Synergist Webinars

Synergist Webinars are free, hour-long presentations on topics of importance to industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety professionals.

Size-selective Sampling of Particulate Matter

Sponsored by SKC Inc.
On Demand Webinar
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Debbie Dietrich

Beginning in the 1980s, industrial hygiene professionals around the world began to reconsider how to define and measure particulate hazards. By the 1990s, ACGIH joined with ISO and the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) in describing particulates in terms of inhalable, thoracic, and respirable and defining new specifications for size-selective samplers. In an attempt to align with current aerosol science, U.S. OSHA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Respirable Crystalline Silica released in 2013 also specifies the performance of respirable dust samplers in terms of the ISO 7708 criteria.
 
During this webinar, Debbie Dietrich, CIH, will review basic scientific principles for size-selective sampling and the traditional approach used to define and measure particulates. ISO/CEN/ACGIH size-selective criteria will be examined along with samplers used for each particulate fraction.   Sampler operation and advantages/disadvantages of each device will be covered. 

Debbie provides information that ties the important parameters of particulate matter together with making informed decisions about samplers in this concise and cohesive overview of size-selective sampling for particulate matter.
 
Attend this webinar and learn:
  • terminology and traditional versus new definitions of particulate matter size characteristics
  • traditional and new measurement techniques
  • issues with measurement techniques and new technology to solve these issues
  • new sampling technology for precise size-selection and logistical advantages

Debbie Dietrich, CIH, is Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Corporate Industrial Hygienist at SKC Inc. She can be reached via e-mail.
 


Tips to Ensure Compliance with OSHA’s Alignment with GHS Chemical Classification and Labeling

Sponsored by BIOVIA
Date: Thursday, April 9, 2015
Time: 1-2 p.m. ET 
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Anne Sefried
1 Contact Hour

Due to a high level of interest in this topic, AIHA and Biovia are presenting a rebroadcast of the webinar "Tips to Ensure Compliance with OSHA's Alignment with GHS Chemical Classification and Labeling," which originally aired on Feb. 10. Following the rebroadcast, Anne Sefried of Biovia and Denese Deeds, CIH, of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants will hold a live question-and-answer session.

Facilities may have thousands of chemicals on site, many of which are hazardous materials. Which ones require compliance with the latest revisions in OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)? These revisions align with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Chemical Classification and Labeling, and require all hazardous chemicals on site that are covered by HCS to have an updated safety data sheet (SDS), and all chemicals received after June 1, 2015, to have the new GHS labels.

This webinar will discuss the new requirements, and will provide helpful tips for how to comply as well as how to ensure your hazardous chemical inventory management is safe and the data accurate.

BIOVIA’s Anne Sefried will discuss how technology enables both facility and EHS professionals to seamlessly integrate processes and workflows associated with hazardous chemical and SDS management to ensure conformance to OSHA/GHS regulatory requirements.

Attend this webinar and learn:

  • how changes to the HCS affect chemical inventory management
  • OSHA deadlines and expectations
  • labeling compliance and data management challenges
  • SDS management and reporting challenges
  • how to solve the compliance challenges with software
  • integrated hazardous material and SDS management approaches
  • key points regarding GHS
  • OSHA’s alignment with GHS

To ensure that their educational transcripts are updated properly, AIHA members should register for the webinar with the primary e-mail address they have on file with AIHA.
 


Tips to Ensure Compliance with OSHA’s Alignment with GHS Chemical Classification and Labeling

Sponsored by BIOVIA
Date: Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon ET 
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Anne Sefried
1 Contact Hour

Facilities may have thousands of chemicals on site, many of which are hazardous materials. Which ones require compliance with the latest revisions in OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)? These revisions align with the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) of Chemical Classification and Labeling, and require all hazardous chemicals on site that are covered by HCS to have an updated safety data sheet (SDS), and all chemicals received after June 1, 2015, to have the new GHS labels.

This webinar will discuss the new requirements, and will provide helpful tips for how to comply as well as how to ensure your hazardous chemical inventory management is safe and the data accurate.

To ensure that their educational transcripts are updated properly, AIHA members should register for the webinar with the primary e-mail address they have on file with AIHA.
 


Real World Solutions to SEG Management Challenges

Sponsored by Medgate
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 9, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon ET 
Cost: FREE
Presenters: Monica Melkonian and Joe Loro
1 Contact Hour

Properly defined exposure groups allow hygienists to characterize risk and ultimately keep employees out of harm. The challenge, however, is that SEGs need to be defined accurately—not too narrowly or broadly—and in a harmonized fashion across the organization.
 
During this webinar, Monica Melkonian, CIH, and Joe Loro, CIH, will discuss some of the common challenges clients face, including collecting critical historical data from disparate systems; dealing with changing processes; incorporating new scientific information regarding an agent or process; and handling mobile and contracted work forces.

Monica and Joe will share their SEG management best practices, drawing from experience of implementing industrial hygiene software in many different organizations. Such implementations often serve as a catalyst to help refine and harmonize risk assessment programs, including how exposure groups will be defined and managed.
 
Attend this webinar and learn:
  • the risks of poorly defined exposure groups
  • how AIHA recommends establishing exposure groups
  • the steps to achieve successful definition and management of SEGs
  • the importance of validating SEGs and establishing a reassessment program
To ensure that their educational transcripts are updated properly, AIHA members should register for the webinar with the primary e-mail address they have on file with AIHA.
 


How AkzoNobel Is Addressing Corporate Requirements for Lab Safety and Chemical Inventory Management

Sponsored by BIOVIA
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon ET 
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Jennifer Hergert, HSE Manager, RDI, Surface Chemistry, AkzoNobel​
1 Contact Hour

From cleaner houses to new roads, AkzoNobel is behind the development of many of today’s most significant safe and smart products. To do so, they keep more than 500 researchers busy on a wide variety of applications from polymers to surfactants. But accommodating such a variety comes with workflow and management challenges.

One particular challenge for AkzoNobel’s Surface Chemistry division was managing the 10,000+ chemical containers used for research. Their previous methodology was no longer sustainable and had been hampering the lab’s ability to manage the chemicals, address safety regulations, and contain the associated costs.

Presenter Jennifer Hergert will discuss AkzoNobel’s corporate requirements for lab safety and chemical inventory management, what those internal standards entail, the drivers for change, and how the Surface Chemistry division addressed the challenge.
To ensure that their educational transcripts are updated properly, AIHA members should register for the webinar with the primary e-mail address they have on file with AIHA.
 

How to Incorporate Regulatory Lists to Ensure Chemical Inventory Compliance

Sponsored by BIOVIA
Date: Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon ET 
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Anne Sefried
1 Contact Hour

As most EHS managers know, compliance with regulations—such as OSHA, GHS, EPA, CDC, DHS, DEA, CEPA, HMIS, and HCS to name just a few—requires you to have a detailed understanding of the materials being used in your facility. Many of those regulations also have Chemicals of Interest Lists with very specific requirements about managing and reporting those chemicals if and when a certain threshold limit is reached. Because each of these regulations has different criteria, most EHS professionals create internal Regulatory Lists to track the requirements and provide regulatory reports.

Presenter Anne Sefried  will discuss how to incorporate Regulatory Lists into your chemical inventory workflows, ensure that the information is accurate, and automate the creation of regulatory reports based on those lists.
To ensure that their educational transcripts are updated properly, AIHA members should register for the webinar with the primary e-mail address they have on file with AIHA.
 

From Chaos To Control: Aligning Chemical Inventory Workflows Throughout the Enterprise

Sponsored by Accelrys
Date: Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Time: 11 a.m. - Noon ET 
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Bryan Billings
1 Contact Hour

At first glance, chemical inventory management seems deceptively simple: you receive chemicals, store them, use them, and dispose the empty containers when you are done. Planning an enterprise-scale chemical inventory system reveals more complexities. There are many intricate inventory management processes to consider that involve optimizing inventory levels, logistics, replenishment, disposition and forecasting.
 
Presenter Bryan Billings discusses how to gain control of your chemical inventory, increase researcher efficiency, lower chemical costs and waste, and reduce risk in the organization.
To ensure that their educational transcripts are updated properly, AIHA members should register for the webinar with the primary e-mail address they have on file with AIHA.
 


