• December 5th – Silica Dust Compliance Lunch & Learn

    Presented by Cal/OSHA

    With Patrick Corcoran Cal/OSHA Senior Industrial Hygienist


    When: December 5th, 2017

    Where: San Diego Electrical Training Center-4675 Viewridge Avenue

    Lunch and Learn: Noon-2pm to include lunch.

    This seminar will also include Milwaukee Tool and Greenlee, providing a full range of dust extraction solutions.

    2 hour presentation to include Q&A. Noon-2pm

    This presentation covers the past and future of silica regulations in California’s construction industry. It begins with a review of Cal/OSHA’s past experience with silica in construction, followed by a summary of the new regulation, 8 CCR §1532.3. Occupational Exposures to Respirable Crystalline Silica.  We will talk about what the new standard requires of employers, control strategies, and expected roadblocks to compliance. An opportunity to ask questions and discuss particular tasks will be provided at the end.


    Presenter from Cal/OSHA

    Patrick Corcoran MPH, CIH is a senior industrial hygienist with Cal/OSHA’s Consultation Service.  Mr. Corcoran has 17 years’ experience with Cal/OSHA, including 5 years as Cal/OSHA’s Training Coordinator. As Training Coordinator, he was responsible for all aspects of training and professional development for Cal/OSHA’s compliance officers and consultants.  In that capacity, he taught in Cal/OSHA’s internal courses and webinars on Confined Space, Construction Health, and Respiratory Protection standards.  He spent more than 11 years in Cal/OSHA Enforcement where his duties included conducting investigations of accidents, complaints, and programmed visits involving construction employers.  He works as a part-time faculty member at California State University, Sacramento where he teaches courses in Occupational Health and Occupational Safety & Health Laws and Regulations. He is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Prior to his time at Cal/OSHA, he worked for UC Berkeley’s Office of Environment, Health & Safety.

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