US body delays ‘$5bn’ decision on silica sand exposure

By Jack Elliott
Published: Monday, 27 February 2012

Industry holds breath as US extends review on sand permissible exposure limit

The US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is undertaking an extended review of the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for silica sand before making a decision that could cost the industry $5bn.

For over a year now, OMB has been considering a proposal by the US Occupational Safety and Health...

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