Planning Committee announces line-up
MADISON, WI – The Planning Committee for the annual Wisconsin Asbestos Seminar has announced the agenda, topics and speakers for the 2014 Conference.
The conference will be held December 5th at the Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells. This year's keynote speakers include Dr. Deborah McKean, EPA toxicologist, who will provide an update on the Libby, Montana EPA Superfund Case. This project has been referred to as the
“U.S. Disaster of the Century.” The afternoon keynote session includes a panel of key WDNR, WDHS and OSHA representatives that will discuss “Agency Pet Peeves” and field questions from attendees.
“After reviewing feedback from last year’s seminar, the committee focused this year’s agenda on addressing attendees’ requests and to present what’s most important to them,” said John Bushman, ad hoc chairman of the Planning Committee. “For example, in addition to the
keynote presentations, there will be nine technical sessions in three educational tracks, as well as an interactive containment mock-up display,” Bushman added.
Topics for the sessions range from “How Clean is Clean?” and “Abatement Planning” to “Best Work Practices” and “Legal Aspects of Liability.” Additional sessions focus on ladder safety and fall protection. The containment display will be available for viewing throughout the day
and attendees may identify containment violations to win raffle tickets for door prizes that will be drawn at the conclusion of the seminar.
The annual seminar began almost twenty years ago as a joint effort between state regulators and private industry to share and disseminate relevant information with those involved in managing or handling asbestos. The 2013 seminar drew a record 275 attendees, including facility managers, demolition/abatement contractors, architects, attorneys, maintenance managers, school building managers and others involved in asbestos management.
Individuals interested in attending the seminar are encouraged to register early. Registration forms can be found at either the state’s DHS website:
|Event date||12-05-2014 7:45 am|
|Event End Date||12-05-2014 3:30 am|