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California industrial hygiene council cihc mission vision strategy and 2009 2013 plans

California Industrial Hygiene Council(CIHC)

Mission, Vision, Strategy and 2009-2013 Plans

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

May 2009

CIHC Board of Directors


Strategic plan overview

Strategic Plan Overview

  • Vision

  • CIHC Summary

  • 2009 Members

  • History and Purpose

  • Past Accomplishments

  • 2008 Accomplishments

  • 2009-2010 CIHC Action Plan

  • 2009-2013 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 technical expertise

  • Propose legislation promoting and supporting the practice of industrial hygiene 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


2009 board members

2009 Board Members

Sacramento Advocacy Provides:

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

  • Sacramento Section

    • Mark Cameron, CIH

    • Ed Klinenberg, CIH

  • San Diego Section

    • Denise Daggett, CIH (Secretary)

    • Jeff King, CIH

    • Ann Graham, CIH (Alternate)

  • Southern California Section

    • Eric N. Brown, CIH

    • Jackie Luca, CIH

    • Jaime Steedman Lyde (Alternate)

  • Orange County Section

    • Howard Spielman, CIH (President)

    • Leo Vortouni, CIH

    • Ron Hutton, CIH (Alternate)

  • Northern California Section

    • Joel Cohen, CIH (Treasurer)

    • Chris Laszcz-Davis, CIH (Vice President)

    • Richard B. Hirsh, 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


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

  • Monitored rewrite of the Professional Engineers Act

  • 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 the participation of IH’s in developing standards to identify, evaluate, and abate mold

  • Provided high value professional development conferences for EHS professionals for 18 years


2008 actions

2008 Actions

  • Reviewed 82 Bills

  • Tracked 53 Bills

  • Supported 3 Bills

    • AB 2796 & SB 1386 (Passed)

    • AB 2538 (Failed)

  • Opposed 3 Bills

    • AB 1183, AB 515 (Failed)

    • AB 1879 (Passed)

  • Sent Letters of Support Regarding Key EHS Appointments

  • Continued Involvement in Cal/OSHA PEL Process [Health Expert Advisory Committee (HEAC) & PEL Process Committee]

  • Commented on Proposed Sensitization Regulation

  • Initiated Green Chemistry Dialog for Potential Working Alliance

  • Commented on Several Proposed Cal/OSHA Regulations

  • Supported Emergency Response Protection (Good Samaritan) Bill

  • Strengthened CIHC Organization Infrastructure to Clarify Operations, Deliverables, and Communications.

  • Increased Communications/Briefings With Our Primary Constituents – California AIHA Local Sections


2009 2010 cihc action plan

2009 - 2010 CIHC Action Plan

Promote the Industrial Hygiene Profession in California

Promote ‘Good Science’

Continue to Explore Opportunities for the Growth of the IH Profession

  • Introduce bill on PEL process and Section 5155

  • (workplace exposure monitoring)

    • Draft initiative

    • Find author

  • Continue active involvement on applicable

  • committees (e.g., HEAC, PEL Process, 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 2009 2013 plans

2009 - 2010 CIHC Action Plan

Promote the Industrial Hygiene Profession in California

Promote ‘Good Science’

Continue to Explore Opportunities for the Growth of the IH Profession

  • Update by laws and operating procedures

  • as needed

  • Support a qualified professional to head OSHA

  • and key qualified persons for selected EHS

  • appointments with other organizations

  • Sustain financial solvency with 3 years

  • of operating expenses. Explore ways to

  • increase financial & operational strength.

  • Maximize conference financial success by

  • conducting all planning and conference

  • operations with CIHC/local section

  • members

  • Develop transition/succession plans for

  • CIHCmembers

  • Modify board structure to allow increased

  • participation and support from local

  • section members (conference committee,

  • HEAC backup)

Administrative/Other


California industrial hygiene council cihc mission vision strategy and 2009 2013 plans

2009 - 2010 CIHC Action Plan

Promote the Industrial Hygiene Profession in California

Promote ‘Good Science’

Continue to Explore Opportunities for the Growth of the IH Profession

  • Increase public agency contacts and

  • outreach

  • Explore opportunities for alliances in

  • emerging issues

  • Expand involvement in risk-related issues

  • Increase local section communication and

  • participation, providing mentoring on

  • leg/reg activities and tapping

  • resources for committees, etc.

Outreach & Emerging Issues


California industrial hygiene council cihc mission vision strategy and 2009 2013 plans

2009 - 2010 CIHC Action Plan

Promote the Industrial Hygiene Profession in California

Promote ‘Good Science’

Continue to Explore Opportunities for the Growth of the IH Profession

  • Conduct 19th Annual CIHC Conference in San

  • Francisco

    • Attract at least 150 attendees and 13 sponsors

    • Achieve sufficient reserve to maintain 3 years

    • operating budget

    • Receive positive feedback from attendees

    • and sponsors

    • Continue to bring cutting edge, emerging

    • topics to conference

Professional Development


2009 2013 cihc strategic goals

2009-2013 CIHC Strategic Goals

Promote the Industrial Hygiene Profession in California

Promote ‘Good Science’

Continue to Explore Opportunities for the Growth of the IH Profession

  • Strengthen legislative and regulatory foundation for the profession

  • Be premier resource for regulatory matters (be a player)

Legislative/Regulatory

  • Strengthen financial opportunities and organizational operations.

  • Limit length of service for board members to encourage new Board

  • members and fresh perspectives

Administrative/Other

  • Be proactively alert to developing issues

  • Look for involvement opportunities for Local Section members

Outreach & Emerging Issues

Professional Development

  • 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


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