On Oct. 9, NSSGA requested an two-month extension from MSHA to respond to the agency’s Request for Information (RFI) concerning respirable silica (quartz).
The MSHA RFI, in general, seeks information on “economically and technologically feasible best practices” to protect workers from respirable silica. The current due date to respond to the RFI is Oct. 28 and NSSGA, together with the National Ready Mixed Concrete Association, National Asphalt Pavement Association and Portland Cement Association, requested an extension until Dec. 28.
Several other industry groups filed similar extension requests with MSHA. For additional information, contact NSSGA Industrial Sand Director John Ulizio or Director of Construction Materials Safety Policy Libby Pritchard, and read the letter below.