Frac Sand 2015: OSHA could enforce silica exposure limits regardless of regulation
Published: Friday, 04 September 2015
New OSHA rules on the permitted exposure levels for respirable crystalline silica are now likely to be pushed back to 2016, if they are implemented at all. However, the federal agency could enforce the lower standards through other avenues, at higher economic costs than anticipated.
Although proposals by the US Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) to lower permissible crystalline silica
levels are looking increasingly less likely, the federal agency
may still be able to impose its lower limits, costing the
industry more than a billion dollars, delegates at the 3rd Frac
Sand conference in Minneapolis, US, heard this week....