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Location: North Country Chamber of Commerce
Start Time: 8:00 AM - End Time: 12:00 PM
Member Price: $13.00 / Non-Member Price: $13.00

OSHA’S Respirable Crystalline Silica Construction

There are approximately two million construction workers that are exposed to respirable silica every year.   OSHA estimates that their new silica standard will save over 700 lives and prevent more than 1,600 new cases of silicosis each year.  In order for this new standard to be effective however, employers and their workers need to be properly educated about silica and new requirements set forth in the new standard.

During this session, we will talk about the health effects of silica, potential exposures, engineering and work practice controls that can be implemented to minimize and eliminate exposures, respiratory protection as well as new requirements under OSHA’s silica standard such as newly revised permissible exposure limits, medical surveillance and enforcement efforts. 

Those participants that complete this session can be considered a “competent person” under the new standard.

Instructor: Ron Coons, Catamount Consulting

Ron Coons has more than 30 years of business leadership experience in various industry sectors with the last 16 years’ being spent helping businesses make dramatic improvements with their safety and health programs. He is the founder and past president of the Safety & Health Council of the Hudson Valley, a VPP affiliated not-for-profit that offers free training and networking opportunities to its more than 500 members.  He is an OSHA outreach trainer for both construction and general industry and recently launched the Academy for Performance Excellence which offers seminars and workshops that focus on developing an organizations “in-house” resources who are charged with the responsibility of improving employee safety and health.  He holds Bachelors in Occupational Safety & Health Management as well as a Certificate in Industrial Hygiene and Human Resource Management.

· 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

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



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