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Pilot of New Silica Class

Jenny Houlroyd (CIH/MSPH) from the Safety/Environmental Services at Georgia Tech will be conducting a free training and piloting a new class on Silica Exposure Training for the Cut Stone Industry.

Attendees will receive an instructor’s guide and flash drive with PPT and videos that were produced.

The following is the link to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/389658929347

Date and time

Wed, August 31, 2022

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Location

Centergy One

75 5th Street Northwest

Atlanta, GA 30308

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New Location for Monthly Meetings

 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm and are still held on the Second Monday of each month.

The meeting will be held in person and remotely.

  The location will be at the Centergy Center in the Hodges room at 75   5th Street NW, in Atlanta.

Regional Silica NEP Outreach Letter

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in general industry, maritime, and construction. The NEP will use a combination of outreach and targeted enforcement to ensure that employers provide a safe workplace for their employees. The NEP targets specific industries expected to have the highest numbers of workers exposed to silica, and focuses on enforcement of the new silica standards for general industry, maritime (29 CFR § 1910.1053) and construction (29 CFR § 1926.1153). These standards became effective in June 2016.

Construction employers were required to begin complying with their standard as of September 23, 2017, and general industry and maritime employers were required to begin complying with their standard as of June 23, 2018.

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OSHA – US Department of Labor – National Emphasis Program targeting Amputations

Amputations hazards continue to cause serious injuries and deaths every year. In an attempt to eliminate these catastrophic, yet preventable events, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revised its National Emphasis Program (NEP) targeting Amputations in Manufacturing Industries and will be increasing compliance assistance efforts and enforcement inspections.

OSHA’s enforcement history shows that employees are often injured when machinery or equipment is not properly guarded or when hazardous energy is not controlled during maintenance or servicing.

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2019 GA Chapter Facility Tour

This past Monday (9/9/19) our chapter participated in a Facility tour at Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta.

During the tour, we saw and discuss unique features of the stadium, as well as aspects of their environmental & sustainability program (including things like recycling, solar panels, their Platinum LEED rating, etc.). After the tour, Craig Dowdell, Assistant Director of Security spoke with us about their safety & security programs and how they handle both public & employee safety.  We had 39 chapter members attend.