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Notice regarding respirable crystalline silica has been published

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced the notice of proposed rulemaking for respirable crystalline silica has been published in the Federal Register.

OSHA invites and strongly encourages the public to participate in the process of developing a final rule through written comments and participation in public hearings. The public will have until Dec. 11 to submit written comments on the proposed rule.

Hearings on the proposed silica rule are scheduled to begin March 4, 2014, at the Department of Labor's Frances Perkins Building in Washington, D.C. Members of the public who wish to participate in public hearings must submit a notice of intention to appear by Nov. 12.

Additional information regarding the proposed rule, including five fact sheets and procedures for submitting written comments and participating in public hearings, is available at www.osha.gov/silica/index.html.

To view the Federal Register notice regarding the proposed rulemaking, click here.



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