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5/24/2018  - OSHA'S COMPETENT PERSON FOR RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE SILICA CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TRAINING

Location: North Country Chamber of Commerce
Start Time: 8:00 AM - End Time: 4:30 PM
Member Price: $24.00 / Non-Member Price: $24.00

OSHA’S COMPETENT PERSON FOR RESPIRABLE CRYSTALLINE
SILICA CONSTRUCTION SAFETY TRAINING 

This course will provide basic information regarding OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica construction standard 1926.1153. In addition, it will provide the person taking this course with the information needed to perform the duties of the competent person as required in this standard. According to OSHA 1926.1153(g)(4) the employer shall designate a competent person to make frequent and regular inspections of job sites, materials, and equipment to implement the written exposure control plan.

According to OSHA about two million construction workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in over 600,000 workplaces.  Exposure to respirable crystalline silica can cause silicosis, lung cancer, other respiratory diseases, and kidney disease. Exposure can occur during common construction tasks such as using masonry saws, grinders, drills, jackhammers and handheld powered chipping tools; operating vehicle-mounted drilling rigs; milling; operating crushing machines; and using heavy equipment for demolition or certain other tasks. 

TOPICS INCLUDE:     The content of 1926.1153 and its appendices; the specific nature of operations that could lead to silica exposure above the action and permissible exposure level; health effects, respirator requirements; medical surveillance program; and written exposure control plan.

  • Health Hazards Associated with Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica – Cancer and lung, immune system and kidney effects.
  • Respirator Requirements                         
  • OSHA’s Table 1 Specified Exposure Control Methods & Exposure Assessment
  • Medical Surveillance Program Requirement
  • Written Exposure Control Plan
  • Writing Exposure Control Plans & Inspection Techniques
  • Alternative Methods - Objective Data
  • Alternative Methods - Scheduled Monitoring
  • Personal Air Sampling & Laboratory Analysis
  • Course summary & review

Instructor: ANGELO GARCIA, FUTURE ENVIRONMENT DESIGNS
Angelo Garcia, III is founder and president of Future Environment Designs (FED), one of the nation s leading indoor air quality, industrial hygiene and safety service companies that is based in Syosset, New York. He has been a consultant working with government and industry on issues relating to asbestos and indoor air quality since he founded the company in 1988 An industrial hygienist since 1981, Mr. Garcia is certified on the national level as a Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant (CIEC), Indoor Air Quality Professional (CIAQP) and Indoor Air Quality Consultant (CIAQC) and has achieved the highest level of accreditation in the field.

Funding Provided By: New York State Occupational Safety & Health Hazard Abatement Board through the OSH T+E Fund

  • Sessions conducted at the Chamber office
  • Registration fee includes cost of meals/refreshments
  • Certificate of Achievement will be given to attendees for each class completed.
  • Cancellation must be received 3 days before day of seminar and may be subject to refund charges & no shows will be charged

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