Regulations & Requirements

OSHA General Industry Standard (including Oil & Gas)

On March 24, 2016, OSHA issued a final silica standard  for general industry and maritime. The new standard went into effect on June 23, 2016, and OSHA began enforcement on June 23, 2018. There are two exceptions:

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in December 2017 upheld the standard and concluded that OSHA failed to adequately explain its decision to omit medical removal protections from the General Industry rule and remanded for further consideration of the issue.

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