Are You Ready? Preparing for OSHA Silica Dust Regulations

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Webinar On-Demand
Sponsored by Bosch Power Tools
Presented by Jim Bohn

Learning Objectives:

  1. Define a clear overview of what the new OSHA Silicon Dust Regulation means for safety and workers.
  2. List the needed resources to help construction management, safety and labor employees prepare for their specific compliance preparation.
  3. Discuss how this regulation affects both individual workers and the entire job site.
  4. Describe table 1 examples from the OSHA ruling, with specific tool system set up.


1 PDH*
This test is no longer available for credit

On June 23, 2016, OSHA issued a final rule to curb lung cancer, silicosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and kidney disease in America's workers by limiting their exposure to respirable crystalline silica. As of September 23, 2017, OSHA will begin to enforce the new ruling with employers to limit employee exposure to crystalline silica dust to 50 μg/m3 or lower, averaged over an 8-hour day.

During this webinar, we will cover:

  • What the OSHA regulation addresses and why it’s important
  • An overview of OSHA Regulation 1926.1153 and how to learn more
  • Resources to help you start to address compliance
  • Examples of OSHA table 1 application to help prepare
Photo of construction worker.

Jim Bohn Jim Bohn is responsible for assisting with the strategic direction for Bosch Power Tools, North America, in collaboration with the company's European counterparts for industrialized countries. Jim is a Foundation Board member and National Competition chair with SkillsUSA, and has had various patents awarded to him for power tool and IOT tracking concepts. He received his Bachelor of Science degrees in accounting and business administration in May 1984 from the University of Wisconsin – Platteville.

Bosch Logo Robert Bosch Tool Corporation is a manufacturing pioneer with more than a century’s worth of experience. The Bosch name has become synonymous with engineering excellence. Located throughout North America as part of the global power tools division, Bosch associates maintain a legacy of world-class design, manufacture and sale for power tools, rotary and oscillating tools, accessories and measuring tools. For more information, call toll-free 877-BOSCH-99 (877-267-2499) or visit


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Originally published in May 2017