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Environmental, Health & Safety Conference Schedule

Monday, October 24

9:00–1:00 p.m.   Registration
Coffee and networking 
1:00–1:15 p.m.  Introduction and Welcome
Mark O. Thorsby, CAE | Battery Council International
1:15–2:00 p.m.  Global Policy Overview 
David Weinberg | Wiley Rein LLP 
A legislative and regulatory update from BCI’s Environmental Legal Counsel
2:00–2:45 p.m. Update on International Efforts to Improve Worker Outcomes
Steve Binks, Ph.D | Regulatory Affairs Director | International Lead   Association 
A summary of the efforts being made by the International Lead Association, EUROBAT,  Battery Council International and the Association of Battery Recyclers to reduce worker blood lead levels to no more than 30µg/dl by the end of 2016.
2:45-3:00 p.m.  Break
3:00–5:00 p.m.   Presentations and Panel Discussion:  The Outlook for Workplace Lead Regulation
Moderator:  Alistair Davidson, Ph.D. | International Lead Association
          3:00–3:20 p.m.  Presentation:  Update on Blood Lead Health Science
Cris Williams, Ph.D. | Senior Scientist – Health | International Lead Association
          3:20–3:40 p.m.    Presentation:  Soil Remediation
Teresa S. Bowers, Ph.D., | President, Gradient Corp
          3:40–4:10 p.m.   Presentation:  NGO Efforts to Update Workplace Standards
Steve Binks, Ph.D | Regulatory Affairs Director | International Lead Association 
         4:20–5:00 p.m.   Panel Discussion and Audience Q&A:  Outlook for Lead Regulatio
 5:00–6:30 p.m.  Group Cocktail Reception with Hors D’oeuvres

Tuesday, October 25

7:45-8:30 a.m. Group Breakfast
8:30–9:30  a.m. "Get the Lead Out”:  Part 1 – Workplace practices for reducing blood lead levels 
Troy Greiss | East Penn Manufacturing, Co.
            Agustin River Sanchez | Johnson Controls, Inc.
            Jim Anderson | Crown Battery Manufacturing, Co.

Lessons learned and practices shared by manufacturer and smelter EHS directors and industry lead reduction consultant 
9:30–10:15 a.m.

“Get the Lead Out”:  Part 2– Occupational Nursing Practices                    Moderator: Troy Greiss | East Penn Mfg. Co.                                              Panel:          Laurie Heagy | East Penn Medical Services                                                 Angela Natole, BSN, RN | Wellness Coordinator | Crown                             Battery Mfg. Co.                                                                                          Jim Anderson | Crown Battery Manufacturing, Co.                  Individual employee blood lead consulting topics/techniques, medical indicators of lowlevel blood lead health impact, value of base line medical examinations, etc.

10:15-10:30 a.m.  Break
10:30–11:15 p.m.  “Get the Lead Out”:  Part 3 – Equipment design to reduce worker exposure                                                                                   Moderator: Randy Reyer | EnerSys                                                               Panel:         Chris Glascock | BM Rosendahl                                                                    Doug Bornas | MAC Engineering                                               The members of the panel will discuss steps they are taking to modify manufacturing equipment design to reduce work exposure to lead.
11:15–12:00 p.m. "Get the Lead Out”:  Part 4 – Human Resources policies and practices for reducing blood lead levels                                                                               Hamid Arabzadeh, CIH | Principal | HRA Inc                                                   What steps can a company take, from a human resource perspective, to modify employee behavior in order to reduce worker exposure to lead?That is what this session is all about.
12:00-1:15 p.m.  Lunch
Round table luncheon discussions for more in-depth understanding on implementing any of the first 4 parts of “Get the Lead Out”.
1:15–2:15 p.m.   

Interactive Industry Breakout Discussions 1: Two Concurrent Roundtable Sessions

1.  Standardization of BCI Blood Lead Data Collection 
2.  Waste Stream Li-ion Battery Sorting Issues
                                          Rene Schroeder | EU Regulatory Affairs & Communications Manager | EUROBAT

2:15-2:30 p.m. Break
2:30–3:30 p.m. Interactive Industry Breakout Discussions 2: Two Concurrent Roundtable Sessions

1. Industrial Ventilation 101
Daniel Askin | Esca Tech, Inc.                                                                       An introduction to exhaust and supply air systems and the terminology.     2. Transportation Update 
George Kerchner | The Rechargable Battery Association
Inspection and enforcement status report, reverse logistics/milk run rulemaking update, and challenges facing the lead battery industry and retailers

3:30–4:30 p.m. 60 Ideas in 60 minutes
Mark O. Thorsby, CAE | Battery Council International
Every attendee gets 60 seconds to share an idea with all attendees for reducing  worker exposure to lead.
4:30 p.m.    Closing Remarks and Adjorn
Mark O. Thorsby, CAE | Battery Council International
5:00 p.m.     Optional Private Company Meetings 
Reservations Required