Landscape Contractor / Design Build Maintain

MAR 2018

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50 LC DBM Silica Rule Legal Consequences Weighed States Sue Over WOTUS Delay At the 2018 Conference on Surety Bonding & Construction Risk Manage - ment, a panel of specialists from the insurance and legal industries explored the potential ramifications of OSHA's new silica standard. They concluded that to protect contractors from liability, em - ployee exposure assessments and detailed records that demonstrate compliance should be kept. Also, existing insurance policies should be evaluated for the pres - ence of silica and dust exclusions. Ten states and the District of Columbia have entered into a lawsuit against the EPA and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for issuing an order that will put the Waters of the U.S. rule on hold for two years, claiming it is a violation of federal law and that the agencies acted without considering scientific evidence. The effort was led by New York state and includes California, Connecticut, Maryland, Mas - sachusetts, New Jersey, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont and Washington. I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 5 2 3 I n f o r m a t i o n R e q u e s t # 4 1 3

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