Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 09:14:13 -0700
Reply-To: Larry Gibbs <lgibbs**At_Symbol_Here**STANFORD.EDU>
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From: Larry Gibbs <lgibbs**At_Symbol_Here**STANFORD.EDU>
Subject: Regional EH&S Fall Seminars for Campus Safety,
Health and Environmental Management

Desert Research Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Host CSHEMA-PRIZIM Regional Fall Seminars.

The Campus Safety, Health and Environmental Management Association (CSHEMA)
and PRIZIM Inc. (PRIZIM) have partnered to create educational seminars on
campus and laboratory safety and environmental management issues.  The
seminars are designed for those who have interest in, or responsibility
for, campus or laboratory environmental health and safety issues.  Though
focused on academia, all laboratory-based organizations, small or large,
will benefit from attending.

The next event will be hosted by the Desert Research Institute Reno, Nevada
on October 13th and 14th.  MIT will host the second seminar and workshop in
Cambridge, Massachusetts on October 21st and 22nd.  Each program includes a
day-long conference on contemporary topics, presented by invited speakers,
followed by a half-day focused workshop on applied program
development.  Participants can choose to attend the one-day session, the
half-day session, or both.

Topics for the Desert Research Institute program include:
    * Persuading Campus Leadership on the Importance of EHS:  Does it have
to be a Hard Sell?
    * Life in a Complex Regulatory Environment:  Keeping Up is Half the Battle
    * Security of Hazardous Materials in Teaching and Research Laboratories
    * An EMS Approach to Hazardous Waste and DOT Transportation Requirements
  The half-day workshop at the Desert Research Institute will address
developing and implementing an effective internal audit program to monitor
EHS compliance and performance.  The workshop will help participants to
understand all phases of the audit and follow-up process.

Topics for the MIT program include:
    * Site Security Issues
    * Managing EHS Information with Handheld Devices
    * Mercury Reduction
    * Guidelines for Assessment and Remediation of Mold
  The half-day workshop at MIT will address the varying requirements for
emergency planning under OSHA, RCRA, SPCC, DOT, and CDC.  The workshop will
help participants develop a comprehensive approach to incident response
that integrates emergency planning, safety, and security requirements and,
most importantly, makes users and responders more confident and effective
when reacting to an incident.

The goal of these events is to bring timely and valuable EH&S professional
development opportunities to individuals from campuses and other
laboratory-based organizations in their regions at a reasonable
price.  Professional and continuing education credits are available.  For
more information visit or
or call Ms. Dana Mooney at PRIZIM Inc. at (301) 840-9316 ext 133.  Spring
seminars are currently being planned for February and March.  The
University of California at Irvine is scheduled to host a spring seminar.

CSHEMA is an international association dedicated to excellence in EHS
professional practices in academia and research settings.  It represents
the voice of the profession with more than 900 members who have committed
to the CSHEMA mission and purpose.  Since 1953, CSHEMA has led important
educational events for its members and related professionals.

PRIZIM Inc. is a highly respected technical management consulting firm
specializing in EH&S areas.  It seeks to support the mission of client EH&S
managers and their organizations through ethical, creative, and sometimes
magical applications of science, management, and communications.  Many know
of PRIZIM Inc. as the publisher of the electronic information service

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