ASSE Live Webinar — OSHA Crystalline Silica Standard

“The federal OSHA Crystalline Silica standard took effect September 23rd! Our live webinar can help you comply.

Crystalline Silica Update: New Requirements, Enforcement Issues and Proactive Strategies

The federal OSHA Crystalline Silica standard (for construction) took effect 9/23/2017 and on 6/23/2018 for general industry and maritime. The standard reduces the PEL to 50 ug/m3, which is an 80 percent reduction from the current limits.Despite attempts to stall the rule, enforcement is beginning, and health findings in the final rule create notice to employers and affect causation issues in worker’s compensation and third party tort actions. Covered employers will need to provide worker training and medical surveillance, conduct exposure monitoring, identify objective data, and develop and implement exposure control plans.

This webinar will help you comply with the standard by addressing the current political landscape and outlook for the rule, enforcement activity already underway in some state plan states, multi-employer worksite issues, and other hot button topics for compliance challenges. The program will also offer proactive solutions for both large and small employers that can enhance worker protections while also mitigating legal exposure.”

https://learn.asse.org/products/crystalline-silica-update-new-requirements-enforcement-issues-and-proactive-strategies#tab-product_tab_overview

Free Webinar – Productive Aging and Work – September 27, 2017

“The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health will host a webinar Sept. 28 from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET on best practices for addressing occupational safety and health challenges posed by an aging workforce. The webinar will feature presentations on: research to address age differences at work; coaching to help workers manage and reduce the strain that chronic illness may present; and translating scientific knowledge on aging and its societal implications into policy-focused practice. For more information and to register, visit NIOSH’s website.”

https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/twh/webinar.html

Live Webinar–Crystalline Silica Update: New Requirements, Enforcement Issues and Proactive Strategies

“The federal OSHA Crystalline Silica standard is scheduled to take effect on 9/23/17 (for construction) and on 6/23/18 for general industry and maritime, and reduces the PEL to 50 ug/m3 — an 80 percent reduction from the current construction and maritime limits. Despite legislative and litigation attempts to stall the rule, enforcement is commencing and the health findings in the final rule create both notice to employers and also affect causation issues in worker’s compensation and third party tort actions involving conditions including cancer, silicosis, renal disease and auto-immune disorders. Covered employers will need to provide worker training and medical surveillance, conduct exposure monitoring for numerous tasks, identify objective data where available, and develop and implement exposure control plans that rely primarily on engineering and work practice controls. This webinar will address the current political landscape and outlook for the rule, enforcement activity already underway in some state plan states, multi-employer worksite issues, and other hot button topics for compliance challenges. The program will also offer proactive solutions for both large and small employers that can enhance worker protections while also mitigating legal exposure.”
Click here for more information or to register for this webinar!

Free Webinar about PCBs on Monday, September 25th at noon!

“Please register for the first webinar of the Atlantic Emerging Technologies & Industrial Hygiene Training Center, a collaboration between the City University of New York School of Public Health & Health Policy (CUNY), the Rutgers School of Public Health (Rutgers) Office of Public Health Practice and the School of Environmental Affairs at Universidad Metropolitana (SEA-UMET) funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Science.”

 

Free OHS Webinar–July 12th


Construction Safety Update: 2017 Data and Interventions from CPWR
Six of OSHA’s 10 most-cited construction violations last year involved falls. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported in its most recent CFOI data that construction fatalities rose by 4 percent in 2015 to 937, the highest number since 2008, and that several construction occupations recorded their highest fatality total in years, including construction laborers, carpenters, electricians, and plumbers. OSHA and allied organizations and agencies encouraged construction contractors to focus on falls May 8-12 during this year’s 4th Annual National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.

This webinar will review recent fatal and nonfatal injury and illness information and resources for prevention, with an emphasis on falls, silica and noise.

Register below for this free webinar
DATE: July 12, 2017
TIME: 2:00PM
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Upcoming ASSE Webinar: Hand Injuries: The Facts Hurt — June 29th at 12 PM


“Did you know? Hand injuries are among the most common workplace incidents. Research shows that nearly 70 percent of hand injuries occur when workers are not wearing gloves or other personal protective equipment. Factor in the costs of hand injuries (estimates range from $6000 to more than $30000 per reported hand injury) and addressing this becomes a business imperative.

In this 60 minute webcast, our expert speakers will present the results from the first workplace hand injury research in more than a decade. They’ll also discuss why hand injuries continue to be one of the most common workplace accidents, despite advances in safety gloves and PPE. More importantly, they’ll provide you with real-world actions you can take to reduce injury rates and better protect workers.

By the end of this 60 minute webcast, you will:

Recall recent hand injury research/statistics
Be able to discuss the driving factors behind continuing prevalence of workplace hand injuries
Describe ways to overcome objections to wearing protective gloves and other PPE
Identify real-world actions you can take to reduce injury rates and better protect workers.”
Deliverables

· Access to the live webcast.

· Access to the recording of the session in your Learn@ASSE Dashboard!

· Handouts from the session

· 0.1 CEUs

Cost

· ASSE Member Price: $45

· Non-Member Price: $95

https://learn.asse.org/products/hand-injuries-the-facts-hurt

Webinar will update efforts to align HazCom regulations in the U.S. and Canada

 
“OSHA and Health Canada are continuing joint efforts to align hazard communication regulations for workplace chemicals in the United States and Canada. The agencies will host a webinar June 28, 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. ET, to provide stakeholders with an update on current and planned guidance materials. The webinar will also address regulatory activities to align with the most recent version of the United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals. Details about how to participate are on OSHA’s Hazard Communication webpage.”
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Safe + Sound Week: Showing Your Commitment to Workplace Safety & Health–Webinar Recording Available

“If you were unable to join representatives from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, American Industrial Hygiene Association, and the National Safety Council on our May 23rd webinar, the recording is now available. It includes discussion on the value and impact of safety and programs from Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr. (NJ Section of AIHA), Thomas R. Cunningham (NIOSH), and Todd Hohn (PG&E), as well as ideas for simple activities your company can implement during Safe + Sound Week.”
Click here for the recording.

 

National Safety Council makes free webinar on distracted driving available online


In April, the National Safety Council conducted a free webinar, “Driving Distraction-Free and Defensively” as part of its annual campaign for Distracted Driving Awareness Month. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of worker fatalities year after year, and distractions such as using a cell phone while driving dramatically increases the risk of such crashes. NSC’s webinar offers recommendations not only on eliminating distractions in your own vehicle, but also on how to be alert and react to the actions of other distracted drivers on the road with you. The webinar is available online as a video and a PDF that you can download.