Virginia OSHA Cites Contractor for $304K for Silica Dust Violations, Possibly Largest in Rule History

OSHA had to fight hard to finally get its relatively new crystalline silica dust exposure regulations passed, and, once it did, the agency wasted no time enforcing the law.  In the regulations first 6 months, OSHA issued 116 violations, but the highest penalty at that point was $9,239.  More recently, the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Compliance Division (VOSH) has possibly issued a record citation to a highway contractor, a whopping $304,130 penalty.

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