The U.S. Chamber, North Dakota Chamber, and Oklahoma Chamber asked the D.C. Circuit for permission to intervene in a challenge to OSHA’s new “Silica Rule,” which amends OSHA’s existing regulations regarding employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica in construction, general industry, and maritime operations. The motion explains that the Silica Rule imposes burdensome new requirements on businesses regarding employee exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The Rule is expected to impose more than a billion dollars in new compliance costs every year on businesses that collectively employ more than two million people in the United States.
The motion to intervene was granted on 7/28/2016.
William S. Consovoy, Thomas R. McCarthy and J. Michael Connolly of Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC served as counsel for the proposed intervenors.