US Silica Deadline Is Here

General Industry and Maritime along with Hydraulic Fracturing deadlines for Silica Dust Control are going into effect tomorrow, June 23rd. If you have not made plans for controlling silica dust in your facility, you can learn more via the OSHA website. OSHA is being extremely helpful and lenient with their ruling, allowing those that do not have controls in place but do have a plans in place to work with them for 30 days past the deadline to get their controls in place without being fined.

Silica is a serious issue overarching many different industries and can be a great health risk to your team. OSHA will be enforcing this new ruling and monitoring it has been implemented effectively.

OSHA fines are not cheap either. Starting at $12,934 per violation the fines can reach up to $129,336 for willful or repeat offenses. If changes have not been met after the abate date, $12,934 fines repeat daily until the changes have been made.

It is much easier and cost-effective to update your equipment before the fines are handed out. If you have any questions on the new OSHA Silica Standard call our team for help. Meet the standards before the grace period is over!

Need help controlling Silica dust? Reach out to our experts:

Claude Hutchens | Director of Foundry Market
815-444-3513

Paul Doering | Technical Sales Manager
815-444-3512

Derek Kerkera | Western Regional Sales Manager
815-861-8676

Bob Huffer | Eastern Regional Sales Manager
815-444-3527

Other References For Silica Prevention Planning:

What You Need to Know About OHSA’s Silica Rule

Crystalline Silica Safety

Foundry Safety Part 2: Dust Control

GK is Ahead of the EPA Silica PEL Reduction Regulations

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