ASCC publishes safety bulletin on crystalline silica dust rul

The Safety and Risk Management Council of the American Society of Concrete Contractors in St. Louis has published a new Safety Bulletin: OSHA’s New Final Rule on Crystalline Silica Dust. The new rule went into effect June 23, 2016, but allows a one-year leeway for the industry to fully comply. The ruling cuts the Permissible Exposure Level by half, a significant change that concrete trades need to prepare for. It also increases the amount of medical exams and recordkeeping required. ASCC Safety Bulletins are brief discussions of the most severe safety issues facing concrete contractors and are published periodically. Contractors receive a complete set of bulletins when they join the organization. They are available for sale to nonmembers. ? (866) 788-2722 à

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