Synergist Webinars

Synergist Webinars are presentations by sponsoring companies on topics of importance to industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety professionals.

Neither AIHA nor The Synergist endorses, supports, or verifies the webinars’ contents or expressed opinions.

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

Product Compliance: Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Worldwide

Sponsored by Chemwatch
Date: Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon ET
Cost: FREE
Presenters: Claude Neri and Jerome Marinkovic
1 Contact Hour

GHS is here to stay. The goal of the system is to globally “harmonize” the classification and labeling of chemicals; however, a side effect of GHS is the need for increased compliance for organizations, regardless of location, size, or markets. This free Synergist webinar, sponsored by Chemwatch, will focus on solutions to common challenges in complying with local and global GHS regulations, including variations in label format, content, building blocks, and concentration limits.

 

Threshold Reporting and Quantity Management

Sponsored by SiteHawk
Date: Sept. 14, 2016
Time: 2-3 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenters: Abhishek Roy and Joe Bosnak
1 Contact Hour

Threshold reporting demands the evaluation of chemical data by material, area, and quantity—the what, where, and how much of potentially hazardous chemicals. Understanding regulations, hazardous materials, and associated data is necessary for effective regulatory reporting, and many data management systems map qualifying chemicals and areas. However, companies must find the right tool for the right job to drive compliant, accurate reporting procedures. Whether quantity data is pulled annually, monthly, or on demand, this webinar, sponsored by SiteHawk, will explore common challenges to threshold reporting and the technology behind quantity management solutions.

Presenters will cover the requirements of common threshold reports, challenges to inventory management systems, technology behind cloud-based quantity management solutions, and typical methods of accessing quantity data. 

 

Chemical Approval as a Best Practice

Sponsored by SiteHawk
Date: June 15, 2016
Time: 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenters: David Williams and Joe Bosnak
1 Contact Hour

Efficient chemical approval procedures are essential to any productive workplace. Introducing new materials without proper preparation and review can alter processes, break compliance, and endanger lives. The first step in implementing best practices concerning the introduction of new chemicals in a workplace is to gather the data necessary to understand how to meet a company's structural needs and workflow for chemical approval. SiteHawk guides an exploration through the chemical approval process, defining what workplaces need to know as they introduce new materials. 

 

Chemical Management: A Multifunctional Approach for Delivering a Robust Chemical Management Program

Sponsored by BIOVIA
Date: April 21, 2016
Time: 1:30-2:30 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Tom Lillie
1 Contact Hour

Knowledge of materials is the lifeblood of a product development organization. Material data is needed for employee and customer safety, environmental monitoring and disposal, material and formula development, product registration, and quality. However, responsibilities for managing materials often reside with multiple entities within an organization; typically, these entities do not take advantage of the synergies between their needs. This presentation examines the effectiveness of a multidisciplinary approach in achieving a cost-effective and sustainable chemical management program.

 

Measurement of the Potential Exposure to Isocyanates Monomers and Oligomers during Spray Painting

Sponsored by Supelco
Date: Dec. 15, 2015
Time: 10-11 a.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Gary Oishi
1 Contact Hour

The monitoring of isocyanates in the workplace environment is important because these reactive compounds are capable of inducing respiratory disorders such as "occupational asthma." Airborne monomer and oligomer isocyanates can occur together in product formulations such as automotive clear coat finishes. Analyzing the monomer and oligomer isocyanates in a single method provides the most efficient solution for determining the concentrations present during potential exposures.

 

The NFPA 350 Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work

Sponsored by NFPA
Date: Dec. 10, 2015
Time: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Nancy Pearce
1 Contact Hour

This webinar provides an overview of NFPA 350, Guide for Safe Confined Space Entry and Work, with a focus on the key elements that can help attendees improve their confined space entry programs. Released in November, NFPA 350 simplifies confined space terminology, fills in gaps, and provides supplemental information on how to comply with existing confined space regulations and standards. The webinar is presented by Nancy Pearce, CIH, senior fire protection engineer at NFPA and vice chair of AIHA’s Confined Spaces Committee.

