Got Silica? Solutions EHS can help you implement the requirements of the new Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) crystalline silica standard by assisting your company evaluate and control occupational exposures. Let our Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH) help your company comply with the new silica standard. Both the new construction and general industry standards contained in the final rule took effect on June 23, 2016. The construction industry must comply by June 23, 2017, one year after the effective date.