The House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections held a hearing on April 19, to address the updated OSHA rule on silica dust exposure. The hearing was attended by: Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders; Janis Herschkowitz on behalf of the American Foundry Society; Dr. James Melius, research director of Laborers Health and Safety Fund of North America; and Henry Chajet from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The hearing addressed the many complexities and controversies surrounding the OSHA silica rule.

Here are five takeaways from the hearing:

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