Airborne Hazard Control Plan Policy


This Model Exposure Control Plan is based on the template developed by Enform, a leading  safety association for the upstream oil and gas industry, to address a particular contaminant, namely, silica.


OHS managers in all industries can adapt the template for other airborne contaminants in accordance with the specific OHS requirements of their jurisdiction, especially with regard to occupational exposure limits (OELs), i.e., the maximum amount of exposure to silica to which a worker may be exposed. Recognize that while regulatory OELs are based on an 8-hour adjusted OEL, this Model uses a conservative, err-on-the-side-of-safety  approach by incorporating OELs based on a 12-hour adjusted exposure. Result: The OELs in the Model may provide more protection than the OHS laws require.