A new compliance guide published by OSHA is aimed at helping small businesses comply with its respirable crystalline silica standard for construction. The guide describes and outlines the provisions in a language that is easier to understand and provides additional details to help employers better understand the requirements.
Included in the guide's sections:
See the Key Provisions and Compliance Schedule from OSHA's website below:
Both standards contained in the final rule take effect on June 23, 2016., after which industries have one to five years to comply with most requirements, based on the following schedule:
Construction - June 23, 2017, one year after the effective date.
General Industry and Maritime - June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date.
Hydraulic Fracturing - June 23, 2018, two years after the effective date for all provisions except Engineering Controls, which have a compliance date of June 23, 2021.
OSHA indicates that a separate compliance guide for this standard for general industry and maritime will be available sometime in December.To find out more about this topic, click here.