April 13, 2016 Program Announcement
Topic: Isocyanates: What Industrial Hygienists need to know.
Isocyanates are compounds containing the isocyanate group (-NCO). They react with compounds containing alcohol (hydroxyl) groups to produce polyurethane polymers, which are components of polyurethane foams, thermoplastic elastomers, spandex fibers, and polyurethane paints. Health effects of isocyanate exposure include irritation of skin and mucous membranes, chest tightness, and difficult breathing. This program will provide an overview of common uses of isocyanates, their chemical structure, and possible health implications. We will go over various analytical methodologies and address sampling concerns. And finally, we will discuss solutions to these sampling concerns.
Speaker: John Glowacki, Chemist, Wisconsin Occupational Health Lab.
John Glowacki is an Advanced Chemist with the Wisconsin Occupational Health Lab (WOHL) at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene (WSLH). As a full-service industrial hygiene laboratory, WOHL provides a wide range of analytical services to the OSHA funded Onsite Consultation Program, as well as to many other private and corporate occupational health and safety consultants. His duties include method development, sample analysis, and customer consultation regarding analytical methodology and sample collection. John earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Water Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. He has worked as an analytical chemist for more than 25 years, most of that time spent in the industrial hygiene field. John also serves on the AIHA Sampling and Laboratory Analysis Committee (SLAC).
Date & Time: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
4:00 to 5:30 Board Meeting
5:00 to 6:00 Social Hour/ Networking (meet at bar)
6:00 to 7:00 Dinner
7:00 to 8:30 Meeting, Program
Location: Thunder Bay Grille, Pewaukee WI
N14 W24130 Tower Place
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Directions: I-94 and take exit 294 onto Hwy. WI-164 N, (Pewaukee Rd). Go one block north of interstate and turn left on Tower Place. Follow Tower Pl for 0.1 mile and restaurant on your right.
Cost: $30.00 Includes dinner buffet (Pasta Tortellini Portabella, Chicken Chardonnay, Salmon, mac and cheese, green beans, salads and dessert), tax and gratuity.
Reservations: Please register online at http://aihawi.org/?page_id=82 with your credit card or or complete the reservation slip and send it with a check payable to WI Section-AIHA. Payment must be received no later than the end of business on Monday, 4-11-16. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Steve Strebel at 608-224-6216 by April 12th or your fees will not be refunded.