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June 14, 2024

Cal/OSHA Renews Silica ETS As Lawmakers Weigh Bill To Tighten Rules

May 24, 2024 at 5:33 PM
California OSHA (Cal/OSHA) has renewed its emergency temporary standard (ETS) for crystalline silica exposure in “engineered stone fabrication shops,” and state lawmakers are advancing a bill that would establish even more stringent worker-protection rules for the sector, underscoring the escalating concern over dangers facing its workers. “We think [the ETS] is very necessary, given the ongoing issues in southern California, specifically around exposure to this insidious substance,” Jeremy Smith, deputy legislative director for the State Building & Construction Trades Council,...

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