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Environmental, Health & Safety Conference Schedule

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Monday, October 22

9:00–1:00 p.m.   Registration
Coffee and networking 
1:00–1:15 p.m.  Introduction and Welcome
Kevin Moran | Battery Council International
1:15–2:00 p.m. North American Regulatory Overview
Roger H. Miksad | Attorney at Law | Wiley Rein LLP 
A legislative and regulatory update from BCI’s Environmental Legal Counsel
2:00–2:45 p.m. Using Results from the Medical Surveillance Study to Inform the Scientific Debate Regarding the Health Effects of Lead
Cris Williams, Ph.D. | Senior Specialist - Health| International Lead Association 
2:45-3:00 p.m. Break
3:00–3:20 p.m.  Presentation:  Update on Blood Lead Health Science
Cris Williams, Ph.D. | Senior Scientist – Health | International Lead Association
3:20–3:45 p.m.   Life Cycle Assessment: A Tool to Compare the Environmental Footprint of Batteries
Steve Binks, Ph.D.| Regulatory Affairs Director | International Lead Association
3:45–4:15 p.m. Behavioral Safety Programs, Observational Safety Incentive Program Overview
Carl Raycroft | Vice President of EHS Compliance | RSR Corporation
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
5:00–6:30 p.m. Group Cocktail Reception with Hors D’oeuvres

Tuesday, October 23

7:45-8:30 a.m. Group Breakfast
8:30–9:15  a.m. OSHA Update
Nick DeJesse | Assistant Regional Administrator | OSHA Region 3
9:15–10:00 a.m.

Industrial Hygiene and Medical Management                                        Laurie Heagy, MPH, RN, COHN-S | Director - Medical Services | East Penn Mfg. Co
Renee Geiger | Senior Industrial Hygienist | East Penn Mfg. Co

10:00-10:15 a.m.  Break
10:15–11:00 a.m. Best Practice Lead Removal Technologies for Wastewater and Storm Water Treatment in the Battery Industry                                                  Jack Waggener, P.E. | AECOM Corporation
11:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.   Industrial Ventilation Workshop                                                               Jonathan Hale, MPA | Founder and President | The Air Systems Corporation | Vice-Chair of ACGIH Industrial Ventilation Committee 
12:30-1:30 p.m. Lunch
1:30–3:00 p.m. Robotic Safety & Compliance with ANSI/RIA R15.6 and Other Robotic Safety Standards                                                                                          Mike Kunkle | President, Principal Consultant | MEK Consulting
3:00-3:15 p.m. Break
3:15–4:15 p.m. 60 Ideas in 60 minutes
Kevin Moran | Battery Council International
Every attendee gets 60 seconds to share an idea with all attendees for reducing  worker exposure to lead.
4:15-4:30 p.m.    Closing Remarks and Adjorn
Kevin Moran | Battery Council International