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VOSH Enforcement of the Crystilline Silica Standard in Virginia 

The Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program and the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board have adopted a final regulation for:

Occupational Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica, 1926.1153

Text of the Construction Standard
Effective Date   June 23, 2017
Enforcement Procedures  

Enforcement Procedures for Crystalline Silica Standard

Training and Education Materials 
The following supporting documentation was designed to assist in the understanding and implementation of this regulation.

Silica in Construction - Training Powerpoint


"Silica - It's More Than Just Dust"

Instructor’s Guide for “Silica, It’s More Than Just Dust”

  Instructor Guide

Certificate of Completion



Interim Enforcement Guidance for the Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Standard, 1926.1153

OSHA’s “Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction”

Frequently Asked Questions

Fact Sheet for the Construction Industry

Federal Register notice for the Silica final rule

OSHA’s Crystalline Silica Safety and Health Topics page with information on Health Effects, Hazard Recognition, Control Measures, etc.

American Lung Association web page on Silicosis

Working Safely With Silica web page

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Silica web page

Department of Labor and Industry Office Locations and Contact Information
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