New OSHA Silica Dust Standard Overview & Compliance

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Name: New OSHA Silica Dust Standard Overview & Compliance
Date: November 1, 2017
Time: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
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Event Description:

On September 23, OSHA’s new Silica Dust Standard went into effect.  The new standard requires a more stringent “permissible exposure limit”, moving from approximately 250 micrograms per cubic meter of air to 50 micrograms over an 8 hour day.

KEY POINTS FROM THE NEW SILICA DUST STANDARD
OSHA offers three methods an employer can choose from to demonstrate compliance and assess employee exposure:
1. Table 1: a table of pre-defined tasks and specified control methods
2. Performance or ‘Objective Data’: assess exposure by providing objective data proving the control method used reduces silica dust exposure below the permissible exposure level
3. Scheduled Air Monitoring program: assess exposure by implementing a scheduled air monitoring program to ensure employees are not exposed above 50 micrograms

Employers are required to have a written exposure control plan.
Medical surveillance (exams) must be offered for employees required by the standard to wear a respirator for 30 or more days per year.

Location:
Express Kitchens
231 Weston Street
Hartford, CT

 
Date/Time Information:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Contact Information:
Eric Person
Fees/Admission:
$15 HBRA Members
$25 General Admission
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