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Silica Dust

Workplace exposures, health effects, and the new OSHA standard

How does the new OSHA standard impact your organization?

A Free Webinar
Thursday, July 7, 2016
11:00 AM – 12 Noon PDT
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT

What steps can you take now to prepare your organization for the new OSHA crystalline silica rule requirements?

On March 24, 2016, three years after the initial proposal, OSHA finalized new regulations – one for general industry and maritime (1910.1053), and the other for construction (1926.1153) -- designed to improve protection of workers from exposure to silica dust and its associated health risks.

Do you fully understand how these new regulations will impact your employees and operations?

Changes in exposure limits, plus new requirements for training, respiratory protection, written plans, monitoring, recordkeeping and more impact a wide range of industries and activities, and present new compliance challenges.

Companies that take the time now to understand the changing requirements of the new standard can make the necessary adjustments to their operations before the regulations go into effect and avoid severe penalties for non-compliance.

What you’ll learn

We’ll start with a quick review of the fundamentals, to make sure you have a foundation for moving forward with well-informed actions.

  • Crystalline silica characteristics, sources and health effects
  • Exposure risks – from common products and workplace operations
  • Exposure limits required by the new standard
  • Ways to reduce exposure and risk 

We’ll compare the prior rule to the new, so you can clearly see where the changes exist. Then we’ll do a deep dive into the new final silica dust rules to help you understand the engineering controls and work practices you must implement to reduce exposure, plus:

  • New training requirements
  • Respiratory protection requirements
  • Written exposure control plans
  • Exposure measurement, monitoring, sampling
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • Medical exam requirements

We’ll provide real world examples of companies we have worked with who have started looking at compliance strategies through monitoring, engineering controls and work practice modifications.

And finally, we’ll help you move beyond just understanding by providing some helpful resources and next steps to get your organization on the road to compliance – before the upcoming deadlines.

Who should attend

  • EHS Professionals
  • Property Owners
  • Facility Managers
  • Safety Professionals
  • Contractors
  • Construction Project Managers
  • Property Managers
  • Building Engineers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Occupational Health Professionals
  • Risk Managers

Silica Dust Webinar

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