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AGC Houston Silica Task Force Releases

Safety Training & Development Program Guide
BY KIM MASON, AGC HOUSTON DIRECTOR OF SAFETY
IT HAS TAKEN MORE THAN A YEAR TO
produce, but the AGC Houston Guide to the
OSHA Silica Standard is now complete and
available for any company faced with implementing a silica exposure control program.
Thanks to the dedication of a small
group of experienced members who've
been managing crystalline silica exposure
issues for years, the AGC Houston Silica Task
force was created. This group went to work

finding answers to the hard questions that
aren't specifically addressed in the silica
standard for construction. It is through their
exhaustive research that we now have this
tool available to share with the industry.
The Occupational Safety and Health
Administration's respirable crystalline silica standard for the construction industry
rule went into effect September 23, 2017.
AGC Houston Safety Committee members

studied the standard, which provides a
comprehensive and complex regulatory
scheme to protect construction workers
from exposure to respirable crystalline
silica containing dust. The scope of the
standard applies to all occupational exposures to respirable crystalline silica and
significantly lowers the permissible exposure limit (PEL) from 250 micrograms/m3 to
50 micrograms/m3. In addition to the new

On September 12 and 13, AGC Houston held two workshops on Silica in Construction: Implementing & Managing Your Program. Thanks to Kellie Vazquez, Holes, Inc.;
Susan Phillips, Tellepsen; and Grace Fox, TAS Commercial Concrete for leading the classes.

Special Thanks to the AGC Houston Silica Task Force:
Robert Brown, Camarata Masonry Systems, Ltd.
Terry Buza, Slack and Co. Contracting, Inc.
Grace Fox, TAS Commercial Concrete
Jesse Kulhanek, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.
Tommy Lee, W. S. Bellows Construction Corp.
Jay Marak, Cherry Companies
Susan Phillips, Tellepsen Builders
Kellie Vazquez, Holes Incorporated
Wendell Williams, Keystone Concrete
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On November 7, 2017, Debbie Dietrich, Industrial Hygienist with SKC, taught two full silica air
sampling classes instructing attendees on the use of pumps and sample result calculations.
Lisa Bell-Miller from SGS Galson provided information on submission of air samples to the
laboratory, pump rentals, and chain of custody requirements.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Cornerstone - Winter 2017

From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
AGC Houston 2018 Board of Directors
Get to Know Your Newest Board Members
Disaster Response: AGC Houston Announces $100,000 for Hurricanes Harvey & Maria Relief
Social Media in Employment Update
AGC Houston Silica Task Force Releases Safety Training & Development Program Guide
Past Events
Member News
Index of Advertisers/ Advertiser.com
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Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - From the Chairman of the Board, James Bryant
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Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - AGC Houston 2018 Board of Directors
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Get to Know Your Newest Board Members
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Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Disaster Response: AGC Houston Announces $100,000 for Hurricanes Harvey & Maria Relief
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Social Media in Employment Update
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Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - AGC Houston Silica Task Force Releases Safety Training & Development Program Guide
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Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Past Events
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Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Member News
Cornerstone - Winter 2017 - Index of Advertisers/ Advertiser.com
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