Registration is from 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. | Continental Breakfast for Attendees
Silica has been on OSHA’s radar for nearly a decade. Recently, OSHA issued a final rule that establishes reduced levels of exposure and requirements for comprehensive programs designed to identify and protect employees exposed to the hazards of silica.
Nearly every craft and construction project has the potential for exposure to silica, so contractors must become familiar with the new law and prepare for the enforcement date of July, 2017. This is a very complex regulation with various options contractors can take to address compliance.The actions necessary to comply will take time, investment in tools and equipment, or both. More importantly, the new standard will require medical exams, including chest x-rays, for all workers potentially exposed to silica dust. This will be a delicate issue and may reveal lung damage caused by work or non-work related exposures. Gary Glader from The Horton Group will explain the new regulation in detail and discuss practical steps contractors can take now to prepare for the compliance deadline.
President / Horton Safety Consultants / Bio
Gary Glader oversees a team of safety professionals dedicated to developing, implementing and managing effective safety and risk management programs. As a Certified Safety Professional, Gary consults with clients interested in reducing the frequency and severity of incidents and injuries that help drive the cost of insurance and risk down. Gary also provides clients with OSHA and other regulatory body compliance assistance.
Since 1980, Gary has built relationships with many clients, their supervisors, and employees. These relationships, coupled with Gary’s extensive experience, offer strategic advantages to his clients in keeping employees safe, driving down costs, and ensuring compliance with regulatory requirements.
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The Horton Group
The Horton Group is an insurance, employee benefits and risk advisory firm. We specialize in helping clients turn costs and risk into competitive advantage, and growing the business for tomorrow. Our business is about helping you achieve a higher level of performance. The Horton Group has the people, insight and innovation to get ahead of trends, and offer new ideas on critical challenges.