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Aug 27 2018 Medical surveillance is required for employees who wear a respirator to prevent the inhalation of respirable crystalline silica for 30 or more days a year Initial examination must be offered within 30 days of initial assignment This is unnecessary if the employee has received a medical examination that meets the standards requirements

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    Jul 10 2017 Monthly Round Up of Important Ideas and Standards in Industrial Hygiene and Safety July 2017 Medical Surveillance Under New Silica Rule According to OSHAs new construction standard on Respirable Crystalline Silica employers must provide medical monitoring of employees who are required to wear a respirator for 30 days or more per year

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    Provide OSHAcompliant medical surveillance to all employees covered by the standard Train and inform all employees covered by the silica standard about respirable crystalline silica hazards the workplace tasks that put them at risk for exposure and specific measures that are being implemented to protect employees

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    These 2005 ATSERS standards include spirometry testing and interpretation guidelines that are useful for healthcare practitioners in medical surveillance programs Page last reviewed April 12 2012 Content source National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Occupational Respiratory Disease Surveillance National Statistics

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    Competent Person Train the Trainer Course at the Chesapeake Region Safety Council What is a Competent Person under the OSHA Construction Standard for Respirable Crystalline Silica It is someone who has the knowledge to identify and the foresight to anticipate respirable crystalline silica hazards in the workplace

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    The OSHA Silica Standard Medical Surveillance Report Authorization mobile app allows you to replace your paper OSHA form with a smartphone tablet or desktop The mobile form includes fields to document items such as name employer date of exam recommendations for limitations on crystalline silica exposure and the app captures the

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  • GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY AND HEALTH

    3 This standard does not apply if the employer complies with Construction Safety and Health Standard Part 690 Silica in Construction and both of the following apply a The task performed is indistinguishable from a construction task listed on Table 1 in 29 CFR 19261153c of Construction Safety and Health Standard Part 690

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    The employer shall make medical surveillance available at no cost to the employee and at a reasonable time and place for each employee who will be required under this section to use a respirator for 30 or more days per year The employer shall ensure that all medical examinations and procedures required are performed by a Physician or other licensed health care professional as defined w

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    AGC Houston A Guide to the OSHA Silica Standard August 2017 Page 6 of 30 Review equipment and related technology advancements for consideration of implementation into current work practices ex Dust collectionsuppression vacuums etc Ensure medical surveillance procedures are implemented and properly maintained

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  • Department of Health Workplace Health and Safety

    DISCLAIMER The resources provided on this website contain useful technical r since this website was developed the Occupational Health Safety and Health Administration OSHA established a new Permissible Exposure Level PEL of 50 micrograms of respirable crystalline silica per cubic meter of air gm 3 averaged over an 8hour workday and there are now additional

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    4 MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE The next requirement by the new law is medical surveillance This is the most complex part of the new standard and all but very large employers will likely choose to subcontract this activity to a qualified Occupational Medical Facility This will add significant costs to the cost of any blasting job when using silica sand

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    Mar 24 2016 In testimony at an OSHA public hearing in March 2014 NISA urged the agency to adopt a standard that would require exposure monitoring and medical surveillance at an

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