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1 DOE Construction Safety Advisory Committee Meeting August 20, 2014 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM Central Standard Time Below is the information to call in and access the meeting: Web Log-In: Call-In Number: Embedded in GOTOMEETING under audio options Meeting ID: 454183312 Please contact 208-520-1531 primary contact for technical difficulties (Idaho IT dept.) Alternate 208-526-1000 4# 3# with any technical difficulties.  10:30-10:40 “Welcome and Introductions”-Craig Schumann, Chair  10:40-10:55 “OSHA Update/IH Issues in Construction Safety”- Mr. Brad Becker, Industrial Hygienist/OSHA Region 5/Enforcement Programs  10:55-11:10 “OSHA Training Institute”- Mr. Anthony Towey, Director, OSHA Training Institute  11:10-11:25 “The Center for Construction Research and Training”- Ms. Mary Watters, Director of Communications  11:25-11:40 “DOE Office of Enforcement Update”-Kevin Dressman, Director, Office of Worker Safety and Health Enforcement  11:40-12:00 “Closing Remarks/Comments”-Craig Schumann, Chair


3 3 Health Update For Construction Silica – Proposed Rule Portland Cement Noise Lead Cadmium Arsenic Carbon Monoxide – LEP Asbestos Isocyanates – LEP Heat Stress Citations for 1926.20(b)(2) HazCom

4 4 Silica Silica Proposed Rule – Public Comment is over Standard Finalized approximately 2016 – Proposed Action Level of 30 ug/m3 – Proposed PEL of 50 ug/m3 – The proposed standard will likely follow the same formats as other expanded standards.

5 Portland Cement Chemical Burn Neutralizing agent for burn Most employees have not been trained about the chemical burns PPE required – skin protection PEL 50 mppcf

6 Noise Noise in construction – No action level – PEL 90 dba. Hearing protection is required. Region 5 is considering a LEP for noise in construction Annual audiograms will be enforced for long term employees.

7 Lead NEP – Lead – Inspections are being initiated whenever an employee is potentially exposed to lead. – EPA and the Consumer Product Safety Commission does have safe limits for lead in materials. OSHA has no safe limit for lead for % lead found in materials. OSHA will not accept Objective or Historical data if it is not same or similar condition.

8 Cadmium and Arsenic Old paints have cadmium and arsenic These are expanded standards and employers need to determine if the coated structures they are working on have these chemical. Competent person must determine if it is present. – Bulk sampling – Wipe sampling

9 Carbon Monoxide Illinois and Wisconsin have an LEP on Carbon Monoxide. Keep all generators outside of the building and out of confined areas. Area monitoring not accepted personal monitoring required.

10 Asbestos Cross training with EPA. – Identifying Health and Safety violations during EPA investigations EPA Criminal Division training. In buildings built prior to the 1980’s must be considered PACM

11 Isocyanates Isocyanates – NEP – Industries mostly affected are Painting and Wall covering contractors Drywall and Insulation Contractors Flooring Contractors Glass and Glazing Contractors – Employer needs to conduct a medical evaluation of employees prior to working with chemicals containing Isocyanates

12 Heat Stress Several fatalities last year. – Water Rest Shade – Acclimatization – Alternative work schedules – Heat prevention program – Training and Competent Person. 5a1 violations have been issued. Administrative Law Judge decision pending.

13 Citations for 1926.20(b)(2) CSHOs may cite employers for failure to conduct and adequate workplace hazard assessment under 29 CFR 1926.20(b)(2). The OSHRC has upheld a violation of this standard, when an employer has failed to conduct air sampling as part of competent persons inspection.

14 Employee Information and Training Although this paragraph remains essentially the same, updates include – Training to include label elements and new safety data sheet format - by December 1, 2013 – Training to reflect any new hazards identified in the workplace - by June 1, 2016 HazCom

15 OSHA Training Institute Anthony Towey, Jr. Director, Office of Health Training OSHA Training Institute 2020 South Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights, IL 60056 847-297-580

16 What does the OSHA Training Institute have to Offer? State of the art training for Compliance Safety and Health Officers – you too Free 1-4 Course Offering a Year

17 Construction Courses Fall Protection Scaffolding Trenching & Excavation Cranes Concrete Welding Accident Investigations Maritime Electrical Safety Demolition General Construction Safety and Health

18 OSHA Website

19 Finding Training Opportunities

20 OSHA Training Institute

21 How do I register? Call: 847-297-4810 Ask for Registration

22 DOE CSAC Meeting/Webinar – August 20, 2014 An Introduction to CPWR – Our Work & Our Training Resources Mary Watters CPWR Director of Communications



25 BTMed Building Trades Medical Screening Program For workers once employed on DOE sites

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27 BTMed – 28,000 medical screening in 17 yrs Some of the 21,000 workers screened

28 OSHA 500-level Environmental Hazards Disaster Response



31 Resources Websites Training materials

32 Toolbox Talks Hazard Alert Cards 2-3 min safety videos Data Briefs The Construction Chart Book … and many more … You can find …

33 52 Toolbox Talks Posted on



36 Number of fatal falls? Hearing status? Lung diseases: white collar vs blue collar? Road construction deaths: leading cause? Number of fatal, non-fatal injuries, by occupation? Where can I find … ?

