MidAtlantic EIA Chapter Silica Seminar

January 12, 2018
8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
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A1 Environmental and Safety
3437 9th Street, Building A
Baltimore, MD 21225

This half-day MidAtantic Chapter of the EIA Silica Seminar is sponsored by Scientific Analytical Institute and A1 Environmental and will be hosted at the A1 Environmental 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 began 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

The MidAtlantic Chapter of the EIA thanks A1 Environmental for hosting this event, and SAI for sponsoring.



$89.00 Member Registration

$99.00 NonMember Registration