Registration/Breakfast (7:30 – 8:00 am)
Toxicology in the Petroleum Industry
ABOUT THE COURSE
Spend a day with Alberta Local Section Industrial Hygienists and come away with a better understanding of how to:
- Prepare an exposure assessment for refinery streams
- Understand which refinery stream component drives the toxicity hence the exposure assessment
- Understand when to use the “mixtures” formula for specific petroleum streams
- Understand which chemicals are inhalation dermal hazards
- Understand the reproductive and developmental hazards of petroleum substances Outline/Agenda:
Introduction to Refinery Streams
- Overview of Different Refinery Process Streams
- How to Categorize Streams using Toxicology Data
- What are the Primary Constituents of Refinery Streams that drive exposure assessments
Chemicals of Concern specific to the Petroleum Industry
- Polyaromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs)
Occupational Exposure Limits in the Petroleum Industry
- Approaches to setting exposure limits
- ACGIH Mixtures Formula – Overview of the formula, its application and limitations
- Examples of its use with chemicals in the petroleum industry
Exposure Routes and specific Worker Exposures of Concern
- Inhalation vs Dermal Chemicals of Concern
- Reproductive Issues and Concerns
- Biomonitoring Considerations
New Toxicology Areas that could Influence future OELS and Exposure Assessments
- Endocrine Disruptors
- REACh – DNELs, did they impact your job?
Value Added: Learn to design and implement an exposure assessment plan for refinery streams and use that monitoring data for worker protection.
Instructional Methods: Lectures and Problem Solving
Prerequisites: Two years’ experience and knowledge of designing occupational exposure assessments.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
Jennifer Baker Galvin, Ph.D., DABT, CIH:
Jennifer is a Board Certified Toxicologist and Certified Industrial Hygienist. She was classically trained as a mammalian Toxicologist at Utah State University. Her Ph.D. research was performed at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute in Albuquerque, New Mexico in pulmonary immunology. During her Toxicology training she was required to take an industrial hygiene class. It piqued her interest about how people got exposed to the chemicals she had only studied either in animals or on a bench top. Therefore, following postdoctoral studies, she went to work for the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). After three years with OSHA she went to work for Phillips Petroleum Company and survived the economic turmoil of the oil industry to finish her career as global manager of Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology for ConocoPhillips.
The hotel is offering a discounted room rate of $134.00 plus applicable taxes, for a standard two queen room for conference attendees. Please refer to confirmation #249979 when booking. Rooms must be booked no later than February 17, 2016 to receive the discounted room rate. 24-hour cancellation policy is in effect. Please call the hotel directly.
Food (breakfast, lunch and snacks) and beverages (coffee, tea, juice, and pop) are included in the registration fee.