ASSE's upcoming webinar to address federal environmental regulations

July 19, 2007
To help safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals develop a wider understanding of federal environmental regulations the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will be host to a technical webinar titled "Essential Knowledge of Environmental Regulations" on August 15, 2007 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST presented by Salvatore Caccavale, CHMM, CPEA. Federal laws controlling hazardous chemical exposure to human health and the environment fall into five categories...

DES PLAINES, IL, July 18, 2007 -- To help safety, health and environmental (SH&E) professionals develop a wider understanding of federal environmental regulations the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will be host to a technical webinar titled "Essential Knowledge of Environmental Regulations" on August 15, 2007 from 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM CST presented by Salvatore Caccavale, CHMM, CPEA.

Federal laws controlling hazardous chemical exposure to human health and the environment fall into five categories: occupational, transportation, chemical use, environmental protection and cleanup. In the webinar, Caccavale will discuss the basic federal regulations for water, air and solid waste, including current information on Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA); Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA); Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA); Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA); the Clean Water Act (CWA); and the Clean Air Act (CAA).

Caccavale, an ASSE member, currently serves as corporate director of environmental, health and safety (EHS) for Superior Bulk Logistics in Oakbrook, IL. He has taught environmental, safety and industrial hygiene courses for the Community College of Beaver County in western Pennsylvania and the University of Medicine and Dentistry (Rutgers University) in Piscataway, NJ. Caccavale is involved with ASSE's environmental and transportation practice specialties and currently serves as vice president of the National Safety Council's (NSC) Business and Industry Division and the NSC Board of Directors and is associated with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC) Safety Council.

Upcoming scheduled ASSE webinars include:
• "Safety in the Balance: Strategies and Skills for Preventing Slips, Trips and Falls" with Robert Pater on September 19
• "Investigative Photography" with John Wenzel on September 26
• "Powerful Presentation to CEOs" with Mark Hansen, P.E., CSP, CPE, CPEA, on October 17
• "Aging Workforce" with Joel Haight, PhD, P.E. on October 31
• "From Uncertainty to Practice: What Nanomaterials' Users Should be Doing Today to Prepare for Tomorrow" with Robert Abrams, CSP, CIH, on November 14
• "Influenza: Threat vs. Preparedness" with Scott Mugno on December 12.

The webinar features many tools including an interactive question and answer component; interactive polling for real-time feedback; and document downloads. To register, go to www.asse.org or contact the ASSE Customer Service Department at 847-699-2929.

Founded in 1911, the Des Plaines, IL-based ASSE is the largest and oldest professional safety organization and is committed to protecting people, property and the environment. Its more than 30,000 occupational safety, health and environmental professional members manage, supervise, research and consult on safety, health, transportation and environmental issues in all industries, government, labor and education.

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