Sid Holcomb

Sid Holcomb does strategic communications for the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Prior to joining the Department of Labor as a presidential management fellow in 2012, Holcomb earned a graduate degree in public administration from DePaul University in Chicago. Holcomb's career also includes stints as a small business owner and as an Air Force intelligence analyst.

What You Need to Know About OSHA's New Silica Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently announced a new rule that will better protect workers from the harmful effects of breathing respirable crystalline silica dust. Prevalent at certain workplaces, including construction sites and foundries, the dust can lead to lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease.