|Established in 1980||October 1998|
This year's symposium will include topics on Emergency Preparedness; Workplace Violence programs; and DHS Lead Certification requirements.
Please write in your lunch selection on the registration form. Your menu choices are: Linguini Primavera, Prime Rib, or Grilled Chicken Salad.
A continental breakfast and afternoon refreshments will be provided.
|Topics: ||Workplace Violence |
Dave Strictler, Cal-OSHA
Kathy Boyum, PhD, Clinical Director,
Sacramento Mental Health Treatment Center
Tony Semenza, Chevron
and DHS Lead Certification
Dan Scannel, Dept. of Health Services
|Date: ||Thursday, November 12|
|Time: ||8 AM - 4:30 PM|
|Cost: ||Registration Fee: $100 members $125 non-members|
morning session without lunch $60
morning session with lunch $75
|Place: ||Hungry Hunter |
450 Bercut Dr.
|RSVP: ||Phone to Audrey Eng (916) 654-5165|
or Print and FAX this for back to: (916) 653-8752
or e-mail your request by filling on-line form......
|ABIH CM points have been formally requested.|
Secretary's Notes ...
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING MINUTES
SEPTEMBER 24TH, 1998
Sylvia Briseno will no longer be doing the newsletter. THANK YOU, SYLVIA for volunteering your time to assist us over the past year. The newsletter will not be the same without your talent.
Since some of our members did not receive a complete copy of the newsletter last month, the board recommended that we start mailing it inside an envelope.
Ballots for the 1999 AIHA - SVS elections will be mailed out in October.
The proposed board members and committee chairpersons for the upcoming elections are:
PRESIDENT - Bill Collier
PAST PRESIDENT - Audrey Eng
TREASURER - Mark Cameron
SECRETARY - Amalia Neidhardt
NEWSLETTER COORDINATOR - Audrey Eng
COMMUNITY OUTREACH - Volunteer needed
H & S ORGANIZATIONAL LIAISON - Carol Barake
EMPLOYMENT DIRECTOR - Larry Bellani
CIHC - Steve Smith & Ed Klinenberg
MEMBERSHIP ENHANCEMENT - Maurice Oberg
BOARD MEMBER - Rick Beall
Our section's current balance is $3,134.75. Thanks to our section's generosity, the AIHA Scholarship Fund got a $1,000 contribution.
Keith Dinger, President of the Health Physics Society (HPS) approached the National AIHA section regarding HPS's desire to develop a stronger relationship with the local AIHA sections.
Highlights from the September Meeting
Our speakers were Bill Collier, CIH and Steve Smith, CIH. Bill and Steve reviewed the changes to the Federal OSHA regulations regarding respirators. Cal-OSHA's revisions have since been approved and are effective 11/23/1998. The Final Start-up date is 5/22/1999. The revised standards are available at the Cal-OSHA regulations search website: http://www.dir.ca.gov/samples/search/query.htm or through Barclays Law Publishing.
Discussion and a list of the sections changed can be found at the Cal-OSHA Standards Board website: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dir/OS&H/OSHSB/resp.html
The meeting was sponsored by Vallen Safety and 3-M, Angie Jacox.
Highlights from the October Meeting
Our speaker was Mark Cameron, CIH. Mark presented the new NIOSH Occupational Noise Exposure Guide, rev. June 1998, DHHS (NIOSH) pub. 98-126, which is available free of charge by calling NIOSH at 1-800-356-4674 or Fax: (513) 533-8573.
The 100+ page document is also accessible on the NIOSH website at : http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/98-126.html
The meeting was sponsored by Quest, Gerry Fleisher and SKC West, Ann Huff.
Mark Your Calendars!
Monty Herr, AIHA national board coordinator, discussed the AIHA name change to OHSEA (Occupational Health Safety and Environment Association) at our mini-symposium, October 8. Ballots will be mailed out later this year.
|Our National Board Coordinator is Monty Herr. |
You can reach Monty at Lawrence Livermore Labs:
PO Box 808
Livermore, CA 94551
- 1999 AIHC&E will be in Toronto. Canada June 5-11, 1999. Make your plans now. You will be able to earn up to 6.5 CM points. Check out their web page at: http://www.aiha.org/aihce99/info.html
The Sacramento Valley Section is online. Visit us at: http://www.AIHA1.org/Sections/SVS/
Save a Tree. Get your newsletter off the web or by email. The board has recommended that newsletters be sent by electronic means when available. If you have a new email address please forward that information to Rocky Rockswold.
Please contact Ed Klinenberg or Steve Smith if you need more information about CIHC.
Alternate CIHC Representative
Bill Collier will be stepping up as President of our local section next year; so we are seeking one more volunteer for an alternate CIHC representative. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to make a difference in our state legislation or someone who just wants to see how our dues are spent.
On September 18, 1998 the Board of the CIHC met in Costa Mesa to discuss the activities of the organization for the rest of 1998.
The minutes for this meeting will be on the CIHC web site by the end of next week. In addition, the effort to make California regulations (i.e. Title 8 and others) available from the CIHC site through links with other sites was successful. The links are currently available.
The CIHC checking account balance is $13,196.50. However, it does not include the proceeds of last fall's conference which netted approximately $7000.00.(not noted in minutes). The budget for the next year is approximately $14,000.
