Virtual Event - January 13-14

Creating a Facility Safety and Silica Program

Join the Natural Stone Institute and Stone World Magazine as we discuss creating a stone industry safety program. Day one will include a review of the risks that businesses and employees face every day working with natural stone, and successful tools to implement to reduce these risks in your facility and on jobsites. Day two will cover tools and resources available for training employees, creating an overall safety program, and becoming OSHA compliant. Leave this 2-day session with a better understanding of creating a safety program that addresses overall training, recordkeeping, noise and silica exposure, baseline testing, and a number of issues your employees will encounter.

Learning Objectives:

  • Review safety risks and situations common to most stone shops.
  • Learn about successful tools and strategies to make your workplace safer.
  • Discuss consulting options to help you identify risks and develop a plan.
  • Discuss requirements for record keeping, baseline testing options, and how these will protect your employees and company.
  • Review an inspection checklist that will help in case an OSHA Enforcement Inspector visits your facility.
  • Identify tools available to help employers ensure a safe work facility.

Day 1 Day 2

Hosted By

Arizona Tile

Date: January 13-14, 2021

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Registration Fee


for Installers & Fabricators



Stone Industry Education


Mark Meriaux, Natural Stone Institute
Industry Leaders participating in the Fabricator Breakout Groups


Target Audience

Business owners, marketing professionals, and other employees interested in growing their business, networking with suppliers, and/or learning "best practices" for running a successful fabrication business.



Day 1: Understanding The Daily Risks in Your Business:

11:00 am   Stone Summit Introduction/Speaker Introduction

11:05 am   Review of Learning Objectives

11:15 am   Top 10 OSHA Violations

11:35 am   Understanding Slab Handling Risk

11:50 am   Understanding Silica Risk

12:10 pm   Questions and Final Thoughts

12:25 pm  Closing and Introduction to Virtual Trade Show


Day 2: Creating and Implementing Successful Safety Plans:

11:00 am   Stone Summit Introduction/Speaker Introduction

11:05 am   Review of Learning Objectives

11:15 am   Creating a Silica Control Plan

11:35 am   Reviewing the OSHA Inspection Planning Checklist

11:50 am   OSHA Voluntary Inspection and SHARPS Program

12:10 pm   Questions and Final Thoughts

12:25 pm   Closing


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