The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized their enforcement direction for the silica standard on June 25, 2020. The recently published “Inspection Procedures for Respirable Crystalline Silica” applies to construction, general industrial, and maritime market segments. Key areas where citations have been issued include the proper use of Table 1 in Construction, exposure assessment, written exposure control plans, hazard communications, and training.
This on demand seminar will provide an overview of the enforcement guidance given to OSHA inspectors and may help identify areas in your program to review for compliance to current guidelines.
Learning objectives include:
- Understand the top areas of citations and related OSHA enforcement guidance and checklists
- Discuss select interpretations, FAQs and guidance documents for construction, including exposure assessment options and best practices for written silica control plans.
- Summarize Table 1 recommendations and interpretations for proper implementation of silica controls and respiratory protection.
- Review enforcement guidance on medical surveillance, training, record keeping, hazard communications, and housekeeping
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