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Countdown To Compliance Under OSHA's Final Silica Rule: What Steps You Can Take Now To Prepare For The General Industry Deadline

Webinar: ID# 1030923
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About This Course:
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) begins enforcing the general industry silica rule June 23, 2018. Since September, OSHA has been fully enforcing the respirable crystalline silica rule in construction, expect the same for general industry. Although industry groups have been battling the rule, the courts have upheld the rule and you should make sure your operations are in compliance with this more complex general industry rule.

The presenter is a seasoned safety lawyer who has been involved in developing exposure control plans and training programs to assist companies in complying with all aspects of the respirable crystalline silica final standard. She will provide a path forward for companies as it relates to developing and implementing the important written exposure control plan in a productive and efficient manner.

Join us for this highly informative webinar with Adele Abrams, a seasoned safety lawyer who has been involved in developing exposure control plans and training programs to assist companies in complying with all aspects of the respirable crystalline silica final standard. She will provide insight on what steps you can take now to prepare for the upcoming general industry silica rule deadline.

You’ll learn how to:
  • Understand the Action Level and Permissible Exposure Limit requirements
  • Interpret broadly the regulation to better understand how it will impact your organization and how best to present to senior management
  • Evaluate the new requirements in detail including written exposure control plans, differences in the requirements for construction activities, exposure monitoring, housekeeping obligations, regulated areas, restricted access, employee notification, medical surveillance, respiratory protection, worker training about silica-related health hazards, and recordkeeping measures
  • Explain to senior management what will be required as it relates to your organization
  • Identify the timeline for compliance including key compliance dates, possibilities of date revisions, and ongoing rule clarification by OSHA
  • Consider strategies for compliance for all areas including written exposure control plans, sampling plans, and identification of objective data
  • Consider best practices to "get ahead of the curve"
  • Interpret the recent silica litigation issues that you should be aware of
About Your Presenter:

Adele Abrams
Attorney and Firm President
Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C.

Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP, is an attorney, safety professional and firm president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C. who is recognized as a national expert on occupational safety and health. Ms. Abrams heads a multi-attorney firm with offices in Maryland, Colorado and West Virginia, that represents employers and contractors nationwide in OSHA and MSHA litigation. Ms. Abrams also provides safety and health training, auditing, and consultation services. She is a Certified Mine Safety Professional, and a Department of Labor–approved trainer. Ms. Abrams is on the adjunct faculty of Catholic University in Washington, DC, where she teaches employment and labor law.

Ms. Abrams is also a professional member of the American Society of Safety Engineers, and received the National Safety Council’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award in 2017. She is co-author of several safety-related textbooks. She is admitted to the Bars of MD, DC and PA, as well as multiple federal courts including the US Supreme Court.
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