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OSHA's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica (CHM661U)

Presented by: Sheldon Primus
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60 minutes
  •  Tue, June 7, 2016
Event Description
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Review OSHA’s Final Requirements on Protecting Workers from Crystalline Silica Exposure

The final ruling for crystalline silica exposure has been released by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The OSHA final rule is expected to provide a net benefit of approximately $7.7 billion, annually through control of exposure and other provisions of the rule. Exposure to silica has been linked to lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease in workers. The standard will regulate the Construction, General Industry, and Maritime sectors which have workers that drill, cut, crush, or grind material containing crystalline particulates. In this webinar, our expert speaker Sheldon Primus, MPA, COSS will review the important concepts for protecting your workforce from silica exposure and overview the new OSHA standards.

Sheldon will provide tools and tips for the general, construction and maritime industry to comply with the OSHA rules regarding crystalline silica exposure and enahance OSHA worker safety guidelines.

Session Highlights:

  • Identify the health hazards of silicosis by recognizing silica materials and knowing their health hazards
  • OSHA final rule regarding crystalline silica exposure and OSHA Worker Safety
  • Key provisions of the new ruling
  • Compliance guidance for the medical surveillance
  • Categories of exposure limits
  • The new permissible exposure limits (PELs) and SELs
  • Industries that are impacted
  • Requirement for engineering controls, administrative controls, and proper personal protective equipment
  • Alternative exposure control methods – exposure assessment
  • Performance option and scheduling monitoring option details
  • Specified exposure control methods, and fully & properly implementing controls
  • Employer assistance programs for small businesses to be compliant with the new ruling
  • New medical screening and surveillance requirements
  • Knowledge of the compliance deadline

Learning Tools:

You will be given the tools to

  • Understand the health hazards of crystalline silica
  • Recognize materials which may contain silica
  • Be informed of the key provisions of the new ruling
  • Understand the compliance guidance for medical surveillance
  • Understand the key provisions in the new standard
  • Provide an actionable guide to protecting workers from silica hazards

Who Should Attend

  • CEO or Company Executive
  • Compliance & Safety Officer
  • Director of Risk Management
  • Director of Human Resources
  • Regulatory Compliance Agent
  • Risk Advisor-Insurance Companies
  • General Contractors
  • Process Technicians
  • Warehouse Managers
  • General Employees
About Our Speaker(s)

Sheldon Primus | OSHA Safety Training SpeakerSheldon Primus
Sheldon Primus is a Certified Occupational Safety Specialist and holds a master of public administration with a concentration in environmental policy. He has been in the environmental and occupational safety field since 1994. Additionally, he is a trainer for the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist program of the ... More info

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    Event Title: OSHA's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica
    Presenter(s): Sheldon Primus

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