On April 6, 2017, OSHA announced a delay in the enforcement of their new Silica Standard as it applies to construction. OSHA is saying the reason for this delay is to allow them more time to conduct additional outreach and provide educational materials for employers. Enforcement for this standard was initially set to begin June 23, 2017, but is now scheduled for September 23, 2017. Some of the employer organizations that have been actively challenging this new standard are continuing to push for the standard to be significantly revised or revoked. Meanwhile, OSHA is encouraging employers to continue with their efforts to be in full compliance with the standard by September. We will keep you posted as more detail unfolds.