VelocityEHS Offers New White Paper on OSHA Silica Rule
Aug 30, 2018
VelocityEHS, the global leader in cloud environment, health, safety (EHS) and sustainability software, is offering a new white paper, “OSHA’s Silica Dust Rule: Strategies for Compliance,” to help employers understand their compliance obligations under the rule.
The rule is now fully in effect within the construction industry, and most elements of the rule are now in effect within general industry. Some employee medical surveillance requirements go into effect June 23, 2020, and engineering control requirements for hydraulic fracturing go into effect June 23, 2021.
The new guide from VelocityEHS offers a complete overview of OSHA’s silica requirements for general industry and construction, including obligations related to training, medical surveillance, regulated areas, exposure assessments, personal protective equipment (PPE) and safety data sheets (SDSs). The guide also discusses some of the nuances of compliance, and even includes flowcharts to help employers determine the applicability of the silica rule to their operations.
VelocityEHS also offers an on-demand webinar that reviews the silica rule. The free session, titled “OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard: Countdown to Compliance,” is available online to help viewers better understand their obligations under the silica rule.
Looking for additional help complying with the requirements of the silica rule? Our MSDSonline Chemical Management solutions can help you track substances in your inventory containing silica so you can have a foundation for planning your exposure assessments, use of controls, and employee training.
Maintaining compliance with OSHA’s silica requirements depends on knowing whether you’re really doing the things you think you’re doing. Use our Audit & Inspection solution to build tailored checklists for operations producing to silica dust so you can ensure that required controls, signage and PPE are in place, or audit your entire silica program for overall effectiveness.
Seeing the big picture is the key to keeping all of your EHS activities related to silica running smoothly. Our Compliance Management solution provides a central location from which to manage your responsibilities under the rule and to document and track required information, giving your greater visibility of your compliance status. Automatic notification functions make it simple to remember when it’s time to train (or re-train), perform exposure assessments, check for medical surveillance thresholds, and more!
Contact us to find out more about the ways we can help you maintain compliance with the silica rule, improve your EHS management, and keep the workplace safe for your entire workforce.