LOCATION CHANGE NOTICE:
The next SAFER meeting will be held on September 5, 2018 from 8-10 AM. It will be located at New England Institute of Technology, Room CT322, 2490 Post Road, Warwick, RI.
From Bob Kunz:
Where did the summer go? Please join us next Wednesday to kickoff the 2018-19 SAFER information sharing gatherings.
What lessons did you learn? How did you sell safety to your management team? To your field crews? How can we support your pursuit of 2018 goals? What did you do to grow professionally?
See you at the round table.
PS we are always looking for sponsors.
Bring a friend-Bring a story.
U.S. Department of Labor Issues Memorandum Outlining Enforcement of Silica Standard for General Industry and Maritime
WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today issued a memorandum outlining the initial enforcement of the standard for respirable crystalline silica in general industry and maritime. Most provisions of the standard become enforceable on June 23, 2018. The standard establishes a new 8-hour time-weighted average permissible exposure limit, action level, and associated ancillary requirements.
During the first 30 days of enforcement, OSHA will offer compliance assistance for employers who make good faith efforts to comply with the new standard. OSHA intends to issue interim enforcement guidance until a compliance directive on the new standards is finalized.
OSHA’s Small Entity Compliance Guide for the Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for General Industry and Maritime discusses methods of compliance, such as using engineering and work practice controls, assessing exposure levels, respirator use, medical surveillance, and written exposure plans.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
We are looking forward to seeing you this Wednesday. Ken Mastrullo, President of MES Consulting will be discussing electrical safety. Ken’s presentations are always informative and relevant. You do not want to miss this meeting.
Remember to bring a friend or a story….
Thank you to IBEW Local 99 for sponsoring this month‘s meeting.
The meeting will run from 8-10am in the NEIT Hall of Fame room.