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AFS Holds Webinar on OSHA’s New Silica Rule, Readies Industry for Compliance

April 12, 2016

On April 12, AFS hosted a Silica webinar to help the metalcasting industry navigate OSHA’s new crystalline silica rule.

In the webinar Tom Slavin, CIH, CSP, CSHM, Slavin OSH Group, outlined what is included in the final silica rule, how the final rulemaking differs from the proposed rule, and strategies on how to prepare for compliance.

OSHA's new crystalline silica rule was finalized March 24. It reduced the permissible exposure limit (PEL) to silica in half, from 100 µg (micrograms)/cu.m to 50 µg/cu.m.

AFS is committed to a silica regulatory policy based on sound science that protects its workers, is technologically and economically feasible, and does not impose compliance costs that far exceed its expected benefits.  

Watch the AFS Webinar on OSHA's Final Silica Rule (Download the PDF of the webinar slides here.)

Brief Rundown of the Final Rule Provisions can be found here.

To support AFS's legal challenge to the silica rule, please click here.

Headquartered in Schaumburg, Ill., AFS is a not-for-profit technical and management society that has existed since 1896 to provide and promote knowledge and services that strengthen the metalcasting industry for the ultimate benefit of its customers and society.