In response to calls for more stringent silica regulation, MSHA issues Request for Information on quartz exposure

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September 4, 2019

Washington — Amid a push from labor unions seeking stricter regulation of respirable silica dust, the Mine Safety and Health Administration is asking for input on ways to monitor and regulate miner exposure to quartz – the most common form of respirable crystalline silica.

According to a Request for Information published in the Aug. 29 Federal Register, MSHA is interested in feedback regarding permissible exposure limits, possible new or emerging protective technologies, and/or technical and educational assistance. Continue Reading»