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|Established in 1980||September 1998|
|Week 1 of October||Week 3 of October|
|Environmental Tobacco Smoke|
|Radon Awareness Week|
|Week 2 of October||Week 4 of October|
|Biologicals Awareness Week||Combustion Gases and Carbon|
For more information, check out http://www.montana.edu/wwwcxair/
On July 9, 1998 the Board of the CIHC and many local section presidents and president-elects met in San Francisco to discuss the activities of the organization for the rest of 1998.
The latest copy of minutes of this meeting that should be on the CIHC web site. In addition, there is an effort to make California regulations (i.e. Title 8 and others) available from the CIHC sites through linkage with other sites was successful. This is 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 dues or assessments from the CIHC will remain the same as last years'. For Sacramento, it is $20.00 or approximately $1200.00. We have not been billed locally for this as of this date in 1998. I did give Ann my fax number. As soon as I get the bill I will pay it.
Items of Interest
Legislative CornerNote all the relevant legislation can be accessed on the CI2HC web site. Therefore, the bills wili only be mention by number here. However, if one of the bills is of particular concern to you please contact either Bill Collier or Steve Smith. You can get the bills off the web site.
James R. Martin, CIH Martin Consulting 2225 Forsythia Way Martinez, California 94553 September 30, 1996
David M. Zalk Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory P.O. Box 808, Mailstop L-384 Livermore, California 94551
This paper describes the process that was necessary to reduce hardwood dust exposures in a carpenter shop to levels below the current American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV). Air monitoring included traditional personal sampling for "total dust" in accordance with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Method 0500. Achieving the ACGIH TLV of 1 mg/m3 for hardwood dust in a typical carpenter shop has been demonstrated to be possible but very difficult. The implemented shop improvements focused on engineering controls and work practice improvements. Reducing most personal wood dust exposures below 2 mg/m3 was accomplished relatively easily, however reducing the exposures below 1 mg/m3 was considerably more difficult and expensive. A preliminary quantitative comparison of available dust control equipment with hand-held power sanders was also performed. Sanding tool use guidelines were developed from these data to reduce airborne wood dust until engineering controls could be fully implemented. The key to further reducing airborne hardwood dust concentrations was to implement effective local exhaust control for portable tools, especially sanders. The results of this study support the use of the current ACGIH TLV for hardwood dust of 1 mg/m3 as a conservative guideline, and an occupational exposure limit of 2 mg/m3 including consideration of feasibility.
Martin, J.R. and Zalk, D. M.: Carpenter Shop Wood Dust Control - Practical Experience To Reduce Hardwood Dust Exposures Below the ACGIH TLV, Appl. Occup. Environ. Hyg. September 1997
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
State Personnel Board24 Hour Job Info 916-445-0538
As part of our recruiting process, the section has sent out official AIHA-SVS letters to welcome our latest members. Likewise, membership applications are being sent out to prospective members. If you would like to recommend or invite someone, please contact me.
Receipts for our Respiratory Protection Symposium (held in August) were mailed out August 15th. If you did not receive one, let me know. Thanks!
Our Annual Symposium has been rescheduled from September to Thursday, November 12. This will give us more time to prepare and to solicite attendance from other groups in our local area. We hope that this year's event will be a very successful fund raiser for our local section. The topics include: Workplace Violence (Cal OSHA), Lead Certification Guidelines (Dept. of Health Services), and possibly Emergency Response. We are still looking for speakers and volunteers to help make this event a success. Please contact a member of the board if you are interested in helping.
The Board is currently discussing the possibility of having a joint ASSE/AIHA Holiday Meeting in November or December.
Our term of office will go through April this year. This was in response to National's request that all local sections' term of office go from June - June to coincide with National. These changes will require us to modify our bylaws. If you are interested assisting with this effort please contact me.
We are currently recruiting nominees for next year's board. If you are interested in serving on the board or helping on a committee please contact Bill Collier, president elect. Ballots will be mailed in the month of October and should be returned before the Annual Holiday meeting in December.
My thanks to Ed Bartosh for designing and maintaining our website.
Congratulations to John Owen, IHIT on passing his exam.
|1998 Meeting Planner|
|Sept 24||Board Meeting |
|Oct 8||Section Meeting |
|Oct 16||CIHC Conference in LA |
|Oct 16 - 19||CIHC Seminar at Sea |
|Nov 12||SVS Annual Symposium |
|Dec 11||Holiday Meeting |
(AIHA & ASSE)
|Our National Board Coordinator is Monty Herr. |
You can reach Monty at Lawrence Livermore Labs:
PO Box 808
Livermore, CA 94551
Time: 1-4 PM
Speaker: Mark Cameron
Sponsor: SKC West and Quest Technologies
RSVP: No later than Monday, October 5
Symposium registration fee AIHA/ASSE members $15. Non-members $20.
ABIH CEU points have been formally requested.
SVS - AIHA Mini Symposium RSVP FAX Form Fax to Audrey Eng (916) 653-8752 Name: Company: Phone Number: Menu choice: Please select from the following: Spinach and Cheese Ravioli, Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce, or Fettuchini Alfredo. Please leave your name, company, phone number, and menu choice on voice mail (916) 654-5165 or Fax (916) 653-8752. or use our web form
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It was first posted on September 20, 1998.