 

Choosing the Right Adsorbent for Your Thermal Desorption Gas Chromatography Applications

Sponsored by Supelco
Date: Nov. 11, 2015
Time: 2-3 p.m. ET
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Jamie Brown
1 Contact Hour

This webinar provides an overview of adsorbents that are suitable for thermal desorption (TD) and discusses the factors that individuals need to consider when selecting an adsorbent. The presentation provides details about adsorbent mesh sizes, surface area, and temperature limits; and how these parameters influence the sample collection process. Presenter Jamie Brown, an R&D scientist with the Supelco division of Sigma-Aldrich, also covers the use of single and multi-bed tubes, as well as recommendations for sample volumes and sampling flow rates to assist in method development.

 

Integrating Chemical Management with Chemical Approvals Workflow

Sponsored by Chemwatch
Date: Sept. 30, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon ET
Cost: FREE
Presenters: Claude Neri and Jerome Marinkovic
1 Contact Hour

In this webinar, the presenters discuss an integrated approach to chemical approvals, bringing together environmental, health and safety review; regulatory, supply chain and product life-cycle management; and organizational structure, business processes and procedures.

 

Headlines in Hygiene Air Sampling

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

If your industrial hygiene work covers a broad spectrum of specialty areas, it is indeed difficult to stay on the cutting edge of each focus area. SKC invites you to make a small investment of your time to learn some of the headlines in hygiene air sampling in 2015. This webinar covers current issues with sampling criteria, media, and methods for high profile compounds including silica, manganese, and inorganic acids.  

Debbie Dietrich, CIH, is Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Corporate Industrial Hygienist at SKC Inc. She can be reached via e-mail.
To inquire about obtaining confirmation of your attendance, please contact SKC's
Michelle Filby.
 
More information about the NIOSH methods referenced in this presentation is available on the NIOSH website: NIOSH 7906; NIOSH 7908.

Risk Assessment: It's Not the Hazard, It's the Risk

Sponsored by Chemwatch
Date: July 29, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon ET
Cost: FREE
Presenters: Claude Neri and Jerome Marinkovic
1 Contact Hour

This webinar covers a range of topics dealing with risk assessment and risk analysis. Presented by Chemwatch's Jerome Marinkovic, Director of Product Research & Development, and Claude Neri, Head of Compliance and Research Department, the webinar addresses subjects such as control banding, classification criteria, mitigating risk, innovation, and various risk assessment reports.

 

A New Concept in SDS & Label Creation

Sponsored by Chemwatch
Date: May 20, 2015
Time: 11 a.m.-Noon ET
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Claude Neri
1 Contact Hour

This free webinar outlines and discusses various issues in complying with GHS at home and in the global arena. These include the variations in SDS format and content required, and the differences in classifications, concentration limits, and building blocks. The webinar also discusses some ways to take the complexity out of complying with GHS SDS and labeling and its accompanying requirements, and describes how to convert and translate existing product MSDSs into compliant GHS SDSs and labels.

 

Size-selective Sampling of Particulate Matter

Sponsored by SKC Inc.
On Demand Webinar
Cost: FREE
Presenter: Debbie Dietrich
 
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; and 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 email.
To inquire about obtaining confirmation of your attendance, please contact SKC's Michelle Filby.
 

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

Sponsored by BIOVIA
Date: 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 presented 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 held a live question-and-answer session.

 

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

Sponsored by BIOVIA
Date: 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)? This webinar discusses the new requirements, and provides helpful tips for how to comply as well as how to ensure your hazardous chemical inventory management is safe and the data accurate.

 

Real World Solutions to SEG Management Challenges

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

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; and the importance of validating SEGs and establishing a reassessment program.
 

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

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

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 discusses 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.
 

How to Incorporate Regulatory Lists to Ensure Chemical Inventory Compliance

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

Presenter Anne Sefried  discusses 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.
 

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

Sponsored by Accelrys
Date: 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. 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.
 


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

Date: 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. Participants 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 in 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, presenter Dave Wagner discusses how DualSense Technology in your gas detector gives you sensor redundancy and will show you why two is 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

In this webinar, the presenters 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 during this webinar 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.

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? 

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

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