Silica (quartz) is one of the most common minerals on earth and contained in or critical to the production or manufacturing of an endless array of products and industries, like electronics, concrete, glass, brick, foundries, oil and gas, transportation and construction.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed a rule that would cut in half the permissible exposure limit (PEL) for respirable silica dust, and includes two standards:  one for general industry and maritime employers, and the other for construction industry employers.  Henry Chajet and I have developed a 60-minute webinar, where we explain the proposed silica regulations (which were published in the Federal Register on September 12, 2013), the potential impact those regulations may have on the workplace, and how to effectively participate in the rulemaking process.  You can access the webinar by clicking here.