Dust-Up: Challenges to New OSHA Silica Rule Pit Associations Against Labor

OSHA’s final silica-dust rule has labor groups celebrating victory in a 75-year-old health battle and construction associations filing suit to avoid 'unattainable targets'

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New OSHA rule slashes permissible exposure limits for silica dust by 80%.

AGC claims the new targets are unattainable given current air filtration technologies.

AFL-CIO, other labor groups are celebrating, citing 75-year-old battle to combat silicosis.

AGC, ABC, ARTBA, ASA, MCAA, NAHB among groups mount joint legal challenge.

(more on construction-industry reaction to new OSHA silicosis rule . . . )