Chapter News

ASSP’s Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty Publishes Silica Resource Guide

Sep 28, 2018

ASSP’s Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty has developed a resource guide for contractors that pulls together frequently asked questions about complying with OSHA’s silica standard. The guide addresses issues such as air sampling, the use and sources of objective data, medical surveillance, respirator use and exposure control plans. It also contains links to a wide range of resources that provide detailed information, including OSHA documents, voluntary national consensus standards and tools created by key stakeholder organizations.

“The construction silica regulation is a complex, performance-oriented regulation that gives contractors flexibility for compliance. However, this flexibility also requires contractors to ensure that selected compliance methods protect workers to the maximum extent feasible,” the guide explains. “Contractors should use all available resources, including insurance loss control, private consultants, OSHA consultation, university programs and tool manufacturers, in developing their programs and addressing concerns.”

Download the guide.

Hearing Loss Prevention Seminar

Aug 24, 2018

A free hearing loss prevention seminar is scheduled for October 4th.  This will be presented by 3M and the Midwest Center for Occupational Health & Safety.  Please click HERE for more information on the program and how to register.

Fall PDC October 10th

Jul 23, 2018

The PDC Planning Committee is pleased to announce the date and venue of our Fall Professional Development Conference.  It will be held on Wednesday October 10th at the Beaverbrook Country Club.  There will be technical sessions, vendors, give-aways and a later afternoon 9 hole golf event.  Please check back soon for more information and save the date!

NAOSH Proclamation

Jun 12, 2018

We are happy to announce that May 6th through May12th was recognized as Occupational Safety and Health Week in New Jersey by Governor Phil Murphy.  Please see this Proclamation for more information.

Summer Certification Review Course

Jun 12, 2018

The New Jersey Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (NJ-AIHA)  and NJ ASSE is offering a comprehensive Industrial Hygiene Course. The course is designed to provide basic training in some critical areas of industrial hygiene and safety and will likely be beneficial for those entering the field as well as those who are just looking to sharpen their skills in certain technical areas. In addition, many of the people who have attended the program have found it to be very helpful in preparing for the CIH and CSP examinations. Certified Industrial Hygienists have the opportunity to obtain CM points per lecture (0.167 points per contact hour). Participants are welcome to attend any or all of the lecture sessions, depending on their individual training needs. People who need certification points must sign an attendance sheet for each session.

Industrial Hygiene & Safety Lecture Topics:History of Industrial Hygiene, OSHA Act Review and IH Management, Epidemiology, Fire Protection, Emergency Response, Ergonomics, Risk Management – Record Keeping, Indoor Air Quality, BioSafety, Equipment & Facility Safety, Ionizing Radiation, Non-Ionizing Radiation, Math, Statistics & Calculator Review, Air Pollution, Toxicology, Regulatory & Legal Affairs, Physics & Basic Engineering, Air Sampling – IH Chemistry, Direct Reading Instrumentation, Noise, Ventilation, Ethics & Professional Conduct, Respiratory Protection & PPE. The IH classes will be held Tuesday nights (6:00 pm-9:00 pm) beginning the first week of June 2018.

Safety Classes Sponsored by The NJ Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers:Safety Topics have been added to our schedule (included in the price). We will have guest speakers on certain safety topics to help prepare people for the CSP exam. Safety classes will be held on Thursday nights (6:00 pm).

All classes will be held at the Rutgers Environmental Health & Safety Dept., 74 Street 1603, Piscataway NJ 08854. Tel. (848) 445-2550.

Click HERE for registration information and more information can also be found in this FLYER.