JOIN BCI | Print Page | Report Abuse | Sign In
Virtual Environmental, Health & Safety Conference Schedule & Registration


Schedule

*Schedule subject to change.

Wednesday, October 14 

North American and International Regulatory Overview

 12:00 p.m. ET

Welcome & Opening Remarks

 

 12:10 p.m. ET

North American Regulatory Overview

Speaker: Roger H. Miksad | Executive Vice President and General Counsel | Battery Counsel International

Roger H. Miksad joined BCI earlier this year as BCI's Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Since 2009, Roger has provided counsel and advice to Battery Council International and its members on regulatory compliance, legislative matters, and state regulatory negotiations in relation to federal Clean Air Act standards.

Roger is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Virginia Bar Association (VBA). Roger earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law; Order of the Coif and received his B.S. magna cum laude, from Virginia Tech. He holds bar memberships in the District of Columbia and Virginia, and court admissions in the Supreme Court of the United States; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

 1:00 p.m. ET

International Regulatory Overview

Speaker: Steve Binks, International Lead Association Director of Regulatory Affairs

Steve Binks joined the International Lead Association (ILA) as Regulatory Affairs Director in October 2011. During his seven-year tenure at ILA he has been actively involved in a variety of regulatory files having significant impact for lead producers and users including the EU REACH Regulation, End-of-Life Vehicles Directive, Batteries Directive and various International initiatives to revise occupational and environmental exposure standards for lead. He is also responsible for several ILA projects designed to enhance the reputation of the sector including the voluntary employee blood lead reduction program, material stewardship and the developing world outreach initiative to enhance management of used lead batteries in these regions.

Steve has a PhD in toxicology and began his career at the Institute of Occupational Health in Birmingham researching the occupational carcinogenicity of nickel and chromium compounds.

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 21

Ventilation Workshop

 12:00 p.m. ET 

OSHA Standards and Regulations

Speaker: Roger H. Miksad | Executive Vice President and General Counsel | Battery Counsel International

Roger H. Miksad joined BCI earlier this year as BCI's Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Since 2009, Roger has provided counsel and advice to Battery Council International and its members on regulatory compliance, legislative matters, and state regulatory negotiations in relation to federal Clean Air Act standards.

Roger is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Virginia Bar Association (VBA). Roger earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law; Order of the Coif and received his B.S. magna cum laude, from Virginia Tech. He holds bar memberships in the District of Columbia and Virginia, and court admissions in the Supreme Court of the United States; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

 12:15 p.m. ET

Physics of Air

Speaker: Jonathan Hale | President | Air Systems Corporation  Jonathan Hale

As an innovator in the industrial pollution control industry, Jonathan is the driving force behind Air Systems Corporation. Jonathan’s ethics and knowledge have gained him the reputation as the “go-to” authority for extraordinarily difficult industrial ventilation and explosion mitigation situations. He worked as the EPA Inspector and Permits Engineer - Local Air Regulatory Agency in Winston-Salem, NC for 9 years and worked for 3 years as the Director of Environmental Engineering and Industrial Hygiene for Douglas Battery Manufacturing in Winston-Salem, NC. Jonathan was also the winner of 2 National ASHRAE awards for excellence in energy efficient design of industrial ventilation systems.

 

 1:05 p.m. ET

Break

 1:20 p.m. ET

Duct/Ventilation Systems, Do's and Don'ts

Speaker: Jonathan Hale | President | Air Systems CorporationJonathan Hale

As an innovator in the industrial pollution control industry, Jonathan is the driving force behind Air Systems Corporation. Jonathan’s ethics and knowledge have gained him the reputation as the “go-to” authority for extraordinarily difficult industrial ventilation and explosion mitigation situations. He worked as the EPA Inspector and Permits Engineer - Local Air Regulatory Agency in Winston-Salem, NC for 9 years and worked for 3 years as the Director of Environmental Engineering and Industrial Hygiene for Douglas Battery Manufacturing in Winston-Salem, NC. Jonathan was also the winner of 2 National ASHRAE awards for excellence in energy efficient design of industrial ventilation systems.

 2:10 p.m. ET

Air Pollution Control Devices

Speaker: Eric Peffel | Senior Engineer | East Penn Mfg. Co.

Eric is the Manager of Air Quality and Solid Waste Programs at East Penn Mfg. in Lyons, Pennsylvania.  Over the past 23 years with East Penn, he has managed the design, installation, maintenance, and operation of various Air Pollution Control systems employed throughout the corporation. In addition, he manages all aspects of Air Quality permitting and compliance and supports EPM indoor air quality and heat stress initiatives.  Eric has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University.

 2:55 p.m. ET

Break

 3:10 p.m. ET

Case Studies

Speakers:

Renee Geiger | Senior Industrial Hygienist | East Penn Mfg. Co.

