The New Silica Regulations for Construction [4624]
Date: Thursday, March 9, 2017
Time: 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
Location: Hyatt Regency Columbus
Room: Franklin B

   Don Garvey, Construction Technical Specialist, 3M Co.

Track: Government/Regulatory
Secondary Track: Industrial Hygiene
Session Type: Educational Session
Skill Level: Advanced


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration published new silica regulations for construction and general industry. While they are similar, there are significant differences between the two that employers must be aware of that can either ease or complicate compliance. The presenter discusses the commonalities and the differences specifically in exposure assessment, written compliance programs, medical surveillance and compliance deadlines. He also discusses the role of the competent person in construction.

Learning Objectives:
Describe the new silica regulations
Identify tools and tasks listed in Table 1 of the construction regulation
Explain the tasks and responsibilities of the silica competent person in construction
Distinguish significant differences between construction and general industry regulations

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

File & Handouts:
Suggested Skills and Capabilities for a Silica Competent Person

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