The "Miracle Mineral": How New Models are Transforming Asbestos Risk Assessment

Date: Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Time: 1-2 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenters: Andrey Korchevskiy, Eric Rasmuson, and James Rasmuson

This webinar examines recent development in asbestos health risk assessment, evaluates new resources, and discusses how asbestos regulations and corporate practices should reflect the latest scientific knowledge.

Speakers discuss how to assess and mitigate asbestos risks depending on the mineral type and size of asbestos fibers, as well as other significant factors.

Bridging the Gap Between Lab Chemical Management and EHS Compliance

Sponsored by Accelrys

Date: April 23, 2014
Time: 2-3 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Anne Sefried

This webinar examines the obstacles organizations face ensuring chemical compliance and solutions for bridging the gap between the lab and EHS.
 Attendees will learn how to overcome challenges that prevent regulatory compliance, optimize the efficiency of chemical-related work processes, reduce hazardous materials management risk, manage and mitigate the amount of chemicals on-site, and ensure accurate regulatory reports.

 

Secrets to Ensuring Accurate and Compliant Chemical Inventory Reports

Sponsored by ChemSW

Date: Nov. 20, 2013
Time: 1-2 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Anne Sefried

This webinar examines the obstacles organizations face ensuring chemical management and reporting compliance, and discusses how different organizations have closed the gap to solve the compliance challenge.

 


Using DualSense Technology in Your Gas Detector: Why Two Are Safer than One

Sponsored by Industrial Scientific

Date: May 8, 2013
Time: 2-3 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Dave Wagner

There are many things in the world that are based on redundancy. The human body itself has two eyes, two ears, two lungs. In this webinar, we will show how DualSense Technology in your gas detector gives you sensor redundancy and will show you why two is clearly safer than one.

 


What Every EH&S Manager Needs to Know About ... Fire Code Compliance

Sponsored by ChemSW

Date: April 17, 2013
Time: 2-3 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenters: Jeff Tarter and Bryan Billings

Today’s organizations operate in a complex and challenging environment that must be carefully managed and monitored to assure safety at all levels. This assurance starts with the building design and carries on through hazardous materials management, from receipt to storage to disposal. Because the regulatory requirements surrounding these issues are constantly changing, it can be a challenge for EH&S professionals to stay on top of new requirements.

During this webinar, the presenters will discuss how to address fire and building code regulatory requirements and offer insights into ensuring compliance.

 


Risk Assessment's New Era


Date: Aug. 1, 2012
Time: 2-3 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenters: Fred Boelter, G. Scott Dotson, Andrew Maier, Alan Rossner, and Pamela Williams

Advances in science and technology are changing the way risk assessments are conducted. How will these changes affect your job? The authors of a four-part series published in The Synergist will be on hand to discuss research initiatives that are shaping the future of risk assessment in industrial hygiene.

Registration for this webinar is closed. For more information, contact The Synergist.


Improve the Safety of Your Workers by Training Them in First Aid, CPR and AED

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Presented by the American Heart Association
Date: Nov. 2, 2011
Time: 2-3 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenter: David Verucchi

Learn how to save your company time and money by training your workers online in first aid, CPR, AED use and bloodborne pathogens.  You’ll also learn how online can be as effective as classroom-based training and options for companies needing to train a small or large number of workers.

David Verucchi is an American Heart Association Instructor and instructs courses in his local and regional area.  David is also a business development manager for the AHA in which he helps companies and organizations implement first aid, CPR, AED and bloodborne pathogen training.

Registration for this webinar is closed. For more information, contact The Synergist.

 


What's Your Retirement Readiness?

Presented by Transamerica Retirement Management
Date: Sept. 27, 2011
Time: 2-3 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Bob Regenfuss, CRPC®

There is a difference between a retirement plan and having a plan for retirement. No financial jargon. No complicated formulas. This webinar is a no-nonsense approach to help people answer three of the most common questions about retirement: Can I afford to retire? If not now, when? If now, how? A perfect fit for individuals within a few years of retirement, it will walk participants through five critical areas - lifestyle, investments, health care, protection and income - all of which need consideration to build a plan for retirement. The webinar engages participants through graphs, questions and relevant in​formation to help improve understanding of the specific steps and decisions required for a successful retirement.

Registration for this webinar is closed. For more information, contact The Synergist.

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