Conference Agenda & Scheduling

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Session
EXTREME HEAT RISK, RECOGNITION AND PLANNING    M-I1
Monday     8am to 9:45am
Room SANDPEBBLE-DE
Seating81 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersKatherine McNamara
ObjectiveThis session will examine common risk factors and vulnerabilities associated with fatal occupational heat exposures, using OSHA fatality investigations conducted between 2014 2023. Case studies will be used to analyze prevention efforts and lessons learned to avoid mismanagement of severe heat stress cases.
DescriptionThis session will examine common risk factors and vulnerabilities associated with fatal occupational heat exposures, using a decade of OSHA fatality investigations conducted between 2014 2023. Case studies from specific fatalities will be used to identify lessons learned and possible intervention strategies, including high heat procedures, mitigation measures and emergency medical response. Then local and statewide spatial analysis tools will be demonstrated to help jurisdictions prioritize heat vulnerable communities. Finally, an evaluation metric will be piloted to help communities with resilience planning. Learning outcomes: Upon completion, participants will be able to: Identify working conditions and occupations that are vulnerable to heat exposure, Recognize risk factors that exacerbate heat exposure that can contribute to heat illness severity, Recognize the role of heat illness prevention standards and enforcement, Identify and assess areas with high potential for extreme heat exposures, Use available tools for heat forecasting, resilience planning and preparedness.
TOOLS OF THE TRADE, REFRESHER ON COMMONLY USED MONITORS    M-I2
Monday     1pm to 4:45pm
Room SANDPEBBLE-DE
Seating81 of 100 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersWilliam Lent
ObjectiveThis session is refresher training for Haz Mat first responders on the most common equipment used in Haz Mat emergency response, investigations.
DescriptionThis session is refresher training focused on basic monitors used by first responders and CUPA staff. The session will review operational issues and use of Combustible Gas Indicators and Photo Ionization Detectors plus demonstrations of Radiological monitors, FTIR, Raman and other instruments used in Haz Mat response. Training will provide an overview of available resources, operational theory, and some hands-on training for attendees. The session will consist of four different rotations that will include, demonstration and hands on training of a Combustible Gas Indicator and Photo Ionization Detector, tour of a Type 2 Haz Mat vehicle with demonstration and overview of specialized instrumentation then a tour of a resource trailer with demonstration of mitigation and containment resources including booms, plug and dike materials, neutralizing agents, containment options and more.
PresentationHazardous Materials Specialist
20240225_Tools of the Trade
LITHIUM ION BATTERIES: EMERGENCY RESPONSE, TRANSPORT AND DISPOSAL    TU-I1
Tuesday     8am to 11:45am
Room REGENCY-B
Seating3 of 156 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersRobert Rezende, Gregory Jenkins, Leon Wirschem
ObjectiveSession will focus on the scientific principles, potential hazards, & fire-related response approaches related to lithium-ion battery fire incidents.
DescriptionLithium Ion batteries have dramatically increased in everything from consumer electronics and micro-mobility devices (e.g., e-bikes, scooters) to small and large scale battery energy storage systems. Instructors will information and case studies covering the proper use and disposal. They will also cover how to deal with Lithium Ion batteries in the event of a thermal runaway.
PresentationLIthum-ion Batteries: Emergency Response, Transport and Disposal
Lithium Ion Battery Awareness CUPA 2024
THE ASSESSMENT AND DECONTAMINATION OF AN OPIOID CONTAMINATED SITE    TU-I2
Tuesday     1pm to 2:45pm
Room REGENCY-B
Seating88 of 156 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersMichael A. Polkabla, CIH
ObjectiveAttendees will receive information to better understand fentanyl contaminant hazards in properties and current regulatory requirements for cleanup.
DescriptionThis presentation will focus on a case study involving the assessment and decontamination of a property that was used as an illegal opioid (fentanyl and carfentanil) handling, processing, and pill packaging site. This study let to enhanced awareness of the hazards associated with opioid contaminated sites and resulted in the establishment of current assessment and regulatory cleanup standards in California for re-occupancy.
PresentationThe Assessment and Decontamination of an Opioid Contaminated Site
PRINCIPLES OF EHTER    TU-I3
Tuesday     3pm to 5pm
Room REGENCY-B
Seating126 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersHoa Tan, Sauda Yerabati, Natalia Deardorff
ObjectiveExplore disaster Hazmat handling, emergency protocols, health impact assessment, response coordination through EH training in emergency response.
DescriptionThis course is based on a hybrid model combining EH Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) awareness & operational levels. It provides a basic overview on disaster Hazmat handling, EH impacts, & California-specific Emergency Response protocols, to empower professionals in safeguarding communities & the environment.
