Construction, Regulatory Developments

Cal/OSHA Adopts Fed/OSHA’s Silica Rule Over Construction Objections

On March 25, 2016, federal OSHA finalized its new crystalline silica rule. Despite a court challenge, and over the objections of Cal/OSHA’s construction industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Standards Board (OSHSB) has adopted federal OSHA’s silica rules.

Here’s what has changed, what construction employers objected to most, and how the OSHSB plans to address their objections.
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