OSHA is a Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador working to strengthen national preparedness for and resilience against extreme weather. Winter weather presents hazards including slippery roads/surfaces, strong winds and environmental cold. Employers must prevent illnesses, injuries, or fatalities, by controlling these hazards in workplaces impacted by winter weather. In this session, the speaker will cover topics including cold stress, winter preparedness, and winter weather hazards.
1. Understand OSHA requirements for construction professionals relating to cold weather safety.
2. Become familiar with environmental and workplace conditions that lead to cold weather safety injuries and illnesses.
3. Understand how construction professionals can comply with OSHA regulations.
4. Know which materials need additional protection during cold weather construction.
Presenter: Paul Mangiafico, CHST, OHST
Paul Mangiafico has been in the safety and health field for 27 years. He has been a Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) since 1995, and an Occupational Health and Safety Technologists (OHST) since 2007. Mangiafico has been with OSHA for over 22 years and has served as a Compliance Officer and as a manager in Region I and V. As the Compliance Assistance Specialist in the Hartford Area Office, Mangiafico provides compliance assistance to unions, associations, employers and employees on how to comply with the OSHA regulations and the measures necessary to prevent injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
Prior to joining OSHA, Mangiafico worked as a safety director, providing on-site safety and health inspections to general contractors working in the construction industry. Mangiafico also worked as an electrician.
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