The Silica Competent Person - An Overview [4611]
Date: Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: Short North Ballroom A

   Don Garvey, Construction Technical Specialist, 3M Co.

Track: Construction
Secondary Track: Industrial Hygiene
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Intermediate

The Silica in Construction regulation requires the use of a competent person. This person is critical to accounting for the inherent variability on construction sites. He or she is also responsible for the successful implementation of Table 1 from the regulation. The presenter discusses the competent person's roles, responsibilities and knowledge base, per the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) definition and the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Recommended Skills and Capabilities for a Silica Competent Person white paper.

Learning Objectives:
List the two primary tasks of a competent person
Summarize the roles and responsibilities of a silica competent person
Explain the basic requirements of the new OSHA Silica in Construction regulations
Discuss tasks where a qualified person could be consulted to support the compentent person

CEU Hours:  
  IACET: 0.1
  HRCI: 1
  EPA: 1
  BWC Discount Programs: 1

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