OSHA's Silica in Construction: Fire Sprinkler Installations

OSHA's Silica in Construction: Fire Sprinkler Installations
This webinar will cover the recent changes to OSHA's Silica in Construction Standard with specific emphasis on concerns for fire sprinkler installation. Presented by Rob Agnew, CIH, Assistant Professor at Oklahoma State University. The presentation will include a basic overview of the hazards of respirable crystalline silica, basics of exposure controls, exposure monitoring, and the implementation of an exposure control plan.


Specific details on points of concern for sprinkler installation will be presented along with strategies for silica exposure control in multi-employer worksites. This webinar would benefit fire sprinkler contractors.

Upon completion of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  1. Navigate OSHA's Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) standard for construction
  2. Specify exposure control methods for RCS
  3. Identify responsibilities under the OSHA Multi-Employer Citation Policy

Continuing Education Credits: 0.20 CEUs and 2.0 CPDs.

  • This webinar does not offer CAL FIRE-approved CEUs.

Speaker: Robert J. Agnew, MS, CIH, CSP, REM

Rob Agnew is a graduate of the OSU Fire Protection & Safety Engineering Technology program and went on to earn a master's degree in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Oklahoma. He is currently a Doctoral Candidate in Environmental Science at OSU. Prior to returning to OSU, he was a senior manager in the defense sector. With 19 years in the Environmental, Health & Safety field, Mr. Agnew has extensive experience in implementing a broad spectrum of compliance programs in an international environment. His areas of specialization and interest include; health effects of fire retardants, arc flash, electromagnetic energy, silica in construction, vapor intrusion, mold, and emergency response. In the classroom Professor Agnew looks to bring practical wisdom to the students, combining that with innovative and interactive technology, and curiosity for learning.
4/1/2020 - 6/30/2020

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