OSHA’s New Final Rule on Crystalline Silica: What you Need to Know webinar
Understand and meet the compliance obligations
By Tim O’Toole
The Mason Contractors Association of America (MCAA) will present “OSHA’s New Final Rule on Crystalline Silica: What you Need to Know!” on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 10:00 AM CDT.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has just issued its long-awaited final rule regulating respirable crystalline silica. The rule is one of the largest in OSHA’s history and will have a profound impact on mason contractors across the country. The rule becomes effective on June 23, 2016, although a phase-in schedule gives construction until June 23, 2017 to be fully compliant. The rule significantly reduces the permissible exposure limit (PEL) in construction and imposes other ancillary requirements such as medical surveillance, hazard communication and training, and recordkeeping. While OSHA has given construction employers a year to come into compliance, employers should start preparing now to ensure their controls and work practices meet the new standard.
This webinar will examine the new rule and help contractors understand and meet their compliance obligations.
Mason contractors registered for Masonry Certification will receive 1.00 credits in the Safety discipline upon completion of this course.
This webinar is free to all attendees. Register for “OSHA’s New Final Rule on Crystalline Silica: What you Need to Know!” at www.masoncontractors.org/live.
Visit www.masoncontractors.org/live for more information and to view a full schedule of MCAA’s Live Webinar Series.
About the Author
Tim O’Toole is the Director of Marketing, Education, and Information Technology for the MCAA. He has a Masters in Business Administration from Webster University and has worked in the masonry industry since 2003.