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On September 23, 2017, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) began enforcing their respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry. The standard has established a new exposure limit of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air as an 8-hour Time-Weighted Average (TWA), along with a host of ancillary provisions such as establishing a written exposure control plan, housekeeping requirements, record-keeping, and medical surveillance.

On Friday, October 6, CAGC presented OSHA’s New Silica Standard Webinar: Requirements, Standards & Best Practices for Construction Professionals featuring Chip Murray, Vice President – Senior Risk Control Consultant with Wells Fargo & Company; Paul Sullivan, Compliance Bureau Chief with the Occupational Safety & Health Division of the NC Department of Labor; and John Jaskolka, Education and Training Bureau of the NC Department of Labor.  The one hour webinar is now available on our web site and covers the following topics:

  • Introduction to respirable crystalline silica – its characteristics, sources, and health effects.
  • Overview of the new requirements.
  • Implementation and compliance strategies.
  • Review of compliance resources.

This webinar is recommended for the following individuals:

  • Construction Safety Professionals
  • General Contractors
  • Specialty and Subcontractors
  • Construction Project Managers
  • Compliance Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Environmental Health and Safety Professionals

http://www.cagc.org/CAGC/WorkforceDev/EducationTraining/Webinars_Online_Training/Silica-Webinar-Recording.aspx

Call us today (423) 292-4142 if you have any questions!