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California industrial hygiene council cihc mission vision strategy and 2011 2015 plans

California Industrial Hygiene Council(CIHC)

Mission, Vision, Strategy and 2011-2015 Plans

Advancing public policy to improve the health and safetyof workers and the community.

February 2011

CIHC Board of Directors


Strategic plan overview

Strategic Plan Overview

  • Vision

  • CIHC Summary

  • 2011 Members

  • History and Purpose

  • Past Accomplishments

  • 2010 Accomplishments

  • 2011-2012 CIHC Action Plan

  • 2011-2015 Strategic Goals


Cihc vision

CIHC Vision

To be viewed by environmental, health, and safety professionals, national and California local section AIHA organizations, legislators, and regulators as:

  • The primary governmental affairs organization representing the interests of industrial hygienists, and

  • Promoting the profession of industrial hygiene in California

Advancing public policy to improve the health and safety of workers and the community.


Cihc summary

CIHC Summary

MISSION

  • Promote the industrial hygiene profession in California

  • Increase recognition of industrial hygiene in legislative and regulatory actions

  • Promote good science in environmental, health, and safety issues in California

REPRESENTATION

  • Board of Directors from California AIHA Local Sections (2 each + 1 Alternate*)

    • Northern California*

    • Orange County*

    • Sacramento

    • Southern California*

    • San Diego*

ACTIVITIES

  • Review, comment, and participate in applicable California legislative and regulatory actions, providing scientific and technological expertise

  • Propose legislation promoting and supporting good industrial hygiene practice in California

  • Promote professional development through an annual conference and active involvement in emerging issues

  • Enhance CIHC/Local Section communications

STAKEHOLDERS

  • California AIHA local section members

  • National AIHA governmental affairs

  • California industrial hygienists

  • Applicable California legislators and regulatory bodies


2011 board members

2011 Board Members

Sacramento Advocacy Provides:

Legislative Support Bill Screening Bill Tracking Legislative Representation Bill Drafting & Introduction Advocacy Expertise

  • Sacramento Section

    • Richard Bohrer, CIH

    • Ed Klinenberg, CIH (Secretary)

  • San Diego Section

    • Jeff King, CIH

    • Jim Messelbeck, CIH

    • Ann Graham, CIH (Alternate)

  • Southern California Section

    • Eric N. Brown, CIH (Treasurer)

    • Nola J. Kennedy, CIH

    • Jaime Steedman-Lyde (Alternate)

  • Orange County Section

    • Howard Spielman, CIH (Vice President)

    • Leo Vortouni, CIH

    • Ron Hutton, CIH (Alternate)

  • Northern California Section

    • Patricia Beach, CIH

    • Chris Laszcz-Davis, CIH (President)

    • Joel Cohen, CIH (Alternate)

  • cihconline.com web site Provides:

  • Access to Legislative Reports

  • Access to California Laws and Regulations

  • Board Meeting Minutes

  • Information on CIHC Conferences

  • Other Board Actions

  • Position Statements


Cihc history and purpose

CIHC History and Purpose

HISTORY:

  • Founded in 1990 to establish a legislative and regulatory presence in California for the industrial hygiene (IH) profession

  • Supported by California AIHA local sections

    PURPOSE:

  • Oppose erosion or limitation of IH practice by legislation or regulation

  • Increase IH recognition in statute

  • Provide sound scientific and technological input to legislative and regulatory process

  • Promote growth of IH profession through active involvement in emerging issues


Past accomplishments

Past Accomplishments

  • Established a legislative presence in Sacramento

  • Sponsored legislation which defined Industrial Hygienist in State Law (H&S Code 117672)

  • Created the Industrial Hygienist Definition and Registration Act (B&P Code Sections 20700-20705)

  • Negotiated regulation which reduced the required number days for lead training courses for CIHs from a total of 15 to three days

  • Promoted a legislative amendment which resulted in an exemption to the Trauma Scene Waste Management Practitioner requirement

  • Sponsored laboratory accreditation legislation

  • Sponsored successful legislation to allow a CIH or other qualified professional to provide lead poisoning prevention services

  • Garnered strategic legislative amendments to the Toxic Mold Protection Act of 2001, assuring IH participation in developing standards to identify, evaluate, and abate mold

  • Initiated Green Chemistry dialog for potential working alliance

  • Supported Emergency Response Protection (Good Samaritan) Bill

  • Strengthened CIHC organization infrastructure to clarify operations, deliverables, and communications

  • Provided high value professional development conferences for EHS professionals for 19 years

  • Reviewed and provided formal comments on several key proposed regulations: heat/illness prevention; green chemistry; lead in paint from developing countries; globally harmonized hazard communications systems, and select building standards


2010 2011 actions

2010-2011 Actions

  • Reviewed 450 Bills.

  • Tracked 99 Bills, working with legislative staff on several

  • Supported 3 Bills (1 of the supported bills passed – CO bill)

  • Opposed 1 Bill

  • Participated in Cal/OSHA PEL process [Health Expert Advisory (HEAC) & FAC Committees]

  • Participated in Cal/OSHA Advisory Committee

  • Commented on several proposed Cal/OSHA Regulations, including Ergonomic and Heat Illness Standard

  • Participated on Special Emphasis Technical Committees (Lead Committee).

