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OC ASSP/AIHA Environmental Hazards at the Construction Site

Dec 06, 2019

Join Us for a Joint OC ASSP/AIHA Technical Meeting on Environmental Hazards at the Construction Site

Date: February 19th at 7:00 am-9:00 am

Venue: American Red Cross – Santa Ana 600 Park Center Drive, Rm 208 Santa Ana CA 92705

Topic: Environmental Hazards at the Construction Site

The presentation will discuss key environmental concerns on a construction site, including asbestos and lead removal. An overview of asbestos and lead regulations in addition to steps to mitigate these potential environmental hazards will be covered. In addition, the professionals to involve such as abatement companies, waste haulers, environmental consultants and the corresponding stages of the project when they are needed. Concerns with soil contamination will be discussed briefly.

Some key learning points will include:

  • Understand key environmental hazards
  • List key aspects of asbestos and lead regulations, such as SCAQMD Rule 1403, Cal/OSHA Title 8 1529 and Cal/OSHA Title 8 1532.1
  • Including the professionals that are needed at each stage of the project
  • A case study involving asbestos piping and potentially contaminated soil.

 

7:00 am – Social Networking and Continental Breakfast

7:45 am – Announcements and Introductions

8:00 am – Presentation

9:00 am – BCSP 0.1 Contact Hour and ABIH 1 Contact Hour

 

Presentor: Joe Williams, CAC, DPH

Professional Experience

Joseph Williams has been in the environmental industry since 2008. He is a certified asbestos consultant and Department of Public Health Inspector/Assessor. Mr. Williams specializes in inspections, project oversight and clearance inspections. Joe has a strong background in HUD, EPA and OSHA requirements. Having personally handled hundreds of HUD level lead inspections, lead risk assessments and supervising many lead hazard mitigation projects, Mr. Williams is highly trained and experienced lead inspector and project monitor. He has worked with numerous Community Development, Urban Housing and Urban Development entities and understands the sensitive nature of working in personal residential settings, as well as school environments. Mr. Williams also coordinates special projects that require multiple areas of expertise on one project, ensuring that all specialists are communicating and working towards the common goal of the project. Our public entity clients, including school districts, housing, public works and redevelopment work closely with Mr. Williams and he has built a reputation for being knowledgeable, experienced, reliable and professional.

 

March Technical Meeting – Scaffolding

Feb 04, 2020

Join us for a Breakfast Techincal Meeting on Scaffolding

 

Learning Objectives

  •  Understanding testing, manufacturing, and assembly requirements that impact
  • How scaffold assemblies are designed rated and used on the industry.
  • Learn about scaffold standards, changes, and best practices!

 

Schedule: 7:00 am – Social Networking and Continental Breakfast

7:45 am – Announcements and Introductions 8:00 am – Presentation

9:00 am – End of Presentation and attendees awarded attendance verification for BCSP 0.1 Contact Hour and ABIH 1 Contact Hour

 

Speaker

Jeremy from Commercial Scaffolding, Inc

Jeremy Trask is the Director of Safety at Commercial Scaffolding, Inc., and Instructor at Cal-State Dominguez Hills (OTIEC). Mr. Trask has been a Safety and Health Professional in construction for the past 17 years as a Trainer, Consultant, Expert Witness and managing effective safety programs for multi-million dollar companies. Working with one of the largest Scaffold manufactures, Mr. Trask has developed innovative scaffold products that increase the efficiency and safety of workers in the construction industry. In addition to his experience with safety, Mr. Trask has developed a wealth of knowledge in fall protection, as this is an intricate component of protecting employees who work in heights and elevated platforms.

April Technical Meeting – Fall Protection

Feb 04, 2020

Join us for a Lunch Meeting and learn about Fall Protection!

Topic: Fall Protection

Speaker: Mike Scharnell from VER Sales, Inc

Speaker Bio

As the Regional Manager for Protecta International in 1999, Mike received 6 weeks of fall

protection training from one of the largest manufacturers worldwide. After two years of handling

the training and account management in the western 13 states, it was time to focus on

training end-users and working with customers primarily in California, Arizona, and Nevada.

In 2001 Mike joined VER Sales, Inc. to provide training and manage the engineered systems

installations for their customers. Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, U.S. Navy

Search & Rescue, Sony Pictures, Berg Electric, Staples Center, Universal Studios, Knotts

Berry Farm and California Ski Industry Association are just a few of the companies that have

been trained by Mike Scharnell.

While working for Protecta in 2000 Mike got his first glimpse of Rope Access and Rescue

equipment and training. In 2003 he became a SPRAT Certified Rope Access Technician and

also added Tower Rescue training to his list of credits. Formally trained by Ropeworks, the

industry leader in Rope Access training, Mike has also had training from Petzl, MSA, DBI/

SALA, Miller, Latchways, Tractel and OSHA among others.

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