Wednesday, 10:30-11:45 am
Wednesday, 10:30-11:45 am
Air Monitoring in HazMat Emergencies
This workshop is designed for employees who maintain and handle air monitoring equipment in their facility per OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 (HazWoper). It gives attendees a basic overview on air monitoring in hazmat emergencies. Attendees understand:
- The limitations of air monitors;
- The inspection of air monitors;
- Meter calibration methods such as fresh air, bump test, and span calibration;
- VOC's in relation to hazmat incidents and how to monitor for them; and
- How to establish IDLH and Permissible Exposure Limit environments /zones.
Electrical Shock Safety and Safe Contact Release
Matthew Braun, PE
While a different electrical hazard has received a greater amount of attention in the last decade, shock is the most common electrical hazard. Electric shock is a significant risk to a large range of professions including some professions that you may not expect. Topics to be discussed include PPE, limited approach boundary, restricted approach boundary, energized work permits, job briefings, safe work practices, lock out tag out, risk assessments and methods of safe contact release. While general electrical safety training is required every three (3) years (NFPA 70E 110.2(A)), “contact release” refresher training is an annual requirement (NFPA 70E 110.2(C)(1)) and this is a topic of focus. Qualified workers roles and responsibilities are discussed, particularly in regard to maintaining the safety of non-qualified workers. NFPA 70E and OSHA are referenced throughout the presentation.
Hazardous Materials in Renovation and Demolition
Douglas Peters, CIH, CSP
Workers may potentially be exposed to chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic hazards while on the job. These health hazards may cause sickness, illness, or even death. However, exposure to health hazards may not be limited to just the worker, but to his/her family as well. Unlike safety hazards, some health hazards can be brought home with a worker, thereby exposing the family to the potential for sickness, illness, or death. What hazardous materials can be found in construction? How do you handle hazardous materials such as asbestos, crystalline silica, lead, mercury, PCBs, and even mold during construction activities?
Up in Smoke: Legalized Marijuana's Impact on Safety
Barry Spurlock, JD, Esq., CSP
The legalization of marijuana has expanded at head-spinning rate over the last decade. Thirty-three (33) states, the District of Columbia, and other US territories have legalized medical marijuana, and at least twelve (12) have legalized recreational use. The issue has been hotly debated in Kentucky as of late, and lots of legislation has been before the Kentucky General Assembly. Whether for medicinal or recreational purposes, legalized marijuana use creates new concerns for safety and HR professionals. This workshop will address key issues surrounding how the legalization of marijuana affects employers. Determining impairment, the ADA, Kentucky’s disability discrimination laws, changes in Kentucky marijuana laws, Kentucky workers’ compensation, and drug/substance abuse testing are just some of the issues that will be addressed. Learn about employer rights, responsibilities, and strategies so that your organization doesn’t “go up in smoke” in light of the changing marijuana laws.