OSHA will hold live Web chat on its proposed silica rule
Chat will provide participants the opportunity to ask questions
By Lauren North
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration will host a live Web chat to discuss the agency’s proposed rule on occupational exposure to respirable crystalline silica from 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. EST, Tuesday, Jan. 14. Visit www.osha.gov/silica/webchat.html to participate.
The Web chat will provide participants the opportunity to ask questions, get clarification from OSHA on the proposed silica rule and learn how to participate in the regulatory process. OSHA staff will be available to clarify the proposed standards related to silica for general industry, maritime and construction. Staff will also answer questions on OSHA’s underlying analysis of health risks, potential costs and benefits, and economic impacts associated with the proposed rule and how to submit comments to the rulemaking record.
The deadline to submit written comments and testimony on the proposal is Monday, Jan. 27. Members of the public may submit comments by visiting www.regulations.gov.
Additional information on the proposed rule can be found at www.osha.gov/silica.
About the Author
Lauren North is with the U.S. Department of Labor Office of Public Affairs.