On April 6, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced they were delaying enforcement of the silica standard as it applies to the construction industry to September 23, 2017. The standard was set to go into effect June 23, 2017. 

On March 10, 2017, the ABC-led Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) sent a letter to the acting secretary of Labor requesting that the department delay enforcement of OSHA’s final silica rule by one year. 

ABC along with several national construction organizations are challenging the rule in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. ABC will continue to update members on any developments regarding the legal challenge through Newsline.  

For more information on the Silica Final Rule: