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September 04, 2024
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This webinar will provide a review of occupational safety and health regulatory and legislative changes during the past year and will forecast what is to come depending upon the outcome of the November 2024 elections. The webinar will help participants understand the key elements of several new OSHA and Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) mandatory standards that take effect in 2024 and beyond, to help better anticipate challenges, training requirements, and cost burdens associated with compliance. OSHA civil penalties increased to $161K per citation effective January 2024, and MSHA penalties are now a maximum of $324K, with personal penalties possible against “agents of management” of up to $88K … and MSHA is aggressively aiming enforcement at contractors of all types working at mine sites.

The new federal rules covered will include: OSHA’s 2024 Hazard Communication Standard final rule, OSHA’s “Walkaround Rights” final rule, OSHA’s changes to Electronic Recordkeeping Requirements and the related SST enforcement, and MSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica and Surface Mobile Equipment final rules (which apply to contractors as well), and forthcoming changes to Heat Stress Prevention regulations at the federal and state level. The latest semi-annual regulatory agenda will be reviewed to forecast the agencies’ future plans. The session will also review current OSHA enforcement programs, such as the National Emphasis Programs in effect, the Severe Violators Enforcement Program, and the “Instance by Instance” citation policy, which can result in millions of dollars in civil penalties. The speaker will also address FY 2024 appropriations for the US Department of Labor, and prospects for new OSHA reform legislation in 2025.

Webinar Objectives

Regulations are changing rapidly in 2024, impacting occupational safety and health programs and resulting in new costs and compliance challenges for employers nationwide. Additional developments at the state level create additional complications for multi-state employer’s and contractors. This session will provide OHS professionals and managers with the information they need to comply with the law, anticipate coming changes, and ensure that workers are protected against recognized hazards.

Webinar Agenda

  • Overview of OSHA/MSHA enforcement and regulatory authority
  • Review of current enforcement programs: SST, SVEP and IBI and emphasis on contractor/temporary worker safety
  • Review of OSHA’s newest rules: Hazard Communication Standard, Walkaround Rights, and federal/state changes to Heat Illness Prevention requirements
  • Review of MSHA’s newest rules impacting mine operators and contractors: Respirable Crystalline Silica and Surface Mobile Equipment.
  • Review of OSHA’s current dozen National Emphasis Programs
  • Explanation of pending semi-annual regulatory agenda
  • Conclusion

Webinar Highlights

  • OSHA’s Heat Illness rulemaking and associated National Emphasis Program
  • Changes to the Global Harmonization System adopted by OSHA in its April 2024 changes to the Hazard Communication Standard
  • Alteration of rights under OSHA’s Walkaround Rule, which allows union reps to participate in non-union worksite inspections
  • Emphasis programs on combustible dust, amputation prevention, and silica
  • Status of OSHA initiatives on workplace violence prevention
  • MSHA rule changes impacting contractors performing work at mines, quarries, and cement plants
  • Pending legislation impacting OSHA and MSHA, and forecast for future developments

Who Should Attend

Environment, safety and health professionals (EHS, OHS), Supervisors and Superintendents, Human Resources Professionals, Corporate EHS managers and risk assessment professionals.

 

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Adele L. Abrams

Adele L. Abrams, Esq., ASP, CMSP, is an attorney, safety professional and trainer who is president of the Law Office of Adele L. Abrams P.C., a national firm focusing on occupational safety, health and employment law. Adele represents employers in OSHA/MSHA litigation and also provides consultation, safety audits and training services. She is co-author of several books related to mining, construction, employment law, and occupational safety and health. She is a member of multiple state bars and federal courts, including the United States Supreme Court. In 2017, she received the NSC’s Distinguished Service to Safety Award. She is a multiple recipient of the ASSP’s Safety...

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