208345 New Directions in Construction Research and Regulation

Tuesday, November 10, 2009: 3:10 PM

David O'Connor , Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor - OSHA, Washington, DC
Construction trades workers are employed in a large variety of occupations that are involved in all aspects of the construction industry. Unfortunately, some of these occupations provide opportunities for exposure to health hazards. For example crystalline silica exposure from jackhammering operations. A representative from OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance will be providing a brief summary and regulatory update of the construction-related health hazards published in the most current Federal Register.

Learning Objectives:
Construction health hazards- regulatory perspectives and update from Federal OSHA

Keywords: OSHA, Regulations

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I will be representing the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to discuss ongoing standards development activities.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.