The dues or assessments from the CIHC will remain the same as last years'. For Sacramento, it is $20.00 per member or approximately $1200.00. We are the only local section that has paid the dues for the 1998 year.
Items of Interest
- The plan to create a Directory of CIH's and IH's is going forward.. Howard Spillman is working on developing costs and considering legal issues. Eventually, local section members will be polled on the issue of a voluntary directory that could be made available on the CIHC web. Attached is the initial draft of the letter that will be used. However, this letter underwent modifications in the committee meeting. This will be developed using the definition in B&P Code Section 11672 per SB 1034. Key Points:
- If you are eligible to take the ABIH exam or you are an industrial hygienist, ClHC would recognize those persons under the definition.
- The profession should have a means to identify these individuals.
- Practitioners would use CIH as means of recognition.
- Fees attached to this directly could reduce need for local section financial support. Costs will be structured with CIHC support and operational cost requirements taken into consideration.
- A letter will be issued detailing all of these issues by the end of October 1998 for distribution to members before the end of the year so the issue can be voted on.
- There will be efforts made to meet and educate state legislators on key committees to industrial hygiene concerns. In March of 1999 the CIHC and Sacramento Advocacy will sponsor a local section leader training in Sacramento. The purpose is to assist local section leaders to understand the political process and how to make it work to our advantage. This training will include a trip to the Capitol to visit legislators from the local section's area and pass out the education package. An education package has been developed and will be distributed to local sections or made available on CIHC web page. The material was provided at the board meeting and the Luncheon on August 13, 1998.
- CIHC has attempted to work with Frank Wente and Tim Fisher of the ASSE regarding 5155 Advisory Committee - having to do with providing input on regulations pertaining to chemicals exposures (i.e. PELs).
- Vickie Wells is writing a letter to OSHA in an attempt to get an exemption of the 40 hour training requirements under 29 CFR 1910.120 for CIHs
note all the relevant legislation can be accessed on the CIHC web site. Therefore, the bills will only be mentioned by number here. However, if one of the bills is of particular concern to you please contact either Bill Collier or Steve Smith.
AB 1208 - needle handling protection law passed House.
AB 1213 Home improvement contractors licensing - passed
AB 1957 - extended Cal-OSHA high hazard targeting program
SB 694 - Study Hepatitis C as it relates to health care delivery system
SB 828 - Extended Professional Engineers registration of state board (extends)
SB 1034 - Relating to trauma scene waste practitioners, incorporates a definition of industrial hygienist - Chaptered.
SB 1692 - Pilot program for distance learning for Emergency Services and Disaster Planning
AB 1670- Worker's compensation for fire fighters - failed.
SB 2112 - require insurers providing worker's compensation insurance to maintain or provide occupation safety and health loss control consultation - Hearing canceled by author
SJR 35 - Requires a study of Lyme disease
As 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
State Personnel Board
24 Hour Job Info 916-445-0538
Industrial Hygienist / McLaren Hart
Please contact Larry Belani for more information at 327-5849.
If you have a part-time position for a student assistant, contact Roman Worobel at Sac. State 278-5252.
ARTICLES FROM OUR MEMBERS
Articles submitted for this column are not edited by the Board. They are the personal opinions of the author.
You may submit an article or advertisement to Audrey Eng, editor.
I wanted all AIHA/SVS members to know that an Indoor Air quality Investigation Guide and Reference Manual is now available on the Internet. I developed an older version of this manual about 8 years ago, then updated it about 3 or 4 years ago. For the last year or so it has bothered me that this information was collecting dust in my files, so I did a quick edit on it this summer and decided to post it on my website: http://home.att.net/~martin.consulting
Indoor Air Quality Investigation Guide and Reference Manual
|by James Martin, CIH|
It is intended to be used by health and safety professionals, and is probably most useful for people with limited experience dealing with indoor environmental quality investigations. This manual may also be a useful reference for building managers and other facility operations personnel. Feel free to check it out, refer to it, or even print and download from it.
One organization has recently suggested that I publish this. Frankly, I believe it needs a lot of work and updating before it could be of publishable quality, so for now it is available as is. I intend to do a more extensive update to this document when time allows, so check back if you are interested. I welcome comments. James Martin.
1999 Graduate Fellowship Programs
The US Dept. of Energy sponsors graduate level scholarships in Applied Health Physics, Civilian Radioactvie Waste Management, Global Change Education, Industrial Hygiene, and Fusion Energy Sciences.
The Program includes a monthly stipend, tuition and fees (partial to full payment), practicum dislocation allowance, pratical hands-on research experience at DOE or other government facilities, and travel expenses.
Amalia Neidhardt, one of our own members, was a recipient of this graduate fellowship program.
For an application or more information you can contact:
Holiday Social 1998
3145 Folsom Blvd.
November 20, 1998
5:30 pm to ??
Cost: $20, plus $10 for one guest
Appetizers, cocktails, dinner, & dessert
- Have some fun!
Make your reservations by November 13 to Marti Stroup (916) 875-9154
Select one: chicken, london broil or lasagna marinara or meat.
Congratulations to Juli Smith, CIH
Deadline for article submission for our Next Newsletter: October 30, 1998
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