Workshop Programme

Wednesday, 19 June, 2013

The topics that were covered in the Workshop programme are given below. Click on the sessions for full information.

Registration 09:00 - 10:00

10:00 - 11:50 Background briefing - legislation, science and exposure levels+

Welcome and Introduction

Company and Association co-chairs

Occupational Legislation Overview - North America

Rob Steinwurtzel, Association of Battery Recyclers

Occupational Legislation Overview - Rest of the World

Steve Binks, International Lead Association 

State of the Science on Occupational Exposure Health Effects

Jessica Ryman, International Lead Zinc Research Organization

Industry Exposure Trends and Voluntary Blood Lead Reduction Programmes

  • European Lead Industry - Aggie Kotze, International Lead Association
  • European Battery Industry - Michel Baumgartner, EUROBAT
  • US Battery Industry - Battery Council International

Questions and Discussion

12:50 - 17:00 Sharing Best Practice+

Biological and Personal Air Monitoring

  • Frequency
  • Sampling
  • Analysis and Interpretation
  • Protecting Susceptible Populations

David Gidlow, RPS Health

Behavioral-Based Safety Schemes - RSR initiatives, including

  • Metrics Tracking Methodologies
  • Elevated Blood Lead Employee Counseling
  • Behavioral-Based Safety Observations

Gerard Manley, RSR Corporation

Behavioral-Based Safety Schemes - Exide initiatives, including

  • Voluntary use of Respirators
  • Lean Management Principles

Karsten Kurz, Exide Technologies

Behavioral-Based Safety Schemes - Johnson Controls initiatives

Axel Lesch, Johnson Controls

Improving Workplace Cleaning Effectiveness

  • Personal Hygiene
  • Surface Wiping
  • Indicator Fluids

Dan Askin, ESCA Tech

The Role of Plant Design and Engineering Controls in Exposure Management

Russell Kemp, Environ International Corp

Predicting Blood Lead Reduction Outcomes

  • Toxicokinetic Models for Lead in the Body
  • Rate of Lead Accumulation and Release in the Body
  • Predictions for New Hires and the Legacy Worker

Craig Boreiko, International Lead Zinc Reserch Organization

Blood Lead Continuous Improvement Program Targets

  • How low?
  • How Fast?
  • Managing new hires
  • Accommodating the Legacy Worker

Kevin Smith, East Penn Manufacturing

Roundtable Discussion: Design and Implementation of a Voluntary Blood Lead Reduction Program

Concluding Remarks and Close of Workshop


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