The National Association of Home Builders has aligned with a group of construction industry groups called the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC) in its opposition to the "final rule" on respirable crystalline silica from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Among the lobbyist groups' latest assertions are that it seems OSHA disregarded many significant challenges, concerns and commentary from prior versions of the rules, and has generated a 1,772-page final rule that contains some of the same problematic provisions as earlier. Here's the tenor of the opposition from the coalition of trade groups.

“NAHB has long advocated the importance of the rule being both technologically and economically feasible,” said Ed Brady, chairman of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and home builder and developer from Bloomington, Ill. “While we’re still reviewing the final rule, we’re concerned that it may not adequately address these issues and take into consideration real-world application.”

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