Silica Dust: Strategies for Compliance & Effective Control Plans

After several delays, OSHA’s new silica dust standard for building and construction became enforceable on September 23. During the first 30 days of enforcement, the agency will carefully evaluate good faith efforts taken to meet the standard. Learn how you can take the first step towards compliance.

This presentation will provide you with, 

  • Requirements for a respirable crystalline silica exposure control plan;
  • A review of OSHA’s Table 1;
  • Tools for dust mitigation and housekeeping; and
  • Q&A to discuss specific issues.


Date: Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Time: 2:30PM ET - 1:30PM CT - 11:30AM PT
Hosted by:
Abby Ferri, CSP, The Ferri Group LLC, President
Abby Ferri, CSP is the President of The Ferri Group LLC, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Health and Safety, is an OSHA Outreach Trainer for Construction, and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). She employs an intellectual, practical, and creative approach to the toughest health, safety, and environment challenges. In Ms. Ferri’s current role she is responsible for risk control, program development, training and regulatory compliance for construction, manufacturing, energy, beverage, hospitality, and retail clients throughout the United States and Canada. In addition to providing services for clients, Abby is an Adjunct Instructor in the Construction Management Program at Dunwoody College of Technology. Her previous experience included managing all aspects of corporate safety, health, and environment programs as Safety Director for a civil engineering contractor and managing risk control services for nationwide accounts as a Risk Control Consultant for large insurance carriers.
Mark Cunningham, Nilfisk Inc., Business Development Manager, Building & Construction
With more than 30 years’ experience in various facets of the building and construction industry, Mark is uniquely aware of the many hazards associated with job sites, industrial facilities, bridge and marine construction, and infrastructure. With Nilfisk, he is responsible for market strategy and product development specific to solving silica dust challenges in the building and construction, general industry, maritime and fracturing markets.
Steve Mitchell, Nilfisk Inc., Sales Training Manager
Steve is responsible for training internal and external Nilfisk associates on applications, regulations and products related to industrial cleaning and dust mitigation through the Americas. He has worked with hundreds of companies and helped them map their way to compliance. Nilfisk is a leading supplier of cleaning equipment globally.

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