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Monthly archives for November, 2017

Is Portland Cement Covered By the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard?

Is Portland Cement Covered By the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard? Portland cement is one of the most commonly used formulations of cement in construction and is used in concrete, mortar, stucco, and non-specialty grout. Portland cement is manufactured through a closely controlled chemical combination of calcium, silicon, aluminum, iron and other ingredients. Cement […]

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Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard Enforcement Guidance Part 1

Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard Enforcement Guidance Part 1 On October 23, 2017, OSHA began to fully enforce the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction standard 29 CFR 1926.1153.  OSHA issued a memorandum (10/19/2017) to provide interim enforcement guidance to Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs) for enforcing the standard. Employers should review the memorandum […]

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