Outstanding Environmental and Occupational Health Issues: Comparing the Situation in the United States and Globally

Tuesday, May 24 | 2:00 PM – 4:40 PM


Environmental Issues, International

Arrangers: L. Wong, EH&S, University of California Office of the President, Oakland, CA; A. Korchevskiy, Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc., Wheat Ridge, CO. Moderators: K. Bradford, Department of State, Potomac, MD; K. Hiteshew, Environmental Profiles, Inc., Columbia, MD. Monitors: D. Hall, Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc., Wheat Ridge, CO; J. McIntosh, Marshall University, Charleston, WV.

2:00 p.m.-2:20 p.m.

Rachel Carson Award

2:20 p.m.-2:40 p.m.

Investigation and Remediation of a Former Cadmium Telluride (CdTe) Solar Panel Manufacturing Facility R. Strode, C. Strode, W. Mele, S. Funk, and D. Hall, Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc., Wheat Ridge, CO.

2:40 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Environmental Forensic Investigation of Surface Particulates in a Residential Community, Allegedly from Foundry Fugitive Emissions J. Kominsky, Environmental Quality Management, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.

3:00 p.m.-3:20 p.m.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission Groundwater Supplemental to the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS): A Critique on Scientific and Regulatory Issues J. Paz, Dr. Jacob Paz Consultant, Henderson, NV.

3:20 p.m.-3:40 p.m.

Asbestos Around the World: Mexico, Ukraine, Tajikistan A. Korchevskiy, Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc., Wheat Ridge, CO

3:40 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

What are the Current Global Concerns about Silica Dust Exposures and Health Risks in the Wake of the New OSHA Regulations? D. Goldsmith, George Washington University, Washington, DC.

4:00 p.m.-4:20 p.m.

Industrial Hygiene and Worker Welfare at the Barzan Onshore Project R. DeHart, Rasgas Barzan Project, Ras Laffan Qatar, Matthews, NC; R. Zamuco and J. Brand, JGC Corporation, Al Khor, Qatar.

4:20 p.m.-4:40 p.m.

Developing Sustainable Industrial Hygiene Program in the Region by GE S. Ranpura, EHS, GE, Bangalore, India. *WITHDRAWN*