Is your company prepared to comply with the new OSHA standard related to respirable Silica?
OSHA estimates more than an estimated 2.2 million workers are exposed to respirable crystalline silica. Exposure can have serious adverse health effects. Examples include silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), renal failure and lung cancer to name a few. The standard also establishes medical surveillance requirements that are very different than previous standards related to asbestos and respiratory protection.
What our course will cover:
It will include a comprehensive review of the standard related to sampling requirements, limiting access to high exposure areas, control measures, medical surveillance requirements and training requirements for employees. The standard also has added new provisions to protect employee privacy that severely limit the information medical providers can release to employers.