New for Masons: OSHA Begins Public Hearings on Silica Proposal


News for Masons: OSHA Begins Public Hearings on Silica Proposal

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has begun holding public hearings for the notice of proposed rulemaking on occupational exposure to crystalline silica. This marks the beginning of three weeks of public comment on the proposal, with hearings scheduled through April 4.

Members of the public may attend the sessions to listen to testimony from OSHA and other hearing participants. To learn more about the hearing procedures, visit To view the hearing schedule, visit

Members of the public who filed a timely written notice of intention to appear can also ask questions of agency officials and other witnesses during the hearing. Following the hearings, OSHA will publish a transcript of the hearings and make it available to the public in the rulemaking docket, and hearing participants will have an opportunity to submit additional evidence and comments.