OSHA crystalline silica exposure standards: Webinar outlines compliance procedures and requirements

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Silica dust -- image from the NC Department of Labor

Have you taken measures to comply with the newly enforced Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry?

The standard, which went into effect Sept. 23, sets 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.

Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) has 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 and Health Division of the NC Department of Labor; and John Jaskolka, Education and Training Bureau of the NC Department of Labor.

The webinar, which you can access through this link, covers these 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


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