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Associated General Contractors Files Suit to Block Administration's Misguided Silica Rule

April 4, 2016

The Louisiana chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America today filed a challenge to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) final respirable crystalline silica rule in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  In doing so, the chapter joined a number of local industry partners who are also concerned about the impact of the rule on the construction industry. 

“Our members are deeply committed to taking every possible step to reducing silica exposure on your worksites,” said Stephen E. Sandherr, the national association’s chief executive officer.  “However, we have significant concerns about whether this new rule is technically feasible, given that the agency’s final permissible exposure limit is beyond the capacity of existing dust filtration and removal technology.”

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