Live Webinar: February 6, 2013, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. ET
NSC Members: $99.00 per viewing site
Non-members: $119.00 per viewing site
With this Webinar, participants will be apprised of the emerging health hazard and proposed ACGIH TLV change associated with the controversial cleaning solvent 1-bromopropane (aka nPB), a neurological and reproductive toxin used in various cleaning applications, and recommended control strategies to reduce risks.
In addition, participants will be updated on 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, participants will be able to:
* Recognize the hazard and exposure potential associated with nPB based cleaning solvents, focusing on vapor degreaser operations in electronics assembly
* 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 (TLV)
* 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”
* Use housekeeping procedures, PPE requirements and practices to reduce risks
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 Systems Product Sector, which employs nearly 13,000 employees at 30 locations, specializing in chemical hazard assessment and exposure controls. Prior to joining BAE Systems, 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 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.