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Interesting OSHA Health Cases - Facts From the Field, Part 2 (AIHce EXP 2021 OnDemand)

Course Description:
Recorded at AIHce EXP 2021

Each year OSHA's IHs perform thousands of health inspections and discover workplaces that have interesting exposures that should be shared with the OHS community. Part 2 will highlight two inspections: a) exposure to pesticides by law enforcement officers; and b) exposure to carbon monoxide by construction workers. 1) Illegal Marijuana Grows and the Exposure to Hazardous Waste in National Forests. The first presentation will review the results of exposures of law enforcement officers to restricted or banned pesticides at sites where illegal drugs were produced. These illegal drug sites can be established as hazardous waste sites. 2) Carbon Monoxide Exposure Reconstruction from Near Fatal Use of a Concrete Saw. The second presentation will discuss how OSHA calculated airborne exposure concentrations of CO from the employee's carboxyhemoglobin levels post exposure. The information from the presentation will inform the audience about how quick CO concentrations can build up creating an immediately dangerous to life and health (IDLH) atmosphere.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:

  • Explain the OSHA inspection process for federal employers.
  • Discuss how illegal drug locations can be hazardous waste sites under 29 CFR 1910.120
  • Recognize how fast an IDLH atmosphere of carbon monoxide can occur. 
  • Describe how OSHA determines CO concentrations from carboxyhemoglobin levels.
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Amber Rose, CIH
Ryan Wolschleger