerously high levels of respirable crystalline silica while performing hydraulic fracturing operations known as “fracking.”


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Wisconsin workers exposed to crystalline silica

November 29, 2011

OSHA inspectors didn't have to use a GPS to find Northern Steel Casting, Inc. in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin: the company had already been inspected 24 times by agency personnel.


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Silicosis: The danger continues

October 19, 2011

David Weissman, M.D., and Paul Schulte, Ph.D. begin their latest article on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Science blog with a quote dating back almost four centuries:


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