Renee is the Senior Industrial Hygienist at East Penn Mfg. in Lyons, Pennsylvania. Over the past 20 years with East Penn, she has managed programs such as Lead, Respiratory Protection, Hazcom, Noise and Heat Stress. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt, running projects through the Continuous Improvement and Project Management departments. She has a BS in Biology from Moravian College.

 

 

Jim Anderson, Crown Battery

 

 4:10 p.m. ET

Summary and Q&A

Speaker: Troy Greiss | VP of EHS & Regulatory Affairs | East Penn  Mfg.  Co. 

Troy Greiss is the Vice President of EHS and Regulatory Affairs at East Penn Mfg. in Lyons, Pennsylvania. He has over 40 years of experience in the lead industry at East Penn Mfg., and he is a certified Industrial Hygienist and certified Safety Professional. Troy has an M.S in Environmental Health from West Chest University, a B.S. in Environmental Science/Biology from Kutztown University, and an A.E. in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

 4:25 p.m. ET

Happy Hour

Grab a beverage of your choice and connect with your industry peers.

 

 

 

Wednesday, October 28

Blood Lead Health Science Focus Session

 12:00 p.m. ET 

Update on Industry Voluntary Blood Lead Program

Speaker: Roger H. Miksad | Executive Vice President and General Counsel | Battery Counsel International

Roger H. Miksad joined BCI earlier this year as BCI's Executive Vice President and General Counsel. Since 2009, Roger has provided counsel and advice to Battery Council International and its members on regulatory compliance, legislative matters, and state regulatory negotiations in relation to federal Clean Air Act standards.

Roger is a member of the American Bar Association (ABA) and the Virginia Bar Association (VBA). Roger earned his J.D., magna cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law; Order of the Coif and received his B.S. magna cum laude, from Virginia Tech. He holds bar memberships in the District of Columbia and Virginia, and court admissions in the Supreme Court of the United States; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

 12:30 p.m. ET

Update on Blood Lead Health Science and Blood Lead Surveillance Program Results

Image result for cris williams international lead associationSpeaker: Cris Williams | Senior Scientist - Health | International Lead Association

Cris Williams has more than 30 years of experience in applied toxicology, quantitative risk assessment and public health. He is a member of the Society of Toxicology and the author or co-author of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications in toxicology and risk assessment. In addition, he has served as a peer reviewer for several toxicology and risk assessment journals. Cris received a PhD in environmental toxicology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

 1:15 p.m. ET

EPA's AALM Model

Speaker: Joel Cohen | Senior Toxicologist | Gradient

Dr. Cohen is a senior toxicologist with specialties in computational toxicology and human health risk assessment. At Gradient, his primary responsibilities include chemical hazard and risk assessment, consumer product safety evaluation, particulate matter inhalation exposure assessment and dose modeling, and non-clinical safety assessments of medical device and pharmaceutical components.

Before joining Gradient, Dr. Cohen earned his doctoral degree at the Harvard School of Public Health, applying in vitro cellular models to study the fate, transport and toxicity of nanoparticles in the lung.  He has authored several peer-reviewed articles and one patent, and presented his work to academic and general audiences.  Dr. Cohen holds a Visiting Scientist appointment at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health where he researches the applications and human health implications of nanomaterials across the life cycle of nano-enabled products.

 

 

Wednesday, November 4

Worker Decontamination - Preventing Take Home Lead & Role of Operations and Supervisors in Lead Health Programs

 12:00 p.m. ET 

Worker Decontamination - Preventing Take Home Lead

Speaker: Dan Askin | President and Technical Director | ESCA Tech Inc.

Dan Askin is President, Founder and Technical Director of ESCA Tech, Inc. For over 40 years he has focused on the design of environmental and industrial hygiene controls including the implementation and improvement of blood lead reduction programs in Battery Manufacturing and Recycling Facilities. Mr. Askin has completed health and ventilation improvement projects in over 200 process facilities around the world. He continues to lead the development of new products, processes and procedures for reducing the blood lead levels and air lead levels of workers and provides on-site and virtual training and consulting services to upgrade Environmental, Health and Safety Programs. 

 

 1:00 p.m. ET

Role of Operations and Supervisors in Lead Health Programs

Speakers:

Carl Raycroft | Vice President - EHS Compliance | RSR

Troy Greiss | EHS & Regulatory Affairs | East Penn Mfg. Co.

Troy Greiss is the Vice President of EHS and Regulatory Affairs at East Penn Mfg. in Lyons, Pennsylvania. He has over 40 years of experience in the lead industry at East Penn Mfg., and he is a certified Industrial Hygienist and certified Safety Professional. Troy has an M.S in Environmental Health from West Chest University, a B.S. in Environmental Science/Biology from Kutztown University, and an A.E. in Chemical Engineering from Pennsylvania State University.

 

 

 

 

Pedro Chacon | Sr. Director - Manufacturing and Manufacturing Engineering |Trojan Battery