National Association of Manufacturers Senior VP and General Counsel Linda Kelly issued a statement on the unnecessariness of OSHA's final silica ruling. This statement followed the Manufacturer's Center for Legal Action (MCLA) announcement that they will be challenging OSHA's final silica rule by joining the American Foundry Society in filing a petition:

This regulation raises serious and significant legal questions, lacks economic and technical feasibility and justification and will cost billions. Relying on incredibly out-of-date data, this rule places undue burdens and irreparable harm on manufacturers, especially small and medium-sized businesses, some of which could be forced to shut their doors.

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