FY12 Fed Week Seminars: Number, Title, Description, and Intended Audience

Tuesday Morning: July 31, 2012: 8:30 am - 11:45 am

Seminar 1: Office Ergonomics (9225)

This seminar provides a broad overview of ergonomics principles with a focus on how these are applied to workstations in an office or administrative environment.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential ergonomic hazards to safety officers in your agency.

Seminar 2: Electrical (9203)

This seminar provides a broad overview of common electrical hazards found in the workplace and primary methods of preventing or controlling employee exposure.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential electrical hazards created by workplace exposures.

Seminar 3: Indoor Air Quality (9233)

This seminar provides a broad overview of indoor air quality issues. Focus is placed on the nature and causes of indoor air problems in office building environments.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential hazards to safety officers in your agency..

Tuesday Afternoon: July 31, 2012: 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Seminar 4: Bloodborne Pathogens (9235)

This seminar will cover the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard, with an emphasis on Federal Agency program guidance for compliance and best practice. Discussions and workshops are planned, with realistic examples of bloodborne hazards commonly encountered, program evaluation recommendations, and hazard control methods available.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential hazards to safety officers in your agency, workers in Federal Healthcare Facilities and members of committees involved in Accident Review, Injury/Illness Trending, and Sharps Handling and/or Medical Product Selection.

Note: Participants are encouraged to bring sample or draft Exposure Control Plans for peer review and discussion.

Seminar 5: Hazard Communication - Aligning with GHS (9056)

OSHA has completed a major revision to the Agency's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The revision aligns the standard with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). While the basic approach to hazard communication remains the same in the revised rule, details regarding hazards classification, what is required to be communicated on a label, and the information on a safety data sheet, have been revised. At the end of the seminar, trainees will have a working knowledge of the GHS and the corresponding HCS revisions, including the detailed hazard classification criteria, and specifications for labels and safety data sheets (SDS).

By the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key requirements in the GHS;
  • Explain revisions made to the HCS;
  • Discuss the enhanced benefits of the HCS resulting from the revisions;
  • Explain the detailed criteria for defining hazards covered under the HCS;
  • Explain new requirements for SDS; and
  • Describe changes in requirements for labeling hazardous chemicals.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential hazards to safety officers in your agency.

Seminar 6: Safety and Health Management Systems (9245)

This seminar provides an overview of the critical elements and the application of safety and health management systems (SHMS) to the workplace environment. This is based on OSHA Voluntary Guidelines published in the Federal Register in 1989.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for supporting or participating in the implementation and/or the assessment of SHMS effectiveness. HINT: Every Federal Employee in the workplace.

Wednesday Morning: August 1, 2012: 8:30 am - 11:45 am

Seminar 7: Hazard Communication - Aligning with GHS (9056, Same as Seminar 5, and 16)

OSHA has completed a major revision to the Agency's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The revision aligns the standard with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). While the basic approach to hazard communication remains the same in the revised rule, details regarding hazards classification, what is required to be communicated on a label, and the information on a safety data sheet, have been revised. At the end of the seminar, trainees will have a working knowledge of the GHS and the corresponding HCS revisions, including the detailed hazard classification criteria, and specifications for labels and safety data sheets (SDS).

By the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key requirements in the GHS;
  • Explain revisions made to the HCS;
  • Discuss the enhanced benefits of the HCS resulting from the revisions;
  • Explain the detailed criteria for defining hazards covered under the HCS;
  • Explain new requirements for SDS; and
  • Describe changes in requirements for labeling hazardous chemicals.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential hazards to safety officers in your agency.

Seminar 8: Office Ergonomics (9225)

This seminar provides a broad overview of ergonomics principles with a focus on how these are applied to workstations in an office or administrative environment.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential ergonomic hazards to safety officers in your agency.

Seminar 9: Hearing Conservation (9028)

This Seminar will cover the critical elements of a hearing conservation program with emphasis on compliance with 29 CFR 1910.95 Hearing Conservation Standard. Noise will be defined and there will be a review of the nature of sound. There will be a workshop on noise instrumentation and an overview of occupational noise controls.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for hearing conservation program in their agency.

