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Silica Rule

Companies engaged in roadway construction must be aware of the potential for exposure to silica associated with common roadway construction activities, mitigation strategies, and technologies, as well as reporting, monitoring, and other regulatory obligations. Thanks to the decade of work by the Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership, the use of OSHA-approved engineering control technologies can ensure compliance with the rule for roadway milling activities; however, other road construction and asphalt production activities may trigger the Silica Rule's monitoring and mitigation requirements. In June 2018, the Silica Rule for the general industry went into effect, which impacted asphalt mix production facilities. 

The following resources can aid in assessing compliance obligations and managing Silica Rule obligations: