Since the effective date of the new rule, OSHA has issued 116 silica violations, however this violation is the largest to date and should get the attention of the construction industry due to the size of the fine.
This specific case involves a highway contractor that has been issued citations totaling 304,130 dollars.
Each of the 3 willful violations were given penalties of $96,000 dollars.
All silica related regulations for the construction industry can be found in section 1926.1153.
If you’re needing assistance with ensuring that your company is in compliance with the new silica standard, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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