On March 25, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a final rule establishing a new permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable crystalline silica of 50 micrograms per cubic meter of air, averaged over an eight-hour shift. According to OSHA, industries and operations in which exposure may occur include, among others, construction, foundries, jewelry production, ready-mix concrete, cut stone and stone products, railroad track maintenance, hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas production, and abrasive blasting.
This final rule has been a long time in the making. Employer requirements pertain to exposure assessment, exposure control, respiratory protection, medical surveillance, hazard communication and recordkeeping. OSHA estimates 2 million construction workers and as many as 300,000 workers in general industry operations are exposed to respirable crystalline silica.
The final rule establishes two separate standards: one for general industry and maritime and one for construction. Key provisions of the final rule require:
OSHA's final rule takes effect June 23. While the final rule sets forth a more detailed compliance schedule, in general, affected employers must comply with the final rule as follows:
On June 6, Von Sanborn will serve as the moderator at an Opportunity Zones program presented by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) Connecticut Chapter and held at the Shore & Country Club in Norwalk, CT.
Day Pitney attorneys Von Sanborn and Justin Hannan will be speaking at "Qualified Opportunity Funds – A Primer for Attorneys," a program presented by the Boston Bar Association (BBA).
William Pezzoni, Jared Ross and Justin Hannan spoke at “Commercial Masterminds,” a Northeast Regional event hosted by the Keller Williams Commercial Real Estate Division on May 2 in Westford, MA.
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Peter Wolfson was mentioned in an article, "Over-Capacity Crowd for Madison Historic Preservation Commission's Hearing on Proposed Movie Theater Redevelopment," published by Tapinto.net.
Kate Coffey was mentioned in an article, "Planning Board Grants Preliminary Approval for Assisted Living Facility," published by centraljersey.com.
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Day Pitney represented AlphaCrest Capital Management LLC (AlphaCrest), a quantitative research and technology-driven systematic trading firm based in New York, in connection with (i) the acquisition of a minority ownership interest in AlphaCrest by Brummer & Partners, an alternative investment manager based in Sweden and (ii) an investment by Brummer's BMS Multi-Strategy fund of funds in AlphaCrest Offshore Strategies Fund Ltd., an affiliated offshore feeder fund of the investment manager.
Elizabeth Barton was quoted in an article, "Why Businesses Must Lead on Sustainability," published by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association, Inc.