Synergist Webinars

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

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

Today, the use of asbestos in various products has been largely eliminated in the U.S. and other Western countries. However, industrial hygienists understand that asbestos issues are here to stay because of the presence of amphibole asbestos in ore and soil, remaining asbestos-containing materials in building construction, and flourishing asbestos utilization in the developing world. During the last decade, new models have been developed to demonstrate the health effects of asbestos that have been largely underutilized in industrial hygiene practice to date.

This webinar will examine recent development in asbestos health risk assessment, evaluate new resources, and discuss how asbestos regulations and corporate practices should reflect the latest scientific knowledge.

Learning outcomes:

  • Recent developments in asbestos health risk assessment modeling
  • Comparison between U.S. EPA IRIS and other cancer risk models
  • Evaluation of fiber type models at near-background exposure levels
  • Application of asbestos risk knowledge in industrial hygiene practice
  • Uncertainties and limitations in asbestos risk assessment
  • Limitations of current asbestos occupational standards
  • International views on asbestos risks and regulations
  • Lessons from the history of the “miracle mineral” rise and fall

TUNE INTO THIS WEBINAR to hear the 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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