37 Products from CPWR Research

38 Occupations with highest exposure:



41 New 2-3 min. animated videos based on NIOSH FACE Reports

42 Download videos See Don’t Fall For It!

43 Join our mailing list One-topic monthly enews

44 Products from CPWR Research

45 Many CPWR resources to explore … Email: Please respond if interested to poster request – ask others, too Email to receive Hazard Alert cards: Thanks for listening!

46 Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Program Update Kevin Dressman Director, Office of Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Office of Enforcement August 20, 2014

47 Office of Resources, Communications and Congressional Affairs Office of Resources, Communications and Congressional Affairs Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments (IEA) Office of Independent Enterprise Assessments Glenn S. Podonsky, Director William A. Eckroade, Deputy Director Lesley A. Gasperow, Deputy Director for Corporate Functions Office of Enforcement Office of Cyber Assessments Office of Security Assessments Office of Cyber and Security Assessments Office of Environment, Safety and Health Assessments Office of Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Office of Nuclear Safety Enforcement Office of Security Enforcement Office of Emergency Management Assessments Office of Nuclear Safety and Environmental Assessments Office of Worker Safety and Health Assessments Office of Outreach and Analysis National Training Center Office of Risk Analysis and Program Evaluation Office of Risk Analysis and Program Evaluation Steven C. Simonson Director John S. Boulden, III Director Thomas R. Staker Director Mari-Josette N. Campagnone Director Karen L. Boardman Director EA-1 EA-1.1 EA-1.2 EA-10EA-20 EA-11 EA-12 EA-13 EA-21 EA-22 EA-30 EA-31 EA-32 EA-33 EA-40 EA-50

48 Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Activities June 2013 – August 2014 Notices of Violation Brookhaven Science Associates, LLCWorker fall/severe injury Battelle Energy Alliance, LLCMolten salt burn Fluor-B&W Portsmouth, LLCCrane tip-over event

49 Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Activities June 2013 – August 2014 Enforcement Letters Wastren Advantage/Oak RidgeBreathing Air Loss Event Alliance for Sustainable Energy (NREL)Drum Rupture and Flash Event Savannah River Remediation, LLCShoulder Injury B&W Pantex, LLC Management of highly hazardous materials NNSA Roof Asset Management Program Contractors Subcontractor oversight and implementation of Part 851 requirements LVI Services, IncExcavator power line strike Wise Services, Inc.Track hoe fiber optics line strike

50 Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Activities Current Investigations Lithium Fire/Explosion Acid Burn Laser Safety Program Events Chlorine Exposure Lithium Hydride Exposure Firearm Discharge Electrical Shock Battery Fire and Detonator Hand Injury Underground Truck Fire and Radiological Release Beryllium Program Asbestos Program Material Handling and Ergonomics

51  Ensure work is performed within the defined scope  Clarify to workers the hazards and controls associated with their assigned tasks – don’t rely exclusively on skill-of-the- craft  Engage Subject Matter Experts in work planning and control  Incorporate NFPA 70E when planning electrical work  Communicate DOE regulatory expectations to subcontractors  Use assessments to identify noncompliances before they result in events and worker injury/illness Lessons Learned from Enforcement Activities

52  Procedures incorporated into WSHP (851.10(a)(2)(ii))  Hierarchy of controls (851.22(b))  Fall protection (1910 and 1926)  Thermal stress (ACGIH)  Ergonomic hazards (ACGIH)  Electrical safety practices (NFPA 70E)  Exposure assessments and industrial hygiene program (851 Appendix A.6) Regulatory Compliance Challenges

53 Questions?

54 Construction's "Fatal Four“ Out of 4,175* worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2012, 806 or 19.3% were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between.4,175 These "Fatal Four" were responsible for more than half (54.2%) the construction worker deaths in 2012*, BLS worker deaths in 2012 Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 437 workers' lives in America every year. Falls – 279 out of 806 total deaths in construction in CY 2012 (34.6%) Struck by Object – 79 (9.8%) Electrocutions – 66 (8.1%) Caught-in/between – 13 (1.6%)

55 Source: BLS

56 Occupational Injury and Illness Incidence Rates for DOE Construction Operations, 2009 through 2014 (Qtr 1) YearTRC RateDART Rate 20091.50.6 20101.40.6 20111.30.4 20121.00.4 20131.10.4 2014 (Qtr 1)1.20.4 Source: Taken from the Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System on 8-14-14.

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