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Established in 1980July 1998

Please join us for our ...

1999 Planning Meeting and Revised Respiratory Protection Standard
at Andiamo's 3145 Folsom Blvd.

Thursday, August 13, 11:30am - 2:30pm

Directions to Andiamo's:
From Business 80 take the N St. exit; turn right on Folsom Blvd.
Andiamo's will be on your left. Parking lots are available in the rear.

The price Is $20 for members with advance reservations, $25 at the door and non-members.

Please make your reservations by calling Bill Collier at 567-4245 or fax: 567-4242 or e-mail.

Hope to see you there!

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Congratulations to Mark Cameron on his promotion to Sr. IH at the Dept. of Justice.

Please welcome our new members:

Deadline for article submission for our Next Newsletter: August 14, 1998

Highlights from the June Meeting

Our speaker was Chief Legal Counsel for DOSH (Department of Occupational Safety and Health), Michael Mason. Mr. Mason covered the specifics of Multi-Employer Site Safety and the liabilities incurred when a contractor is working at your facility.

If you have questions regarding this topic please call the Cal-OSHA Consultation office.

Mark Your Calendars!

Annual Symposium

This years symposium will include topics on Emergency Preparedness; Workplace Violence programs; and Lead Regulation Updates and DHS Certification. Plans are being made now. If you are interested in helping out, please come to our next board meeting, Monday, August 10th at La Bou at l0th and O Streets.

We have already received some calls from interested presenters. If you would like speak or know someone who would like to speak at this year's symposium, please contact any one of the board members.

National News


New Website:

The Sacramento Valley Section is online. Visit us at: http://www.AIHA1.org/Sections/SVS/


Visit their web site at: http://www.sacadvocacy.com/cihc/cihc.html with the user name: cihc passcode: ***** [see your printed newsletter for the passcode or contact (if you are a member) ebartosh@bartosh.com]

This year's Representatives to CIHC are Bill Collier and Steve Smith. Please contact them if you need more information about CIHC.

Bill Collier, CIH, JD

Steve Smith, CIH

CIHC Representative

Since Bill Collier will be stepping up as President of our local section next year, we are seeking volunteers to fill one position with CIHC. 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.

Revised Respiratory Protection Standard

The changes to the respiratory protection standard proposed by Cal-OSHA are available from the CalOSHA Standards Board. (916) 322-3640. or at their web location: http://www.dir.ca.gov/dir/OS&H/OSHSB/resp.html

Blood-borne pathogens update

The latest CDC guidelines regarding Follow-up and Postexposure Prophylaxis came out May 15, 1998. To order this publication "Public Health Service Guidelines for the Management of Health Care Worker Exposure to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis" (MMWR 1998: 47. No. RR-7). call the Superintendent of Documents. US Government at (202) 512-1800 or contact CDC through their Web Site at http://www.cdc.gov/epo/mmwr/preview/rr4707.html


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
        email: lbellani@bpm.ca.gov

State Personnel Board

24 Hour Job Info 916-445-0538
website: http://www.spb.ca.gov/

Industrial Hygienist

California Industrial Hygiene Services. Inc. (CIH Services) has a full-time position available in their Napa, California offices for a CIH. The potential candidate must have the following qualifications:

Interested candidates can contact the following individuals for additional information:


Articles submitted for this column are not edited bv the Board. They are the personal opinions of the author.

You may submit an article or advertisement to Audrey Lee-Eng. President.

Stretching the Envelope

bv Alan "Rocky" Rockswold

For more information, contact Rocky Rockswold at rockyone@pacbell.net or (916) 643-0830 ext. 465

The State Government Affairs Organization (SGAO) Activity Report is intended to highlight activities from the SGAOs. If you would like additional information on any subject covered in this or past activity reports, please contaet the AIHA Government Affairs Staff. General information and AIHA positions on many ofthe issues discussed in the SGAO Activity Report may he found on the AIHA Home Page


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It was first posted on August 5, 1998.