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If your business works with artificial and/or natural stone, and your employees are engaged in high-exposure trigger tasks such as cutting, grinding, polishing, or cleaning up debris from those materials, you need to know about California’s new emergency temporary standard (ETS) for exposure to silica.

This one-hour, live, virtual webinar, led by experts from the California Department of Public Health, Cal/OSHA and State Fund, will walk you through everything you need to know about the emergency standard, how it’s different from the regulation previously in place, and how best to protect your workers from silicosis and other lung disease.

Who should attend?

Safety managers and supervisors that have workers exposed to respirable crystalline silica (RCS), especially those working in the engineered and natural stone industries. Register today for this one-hour webinar. Space is limited.

We will cover

  • The health hazards and symptoms of excessive RCS airborne exposures
  • The epidemic of silicosis affecting California employees in the engineered stone industry, often vulnerable worker populations
  • What the new temporary standard is, when it went into effect, and what you need to do to comply-including new requirements for respiratory protection, employee exposure monitoring, regulated areas, and written exposure control plans
  • And much more 

This event features a 60-minute presentation followed by a Q&A session. Our seminars are free and open to all California employers and insurance brokers. 

Photo courtesy of NIOSH.

Panelists

Robert Harrison MD, MPH
Robert Harrison MD, MPH

Senior Attending Physician, UC San Francisco Occupational Health Services

Kelly Howard
Kelly Howard

Senior Safety Engineer, Cal/OSHA

Colleen Cunanan
Colleen Cunanan

Industrial Hygiene Consultant, REHS