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OSHA Memorandum – Recent Silica Construction Standard

Tanner Does It’s Part, Lends a Helping Hand

Tanner strives to help it’s customers understand and navigate the complexities of the new OSHA Dust Silica requirements through education, training, and availability of products.

Shop with confidence when you purchase from an Authorized Distributor as we always have the latest, most accurate information and conform to strict requirements. Tanner has received a lot of questions and concerns about the most recent policies about Crystalline Silica Dust. The Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard, known as 29 CFR § 1926.1153, became enforceable on September 23, 2017, and OSHA is visiting active job sites with the intent of compliance.

Please call Danny Epstein or Steve Mattes at Tanner to discuss your job site and concerns you may have – 800-456-2658

Tanner takes a multi-facet approach in helping its clients with efforts focused on informing, education, training and providing the necessary products you need. You may shop for dust compliant products at Tanner by visiting – Dust Compliance Product at Tanner – or typing in the keyword “silica” in our search.

OSHA Launch of Enforcement

Tanner would like to share OSHA’s memorandum about the launch of enforcement of the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 29 CFR § 1926.1153.

September 20, 2017

Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary
Launch of Enforcement of the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 29 CFR § 1926.1153

The Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard, 29 CFR § 1926.1153, becomes enforceable on September 23, 2017. The standard establishes a new 8-hour time-weighted average (TWA) Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL) of 50 µg/m3, an action level (AL) of 25 µg/m3, and a host of ancillary requirements.

During the first 30 days of enforcement, OSHA will carefully evaluate good faith efforts taken by employers in their attempts to meet the new construction silica standard. OSHA will render compliance assistance and outreach to assure that covered employers are fully and properly complying with its requirements. Given the novelty of the Table 1 approach, OSHA will pay particular attention to assisting employers in fully and properly implementing the controls in the table. OSHA will assist employers who are making good faith efforts to meet the new requirements to assure understanding and compliance.

If, upon inspection, it appears an employer is not making any efforts to comply, OSHA’s inspection will not only include collection of exposure air monitoring performed in accordance with Agency procedures, but those employers may also be considered for citation. Any proposed citations related to inspections conducted in this time period will require National Office review.

To ensure effective implementation of the new standard, OSHA has developed interim inspection and citation guidance to be released prior to termination of this memorandum. The compliance directive will be finalized thereafter.

Regional offices are advised to contact the Office of Health Enforcement at 202-693-2190 with questions regarding enforcement of the new silica rule.

Protect Your Assets with Help from Tanner

Tanner Can Help Make Your Jobsite Safer & Run More Efficiently

Here at Tanner we pride ourselves on selling our customer high quality fasteners and industrial supplies, but that’s not all we offer our customers. Tanner also provides our customers with added value by providing valuable education about our products, on-site training, technical support and design assistance for OSHA safety compliance requirements. For more information about our Training & Certification, call us at 800-456-2658 or visit us at www.tannerbolt.com.

Tanner Goes Beyond Just Selling Products

With stricter rules and regulations rolling out every year to keep worker safe on the jobsite, Tanner want’s to be sure you are compliant and running your jobsite as safe as possible. To help make sure these transitions go as smoothly as they can, Tanner offers a number of Services and Solutions including:

  • OSHA Silica Rule Implementation Assistance
  • Safety Technical Support
  • Design & Compliance Assistance for ICC Evaluation Service Reports
  • On-Site Safety Training & Education

OSHA Silica Rule Goes into EffectOSHA Compliant

OSHA’s new Silica Dust Ruling officially goes into effect on September 23, 2017. To be sure your jobsite is compliant, Tanner offers the full line of DEWALT® PERFORM AND PROTECT™ & BOSCH dust extraction / collection  tools and accessories. Using these life saving tools will help reduce silica dust exposure while still delivering the performance you need.

Head to Toe Safety with Tanner

Along with being a leading supplier of safety and personal protection equipment, Tanner also helps our customers navigate the complex issues about planning and implementation.Fall Safety ABC

  • Fall Safety Solutions
  • Fall Protection for Tools
  • Respiratory & Dust Management
  • On-Site Training & Education
  • Personal Protection Equipment (PPE)
  • Full Body Protection
  • ABCD’s of Fall Safety

Adhesive Anchor Installation Certification ProgramAdhesive Anchoring

For the construction professionals working in New York City, Tanner offers a special Adhesive Anchor training and certification program. This adhesive anchoring program is approved in accordance with NYCDOB Building Bulletin 2015-033. For more information about this program, call Steve Mattes or John Partridge at 800-456-2658.

More Information Available

For more information about all the Safety Services / Solutions and Training / Certifications Tanner has to offer, please check out our Tanner Safety Hazards Line Card at TannerBolt.com.