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|Established in 1980||October 2000|
|In this issue:||[President's Message] | [Board Meeting Summary] | [CIHC Report] | [AIHA News] | [OSHA Report] | [October Meeting Info] ||
Message from the PresidentI would first like to thank Morie Oberg for the wonderful tour he helped arrange for our section at Lawerence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL). It was a great success! For those who couldn't attend, we received excellent briefings on the Atmosheric Release Advisory Capability (they were instrumental in helping characterize the environmental and health risk from the 1998 Tracy tire fire), respiratory fit testing, occupational health training, and HEPA filter limitations. The LLNL staff was extremely knowledgeable and more than happy to answer questions. The lunch at Stoneridge Winery was also superb. For all those who attended, the concensus was clear. We need more of these types of events! Perhaps, your facility could be next. If you would like to volunteer, please contact me.
Thanks to all who answered my request for input to the AIHA policy priorities data call. Our section's top ten government and scientific affairs public policy issues were: Biological Monitoring, Ergonomics Standard, OSHA Reform, Health and Safety Program Standard, Indoor Air Quality Standard, Permissible Exposure Limits, Health Care Reform, Workers Compensation, Noise/Hearing, and Pollution Prevention. Additional issues mentioned included: Clean Air and Water Acts, Multiple Chemical Sensitivity, NAFTA, Professional Recognition, telecommuting, e-commerce, and contractor health and safety.
Finally, plan on being at our network meeting on Oct 26. This is a great chance to meet old and new friends, learn about your section, and pick up a tip or two. More information inside this newsletter. See you there!
From Our Last Board Meeting....The Board met on September 5, 2000. The following items were discussed:
If you are interested in seeing any of the bills CIHC is reviewing, please visit the CIHC website at:
A CIHC conference call was held on September 7. A key issue discussed was the ABIH decision adding the Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist (CAIH) designation, eliminating the IHIT designation, and reducing the testing requirements for the CIH from two days to one. Ed Bartosh discussed these issues in detail at our July 21 meeting.
The CIHC is concerned that while the changes may make good technical and marketing sense, the changes may create confusion among legislators and their staffs who have become accustomed to the terms CIH and IHIT. This, in turn, will make the job of advocating pro-industrial hygiene issues even harder. The CIHC is working with the ABIH to resolve this issue. More to come.
Additional information about this survey and other AIHA initiatives is available at their website: www.aiha.org.
|2000 Meeting Planner|
|October 26||Networking Luncheon |
|Dec 4-6||CIHC Conference|
|December 13||Holiday Luncheon |
Brenton Safety is hosting
CAREER OPPORTUNITIESAs a service to our members, we offer the opportunity to post employment announcements. Job ads will run for one month unless renewed.
Send your job announcements to:
Larry Bellani, CIH State of California 1304 O St. Rm 300 Sacramento. CA 95814 email: Larry.Bellani@dgs.ca.gov
State Personnel Board24 Hour Job Info 916-445-0538
or see our Job Listings Page
PAI Corporation - junior and senior industrial hygienistsPAI Corporation is currently seeking junior and senior industrial hygienists to assist its team of industrial hygienists at the NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View California. Our activities are in support of NASA's mission to space in the fields of Astrobiology, Information Technology, and Airframe/Reentry Body research. The incumbents may be assigned responsibilities in the areas of hearing conservation, indoor air quality, toxic gas management, respiratory protection, confined space, local exhaust system, blood borne, sanitation, fixed gas detectors, carcinogens, baseline industrial hygiene, laser safety, IH training assignments, and emergency response duties.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree in engineering, science, safety, environmental science, health or industrial hygiene or equivalent combination of training and experience; two to five years of health and safety experience; demonstrated knowledge and interpretation of EPA and OSHA regulations; ability to effectively communicate with others and keep accurate records; competent with computer applications including word processing, spreadsheet and database software.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in engineering, science, safety, environmental science, health, or industrial hygiene or equivalent combination of training and experience; demonstrated knowledge and interpretation of OSHA regulations. Certification by the ABIH.
This is a summary statement of the responsibilities and qualifications for this position. PAI Corporation offers an excellent starting salary and benefits package (i.e., 401(k) retirement, and medical/dental insurance.) For consideration, please send, fax, or email your resume and salary requirement, with cover letter to Bill Vermeere at MS/19-21 Moffett Field, CA 94035; fax (650) 604-2304; or firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.
Ceil McCloy PAI Team NASA Ames Research Center, M/S 19-21 Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000 Office: 650-604-6324 Fax: 650-604-2034 email@example.com [10/13/00]
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