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Silica Awareness

Millions of workers in both construction and general industry are exposed to respirable crystalline silica in their working environments and many are at levels that exceed safe exposure limits. OSHA has issued new standards for both general industry and construction to protect workers from this ever-increasing hazard. This class covers the requirements of the new standards and what we as employers and safety professionals need to know to achieve compliance and protect workers.
Length: Half day

Prerequisites: NONE

This course will be held at the Minnesota Safety Council Resource Center located at 474 Concordia Avenue in St. Paul. Take the Dale Street exit from I-94. Proceed east on south frontage road (Concordia Avenue) past the American Lung Association. Turn right into our lower level parking lot.

Holiday Inn St. Paul Downtown, 175 West 7th Street in St. Paul. Reservations can be made directly by calling 651-225-1515 or booking online, single or double occupancy. Please make reservations directly with the hotel and be sure to identify yourself as a participant in a Minnesota Safety Council training course to receive the preferred rate.

Cancellation Policy:
Pre-registration and payment are required. Hopefully you won't need to cancel, but if you do, please do so at least three business days prior to the course for a full refund. No refunds will be made after three business days prior to the course. This policy will be enforced, so please plan ahead if you need to cancel your attendance.

Oct 24, 2019
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Safety Council Lower Level West Classroom
Instructor: Ben Wood
Members: $170.00 / $155.00
Nonmembers: $195.00


Ben Wood, JD, MS, CSP    
Ben has been a safety and health professional since 1994, where he practiced in private industry until he began his service with MN OSHA as a Safety Investigator in 2010, providing enforcement and compliance services in both construction and general industry. Ben was subsequently promoted into MN OSHA Workplace Safety Consultation as a Safety Consultant Principal, and has provided training and outreach services for hundreds of establishments and worksites. Ben received a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin – Stout in Risk Control and a Juris Doctorate degree from William Mitchell College of Law, and currently serves as both an adjunct professor and a member of the Advisory Committee for the Risk Control Program at the University of Wisconsin – Stout. Ben and his family currently reside in Lakeville, MN.

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