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Presented by CROET and Oregon Health Authority Public Health Division


Friday, June 15, 2012
Ambridge Event Center, 1333 NE MLK Blvd, Portland, Oregon 97232


Symposium Objectives

To share the economic and health case for reducing toxic materials in the workplace. Current global and Oregon policies addressing and impacting use of toxic materials in the workplace will be briefly summarized. Diverse workplaces will share success stories and lessons learned in moving towards safer alternatives.
  • Explain the business and health case for reducing the use of toxic materials at work - learn now these strategies will save your organization money and better protect the health of your employees.
  • Describe case studies demonstrating how other organizations have reduced the use of toxic chemicals in their work and manufacturing processes.
  • Identify strategies to initiate and support reducing toxic chemicals within your organization and at your workplace.
  • Network with others interested in creating safer and healthier spaces.

Program


Keynote: Green Chemistry, Safer Alternatives and Jobs
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Michael Wilson, Ph.D., MPH

Director, Labor Occupational Health Program
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health, School of Public Health
Associate Director of Integrative Sciences, Berkeley Center for Green Chemistry
University of California, Berkeley

Abstract: "Green chemistry at its best is revolutionary; at its worst, it can be allusive and off-putting. In his keynote presentation, Dr. Michael Wilson of UC Berkeley draws from his research and practice to make connections between the pressing needs of workers and the longer term imperative that is green chemistry. Dr. Wilson proposes practical steps to improve workplace health and safety while also advancing a more life-affirming and just economy, based--at least in part--on the practical application of greener chemistries."

Leadership in Sustainable Chemicals Policy: Opportunities for Oregon and Roles for EHS Professionals
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Jennifer Allen, Ph.D
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Director, Institute for Sustainable Solutions
Portland State University, Portland, Oregon


Advancing Safer Workplaces through Safer Product Design - the Business Case for Reducing Chemicals of Concern
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Roger McFadden, MS

Vice President, Senior Scientist, Staples, Inc.

 

Morning Panel
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Moderated by Jae Douglas, Oregon Public Health Division, Research and Education Services Section Manager

Michael Wilson, UC Berkeley
Jennifer Allen, PSU
Roger McFadden, Staples
MIchael Wood, Administrator, Oregon OSHA

Afternoon Session: Case Studies 

Environmentally Preferred Rubber and VOC Reduction
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John Frazier

Director of Sustainable Chemistry, Nike

 

Walking the Talk: Greening In-House Chemical Products
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Lisa Heigh

Senior Solid Waste Planner, Metro


Connecting the Dots to PureBond
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Paul Davis

Senior Marketing Analyst, Columbia Forest Products


Disinfectants & Sanitizers - What Should Janitors Use?
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Greg Hopkins

Training Specialist, State Procurement Office, State of Oregon


Afternoon Panel, Q's & A's
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Moderated by Fred Berman, Ph.D., Toxicology Information Center Director, CROET

Networking and Reception

Posters

1) National Pesticide Information Center (NPIC) Pediatric Exposure to Biological/Repellent Pesticides Reported to the National Pesticide Information Center.
2) NPIC: The National Pesticide Information Center: Objective Information for Informed Decisions.
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3) Pacific Northwest Pollution Prevention Resource Center (PPRC): What is a Safer Alternative?
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4)
CROET & the Oregon Collaborative for Healthy Nail Salons: Creating Healthier Nail Salons
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LEARN ABOUT THE OREGON COLLABORATIVE FOR HEALTHY NAIL SALONS


5) CROET & Oregon OSHA: 40 Weeks: A Story about Hair, Beauty and Formaldehyde.
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6) Safer Nanomaterials and Nanomanufacturing Initiative (SNNI)
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