TRACK: Regulatory, Legal, Military, and Governmental OEM
Kathleen Fagan, MD, MPH, FACOEM, OSHA, Washington, DC
Robert Harrison, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco, CA
Paul J. Papanek, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Cal/OSHA, Long Beach, CA
The newly enacted OSHA silica standard takes effect in mid- 2017 and includes new requirements for employers who may be clients of occupational medicine providers, along with new requirements for medical surveillance. This session will outline the background information about the reason for the standard’s adoption, key elements of the standard, and controversies involved with surveillance exams of workers with findings consistent with various stages of silicosis, including TB screening, additional consults, and the longitudinal use of imaging studies. This session may be of particular interest to residents and recent graduates.