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Please RSVP to Joe DiBitetto by the close of business Tuesday, November 15th

GVRAHE would like to thank AAC Contracting Inc. for sponsoring this month’s lunch and meeting.

Presenter: –Peter DeLucia is in his 30th year as an employee of AAC Contracting, Inc. and is the Director of Safety. Peter is a New York State (NYS) Certified Asbestos Supervisor and Project Designer, an authorized OSHA outreach instructor for construction, and is certified by the Practicing Institute of Engineering (PIE) to teach Requirements & Changes in the NYS Code Rule 56 for continuing education credits. Peter has provided training for the Associated General Contractors of New York State (AGC of NYS) on both Asbestos and Lead and has authored several articles for their newsletter. He has presented at multiple conferences to include the Environmental Information Association’s (EIA) annual national conference, the Professional Abatement Contractors of New York (PACNY) annual conference, the Associated General Contractors of NYS Annual Tech Conference, and at the Associated General Contractors National Contractors Environmental Conference.  Peter, along with Kevin Cannan, served as the primary author of Chapter 5 Abatement Methods: Characteristics and Recommended Work practices for the EIA’s long awaited revision of the EPA’s “Purple Book”, Guidance for Controlling Asbestos-Containing Materials in Buildings. Additionally, Peter serves on the statewide AGC of NYS Safety Committee, is on the national AGC’s Environmental Forum Steering Committee, an EIA board member, and he is a member of ASTM and on the D22 Committee for Air Quality. As the Safety Manager, Peter helped pioneer the ideas of Behavioral and People Based safety concepts at AAC to establish them as an industry leader in safety and compliance.

Topic: OSHA’s New Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction

Summary:  OSHA’s Respirable Crystalline Silica Standard for Construction was effective as of June 23, 2016. The construction industry has until June 23, 2017 to comply with the provisions of this new standard. Silica is a component of sand, stone, rock, concrete, brick, block, and mortar and therefore materials containing silica are found in a wide variety of workplaces. This session will address the many questions regarding this standard and how and when it applies.