The 2016 OSHA Final Rule for Respirable Crystalline Silica: Countdown to Compliance

Earlier this year, OSHA enacted the largest, most sweeping changes to silica dust regulation since 1971. The new Final Rule for Respirable Crystalline Silica set in motion a series of deadlines by which different industries will be required to change how they monitor and control their employees’ exposure to silica dust.

Learn the history and goals of the rule, what is changed, and best practices for compliance.


Webinar Description:

This webinar is for employers looking to stay on top of the new Silica Rule. It reviews the basics of the rule, and explores what exactly different industries will need to do in order to be ready when enforcement begins. With some industries facing a compliance deadline as soon as June 23, 2017, now is the time to get and stay prepared!

  • Sources and hazards of respirable crystalline silica
  • Regulatory requirements of the new rule
  • Guidance and strategies for compliance
  • Best practices for protecting worker health & safety



About the Presenter: Greg Duncan

Before joining VelocityEHS in 2016, Greg spent 6 years working with the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and Alaska Department of Fish & Game (ADF&G) to study the ecology of commercial fisheries in the North Pacific and Bering Sea, and to monitor fishing industry compliance with environmental laws and occupational health and safety standards. Greg holds a B.S. in Biology, and a Masters of Environmental Law & Policy, and is dedicated to helping people and businesses be safer and more sustainable.