The Orange County Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers (OC ASSE) is hosting their next meeting on February 14, 2012, from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM, at the Howard Johnson Hotel & Conference Center, located at 222 W. Houston Avenue, in Fullerton.
Topic: Hand Protection, “Whole Glove Integrity and Chemical Resistance”
Speaker: ROBERT N. PHALEN, PhD , CIH
Please join us for our annual meeting with the Orange County Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. This year’s joint breakfast meeting will coincide with Saint Valentine’s Day. Read below for an interesting link between the holiday and hand protection……..
The legend of Saint Valentine stems the historical account of St Valentine who was persecuted by Roman Emperor Claudius II. Claudius was impressed by Valentine and had a discussion with him, attempting to get him to convert to Roman paganism in order to save his life. Valentine refused and tried to convert Claudius to Christianity instead. Because of this, he was executed. Before his execution, he is reported to have performed a miracle by healing the blind daughter of his jailer. Saint Valentine, on the eve of his sentence, wrote a card addressed to the young girl with a note that began; “From your Valentine”
Saint Valentine used his talented hands to craft a communication that changed the life of a small girl and to this day, the world!. Workers we protect also need to use their talented hands to produce the products and services that keep the wheels of commerce turning.
Our role as EH&S practitioners is to protect those workers by recommending the best possible hand protection available. The speaker for our meeting is Robert N. Phalen, PhD, CIH who will share his extensive knowledge on hand protection.
About our speaker:
Dr. Phalen is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and holds a doctorate in environmental health sciences from UCLA.
Dr. Phalen will be presenting the results of his NIOSH-funded research on the impacts of movement on whole glove integrity and chemical resistance. The research has uncovered new measures associated with glove quality that can aid in the glove selection process. In addition, key issues with the current water-leak tests for disposable glove products will be discussed. The ultimate goal of NIOSH and the ongoing research in this area is to one day develop certification standards for chemical protective gloves and clothing, similar to those developed for respiratory protection. Health and safety professionals should be confident in the choices they make regarding chemical protective clothing.
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