Green or Not: Safety is the Law
Session II: Thursday, March 15, 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Concentration: Emerging Green Sectors
Green jobs are not always safe jobs, and many hazards associated with green jobs are not unique. They can be the typical workplace hazards — including fall, lockout/tagout and confined space hazards — or new challenges discovered as workers and managers confront new processes and new materials. Yet employers are required to protect workers from the workplace hazards and follow Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requirements, whether "green or not." This panel will discuss typical green job hazards in different industries and the OSHA requirements that apply. They will also discuss safety and health-training programs that can help workers and employers address these requirements.
Ted Outwater, Program Administrator, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Worker Education and Training Program
William Hatch, HAZWOPER Project Director, UCLA Labor Occupational Safety and Health Program
Jay Vicory, San Diego Area Director, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
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- Dude, Where’s My (Fuel-Efficient) Car?
- Building a Clean Economy Requires Strong Leaders and Perseverance
- Building Our Infrastructure
- How We Get From Dangerous Chemicals to Safer Chemicals in the Workplace
- Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood & Nancy Pelosi Address Good Jobs, Green Jobs