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Silica Table I Equipment And Control Options: Strategies For Protecting Your Workforce And Staying Compliant With OSHA’s Final Rule

Webinar: ID# 1025132
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The construction industry is racing against the clock to ensure their equipment and control practices will stay compliant with OSHA’s final rule, which takes effect for that industry on September 23, 2017.

Under OSHA’s final rule on respirable crystalline silica for general industry, if employers have activities that are identical to those on Table 1 of the construction rule, then they can follow the controls and respirator requirements identified. For these specific tasks, the construction industry employer must fully and properly implement the engineering and work controls, and respiratory protection specified and not have to monitor employee exposure.

With the deadline coming up fast, now is the time to gear up and learn how the flexible compliance options in Table 1 “Specified Exposure Control Methods When Working with Materials Containing Crystalline Silica” can be used to effectively protect your workforce from silica exposures.

Join us for an in-depth webinar designed to answer the most common and complex questions concerning your options for using Table 1’s flexible options for meeting respirable crystalline silica protection requirements under OSHA’s final rule.

You’ll learn:
  • The most common tasks that generate high exposures to respirable crystalline
  • Engineering controls, work practices, and respiratory protection that effectively protect workers at high-risk for respirable crystalline silica exposure under Table 1
  • Who must measure silica exposures to verify that levels are at or below the permissible exposure level (PEL) for workers—and under what circumstances a company is exempt from permissible exposure level or monitoring exposure requirements
  • Tips for evaluating whether to use the equipment/control options in Table 1 or alternative exposure control methods
  • How to ensure that Table 1, performance or objective data, or scheduled air monitoring provide the information necessary to meet compliance requirements
  • Permitted uses of HEPA-filter vacuuming and wet methods for cleaning—and when you can use alternative cleaning methods—and the acceptable hierarchy of cleaning methods to follow
  • The impact the cleaning method you choose has on written exposure control plan compliance obligations
BONUS: As an added bonus for attending, you’ll receive handy training materials from BLR’s Training Safety System: Working Safely with Silica, which contains valuable silica training ideas and tips, quizzes, and more!

About Your Presenter:

Michael Peelish, Esq.
Mining Engineer and 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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