Wednesday Afternoon: August 1, 2012: 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Seminar 10: Recordkeeping (9845)

This seminar provides a broad overview of OSHA's Recordkeeping requirements for work-related injuries and illnesses.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for recording or supervise the recording of work-related injuries and illnesses.

Seminar 11:Bloodborne Pathogens (9235, Same as Seminar 4)

This seminar will cover the OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens standard, with an emphasis on Federal Agency program guidance for compliance and best practice. Discussions and workshops are planned, with realistic examples of bloodborne hazards commonly encountered, program evaluation recommendations, and hazard control methods available. Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential hazards to safety officers in your agency, workers in Federal Healthcare Facilities and members of committees involved in Accident Review, Injury/Illness Trending, and Sharps Handling and/or Medical Product Selection.

Note: Participants are encouraged to bring sample or draft Exposure Control Plans for peer review and discussion..

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential hazards to safety officers in your agency.

Seminar 12: Electrical (9203, Same as Seminar 2)

This seminar provides a broad overview of common electrical hazards found in the workplace and primary methods of preventing or controlling employee exposure.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential electrical hazards created by workplace exposures.

Thursday Morning: August 2, 2012: 8:30 am - 11:45 am

Seminar 13: Safety and Health Management Systems (9245, Same as Seminar 6)

This seminar provides an overview of the critical elements and the application of safety and health management systems (SHMS) to the workplace environment. This is based on OSHA Voluntary Guidelines published in the Federal Register in 1989.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for supporting or participating in the implementation and/or the assessment of SHMS effectiveness. HINT: Every Federal Employee in the workplace.

Seminar 14: Workplace Violence (9046)

Presentation on workplace violence will focus on how OSHA addresses workplace violence in terms of enforcement efforts, which focuses on industries with a known risk of workplace violence. The seminar will provide an overview of the information needed in order to cite an employer for workplace violence. In addition, the seminar will cover types of preventive measures employers can take in order to reduce or eliminate the potential for workplace violence.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential electrical hazards created by workplace exposures.

Seminar 15: Hearing Conservation (9028, Same as Seminars 9)

This Seminar will cover the critical elements of a hearing conservation program with emphasis on compliance with 29 CFR 1910.95 Hearing Conservation Standard. Noise will be defined and there will be a review of the nature of sound. There will be a workshop on noise instrumentation and an overview of occupational noise controls.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for hearing conservation program in their agency.

Thursday Afternoon: August 2, 2012: 1:00 pm - 4:15 pm

Seminar 16: Hazard Communication - Aligning with GHS (9056, Same as Seminar 5 and 7)

OSHA has completed a major revision to the Agency's Hazard Communication Standard (HCS). The revision aligns the standard with the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). While the basic approach to hazard communication remains the same in the revised rule, details regarding hazards classification, what is required to be communicated on a label, and the information on a safety data sheet, have been revised. At the end of the seminar, trainees will have a working knowledge of the GHS and the corresponding HCS revisions, including the detailed hazard classification criteria, and specifications for labels and safety data sheets (SDS).

By the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify key requirements in the GHS;
  • Explain revisions made to the HCS;
  • Discuss the enhanced benefits of the HCS resulting from the revisions;
  • Explain the detailed criteria for defining hazards covered under the HCS;
  • Explain new requirements for SDS; and
  • Describe changes in requirements for labeling hazardous chemicals.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential hazards to safety officers in your agency.

Seminar 17: Indoor Air Quality (9233, Same as Seminar 3)

This seminar provides a broad overview of indoor air quality issues. Focus is placed on the nature and causes of indoor air problems in office building environments.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for reporting or referring potential hazards to safety officers in your agency.

Seminar 18: Recordkeeping (9845, Same as Seminar 10)

This seminar provides a broad overview of OSHA&##9;s Recordkeeping requirements for work-related injuries and illnesses.

Intended audience: Individuals who have occupational safety and health responsibilities for recording or supervise the recording of work-related injuries and illnesses.