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Tuesday, March 29, 2016

US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers’ protection from the dangers of ‘respirable’ silica dust - United States Department of Labor

US Labor Department announces final rule to improve U.S. workers’ protection from the dangers of ‘respirable’ silica dust - United States Department of Labor: WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a final rule to improve protections for workers exposed to respirable silica dust. The rule will curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America’s workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica.