Complying with OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard

Written by Jason Griffin, CAM Director of Education & Safety Services

In June of 2016, OSHA passed regulation that was designed to protect workers from over exposure to respirable crystalline silica. Many questions have arisen as to how construction companies are to comply with the new standard which reduces the permissible exposure limit (PEL) to one fifth of the previous limit of 250 μg/m3. Since the release of the standard, many new resources have been developed…