PresentationPrinciples of EHTER
GROWING PAINS: ONE DEPARTMENTS EXPERIENCE WITH THE CANNABIS INDUS    W-I1
Wednesday     8am to 9:45am
Room REGENCY-B
Seating81 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersKen Kwong
ObjectiveEvaluate the transition of the cannabis industry from the gray market to legal market from the point of view of a fire agency.
DescriptionThis course will provide a brief history on the path to legalization, a brief overview of requirements for cultivators and manufacturers from the California Fire Code and the challenges that we have encountered with maintaining compliance. This course will also present information on our role with the illegal/illicit cannabis market.
LIB FIRES AND THE    W-I2
Wednesday     10am to 11:45am
Room REGENCY-B
Seating76 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersErnie Hernandez
ObjectiveThis course will provide participants with the information needed to safely manage the cleanup phase associated with LIB fires.
DescriptionThis course will recap several high-energy lithium-ion battery incidents in Los Angeles County and describe the corresponding efforts with de-energization, DOT packaging, and disposal. This course will also provide an overview of air monitoring techniques, safety procedures and fire response agency coordination.
PresentationLIB Fires & the STATIC Cleanup Phase
IDENTIFICATION AND HAZARD ASSESSMENT (IDHA) FOR HAZMAT INCIDENTS    W-I3
Wednesday     1pm to 2:45pm
Room REGENCY-B
Seating81 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersGrant Miner, Lee Kirby
ObjectiveParticipants will learn how to identify materials involved in an incident, analyze hazards present, and understand how they impact response options.
DescriptionIDHA plays a crucial role in responding to hazmat incidents. This course will provide responders at all levels, from FRA to Specialist, with tools for identifying materials and their properties, understanding the dynamics of an incident and ensuring a safe, effective response. Topics will include resources for IDHA, awareness of multiple hazards, reassessing hazards as information changes, and analysis of actual incidents.
PresentationIdentification and Hazard Assessment (IDHA) For Hazmat Incidents
WHATS THAT FOUL ODOR COMING FROM THE LANDFILL: A DMS INVESTIGATIO    W-I4
Wednesday     3pm to 4:45pm
Room REGENCY-B
Seating102 of 150 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersDeirdre Williams, Winston Perez
ObjectiveThis session will demonstrate applying industrial principles while addressing a community complaint alleging toxic exposure.
DescriptionMunicipal solid waste landfills are responsible for producing several volatile organic sulfur compounds (VOSC) impacting our communities, the environment, and human health. Interest in the VOSCs emitted from landfills is a rising concern because of their unpleasant smell, low odor threshold and associated health concerns. Methyl mercaptan (MM) and Dimethyl sulfide (DMS) are two such typical odorous landfill gases which have received little attent
ADVANCING ENV. HEALTH TRAINING IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE & HAZMAT (42 MAX)    TH-I1
Thursday     8am to 11:45am
Room REGENCY-C
Seating0 of 42 seats available
CreditsREHS: 4.0  
SpeakersHoa Tan, Sauda Yerabati, Aleem Shafi, Megan Floyd, Thaddeus Hunt, Debbie Anderson
ObjectiveExplore disaster Hazmat handling, emergency protocols, health impact assessment, response coordination through EH training in emergency response.
DescriptionThis course is based on a hybrid model combining EH Training in Emergency Response (EHTER) awareness & operational levels. It provides a high-level overview on disaster Hazmat handling, EH impacts, & California-specific Emergency Response protocols, to empower professionals in safeguarding communities & the environment. Participants will be led through a tabletop exercise & practice role playing for multiagency communications & coordination. Limited to 40 max attendees.
PresentationADVANCING ENV. HEALTH TRAINING IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE & HAZMAT
GOT PUBLIC HEALTH IN ICS? CUPAS AND OIL SPILL RESPONSE    TH-I2
Thursday     1pm to 2:45pm
Room REGENCY-C
Seating38 of 75 seats available
CreditsREHS: 2.0  
SpeakersKaren Riveles, Kathleen Jennings, Rachel Fabian, Wesley Smith, Sidney Bennett, Charles Pearson, Darwin Cheng, Trisha Johnson
ObjectiveLearn about and participate in an oil spill discussion on the Public Health Assessment Unit (PHAU) with federal, state, and local partners.
DescriptionLearn about Public Health Assessment Unit (PHAU) as an ICS unit in the Planning Section of an oil spill response for coordination of public health sampling, messaging, and integration of local, state, and federal public health agencies. Attendees will participate in a focused discussion as they work through a spill scenario using decision support tools for community air monitoring, water and sediment, and seafood safety to protect public health.
PresentationGot Public Health In Your ICS? CUPAS and Oil Spill Response
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