SILICA 2016 – WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO ME?
Provider: Mason Contractors Association of California, Inc.
On March 25, the US Secretary of Labor announced the new 2016 OSHA Silica Standard and on September 15 the Cal/OSHA Standards Board adopted that same standard for California. These changes target a wide variety of industries, with the masonry industry right in the bulls eye. Learn how to manage the dust on your job site and together we can win the war on dust.
This session will teach attendees:
1. The 4 key requirements of the new rule.
2. What changes have been made? What impact will this have on the masonry industry? - Learn what is happening in the industry and how to use it to your advantage.
3. How does this affect me? - Manage these changes to create efficiency and increase safety on your job site.
4. Where you can go to create a written exposure plan, train your newly-required silica competent person, and obtain air sampling.
Joel Guth is President of iQ Power Tools, a current MCAC Associate Member, and a former contractor and MCAC President. Joel served on the MCAC Board of Directors for ten years and was part of the coalition that helped prevent an all-out ban of dry-cutting as well as shape and rewrite the Cal/OSHA Silica Standard between 2006-2008. He has conducted air monitoring studies testing silica exposure levels for a variety of work practices, has studied the state and federal silica standards for over a decade, and has presented at both Cal/OSHA and federal OSHA on the issue. He is also part of the coalition advocating on behalf of the mason indus
For more information please visit www.mca-ca.org or contact Mason Contractors Association of California, Inc. at 916-966-7666.
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