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Mark Scott, CEO of Mark Scott IV Builders, poses for a portrait in a house being remodeled on Monday, January 11, 2016 in Washington, DC.
Eli Meir Kaplan Eli Meir Kaplan/Wonderful Machine for Remodeling Mark Scott, CEO of Mark Scott IV Builders, poses for a portrait in a house being remodeled on Monday, January 11, 2016 in Washington, DC.

For early 2016, the Obama administration is on pace to implement four new OSHA rules. Also, it will change inspectors prioritize the types of violations which they are investigating.

The 60 days typically given to implement necessary changes on a site can be extended if the change is burdensome but no one will know how long they have until the rules are implemented. One of the changes on the agenda that you should be wary of is silica exposure:

The proposed Occupational Exposure to Crystalline Silica rule has been a long time coming (Remodeling published an article about it in March 2015). Now, however, industry insiders insist that it’s on a fast track. Winnett calls it “a top priority for the Obama administration and OSHA this year.”

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