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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: Please contact primary contact for technical difficulties (Idaho IT dept.) Alternate # 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 Health Update For Construction
Silica – Proposed Rule Portland Cement Noise Lead Cadmium Arsenic Carbon Monoxide – LEP Asbestos Isocyanates – LEP Heat Stress Citations for (b)(2) HazCom 3

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. 4

5 Portland Cement PPE required PEL 50 mppcf 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 Hearing protection is required.
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. EPA Criminal Division training.
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 (b)(2) CSHOs may cite employers for failure to conduct and adequate workplace hazard assessment under 29 CFR (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 HazCom 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 14 14 14

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

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 Accident Investigations
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


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 Training materials Websites

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

33 52 Toolbox Talks Posted on



36 ? Where can I find … 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?

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

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

49 Worker Safety and Health Enforcement Activities
June 2013 – August 2014 Enforcement Letters Wastren Advantage/Oak Ridge Breathing Air Loss Event Alliance for Sustainable Energy (NREL) Drum Rupture and Flash Event Savannah River Remediation, LLC Shoulder 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, Inc Excavator 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 Lessons Learned from Enforcement Activities
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

52 Regulatory Compliance Challenges
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)

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. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for more than half (54.2%) the construction worker deaths in 2012*, BLS reports. 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) Year TRC Rate DART Rate 2014 (Qtr 1) Source: Taken from the Computerized Accident/Incident Reporting System on

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