STORY FROM: Benzene & Emerging Toxic Torts Litigation

D.C. Court of Appeals Weighs in on Challenges to OSHA’s Final Rule on Silica Workplace Exposure

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– The court assigned to oversee challenges to OSHA’s Final Rule regarding workplace exposure to silica has rejected objections by industry groups that found the Rule to be too stringent.

However, in a 60-page opinion issued Dec. 22, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia remanded the case to the agency for further explanation of the medical removal protections of the Rule, addressing a specific challenge brought by union groups that argued the Rule wasn’t stringent enough.

In doing so, the Court of Appeals opined that OSHA had failed to explain why medical removal ...

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