- October 17, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Topic: OSHA – Silica in Construction Standard and Update on the Reporting Requirements
The presentation will be intended to help safety professionals understand and comply with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Respirable Crystalline Silica standard for Construction. Workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica are at increased risk of developing serious adverse health effects including silicosis, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and kidney disease. The presentation will describe the steps required to take to protect workers in construction from the hazards associated with exposure to respirable crystalline silica.The presentation will also review the recent changes in OSHA’s recordkeeping requirements. It will review the requirement for certain employers to electronically submit injury and illness data that they are already required to record on their OSHA Injury and Illness forms. Analysis of this data will enable OSHA to use its enforcement and compliance assistance resources more efficiently. Some of the data will also be posted to the OSHA website. This updated regulation will also improve the accuracy of this data by ensuring that workers will not fear retaliation for reporting injuries or illnesses.
Speaker: Heinz Wendorff, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Manhattan Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
Heinz Wendorff currently holds the position of Compliance Assistance Specialist for the Manhattan Area Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). His main duties include providing general information about OSHA standards, resources, and responding to request for assistance from various work groups. Prior to this post he held the position of Compliance Safety and Health Officer for the Parsippany Area Office of OSHA for 5 years, conducting numerous inspections in both construction and general industries. The bulk of these inspections included responding to major incidents and fatalities. Prior to coming to OSHA he worked as a Safety Specialist at US Airways for 3 years performing various duties as a safety professional. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Science with a specialization in System Safety and Air Traffic Control from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL.
9:00am – 10:00am Breakfast/Networking Event, 9th Floor
10:00am – 12:00pm Presentations – Silica in Construction Standard and Update on the Reporting Requirements in the Main Conference Room 8th Floor
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