Tag: Health & Safety-Industrial Hygiene

OSHA Releases Final Rule on Silica

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SMG shares changes to the Final OSHA Rule on Silica

OSHA Amends Silica Standard for Employee Exposure

OSHA is amending their standard for employee exposure to respirable silica, effective June 23, 2016. There will be a new permissible exposure limit of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air (50 μg/m3, roughly 50% of the previous general industry and 20% of the construction industry standard) as an 8-hour time-weighted […]

First Wood Burning Stove Ban

On October 21, 2015 the Bay Area Air Quality Management District became the first air quality regulatory board to ban wood-burning devices.  The Air District is tasked with regulating stationary sources of air pollution in the nine counties  surrounding  San Francisco Bay, California : Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, […]