OSHA's New COVID-19 Investigations, Silica Guidance

By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive

OSHA has been fairly aggressive about updating the construction industry about how employers should respond to actual and suspected cases of COVID-19 and how it will enforce suspected violations of health and other safety standards during the pandemic. 

OSHA published a new compliance directive to ensure "uniformity" in the agency's inspection and enforcement procedures regarding crystalline respirable silica. The new guidance directs inspectors about how to enforce the standard in many areas.

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