Technical Webinars at No Cost!
As a way of increasing the value of being a member of both AHMP and a chapter, the AHMP leadership is excited to announce a special members-only benefit.All national members who are also a member of an AHMP chapter will be able to access a new data bank of technical webinars AT NO CHARGE. The AHMP Cyber Chapter has been developing a library of slide decks and recorded presentations and will share them with AHMP for the exclusive benefit of individuals who hold dual membership. This service is expected to launch in the 3rd quarter of 2017.In the interim, the AHMP Cyber Chapter is offering free attendance at its live webinars to dual members. To launch this new service, the Cyber Chapter is hosting three timely webinars--two next week and a third in early May--on the future of the EPA, OSHA, and DOT under the new administration.Dates and speaker bios for the upcoming programs are listed below. But, first, hereâ€™s how you register to access the webinars at no charge:
An additional benefit of registering for and attending the live presentations is that the Cyber Chapter will track your attendance for recertification credits.
Upcoming Cyber Chapter Webinars
- EPA Outlook:
Speaker: Lynn Bergeson, PC, Owner of Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.
Ms. Bergeson counsels clients on issues pertaining to chemical hazard, exposure and risk assessment, and risk communication. She has earned an international reputation in the legal and regulatory aspects of conventional and nanoscale chemical regulatory programs under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the European Unionâ€™s Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), and on issues pertinent to nanotechnology, biotechnology, and other emerging transformative technologies. Her specialties include chemical product approval and regulation under TSCA, FIFRA, and REACH, as well as nanoscale substances and nanomaterials law, policy, and regulation, and biobased substances law, policy, and regulation.
- OSHA Outlook:
Speaker: Adele Abrams, Esq., CMSP
Ms. Abrams is an attorney and Certified Mine Safety Professional who is a nationally recognized author and speaker on occupational and mine safety and health issues. Ms. Abrams also provides safety training (OSHA/MSHA) and consultation services, including safety and health audits. She is a member of the adjunct faculty of the Catholic University of America, teaching legal courses in its Masterâ€™s in Management program. She has co-authored several books on mining and safety, and writes regular articles for magazines including Aggregates Manager, Professional Safety, Pallet Central, Modern Contractor Solutions, and Compliance.
- DOT Outlook:
Speaker: Gene Sanders DGSA, CET, CDGP, CDGT
With over 25 years of extensive exposure working with Dangerous Goods in pharmaceutical, safety supplies, chemical, educational, waste, and clinical trials environments, Mr. Sanders is knowledgeable in DOT (49CFR), ICAO (A.I.R. & IATA), IMO (IMDG), TDG, and ADR. He is a current member of the Board of Directors at DGAC (formerly HMAC), is the current Chairman of the Board of Directors for DGTA, has been past Chairman of the Education and Training Committee at DGAC, and is currently a member of DGAC, COSTHA, DGTA, AHMP, and SCHC.
- Written by Mark Baumgardner, CHMM
- Created: 19 April 2017
- Last Updated: 19 April 2017
On March 23rd Ray Davis CHMM presented a review of the Incident Command System (ICS) that was used in July 2016 for the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. ICS is a key feature of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and is a standard management tool for meeting the demands of small or large emergency or nonemergency situations. With an expected 50,000 visitors and over 10,000 protest permits issued for the RNC, this was going to be a large undertaking. This was a National Special Security Event (NSSE), for which the Secret Service assumed its mandated role as the lead agency for the design and implementation of the operational security plan. The Secret Service has a core strategy to carry out its security operations which relies heavily on its established partnerships with law enforcement and public safety officials at the local, state, and federal, and international levels. The ICS was vital in keeping these groups working together.
During Ray’s presentation was notable that out of the $50 million allocated for the RNC budget, a staggering $9.5 million was spent on insurance for the event. This was five times what the insurance was for the convention in Tampa in 2012. This was primarily due to the strained police-community relations nationwide and a number of negative nation-wide incidents involving police and citizens. However, the presence, professionalism, and courtesy exhibited by the police forces during the Cleveland RNC were probably the best deterrent to any problems with the crowds.
In the end, the City of Cleveland and its partners achieved its goal of providing a safe and secure environment for all participants, news media, individuals exercising their First Amendment Rights, service providers, and general public during this event through their security operations, training, and preparation.
- Written by Kenneth Doyle, MBA, CHSP, CHEP
- Created: 27 March 2017
- Last Updated: 27 March 2017
On March 10, several NEOCHMM members attended a tour of the Akron Sewer Enhancement project. Similar to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) program, the Akron program is designed to control sewer overflows in high flow periods. Akron has designed a tunnel that will be placed under downtown Akron and will hold the overflow until it can be processed at the Akron sewage plant.
The tour took us to the three locations that are the drop towers are being installed and the entry point of the tunnel machine. We also went to several other sewer overflow control mechanisms. Akron is also disconnecting storm and sanitary sewers at some up-line locations to help reduce overflow volumes. The boring will begin in the next few months.
It was a very interesting and worthwhile tour. They also suggested taking another tour later in the summer once more activities have begun.
- Written by Elise Allen, CHMM
- Created: 16 March 2017
- Last Updated: 16 March 2017
The Speakers for our January 2017 NEOCHMM meeting were Ben Georger and Kyle Reese from Aerotek. Ben and Kyle outlined Aerotek’s candidate process, and then addressed such topics as:
- Trends in skills being requested by employers
- How do CHMMs make themselves more marketable
- Trends in available positions (chemical engineers, environmental engineers, etc).
- Additional skill sets that might be relevant
- Interview questions: What’s appropriate and what’s not. How to navigate the inappropriate questions.
The meeting topics were well received by all who attended.
- Written by Super User
- Created: 17 February 2017
- Last Updated: 17 February 2017