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March 5th Meeting (Scholarship Awards Presentation)

Following the March 5th CSUN Technical Symposium on Sustainable Energy in California, SCAIHA will host its annual dinner meeting on campus where you will get a chance to meet the 2014-2015 Board.  During dinner the 2014 Student Scholarships will be awarded.  Information on signing up for the dinner will be posted soon.

Attending the dinner meeting only is acceptable, but attending both events in encouraged for a a great day of learning and networking.

CSUN Matadors

9th Annual EOH Technical Symposium - "Energy Alternatives for California's Future: Environmental Health Aspects."  March 5, 2014 California State University, Northridge. For details click on:  www.csunalumni.com/eohtechsym2014 .

Once again your Board has arranged for you to get CM points towards your certification.  On Wednesday, March 5 CSUN is holding its annual Technical Symposium [please visit www.csunalumni.com/eohtechsym2014].  After that event SCAIHA is holding our dinner meeting at the Orange Grove Bistro on the CSUN campus.  

The cost of the dinner is $30 and you can pay that evening with cash or check.  Please RSVP to Michael Sullivan if you are attending the dinner.  The new SCAIHA Board will be introduced and student scholarships awarded.  In addition, a few graduate students from UCLA and CSUN will give short presentations on their research.  Please plan to attend both events.  However, the evening is especially important as it is a time for students (who only pay $10 for dinner and one-year membership) to interact with IH and Safety professionals from Southern California.

California State University Northridge, Orange Grove Bistro at the University Club

18111 Nordhoff St.
Northridge, CA 91330-8271
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Speakers for the SCAIHA dinner:

Siavash Banaee, MS, CIH, CSP
Safety & Environmental Specialist
Corporate Environmental, Health and Safety Department
Safety, Security, and Compliance
Southern California Edison

Title: Permeation of 2-Ethoxyethanol Through Disposable Nitrile Gloves

Bahman Nahoray, B.S.
Graduate Student,

Title: Noise Monitoring for Hollywood Dance Studio


9th  Annual  EOH  Technical  Symposium

“Energy  Alternatives  for  California's  Future:   Environmental  and  Occupational  Health  Aspects”

Save the Date: March  5,  2014 - California  State  University,  Northridge

Rising  energy  costs  and  increased  awareness  among  the  public  are  finally  starting  to  force   global   leaders   to   research   alternatives,   and   provide   funding,   to   develop   renewable   energy   production.  Issues  like  global  warming  are  becoming  mainstream  reality  and  causing  world-­ wide   concerns   about   pollution   and   consumption.   In   this   symposium,   we   will   consider   not   only   the   need   for   change,   but   also   the   environmental   and   occupational   health   challenges   that  will  accompany  large-scale  changes  to  various  forms  of  renewable  energy  production.     Our   proposed   program   includes   the   topics   of   climate   change,      renewable   energy   regula-­ tions  and  policies,  sustainability  considerations,  fossil  fuels,  solar  and  wind  generation,  and   toxins  associated  with  energy  production  and  utilization.
Program  and  registration  details  will  be  available  early  January  2014 

Our  program  will  offer  8  hours  of  Continuing Education Credits for CIH, CSP, REHS, and other organizations



"Courses That Make a Difference"


 April to June 2014

*Ergo Online:  Monthly Ergonomics Webinar 2014 Series:

Selected Tuesdays Every Month 11 am to noon Pacific-Time Basic to Intermediate or Advanced

For monthly topics and level (Basic/Intermediate or Advanced) please go to:


*OSHA TRAINING INSTITUTE COURSES AT UCLA Offered through a partnership of the SCERC and OSHA Training Institute Education Center at UC San Diego

To Register: http://osha.ucsd.edu(800) 358-9206 FOR 2014 Schedule: http://www.ph.ucla.edu/erc/osha.htm

*FEATURED CLASSES*Workplace Safety Week –See Locations and Dates below



WORKPLACE SAFETY WEEK  - Workplace Safety Week Classes will be given at 4 other locations in addition to Downtown LA. The dates and locations are shown toward the end of this Bulletin.

