OSHA’s New Heat Standard: How Employers Should Prepare Now
OSHA is still focused on developing it’s rule to protect workers from heat-related injuries and illness in both indoor and outdoor environments. This proposed standard will require certain employers to develop and implement a heat-related illness prevention program. OSHA is expected to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) this year. Employers need to understand which industries will be significantly impacted by this new standard, and how to start preparing now.
In this 60-minute program you'll learn practical strategies for developing or improving your current OSHA compliant heat-related injury and illness prevention program, plus guidelines to help you prepare for the upcoming standard.
Join us to discover:
- The scope of the proposed standard including key target geographic regions
- How employees are currently protected under the General Duty Clause
- Key components of the current OSHA heat-related National Enforcement Initiative
- The OSHA heat-related National Emphasis Program (NEP) development process
- Phases of the onset of heat-related illnesses & the heat acclimatization process
Heat-related Injury & Illness Protection Requirements & Standards
- What OSHA's proposed Heat Prevention Program means for your industry
- Current State Plan heat-related standards and their requirements
- Understanding OSHA’s formula for issuing penalties heat-related citations.
- OSHA Letters of Interpretation (LOI) related to working in hot environments
- Procedures for contesting and mitigating citations after an OSHA inspection.
Understanding Workplace Heat Related Injuries & Risks
- Identifying potential hazardous heat-related conditions in the workplace
- The three phases of heat-related illnesses and first aid measures for each
- Planning and responding to heat-related illness emergencies
- Recordkeeping requirement for heat-related injuries and illnesses
Keys to Protecting Your Workers from Heat-related Injuries
- Use of engineering & administrative controls and PPE to prevent heat-related illnesses
- Physiologic & exposure monitoring techniques to spot the onset of heat-related hazards
- Employee and contractors heat-related training and engagement requirements
- Existing standards related to the prevention of heat-related illnesses
Question & Answer Session – Have your specific question answered!
About the Speaker
Jack Fearing, CPEA, is the Managing Partner for Fearing International Group LLC and has more than 35 years of experience in occupational safety & health management, program auditing & consulting.
- He is a certified Health & Safety auditor, an OSHA-authorized 10/30 hour instructor, and a professional member of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). He was the NJASSP Safety Professional of the Year (SPY) in 2019.
- His experience includes EHS Director for a global defense contractor, an audit program director for multi-national manufacturing company and audit team leader for a leading multi-national pharmaceutical company.
- He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts (BS) and Boston University (M.Ed). He is retired US Army LTC, Senior Army Aviator and Aviation Safety Officer.
- Jack is an accomplished author and speaker and has been published in various American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) professional journals on numerous safety topics as well as featured articles in "CoatingsPro", "Today's Facility Manager" & "Facility Safety Management". He is also a frequent speaker and trainer for local, regional and national events.
In this compliance-based, 60-minute event employers will learn current and proposed rules that determine how employees are to be protect from heat-related injuries and illness, plus guidance on how to develop an effective and compliant prevention program for your organization.
If you'd like this program customized for your organization, call us at 1-800-964-6033. We're certain we can fulfill your training needs, while making it fit in your budget!
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For this one hour program you may claim 0.05 continuance of certification points (COC's) from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).
Please submit a request to obtain proof of your participation and a certificate of attendance will be emailed within 2-3 days.