Silica

Silica Train-the-Trainer

The MCAA’s Silica Train-the-Trainer Course trains a key employee to train other employees to be a competent person.


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Silica Q&A

We have heard a lot of questions about the pending change to the silica rule. Below are some answers to those questions.


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Silica Exposure Policy

Create a Respirable Silica Exposure Safety Policy for your job site. All mason contractors are required to have a policy on every job site.


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Safety Forum

This webinar will examine the new rule and help contractors understand and meet their compliance obligations.


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Position Paper

The masonry industry urges Congress to ensure that OSHA's regulatory focus is not swayed by bad science.


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MCAA Testimony

The MCAA has submitted the following testimony the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).


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OSHA Grants 90-day Stay on Enforcement of Silica Rule

OSHA Grants 90-day Stay on Enforcement of Silica Rule

OSHA has granted a 90-day stay on enforcement of the new silica rule. The following is a statement from the MCAA coalition that requested a stay. Full story

Silica Questions and Answers

Silica Questions and Answers

We have heard a lot of questions about the pending change to the silica rule. Below are some answers to those questions. Full story

Executive Orders Have No Impact on the Pending Silica Rule

Executive Orders Have No Impact on the Pending Silica Rule

The Executive Orders recently signed by President Trump have no impact on the pending silica rule. Full story

Cal/OSHA to Adopt Federal Silica Standard

Cal/OSHA to Adopt Federal Silica Standard

On August 18, Cal/OSHA will hold a public hearing in Walnut Creek to hear comments on its intention to adopt the federal silica standard. Full story

Silica rule released

Silica rule released

The new silica rule was recently released from OSHA. As expected, the rule was not a workable solution for the issue of silicosis. Full story

Construction industry groups file suit over OSHA silica rule

Construction industry groups file suit over OSHA silica rule

Eight construction industry organizations filed a petition for review of the final crystalline silica rule by OSHA with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Full story

Construction industry voices concerns with silica rule

Construction industry voices concerns with silica rule

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) has concerns with the final rule on respirable crystalline silica released today by OSHA. Full story

US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers’ protection from the dangers of ‘respirable’ silica dust

US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers’ protection from the dangers of ‘respirable’ silica dust

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust. Full story

Final silica rule released

Final silica rule released

The new silica rule was rolled out this morning by OSHA. Our initial take is mixed. There are changes to the rule and some seem positive. Full story

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Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC)

The Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) is made up of 25 trade associations, representing all sectors of the construction industry.

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