Environmental Management Division Classes

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
11:30 am
Safety First – All Hazards Situational Awareness, Hazard Identification and Risk Mitigation (Basic) David Wierzbicki, Incident Management Specialist, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE).

Maintaining situational awareness at all times in order to identify hazards and mitigate their risks is critical to ensuring the safety of personnel involved in all hazards responses to natural disasters and hazardous materials releases.  The presentation will introduce the process for identifying and mitigating risks, and provide practical real world examples.

1:45 pm
Legionella and Other Waterborne Pathogens:  Developing and Sustaining an Effective Water Safety Program (Intermediate) Russ Olmsted, Trinity Health; and Joseph Ham, B.S.E., Eldon Water.

With the cases of Legionnaires’ Disease on the rise, the publishing of ASHRAE standard 188 has put the responsibility on the building owners to maintain safe water throughout a facility. This session will cover the proliferation and transmission of Legionella and other waterborne pathogens. It will also cover expectations for compliance, understanding risk, development and validation of a water safety program, ongoing execution and documentation, and water remediation strategies.

3:15 pm
Understanding Laboratory Chemical Hazards and Chemical Hygiene Plan Requirements (Basic) Carly Doulos, Consultant, Arch Environmental Group, Inc.

Does your facility have a laboratory? Are you current on the chemical safety requirements for laboratories? This presentation will review OSHA and MIOSHA laboratory chemical safety rules as outlined in 29 CFR 1910.1450 and MIOSHA Part 431, including an overview of the standards, a summary of the Chemical Hygiene Plan requirements, and suggestions for methods go compliance.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
9:00 am
PFAS Update (Intermediate) Jeffery Bolen, Dragun Corporation.

PFAS contamination has quickly become a concern with contamination of our water resources and potential impacts to public health.  This program will examine the emerging issues with PFAS and the regulatory environment.

10:15 am
EGLE: Hazardous Waste Inspection Process and Common Violations (Basic) Jonathan Vruggink, Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-products Inspector, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE).

In this session attendees will learn what to expect during a hazardous waste and liquid industrial by-products inspection.  Inspectors will describe the records they will request, the operations they will want to see, and some of the most common, egregious violations they observe. Inspectors will cover violations related to waste characterization, accumulation, recordkeeping, and disposal.

11:30 am
EGLE:  Waste Characterization and Generator Status (Basic) Wade O’Boyle, Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-products Inspector, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE).

In this session attendees will learn the basic steps for determining if a waste is a hazardous waste, liquid industrial by-product or non-hazardous solid waste.  Attendees will also learn how to calculate a site’s hazardous waste generator status.  These concepts are vital to understanding how to properly manage and dispose of waste.

1:45 pm
Using Shop Floor Activities to Drive Your Environmental Management Program (Intermediate) Jessica Jannaman, Environmental Health and Safety, NA, DURA Automotive Systems, LLC.

In this session we will show through case studies how to use shop floor activities to drive your environmental program and demonstrate continuous improvement as well as employee engagement.

3:15 pm
Michigan’s Newly Adopted Federal Hazardous Waste Generator Rules, Effective 8/3/20 (Basic) Wade O’Boyle and Jonathan Vruggink, Hazardous Waste and Liquid Industrial By-Products Inspectors, Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE).

On August 3, 2020, the biggest changes in nearly 40 years to Michigan’s hazardous waste management rules took effect.  Learn about the specific rule changes, how they enhance safety and protection, and provide regulatory relief during this session.

  • Chair: Laurie Rudolph, Safety and Risk Reduction Specialists
  • Division:  Regina Carriere, CSP, CAWC, Accident Fund Insurance Company
  • Pierre Gonyon, CHSP, St. Joseph Mercy Health System
  • Jessica Jannaman, DURA Automotive Systems, LLC
  • Robert Kirkby, CIH, Michigan State Police
  • Steve Roach, Arch Environmental Group, Inc.
  • Matt Tomlinson, Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy
  • Barry Williams, CSP, AT&T
  • David Woods, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services, Inc.
Future Meeting Dates

April 13-14, 2021, Virtual Conference
April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI
April 18-19, 2023, Grand Rapids, MI
April 16-17, 2024, Grand Rapids, MI


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