Ever wonder what all of those long industrial hygiene (or IH) regulations are about in OSHA’s Subpart Z (in either 1910 – General Industry or 1926 – Construction)? You are not alone! Many OHS professionals have questions about these “Expanded Health” standards! These IH standards can be quite involved and, at times, confusing. This can obviously lead to non-compliance and then on to – hazards, exposures, illness, citations, and fines – and no one wants that!
In this workshop we will look at and discuss many of the individual standards as well as the general model and approach that OSHA takes with their IH regulations – there is a “template” of sorts that OSHA tends to follow. A fundamental working knowledge and expertise of this template and approach can help even the non-IH be better able to manage these IH regulations.
Participants will learn both this general and applicable approach and structure common to most of these IH regulations as well as the specific requirements of many of the individual standards. Participants will have the opportunity to “vote” or indicate which of the different regulations they prefer to see discussed and which they are less interested in. You will also have enough time and opportunity to get your questions answered by the presenter.
Areas Covered in the Seminar:
* Initial questions, needs, or specific information requests.
* Brief background on how the workshop is structured (the participant “voting” on which IH regulations we cover).
* Helpful considerations to apply the learning today.
* Overview of 1910 General Industry's Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances.
* Overview of 1926 Construction's Subpart Z – Toxic and Hazardous Substances.
* OSHA's approach to the IH regulations.
* OSHA's “template” for the Subpart Z standards.
* What matters most to OSHA should matter the most to employers!
* In depth look at several “expanded health standards” as voted for by the workshop participants (as time allows).
* Developing your “action plan”.
* Wrap-up and additional questions.