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4:30 PM Board Meeting
5:30 PM Registration
6:00 PM Presentation & Dinner (provided by the DoubleTree)
Registration due by Thursday, 11/10/16.
OSHA Issues New Silica Rule
“What You Really Want Is an Autopsy”: Frances Perkins and the U. S. Government Conference in Joplin, Missouri, 1940. By Frances Perkins
We have all known about the hazards to workers who are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in industry for decades. More recently, OSHA has estimated about 1.85 million workers are effected in the US in the construction industry alone. As you know, these exposures occur when workers cut, grind, crush, or drill silica-containing materials such as concrete, masonry, tile, and rock. OSHA also estimates that about 320,000 workers are exposed in general industry operations such as brick, concrete, and pottery manufacturing, as well as operations using sand products, such as foundry work and hydraulic fracturing (fracking) of oil and gas wells. Workers are also exposed during sandblasting in general industry, and maritime workplaces.
OSHA’s new silica rule became effective on June 23, 2016, and depending on the industry involved, staggered employer compliance deadlines have been established as follows:
- Construction – June 23, 2017
- General Industry and Maritime – June 23, 2018
- Hydraulic Fracturing – June 23, 2018
Are you ready? Companies who fail to manage these issues will potentially face major OSHA fines and penalties.
Please join Donna S. Haley and Mark Kosmowski, NYSDOL On-Site Consultation Program, as they present an overview of the new OSHA Silica final rule, and inform on free on-site consultation services to assist you in your site-specific safety and health compliance needs.
Donna S. Haley
New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL)
Division of Safety and Health (DOSH)
On-Site Consultation Program - Associate Safety & Health Trainer/Consultant
Syracuse District Office
450 S Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202