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Countdown To Compliance Under OSHA's Final Silica Rule: Worker Training, New Exposure Limits, And Control Measures

Webinar: ID# 1023993
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About This Course:
Under OSHA’s final rule on respirable crystalline silica, general industry, construction, maritime, and hydraulic fracturing must comply with newly established regulations to improve protections against silica dust exposure.

OSHA estimates that its regulations, which are designed to lessen workers’ exposure to respirable crystalline silica and associated health risks, will save over 600 lives annually.

The dates of required compliance are varied. For instance, general industry and maritime have until June 23, 2018; companies in hydraulic fracturing have until June 23, 2021 to comply with the engineering control section of the rule; and the construction industry has until just September 23 of this year to get in compliance.

With this deadline coming up fast, now is the time to learn the practical impact of changes in exposure limits and additional requirements for training, respiratory protection, written exposure control plans, monitoring, medical surveillance, and recordkeeping.

Join us when Michael Peelish, a seasoned safety lawyer who has been involved in developing exposure control plans and programs to assist companies in complying with all aspects of the respirable crystalline silica final standard, will explain how to develop and implement an important written exposure control plan in a productive and efficient manner. This event will feature live Q&A.

You’ll learn:
  • The action level and permissible exposure limit dates for compliance in affected industries
  • How new respirable crystalline silica regulations will impact your organization—and how to explain the practical impact to senior management
  • New requirements concerning:
    • written exposure control plans
    • Table 1 for construction industry
    • exposure monitoring
    • housekeeping obligations
    • competent person in construction industry
    • regulated areas
    • restricted access
    • employee notification
    • medical surveillance
    • respiratory protection
    • worker training on silica-related health hazards
    • recordkeeping measures

  • The impact ongoing OSHA rule clarification may have on compliance deadlines across industries
About Your Presenter:

Michael Peelish, Esq.
Attorney
Law Offices of Adele L. Abrams P.C.

Michael Peelish works as a senior level attorney with the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. He holds a degree in engineering of mines and has over 26 years working in the mining industry with both metal/nonmetal and coal operations. He received his engineering of mines and law degree from West Virginia University and took his first job as lawyer with what is now Consol Energy. Early in his career, he litigated cases before the Mine Safety and Health Review Commission and in state and federal courts. He later became Global Director Safety for Cyprus Amax Minerals and held executive positions with oversight for safety in RAG American Coal, Foundation Coal, and Alpha Natural Resources. Throughout his career, he has worked with mine and OSHA facility operators to implement safety and health programs, to audit operations against their safety and health programs, to conduct property insurance inspections, and to seek improved ways of protecting employees’ safety and health.
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