Federal silica dust rule caught in bureaucratic limbo

A federal rule meant to protect the lungs of workers has been caught in bureaucratic purgatory for more than a year.

March 08, 2012

A federal rule meant to protect the lungs of workers has been caught in bureaucratic purgatory for more than a year. The so-called "silica" rule under consideration by the Labor Department would limit the amount of breathable silica dust to which workers in the construction and mining industries are exposed.

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