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