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Proceedings of the 40th YPSW Annual Meeting

January 21-23, 2015

The conference theme for this year was Tools, Technology, and Big Data. The conference spanned the two days of meetings. Our program was kicked off by a well known business futurists and strategist, Dr. Mary O'Hara-Devereaux, of Global Foresight. The technical program continued with the theme working in the modern changing environment. The meeting included reports from the Professional Societies featuring updates from the AIHA, ACGIH, NIOSH and OSHA.

The Program was moderated by President Del Malzahn and Acting Program Chair, Bob Glenn, assisted by other members of the YPSW Board of Directors.


Program for 40th Annual Meeting

Meeting Summary

Technical Program

Emerging Global Trends, Big Visions and Spectacular Impacts by Mary O'Hara Devereaux, Ph.D.

Advanced Materials: The Factory of Tomorrow by Chuck Geraci, Ph.D., CIH

Advancing Safety Culture in Academic Research Labs by Larry Gibbs, Med, MPH, CIH, FAIHA

Assessing Fire Residue "Contamination" and IEQ by Dan Baxter

Data and Assessing Exposures by Jacob Persky, MPH, CIH

Selecting, Validating, and Developing Models by Paul Hewett, Ph.D., CIH, FAIHA

Mathematical Modeling of Risk Acceptability Criteria by James Rasmuson, Ph.D., CIH

NOA (or is it) at the Calaveras Dam Project by Dan Hernandez, CIH

Risk Concepts by Michael Larranaga, Ph.D., PE, CIH, CSP

Association and Organization Reports

AIHA Regulatory and Legislative Update by Aaron Trippler

AIHA President's Update by Christine Lorenzo, CIH

NIOSH Update by Max Kiefer, MS, CIH

OSHA Update by William Perry, CIH