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Carolinas AIHA Fall 2012 PDC/Conference

October 10-11, 2012
Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Conference Presentations

Introduction to GHS for the Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
by Denise A. Deeds, CIH

Occupational Exposure Banding
by Donna S. Heidel, MS, CIH

Professional Development Course

Wednesday, October 10

7:30 am – 8:00 am      Continental Breakfast

8:00 am – 12:00 pm    Understanding the GHS and the New Hazcom
                                      Denese Deeds, CIH

                                      Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch (provided)

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm      Determining Occupational Exposure Bands for Chemicals without OELs
                                      Donna Heidel, CIH
                                      CDC/NIOSH Education and Information Division

5:00 pm                        Past Presidents Reception



Thursday, October 11

7:30 am – 8:00 am      Continental Breakfast-Vendor Area

8:00 am – 8:15 am      Welcome and Business Meeting
                                      Sherman Woodson, President
                                      S&ME, Inc.

8:15 am – 9:30 am      Prevention through Design, Status of the National Initiative
                                      Donna Heidel, CIH
                                      CDC/NIOSH Education and Information Division

9:30 am – 10:00 am    Break-Vendor Area

10:00 am – 11:00 am  Hazcom 2012 — What is changing and what do you need to do to comply.
                                      Denese Deeds, CIH
                                       Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc

11:00 am – 12:00 pm  Energy Conservation and Safety in Laboratory Fume Hoods
                                       Jared Stewart
                                       Labconco Corporation

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm    Lunch (provided)-Vendor Area

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm      The Industrial Hygienist as a Witness in Litigation
                                      Andrew Schauder, CIH
                                      ETM, Inc.

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm      Break-Vendor Area

3:00 pm – 4:30 pm      Indoor Environments; It's What You Don't See That Counts
                                       Willis Scott, Vianka De Los Santos, Chris Mitscherlich
                                       Abatement Restoration Specialists

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm      Closing

CM Points

The PDC contains 7.5 hours of technical contact time and is eligible for ABIH CM credit. We estimate 1.25 CM points based on the technical content time and ABIH guidelines. The Fall 2012 Conference contains 5.75 hours of technical contact time and is eligible for ABIH CM Credit. We estimate 1 CM points based on the technical content time and ABIH guidelines.

About the PDC Presenters

Denese Deeds is co-founder of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc (IH&SC) where she is the Director of Chemical Regulatory Services. In that function she prepares SDS, labels and other hazard communication documents and assists companies with overall chemical regulatory compliance. She has 39 years in the field and is a recognized expert in her field. Prior to founding IH&SC she worked as an industrial hygienist for General Electric and Westinghouse. Denese is certified in the Comprehensive Practice of Industrial Hygiene by the ABIH. She is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and a member the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC). Denese's current passion is the work she is doing to develop a registry for SDS and label authors with the AIHA Registries Programs and SCHC.

Donna Heidel, MS, CIH coordinates the Prevention through Design (PtD) program at CDC/NIOSH. She coordinates research and facilitates the translation to practice that will reduce occupational injuries and illnesses among workers by eliminating hazards and minimizing risk during the design process. She chairs the PtD Council and fosters collaborative partnerships with labor, industry, government, and other stakeholders and coordinates the activities to achieve the five strategic goals identified in the PtD strategic plan. Her current PtD activities include the development of the framework and decision logic to determine occupational exposure bands for chemicals without authoritative OELs, identification of tools to support the inclusion of considerations for workers into engineering design, and the development of guidelines for the safe synthesis of nanoparticles and associated products, using a prevention-through-design approach. Prior to NIOSH, Ms. Heidel gained 20 years' experience in the pharmaceutical industry, first at Merck and Co, Inc. and later at Johnson & Johnson. Ms. Heidel has an M.S. in industrial hygiene from Temple University. She is a board-certified industrial hygienist and an AIHA fellow.

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