OSHA issued a memorandum providing interim enforcement guidance to Agency compliance officers on the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard in Construction. Construction employers can expect to get cited by OSHA for violations on the new standard for Respirable Crystalline Silica. Before an October 23rd deadline OSHA would not cite employers who made a good faith effort to comply. The memo is intended to serve as interim enforcement guidance until review of the standard’s compliance directive is completed. Attachments to the memo provide inspection and citation guidance to enforcement officers, as well as flow charts to assist with evaluating employers’ control methods.
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