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OSHA extends comment period on proposed silica rule to provide additional time for public input

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending the public comment period for an additional 47 days on the notice of proposed rulemaking on occupational exposure to crystalline silica.


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How OSHA is failing the U.S. stone industry

OSHA’s recent proposal to increase regulations on silica is the latest example of the organization’s lack of understanding of the stone fabrication industry
As an industry trade magazine, I believe that one of the most important things that Stone World can do to benefit the trade is to promote workplace safety.


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Hey OSHA, No more free passes! (please...)

On page 46 of this issue, you will find an article that — in just over 2,000 words — articulates exactly why OSHA is misguided in how it regulates the stone industry.


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Marble Institute opposes OSHA's proposed Silica Standard

In a statement on August 23, 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued notice that they intend to reduce the current silica dust exposure rate by 50%.


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Breaking down OSHA's new Crystalline Silica Rulemaking

On August 23, 2013, OSHA released its proposed silica rule -- cutting the exposure limit formula in half -- and a 90-day comment period has been established.


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Newsline:ONE LINERS

 The Marble Institute of America industry resource “Safety in the Stone Business” has been released in a Spanish version.


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Texas Fabricator is Cited by Osha

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Venetian Marble & Granite of Helotes, TX, with 10 serious safety and health violations after an inspection found that workers were exposed to unsafe levels of crystalline silica particles. Proposed penalties total $41,300.
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MIA Introduces Stone Safety Subscription Service

The Marble Institute of America (MIA) announced the latest in its growing list of safety services — the MIA Safety Toolbox Talk Subscription Service.
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Revisiting shop and warehouse safety

When I was in journalism school, I was taught that the editor's column is the most valuable space there is. It is where I get to communicate directly with my readers and, on occasion, to speak from the heart.
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Fabricator Forum: Shop Safety

Despite all of the information out there on shop safety, we are still hearing about way too many accidents - often fatal accidents. My question is this: How are your businesses addressing the issue of safety in the workplace? How formalized is your safety program? Do you hold regular safety meetings? Have you changed or expanded your approach to workplace safety in the past few years?
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2014 Fall

In this issue of Contemporary Stone & Tile Design, we take a look at the latest developments in TPT, with a feature article and you can read more comments from Waldrep on this subject as well as other industry professionals.

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