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Safety Forum

Thursday, April 20, 2017  
Posted by: ECA
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The Electrical Contractors' Association of City of Chicago (ECA) Safety Committee in conjunction with the Northeastern Illinois Chapter, NECA is pleased to present a Safety Forum featuring a presentation regarding the "OSHA Silica Standard," which will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 8:00 am at the Local Union #701, IBEW Hall at 28600 Bella Vista Parkway, Suite 1000 in Warrenville, Illinois - (630) 393-1701 Ext. 9. 

The special presentation will be facilitated by Mr. Don Garvey, 3M.
Don Garvey, CIH, CSP is the construction industrial hygienist with the 3M Personal Safety Division in St. Paul, MN. Prior to 3M, he was the construction industrial hygienist for The St. Paul Companies in St. Paul, MN.  He started his career as a compliance industrial hygienist for Washington State OSHA. Don has a masters degree in environmental health from the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.  He is a founding member and past chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association Construction Committee and is a Fellow of the Association.  "He has published several articles in "Professional Safety - The Journal of the American Society of Safety Engineers" on construction safety and health issues.  He is also the author of the industrial hygiene chapter in the ASSE’s recently published "Construction Safety Management and Engineering 2nd Ed."

The points to be addressed include the following:   

- What the OSHA regulations require;

- What OHSA has said so far in regards to enforcement of specific sections;

-Significant differences between the construction version (1926.1153) and the 
  general industry (1910.1053);

-What various states plans are currently forecasting for the start of their enforcement of
  the regulation;

-General construction regulations currently in effect that could be applied to silica

  (ie. HazCom requires training onsilica hazards if any level of exposure exists).




We look forward to seeing you on May 31st.

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