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|Established in 1980||August 1999|
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First Annual AIHA/ASSE
Thursday, September 23, 1999
|Next Newsletter Deadline: |
September 27, 1999
Please Welcome our new members:
James Martin and Audrey J. McLam
Please attend to the September 23, 1999 Symposium. It will be a great program. First, you'll hear from Ralph Lightstone of the Assembly Labor Committee on Assembly Bill 1127. AB 1127 has been the subject of a lot of discussion for industrial hygiene and safety professional from the past few months. CIHC has worked on this bill and has negotiated a lot of changes. However, we all still have some concerns about the bill. Every member should take a look at the latest version of the bill on the CIHC site listed below. A new version was posted earlier this week.
Other speakers will be George Anastas on radiation issues stemming from Chernobyl, Scott Ratigan on the updated Bloodborne Pathogen standard, Jeff Hicks on Indoor Air Quality and Risk Communication issues. Bill Collier will speak on Risk Management Plans - Communicating with the public (this covers recent changes in the law). A flyer on the meeting is attached at the end of this newsletter.
Employment opportunity letter
The AIHA-SVS is sending out a letter (already written) to every potential employer in the Sacramento area in late September so that when they look for safety and health professionals to employ they can use this newsletter for free advertising.
A number of our members suggested that we also provide a consultants list to these same employers. Therefore, AIHA-SVS is going to put together a list of consultants for those members who are consultants and do want to be listed. If you are a consultant and want to be on this list, please fax or e-mail me your name, relevant address and phone information and what services you provide or specialize in. We will develop the list and attach it to the letter mentioned above. Please FAX or e-mail your business information to me at 916-567-4242 or email@example.com.
We are planning to have a AIHA-SVS section outing on October 16, 1999 at a local manufacturing plant in lieu of the annual picnic. Details about this will come in the next news letter.
NOTES FROM THE JULY 1999 BOARD MEETING:
Distressingly, several of our members still have not paid their dues. If you have not paid, please do so. If you are not sure, contact Mark Cameron to verify that you are current. Note: a dues notice is available on our web page.
Our next board meeting will be held on Friday, September, 10, 1999 at the Olive Garden from 11:30 to 12:30 PM.
NEWSLETTER AND DIRECTORY:
In order to update our directory, and to ensure timely delivery of our newsletter, please notify Alan "Rocky" Rockswell about any address and e-mail changes.
If you are interested in advertising in our newsletter, or know someone who might be, contact Audrey Eng or Bill Collier.
|1999 Meeting Planner|
|September 23||Annual Symposium (1 cm pt) |
& Vendor's Event
|October 16||Field trip and luncheon at a local |
|November 8 - 10||CIHC Conference|
Check out their web page at: http://www.aiha.org/conf.html
|Our National Board Coordinator is Monty Herr. |
You can reach Monty at Lawrence Livermore Labs:
PO Box 808
Livermore, CA 94551
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
|Visit their web site at: http://www.sacadvocacy.com/cihc/cihc.html with the user name: cihc passcode: ***** [see your last printed newsletter for the passcode or contact (if you are a member) email@example.com]|
Please contact Ed Klinenberg or Steve Smith if you need more information about CIHC.
Ed Klinenberg, Ph.D., CIH
643-0311 ext. 342
Steve Smith, CIH
I attended the last CIHC meeting in San Diego on July 22nd. A majority of the meeting was spent reviewing legislation but there was also some other business I wanted to update you on.
Grassroots Legislative Outreach. To help our state legislators become aware of our profession and what our professional concerns are, a powerpoint presentation was developed entitled: What is an Industrial Hygienist? Each local section is expected to ask their membership to visit at least 6 Assembly members and Senators in their area. At that meeting, the members should introduce themselves, explain what an IH does and how issues like title protection are of importance. 6 spiral bound copies of 'What is an IH?' were provided to each local section so that they can be left with the legislators during the visits. If you have already met your legislator or would like to volunteer to attend such a meeting please call Bill Collier (567-4245).
Biannual report. A detailed accounting of CIHC's activities for the last two years was finalized and will be sent to local section presidents soon along with a survey questionnaire asking for feedback on CIHC's performance.
Legislation. A number of bills that could potentially impact our profession or relate to Industrial Hygiene were reviewed. In addition to the bills mentioned last month, CIHC is closely watching and considering taking a position on the following bills:
If you have any questions or need more detailed information on CIHC or the legislation being followed please contact your representatives: Steve Smith (322-3640) or Ed Klinenberg (643-0311). Thanks.
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
The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation DistrictEH&S Specialist - $51,314-$62,026/yr. + benefits; The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District, seeks an experienced EH&S Specialist to develop/implement occupational health, safety and environmental programs in accordance with federal, state and local regulations, industry standards and District policy. Requires a BS in Environmental Safety or related field, and a minimum of two years' full-time position related experience in the occupational health and safety field, including the planning/execution of safety program elements, accident investigation, and equipment inspection. For a complete position description & supplemental questionnaire, please call (415) 257-4526. Resumes with completed supplemental questionnaire may be addressed to D. Keyes - CONFIDENTIAL, HR Dept., Golden Gate Bridge, H&TD, 1011 Andersen Dr., San Rafael, CA 94901. Drug-Free/EOE. http://www.goldengate.org/ [8/18/99]
You may submit an article or advertisement to Audrey Eng, editor, at AEng@dmhhq.state.ca.us or fax (916) 653-5165.
A seminar on Indoor Air Quality and QNFT procedures under the new Respiratory Protection Standard is being sponsored by Brenton Safety, Inc. on Monday, October 12, 1999 at the Red Lion Inn in Sacramento, CA. The cost is $50.00/person. Please call 800-733-4333 for registration form or more information.
The Eagleson Institute sponsoring a Seminar on "Emergency Response to Bio-terrorism in San Francisco, CA on November 121-3, 1999 at the embassy Suites Hotel in South San Francisco. Call 207-490-1076 for more information or registration form. Also, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for complete information.
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