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Criteria for updating the crystalline silica pel

Under the previous PELs, cancer rates of exposed workers were between 11 and 54 cases per 1,000 exposed workers annually.

Great time saver over the old paper system that had.

Today, in a decision sure to send waves throughout the EHS space, OSHA published a long-awaited final rule strengthening permissible exposure limits (PELs) for respirable crystalline silica.

In these instances, end-users will be responsible for going upstream to request the SDSs.

OSHA requires that manufacturers and importers provide end-users with updated safety data sheets with the first shipments taking place after safety data sheets are updated.

The announcement comes on the heels of a March 21 approval by the OMB Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, and after an almost 3 year rulemaking and public comment process.

OSHA says OSHA reports that 2.2 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica each year.

Exposure to silica dust has been positively linked to a long list of respiratory ailments and other health disorders.