Petition Filed Against Final Crystalline Silica Rule

by Kacey Larsen

This was originally posted on NAHBNow, official news blog of the National Association of Home Builders:

Eight construction industry organizations, including the Texas Association of Builders, filed a petition for review today of the final crystalline silica rule by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

The affiliated national organizations for these groups — NAHB, the American Road and Transportation Builders Association, American Subcontractors Association, Associated Builders and Contractors, The Associated General Contractors of America, Mason Contractors Association of America and Mechanical Contractors Association of America — will join the petition.

The construction industry raised numerous concerns regarding OSHA’s proposal, but the agency failed to address many of these issues when promulgating the final rule … The construction industry petitioners continue to be active participants in the rulemaking process and are dedicated to promoting healthy and safe construction jobsites.

Read the full post and learn more about NAHBNow here.

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