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9 Feb 2022
Webinar – How the Adoption of Revision 7 Impact Your SDSs and Labels

How the Adoption of Revision 7 of the GHS of Classification of Labelling of Chemicals in Canada and the US Impact Your SDSs and Labels – The adoption (planned to take place Fall 2021) will impact the content of multiple sections of the Safety Data Sheet and the precautionary statements found on GHS labels for a variety of chemical products. Non-flammable aerosols will now have to be classified, so having an SDS and a GHS label, as well several physical and human health hazard chemicals will now be classified in NEW hazard categories. The presentation will expose these changes and emphasize on the detailed implementation of Health Canada and OSHA, to raise stringent differences that will impact SDSs and labels.

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23 Feb 2022
Webinar – Epidemiology-Based Analysis of Musculoskeletal Injuries: A Forensic Approach

In this 90-minute presentation we will discuss the scope of ergonomics and review traditional definitions of ergonomic risk factors and some of the misconceptions around the development of musculoskeletal disorders. After discussing traditional definitions of ergonomic risk factors, a more current and epidemiology-based approach to defining ergonomic risk factors and the development of musculoskeletal injuries will be presented. Epidemiological research, American Medical Association (AMA) Guidelines as well as ISO, ANSI and EU Standards will be discussed and referenced. Ergonomic risks and the development of musculoskeletal injury will be discussed in the context of a variety of manufacturing environments as well and traditional office and home office settings. The epidemiology and evidence-based approach will then be applied to forensic analysis and accepting and/or denying potential claims. The presentation will conclude with a question and discussion session with all participants.

26 Jan 2022
Webinar – Respirator Fit Testing: Common Errors and Solutions

OSHA requires respirator fit testing for employees who are required to wear tight fitting respirators. Unfortunately, the fitting characteristics of filtering facepiece respirators (FFRs) are poorly understood. In addition, while OSHA accepted fit testing protocols are well defined, they are frequently administered incorrectly. As a result, poorly fitting respirators can pass the fit test.  This is particularly true when qualitative respirator fit testing is administered for FFRs. This not only has consequences for the respirator wearer, who assumes the test has been administered correctly, but puts the employer at risk. This presentation will review the most common qualitative fit testing errors and provide solutions to prevent them from recurring.

12 Jan 2022
Webinar – Risk Assessing Facility Pandemic Resilience

The industrial hygiene profession is uniquely equipped to address the current pandemic and future pandemics. We have the tools and skills to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, control, and prevent hazards and biohazards. As part of our toolkit in addressing hazards, we risk assess. This presentation will provide a proven example of a risk assessment tool and process that has guided a very large number of facility owners in the US toward pandemically resilient buildings based on the factors for severity and likelihood of biohazard incidence.

15 Dec 2021
Webinar – OHS Interventions and Research Tailored to Vulnerable AFF Workers

Agriculture, forestry, and fishing (AFF) represent some of the most dangerous modern industries. Occupational hazards can be exacerbated when the workforce is comprised of relatively high proportions of vulnerable worker populations. This webinar will explore some of the unique safety and health challenges amongst youth, migrant, English as a Second Language, low socioeconomic status and temporary workers face in the AFF industries. We will then discuss a selection of effective research interventions specifically targeting these groups from 2000-2014 and their application more broadly. These 35 interventions focused entirely on the agriculture industry. The types of interventions evaluated, vulnerable populations targeted, and evaluation methods will be described. Finally, we will describe practical approaches for current safety and health professionals to develop, implement and evaluate their own interventions.

1 Dec 2021
Webinar – How to Use Haz-Map: A Relational Database of Hazardous Chemicals and Occupational Diseases

The webinar will include this slide show plus a guided tour of the database so that users can more easily find information to assess occupational exposure and disease.

17 Nov 2021
Webinar – Hydrofluoric Acid & Its Toxic Effects on Industrial Workers

This webinar is on the application of HF acid in the oil & gas industry in order to recognize its commercial importance as well as its less known toxic effects on the worker’s health upon its exposure. I will also present regarding how long this toxic material has been in use in the oil & gas industry globally & and ask: is there any alternative to HF acid? If there is, then why is HF acid still preferred even today? I will also share a real HFacid exposed scenario with the audience to examine how HF acid exposure is lethal & even fatal, while medics are not well trained, specifically, to treat HFacid burns & injuries.

3 Nov 2021
Webinar – Health and Safety Issues in Natural Disasters

Natural disasters are further classified by size and impact on people (called catastrophic hazards) and amount of time (called rapid or slow onset hazards).  As we discuss the health and safety issues of natural hazards, there are three different consequences of event: Primary Effect – The primary effect of a disaster is the result of the incident itself. Primary effects include wind and rain damage from a hurricane or burned building from a wildfire. Secondary Effect – Secondary effects happen as a result of the primary effect, such as the loss of electricity and running water from a hurricane or fires igniting after an earthquake. Tertiary Effect – Tertiary effects are the long-term impacts that result from the primary effect.

20 Oct 2021
Webinar – Microbial Air and Source Sampling Methods

This webinar will provide information regarding different air and source sampling methods for microbial contaminants in the indoor environment. The talk will cover some of the more common microbial sampling and analytical methods, including culturable, spore traps, bulk sampling, tape lifts, swabs, and vacuum samples, as well as where to collect samples and how to interpret the sample results. In addition, limitations in the various sampling techniques and analyses, particularly spore trap sampling, will be discussed in detail.

6 Oct 2021
Webinar – Worldwide Noise Control Options Database Access – Simplifying Risk Reduction

Most organizations can reduce the risk of Noise induced Hearing Loss in many areas by 50% – 90% at very little (or no) cost (or even at a profit) by making use of the best available engineering noise control measures.