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    • 28 Sep 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Zoom
    Register

    Our speaker Jack Springston has over 30 years’ experience in industrial hygiene and occupational health. He’s been a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) since 1993, and is one of less than 50 active CIHs who also hold a sub-specialty certificate in Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ). He is the current Chair of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) Continuing Education Committee, and in 2012, he was made a distinguished Fellow of AIHA. Jack is currently the Industrial Hygiene Services Manager for ATC Group Services in New York City, Albany, and Long Island. Jack is also one of the primary authors/editors of the AIHA publication, Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems.

    An attendee selected at random will receive a free copy of Recognition, Evaluation and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems. The winner will be selected after the technical presentation and must be in virtual attendance to receive the publication.

    Zoom information will be located in the confirmation email. Please email potomacaihals@gmail.com for any questions or concerns.

    • 30 Sep 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Virtual

    Register for the event by clicking here.

    Several local EHS associations have partnered together to offer this timely train the trainer course. This course is designed for anyone who conducts business in the Commonwealth of Virginia (including truckers) to comply with the standard.

    Virginia was the first (and currently only) state to enact a permanent COVID-19 Safety Standard.  The permanent standard needed to be reviewed when the governor lifted the state of emergency. On July 29, 2021, the Department of Labor and Industry, Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) submitted proposed changes. On August 23, 2021 final comments on the final draft were due.  On August 26, 2021 the final Safety and Health Codes Board meeting took place.  At that time it is expected to finalize the standard.  After adoption, employers will have 30 days to comply with all aspects of the standard except training in which they will have 60 days after adoption.  This course is designed for EHS professionals who have employees who work full time, part time, or transit the Commonwealth of Virginia and how to comply with 16VAC25-220.  It will review the requirements, provide the science for understanding the pandemic, and provide trainer tools and content to meet the requirements of the standard.  This will be a virtual only training.

    Agenda Outline:

    1. Overview of infection control (including disinfection, disease transmission, specifics on SARS-CoV-2);
    2. Review of training requirements of the standard and sample training program and;
    3. Review of specifics of the standard including:
    • Hazard Assessments
    • Changes from the first version of the permanent standard
    • Key Definitions
    • Program Requirements
    • Understanding Return to Work Requirements
    • Infection control programs
    • Unanswered questions about the standard (unique to this program)
    • 19 Oct 2021
    • 20 Oct 2021
    • Virtual

    2021 Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit: 

    Preserving Our Heritage and Protecting Our Health 

    FREE Virtual Professional Development Seminar 

    The 6th Annual Seminar will again be hosted by the Washington Conservation Guildthe American Industrial Hygiene Association Potomac Section, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Lunder Conservation Center, National Collections Program, and Office of Safety, Health, and Environmental Management.

    Dates and Times:

    Tuesday, 19 October 2021 (1:00 – 5:00 pm ET)

    Wednesday, 20 October 2021 (1:00 – 5:00 pm ET)

    Participants will hear collaborative presentations by OEHS and Collection Care professionals, with the theme of Control of Health and Safety Hazards in Museums, Libraries, Historic Sites, and Conservation Treatment.

    Highlights include:

    ·       Panel on: Improving visual literacy skills to improve working safely.

    ·       Presentations on: Safe exhibit installation and visitor access; ergonomic challenges in conservation work; creating safe Covid-19 digitization practices for people and material culture; fire retardant coatings best suited to cultural heritage.

    ·       Collection Based Hazard Management studies: Comprehensive hazardous materials team policies, guidelines, and regulatory/licensed training; residual DDT, arsenic, other pesticides in archival/rare book collections; tin-mercury exposure assessment.

    ·       Virtual museum exhibits, including those related to worker health and safety.

    Please register at Safety & Cultural Heritage: Eventbrite by Oct 16, 2021.

    Instructions for entering the virtual platform will be provided closer to the Event.

    We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations that allow all participants to engage fully.  American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and live captioning will be provided for all main panels and presentations.  If you need accommodations for breakout sessions or other parts of the conference, please reach out to us at the email address below by October 10, 2021.

    Questions Welcomed! 

    SafetyCulturalHeritageSummit@si.edu

    • 11 Nov 2021


    • 25 Nov 2021


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