[...] OSHA regulations vary by industry. [...] for general industry, OSHA requires that The employer shall remove an employee from work having an exposure to lead at or above the action level on each occasion that a periodic and a follow-up blood sampling test conducted pursuant to this section indicate that the employee's blood lead level is at or above 60 g/100 g of whole blood.
Y o u r aSSociation Managing Editor’s Desk gram. The new expectation is for a confer- best place for environmental health profes- continued from page 58 ence program to feature the kind of educa- sionals to get a return on their investment for first note that NEHA has forever prided itself tion that enables an attendee to return to the education they acquire. on its practicality. Yes, we explore some pretty their workplace with the ability to more After the conference concludes and as a esoteric issues at times and yes, we do devote than pay for their trip through new cost- part of the new ROI framework, we will ac- some of the pages of this Journal to emerging effective program improvements. In other tually be measuring, for example, outcomes research on various environmental health top- words, we are now committed (even more such as improved performance on the job, ics. We sometimes allow ourselves to pursue than in the past) to providing our confer- financial savings, or revenue enhancements knowledge for the sake of knowledge. ence attendees with an educational expe- that have been accomplished through ex- Yet NEHA has always prided itself on its rience that will both 1) advance the profi- panded professional networks of colleagues practicality. We have consistently mined in- ciency of the profession AND 2) enable the as well as financial impacts resulting from formation and expertise for the real-world attendee to more than pay for their confer- the implementation of new products or tech- and practical education that we could then ence experience through the cost savings or nologies. As NEHA gets more deeply into make available to you. revenue enhancements that they can imple- ROI conference events, we want to be able to As we approach this year’s annual confer- ment back home on the job. document—to you—the real financial value ence, we have taken our crusade to provide This is the first year that we have em- of our AEC & Exhibition! you with “the real world and the practical” ployed the principles of ROI conference Yes, your budget challenges are real. Yes, the to a whole new level. Let me now get to the building. Please know that we are designing acceptability of attending face-to-face meetings point of my column. major educational tracks within the Albu- has been compromised thanks to the AIG ef- As the challenges to the meetings industry querque AEC & Exhibition to feature this fect and the emergence of virtual meetings. became clear, a novel and exciting response kind of education. Know, however, that NEHA understands the emerged within the industry. Though the num- Studies show that in-person meetings very real nature of these challenges. Moreover, bers of associations that have jumped on board can produce returns of up to $12 for every we will NOT try to deny or argue with these rema
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