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Attend the Silica Bonus Workshop at the 2019 VPPPA Region II Safety Forum!

*Bonus Workshop* Silica General Industry/Construction (Required Training) 29 CFR 1926.1153 / 29 CFR 1910.1053 This bonus workshop will be held on Wednesday, June 26th, 2019, at 8 am, presented by Kevin O’Brien, Access Compliance. Regarding construction (29 CFR 1926.1153):This class will clearly identify the health hazards associated with respirable crystalline silica exposure. How are employees exposed? What activities put workers at increased risk? What control measures can be put in place to limit exposure? When is air sampling required? How is Table 1 used to develop safe work practices? Kevin will tackle the questions and more. This course is designed to provide a solid foundation in the essential elements of the standard. The particulate in question is 100 times smaller than a grain of sand. The adverse health effects (ex. Silicosis, lung cancer, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) is 100% preventable. Regarding general industry (29 CFR 1910.1053):This class will break down and review the standard and the unique requirements as it relates to medical surveillance. How is worker exposure to crystalline silica measured? What control measures are utilized to limit employee exposure? How do employers comply with the standard (hazards assessment, implementation of controls and training)? These questions and more will be addressed. An estimated 2.2 Million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline Silica in the United States.

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