US Court of Appeals Upholds OSHA Silica Standard

US Court of Appeals Upholds OSHA Silica Standard

Despite significant industry and union push back, the DC US Court of Appeals this morning upheld the vast majority of OSHA’s new Construction Silica Standard.

The main challenges were:

  • Whether or not OSHA’s reduced silica exposure limits would reduce worker health risks
  • If the new standard requirements were technically and economically feasible
  • If OSHA violated the Administrative Procedure Act

The court rejected these and other objections to uphold the new standard.

The opinion can be found here:

https://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/03C747A5AB141C90852581FE0055A642/$file/16-1105-1710179.pdf

 

By | 2017-12-22T15:46:34+00:00 December 22nd, 2017|Fed Regulation, Government Regulation, OSHA Texas Laws & Regulations, Safety Training, Texas OSHA Compliance|Comments Off on US Court of Appeals Upholds OSHA Silica Standard

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