James Frederick is the founder and principal of Frederick Health and Safety Services LLC. In this role, he draws on three decades of experience providing health, safety and environmental leadership to North American labor unions as an advocate and a resource to workers, their employers and regulatory agencies. In his prior positions, he provided technical and tactical guidance to the United Steelworkers (USW) and other unions on various matters pertaining to occupational health, safety, and the environment. He also provided leadership to the USW’s Tony Mazzocchi Center for Worker Health and Safety Education serving as the principal investigator on several federal grant programs. He has been a member of a number groups including, the NIOSH Board of Scientific Counselors, the ANSI/ASSP Z10 standard committee, the U.S. committee that contributed to the ISO 45001 standard, the NIEHS Worker Training Program National Clearinghouse Advisory Committee, and the OSHA Metal Working Fluids Standard Advisory Committee.
Marc Kolanz, CIH, is vice president of environmental health and safety for Materion. He has 41 years of EHS experience with 37 years specific to the beryllium industry. His work focuses on guiding management in their implementation of EHS ystems and culture, product stewardship, litigation support, beryllium health and safety research, and regulatory and legislative affairs.
Understanding OSHA's General Industry Beryllium Rule
In December 2018, OSHA proposed changes to the 2017 general industry beryllium rule. We will review the proposed changes and what workers and employers can expect. We will also highlight the unique union-industry collaboration between the United Steelworkers and Materion. Through this collaboration, the parties provided a model rule that OSHA used to develop its proposed rule..