Preparing a Silica Exposure Control Plan - Webinar
- Jun 18, 2019 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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Presenter: Dale Erickson, Construction Safety Specialists, Inc. - Des Moines, IA
Workers who are exposed to respirable crystalline silica dust are at increased risk of developing serious silica-related diseases. OSHA’s standard (29 CFR 1926.1153) requires employers to take steps to protect workers from exposure to respirable crystalline silica. The standard (29 CFR 1926.1153) requires employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and to take other steps to protect workers. Regardless of how the contractor chooses to limit exposure and protect workers, all construction employers covered by the standard are required to establish and implement a written exposure control plan that identifies tasks that involve exposure and methods used to protect workers, including procedures to restrict access to work areas where high exposures may occur. This webinar will review the OSHA requirements on what is required to be in a contractor’s Silica Exposure Control Plan and share a template and some sources to find one suitable to your company. We will also explore some information on what OSHA covers related to silica exposure during a site inspection.