Day one: Incident Investigation and Reporting Level 1- This interactive workshop prepares the participant for reporting, investigating, and correcting the conditions that lead to workplace accidents and near‐misses (incidents)

Day 2:Injury and Illness Prevention Program (IIPP) ) We will discuss and understand what is Cal/OSHA’s IIPP, what is its purpose, what are its requirements and how to develop, implement and update an effective IIPP.           

Day 3 Morning: Bloodborne Pathogens ½ Day Morning.  Information every employee who has an occupational exposure needs to know to avoid accidental exposure to potentially infectious materials and to manage an accidental exposure if one occurs.        

Day 3 Afternoon: Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) ½ Day Afternoon.  This class addresses the general industry requirements of both California and Federal OSHA with an emphasis on head, face, eye, body, hand, foot, and respiratory protection.   

Day 4 Morning: Office Ergonomics- ½ Day Morning. The main objective of this training course is to provide both employees and employers with tangible tools to identify and remove risk factors strategically and comprehensively.    

Day 4 Afternoon: Heat Illness Prevention: Indoor and Outdoor -½ Day Afternoon.  Workshop will cover the Cal/OSHA Requirements of Reg. #3395.  Participants will learn to recognize the risk factors and symptoms associated with heat illness and the strategies to prevent it.   

Day 5 Morning: Hazard Communication:  OSHA’S & Cal/OSHA'S NEW REQUIREMENT -  ½  Day Morning. This course introduces the new GHS system, adopted by OSHA and Cal/OSHA which replaces MSDS’s. Cal/OSHA requires:  Employers with hazardous chemicals in the workplace are required to train all employees on new label elements and new format for 16-section Safety Data Sheets  by December 1, 2013.

To help you comply with the Regulation you can take this Course.  Includes trainthetrainer so you can take the training back and train your employees. Onsite Training also available.



7-10   OSHA 3095-Electrical Low Voltage Standards Federal        ORANGE COUNTY

8  ERGO ONLINE MONTHLY WEBINAR SERIES: “Using 3D CAD SYSTEMS FOR      ERGONOMICS” Advanced 11:00-Noon Pacific Time                  ONLINE    

14-18 *WORKPLACE SAFETY WEEK*                                                       RIVERSIDE

21-23 OSHA 502 Trainer Update-Construction Industry Refresher  DOWNTOWN LA

24       Trainer Update-Cal/OSHA Construction and Refresher          DOWNTOWN LA     




12-16  *WORKPLACE SAFETY WEEK*                                              ORANGE COUNTY

13       ERGO ONLINE:  MONTHLY WEBINAR SERIES  “ERGONOMICS IN MOVIE AND TV        PRODUCTION”   Intermediate  11:00-Noon Pacific Time                         ONLINE



2-5    OSHA 3045 Machine Guarding                                                    DOWNTOWN LA

9-13  *WORKPLACE SAFETY WEEK*                                   Bakersfield

O9-11            UCSD 3010 Trenching & Excavation      ORANGE COUNTY

10       ERGO ONLINE:  MONTHLY WEBINAR SERIES “Evaluating Products with Usability Ergonomics”   Intermediate   11:00 –Noon Pacific Time             ONLINE

12-13 OSHA 3011 Trenching and Excavation Los Alamitos

17-19 Occ. Health & Safety Principles and Nursing Certification Review  UCLA

23-27         *WORKPLACE SAFETY WEEK*                                     UCLA

WorkplaceSafety Week Dates and Locations

April 14-18   Riverside

May 12-16   Orange County

June 9-13    Bakersfield

June 23-27  UCLA

 FOR DETAILS:  http://www.ph.ucla.edu/erc/ced.php 

TO REGISTER:  https://commerce.cashnet.com/socaleducationandresearchcenter

Phone 310 206.2304<310 794-9317 fax email erc@ph.ucla.edu

Of Special Interest to Safety Professionals

  • Ethics for Health and safety Professionals Webinar - May 20 and 22


Other Courses Coming in 2014

Fundamentals of Workplace Safety with 10 Hour OSHA Card         July

Workplace Violence Prevention                                                         July

Work Culture Transformation                                                            July

Introduction to Industrial Hygiene                                                     August

Incident Investigation 1 and 2                                                            October

Confined Space Awareness                                                                October

 FOR DETAILS -  http://www.ph.ucla.edu/erc/ced.php


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