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Electronics Assembly: Reduce Safety Risks and Stay OSHA Compliant
Live Webinar: November 8, 2012, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

Webinar Pricing:
NSC Members: $99.00 per viewing site
Non-members: $119.00 per viewing site

Register Now Online or Call (800) 621-7619

Course Description:
Attend this just-in-time Webinar and receive the latest intelligence on the emerging health hazard associated with vapor degreasing machines utilizing the controversial solvent 1-bromopropane, a neurological and reproductive toxin. NSC Rising Star Chad Letendre will provide recommended control strategies to reduce these harmful risks and what it takes to comply to with the OSHA housekeeping requirements for this chemical.

In addition, Chad will share his best practices for controlling established health hazards in soldering operations, including: asthma due to hand soldering with rosin flux and “take home exposure risks” from lead dust in automated soldering applications.

By the end of this Webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Recognize the hazard, uncertainty and exposure potential associated with vapor degreasing operations utilizing 1-bromopropane (aka n-propyl bromide or “npb”)
  • Develop an exposure control plan, including local exhaust ventilation and personal protective equipment (PPE), in order to minimize potential health risks in the interim to exposure limit updates.
  • Identify hand solder operations which could present an occupational asthma risk, based upon a review of applicable exposure control guidelines, and select available ventilation options.
  • Understand the “take home exposure risks” presented by lead dust in automated solder operations (e.g., wave/ selective solder), applicability of OSHA’s housekeeping requirements (29 CFR 1910.1025) and best practices to determine “how clean is clean” (reference BAE Systems Surface Accumulation Limits, SAL).
  • Employ housekeeping procedures, PPE requirements and practices to reduce risks.

About Your Webinar Presenter:
Chad Letendre currently serves as Principal - Safety, Health and Environment at BAE Systems, a global defense and aerospace company. Chad is responsible for the industrial hygiene programs across the Electronic Solutions Product Sector, which employs nearly 10,000 employees at 20 locations, specializing in chemical hazard assessment and exposure controls.

Prior to joining BAE Systems in 2005, Chad spent several years with Wyman Gordon, an aerospace forgings and castings company, and Avery Dennison, a Fortune 500 office products manufacturer, where he served in various technical and leadership capacities within the safety, health and environment field.

Chad is also a board certified industrial hygienist (CIH) and safety professional (CSP), and he was a recipient of the National Safety Council’s 2010 “Rising Star of Safety” award.

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