Understanding Agricultural Respiratory Hazards and Respirator Selection
This presentation takes a practical look at the exemption status, how it is defined and where it affects various segments of production agriculture. This program is designed for workers in production agriculture, worksite managers and supervisors, agricultural business owners and those involved in family farming or ranching.
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
- Identify OSHA standards specific to agriculture
- Identify General Industry OSHA standards that should be considered in agriculture
- Understand OSHA exemption
- Differentiate between federal OSHA, state OSHA, NIOSH, EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) and WPS (Worker Protection Standard)
- Locate resources to aid in OSHA standards compliance.
Shari Franklin Smith, M. Eng and BS, Chemical Engineering
3M, Lead Application Engineering Specialist for Food, Bev, Agriculture, Chemical & Construction Industry
Shari Franklin Smith, CIH, CSP has 20+ years of experience helping to keep workers healthy and safe. She has worked with protective clothing including high visibility safety apparel and protective coveralls, and 9+ years of experience managing an organization of safety and health professionals supporting 3M’s PPE products such as hearing and respiratory protection, protective clothing, and fall protection and 3M™ Scotchlite™ Reflective Material. She has been involved in human factors research in visibility protective clothing and hearing conservation. She was also a member of the ISEA High Visibility Committee responsible for creating the ISEA/ANSI 107 standard and is the Secretary-Elect of the AIHA Construction Committee. Shari is currently supporting construction, chemical manufacturing, and the food and beverage industry as a lead application engineering specialist in 3M Personal Safety Division. She has helped several companies implement hearing protection fit testing, hosted multiple health and safety symposiums for the chemical, food and construction industries, and spoken on emerging health and safety concerns such as COVID-19, diacetyl in coffee processing, manganese hazards in welding, concerns for workers in legal cannabis growing, and changing regulations such as silica and beryllium.
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