On October 22nd, Kate McMahon, Amanda Walker, and Beeta Lashkari of Conn Maciel Carey’s national OSHA Practice presented a webinar regarding “Everything You Need to Know about OSHA’s Health and Chemical Exposure Standards.”
In addition to OSHA’s myriad Safety regulations, the agency has also promulgated approx. 30 comprehensive Health standards, and established air exposure limitations for an additional 500 common chemicals present in U.S. workplaces, such as asbestos, lead, and silica. Knowing when and how to conduct monitoring is complex, and the chemical sampling data collected can be a double-edged sword. This webinar helped employers understand and comply with the requirements of OSHA’s occupational health standards, provided useful guidance and tips on the types and frequency of air monitoring or other chemical sampling that may be required at your facilities, and the programs to implement if you do experience exposure levels above the minimum regulatory thresholds (or other industry consensus thresholds).
Specifically, participants in this webinar will learned about:
- The basics about OSHA’s Chemical Health Standards
- Air monitoring and respirator requirements
- Requirements for chemical sampling data retention
- Sharing monitoring data with employees and OSHA
- Prudent actions and policies to ensure your employees are protected from chemical exposures in the workplace without creating OSHA enforcement pitfalls
We are pleased to share these links to a copy of the slides and a recording from the October 22nd webinar. Let us know if you have questions about OSHA’s Health standards or any other OSH law issues. We would love to be a resource for you.
The October webinar was the 10th webinar event in Conn Maciel Carey’s 2019 OSHA Webinar Series. Click here to view our full schedule, detailed program descriptions, and individual registration pages for all the webinars in the 2019 OSHA Webinar Series. To register for all of the programs in our OSHA webinar series, click here to send an email request, and we will get you automatically registered.
If you missed any of our past webinars in our annual OSHA Webinar Series, here is a link Conn Maciel Carey’s webinar archive.