Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) adopted by Cal/OSHA Standards Board
The Cal/OSHA Standards Board has made a landmark decision by unanimously adopting the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS) to protect workers in the stone fabrication industry from exposure to respirable crystalline silica), a crucial step in safeguarding worker health in the engineered stone fabricating industry.
Spearheaded by the Western Occupational Medical Association’s Silicosis Task Force, this initiative represents a significant stride toward ensuring safer working conditions and mitigating the risks associated with silica exposure. This unanimous adoption underscores WOEMA’s commitment to prioritizing the well-being of workers across various industries, setting a precedent for proactive measures to address occupational health hazards.
The Task Force is already mounting resources to spearhead permanent legislation to codify the protections.
WOEMA salutes the efforts of the collective members of the Legislative Committee’s Silicosis Task Force on this watershed event.