What You Will Learn
- Identify key provisions of the crystalline silica standards and discuss how to meet compliance obligations through best practices
- Determine which aspects of the rule have been clarified through OSHA’s FAQ guidance and other compliance assistance initiatives
- Discuss how the silica national emphasis program applies to operations and implications for enforcement actions
- Recognize potential future changes in the rule and its MSHA companion standard now under development
Levels (Experience with Topic)
Applies to beginner, intermediate, advanced and executive levels.
Sven Rundman III is a supervisory industrial hygienist with OSHA’s Directorate of Enforcement Programs in Washington, D.C. He provides leadership and guidance to staff in the Office of Health Enforcement in the development of policy and procedures related to the enforcement of OSHA’s health-related standards and compliance assistance. This includes the development of interpretation letters, compliance instructions and compliance assistance tools. Rundman’s subject areas include hazard communication, silica, hazardous waste operations and emergency response, respiratory protection, noise and air contaminants.
Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP is the president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC, a multi-attorney firm with offices in the Washington, D.C., area, Denver, CO and West Virginia. She represents employers nationwide in OSHA and MSHA litigation and also provides safety training, consultation and auditing services. She received National Safety Council’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award in 2017, and is an active member of ASSP, and has received Safety Professional of the Year awards from several ASSP member communities. Abrams is a faculty member at the University of Colorado and Catholic University, where she instructs on employment, labor and occupational safety law.
Eileen Betit is the research to practice director for CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, which serves as NIOSH’s National Construction Center. She oversees CPWR’s translation of research functions and development of strategies, practical tools and resources to increase the use of evidence-based safety and health interventions by construction employers and their employees. Examples include CPWR’s Work Safely With Silica website and planning tool; COVID-19 Construction Clearinghouse and related Exposure Control Planning Tool; and the Best Built Plans planning and training resources to reduce strain and sprain injuries..
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