The New OSHA Silica Standard: Exposure Assessment Challenges [3313]
Date: Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Greater Columbus Convention Center
Room: B131

   Rosa Key-Schwartz, Research Scientist, CDC - The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

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


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) silica standard went into effect June 23, 2016, with associated worker exposure assessment requirements. The final rule contains sampling and analytical challenges. The presenter discusses those challenges from a professional industrial hygienist standpoint, including sampling, exposure assessment and interpreting results.

Learning Objectives:
Define the OSHA silica standard
Identify appropriate sampling/analytical methodologies and laboratories
Describe how to pre-plan an exposure assessment survey
Explain how to interpret laboratory results

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

File & Handouts:
The OSHA Silica Standard
OSHA Silica Rule summary info

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