EIA Silica Seminar

August 15, 2017
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM

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Scientific Analytical Institute
4604 Dundas Drive
Greensboro, NC 27407
http://www.sailab.com/
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This half-day EIA Silica Seminar is sponsored by Scientific Analytical Institute, and will be hosted at their offices. The program will include information on silica from the  perspective of an attorney, a consultant and a laboratory professional. Enforcement of the new rule begins in some states on June 23, 2017 and nationally on September 23, 2017.

The program will include:

OSHA's New Crystalline Silica Rule: Challenges & Opportunities - Adele Abrams, Esq. CMSP This session will review the components of the new OSHA Silica Rule for the general industry and construction, including legal issues and compliance guidance.

Industrial Hygiene Approach to the New Silica Regulation -Ed VandenBosche, CIH, CSP, LIFE Seeds, Inc. Review of regulatory requirements for engineering controls and respiratory protection.  This session will review what needs to be in written silica plan, including a demonstration of sampling procedures, use of a direct reading particulate meter for monitoring and how to complete the laboratory chain of custody.

Silica - Methodology Is Our Madness: Learn the Applied Science Behind Your Results  - Ired Gulley, SAI, Inc.

About 2.3 million workers are exposed to a particular deadly substance in their workplaces. Do you know how much silica is contaminating your work environment?

Silica dust is a leading cause of occupational disease. It’s not just dust!

Harmful silica particles are much smaller than a fine grain of sand.

More than 100,000 workers in the United States encounter high-risk, silica exposures.

Low level exposure can cause lung cancer.

Acute silicosis can develop within a few weeks and there is no cure.

Silica dust can cause cancer, silicosis and diseases like emphysema and bronchitis.

High Risk Occupations Include:

mining, quarrying, sandblasting, rock drilling, road construction, pottery making, stone masonry, hydraulic fracturing, tunneling operations

Registration for this half-day informational silica seminar is just $25 for EIA Members and $35 for non-members. Have questions? Contact info@eia-usa.org or call 888-343-4342!

Registration Fees

$25.00 Member Registration

$35.00 NonMember Registration