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Bricklayers' President James Boland on Release of OSHA Proposed Rule to Limit Silica Exposure

[Washington, D.C.] August 23, 2013 – International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers (BAC) President James Boland said the following today regarding OSHA's announcement of its proposed rule to protect workers exposed to crystalline silica: "This is important news for people working in the masonry and trowel trades industry. It's long overdue but a critical and necessary step toward ensuring the safety of BAC members, along with millions of other workers, on the jobsite and we're committed to see this through to its adoption."

The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, headquartered in Washington, D.C., is the oldest continuous union in North America and represents roughly 90,000 skilled masonry-trowel trades craftworkers in the United States and Canada, including bricklayers, tile setters, cement masons, plasterers, stone masons, marble masons, restoration workers, and terrazzo and mosaic workers.


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