While the respirable silica rule isn’t in effect until June 23, 2017 for the construction industry, safety professionals are questioning whether they will be able to stay compliant.

Tressi Cordaro, principal at Jackson Lewis P.C., gave Safety Leadership Conference attendees a road map to its respirable crystalline silica rule and answered some of those questions.

 “It’s just about everywhere, and trying to regulate it is problematic,” Cordaro said. “The question is can employers feasibly do what OSHA is asking them to do?”