  • Developed working alliances with other stakeholders interested in

    reviewing, commenting on and strengthening green chemistry initiative.

  • Increased communications/briefings with our primary constituents – California AIHA Local Sections.

  • Developed and submitted formal comments (NIOSH ERC funding, federal OSHA’s Globally Harmonized System (GHS), titanium dioxide as carcinogen under Proposition 65, AB 553 and companion risk assessment provisions, safer product regulations, among others)

  • Presented at conferences and meetings on specific subjects unique to California with impact elsewhere (green chemistry initiative, global chemical regulatory shifts and TSCA reform)

  • Reviewed and commented on broader professional position papers (product stewardship and green chemistry)

  • Orchestrated annual, well attended regional EHS conference for the profession. Participated in another joint conference with safety professionals. Early discussions with occupational physicians on a 2012 venue.


2011 2012 cihc action plan

2011 - 2012 CIHC Action Plan

Promote the Industrial Hygiene Profession in California

Promote ‘Good Science’ in Legislation and Regulation

Continue Exploring Opportunities for IH Profession Growth

  • Introduce bill on Section 5155 (workplace

  • exposure monitoring)

    • Draft white paper

    • Draft initiative

    • Find author

  • Continue active involvement on select initiatives

  • (e.g., Cal-OSHA PEL Process, nanomaterials, IIPP,

  • CA Green Chemistry, etc.)

  • Identify & track all relevant EHS bills

  • Support bills and proposed regulations that

  • promote the IH profession and/or good science

  • Oppose bills and proposed regulations that are

  • harmful to the IH profession and/or are not

  • good science

Legislative/Regulatory


California industrial hygiene council cihc mission vision strategy and 2011 2015 plans

2011 - 2012 CIHC Action Plan

Promote the Industrial Hygiene Profession in California

Promote ‘Good Science’ in Legislation and Regulation

Continue Exploring Opportunities for IH Profession Growth

  • Update bylaws & operating procedures as needed

  • Sustain financial solvency with three years

  • of operating expenses. Explore ways to

  • increase financial & operational strength.

  • Evaluate need for Board officer succession plan

  • Maximize conference financial success by

  • conducting all planning and conference

  • operations with CIHC/local section members.

  • Support the concept of a balanced Board with

  • new members to bring fresh perspectives and

  • experienced members to provide continuity

  • Encourage increased participation and

  • support from local section members

  • (conference committee, HEAC backup)

Administrative/Other


California industrial hygiene council cihc mission vision strategy and 2011 2015 plans

2011 - 2012 CIHC Action Plan

Promote the Industrial Hygiene Profession in California

Promote ‘Good Science’ in Legislation and Regulation

Continue Exploring Opportunities for IH Profession Growth

  • Strengthen public agency relation-

  • ships and increase outreach activities

  • Continue to explore opportunities for

  • working alliances on emerging issues

  • Expand involvement in risk-related issues

  • Increase local section communication and

  • participation, providing mentoring on

  • legislative/regulatory activities and tapping

  • resources for committees, etc.

    • Establish Task Force of local section members

    • to identify methods to enhance communi-

    • cation and involvement (e.g., bill summaries,

    • web page enhancement, email messages,

    • networking opportunities)

Outreach & Emerging Issues


California industrial hygiene council cihc mission vision strategy and 2011 2015 plans

2011 - 2012 CIHC Action Plan

Promote the Industrial Hygiene Profession in California

Promote ‘Good Science’ in Legislation and Regulation

Continue Exploring Opportunities for IH Profession Growth

  • Conduct 21st Annual CIHC Conference in

  • San Francisco

  • Attract at least 150 attendees and 12 sponsors

  • Continue to receive positive feedback from

  • attendees and sponsors

  • Continue to bring cutting edge, emerging

  • topics to conference

Professional Development


2011 2015 cihc strategic goals

2011-2015 CIHC Strategic Goals

Promote the Industrial Hygiene Profession in California

Promote ‘Good Science’ in Legislation and Regulation

Continue Exploring Opportunities for IH Profession Growth

  • Strengthen legislative and regulatory foundation for the profession

  • Be premier resource for good science and regulatory matters

Legislative/Regulatory

  • Strengthen financial opportunities and organizational operations.

  • Encourage a balance of Board members to maintain continuity

  • while getting fresh perspectives

Administrative/Other

  • Be alert and responsive to developing issues which impact good

  • science and EHS practices

  • Enhance communication with local section members in order to

  • increase their involvement in legislative & regulatory issues

  • Seek opportunities to team with allied professional associations

Outreach & Emerging Issues

  • Sponsor Annual CIHC Conferences

    • Attract attendees and sponsors to maintain three years of

    • operating budget and increase Local Section member

    • involvement

    • Pursue positive ratings on all fronts

    • Explore joint meeting opportunities with risk related

    • professionals

Professional Development


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