Columbus Section

of the American Chemical Society

December 12, 2017 Meeting Announcement

Annual Joint Meeting

Columbus Section of the American Chemical Society, Inc. and Central Ohio Local Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers 

"New Water Treatment Protocols and Resultant New Employee Health and Safety Concerns in the Integrated Water Resources View" 

Speaker: Neil E. Marquard

 Spaghetti Warehouse

397 West Broad Street

Columbus, Ohio 43215 

About our speaker

Neil “Captain” Marquard, B.Sc. Biological Sciences, M.S Environmental Studies, has over 35 years of substantive experience in recognizing, evaluating, and controlling toxic substances in the workplace.  Neil worked for the State of Ohio, Division of Safety and Hygiene, as the Director of Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Affairs, for many years, heading a workforce of over 30 industrial hygienists, most with advanced degrees and certified in the field of industrial hygiene.  Many times, he was involved in life or death situations with unknown or poorly understood toxic overexposures in the chemical and manufacturing sectors.

 Neil went on to work as an industrial hygienist for Western Electric in Pickerington, and became a consultant in investigating toxic chemical exposures and testing new advanced instrumentation.  He has worked in the area of water treatment regarding the use and safe handling of existing and proposed water treatment chemicals, which has been implicated in the tragic lead poisonings in Flint, Michigan.

 Neil was a member of the national American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), a founding member of the Central Ohio section of AIHA and served on its board of directors.  In addition to AIHA, being a part of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists allowed Neil to help in the establishment of Threshold Limit Values for substances which became a part of the OSHA Permissible Exposure Levels Z-tables.  He was actively involved in industrial and construction safety and health situations during this period.  Neil actively worked with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health in many front-page chemical incidents.

Presentation Abstract

New Water Treatment Protocols and Resultant New Employee Health and Safety Concerns in the Integrated Water Resources View

 Water is part of a cycle that makes modern society possible by successfully bringing suitable water to residential, commercial, industrial, energy, and agricultural users.  These users, in turn, generate and discharge copious quantities of liquid and solid waste into that “used” water.  This water presents varying toxic exposures to their workers and the downstream users starting the next turn of the cycle.

 The distribution system for water along the water cycle involves decades-old piping which complicates water treatment (such as occurred in Flint, Michigan).  New chemicals in the form of wastes from pharmaceutical, agricultural and industrial processes also must be properly handled.  New findings generate the need for further regulation of water supplies.  This has resulted in the need for new water treatment protocols and the recognition of new chemical treatments and the resultant worker hazards.

Program Details

5:00-6:00 PMExecutive Committee Meeting-All members welcome
6:00-6:45 PMSocial Hour with cash bar
6:45-7:30 PM

Dinner

Family-style Salad

Bread with Butter

Menu of entrees available (each attendee selects choice at the event):

    Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Lasagna

    Fettuccini Alfredo

    Grilled Chicken Caesar Salad

Beverages – water, coffee, tea, and soft drinks

Dessert
7:30-8:45 PM

Presentation: New Water Treatment Protocols and Resultant New Employee Health and Safety Concerns in the Integrated Water Resources View

Cost

ACS and AIChE members: $20 per person.  Non-members: $25 per person.  $5 for retired and unemployed section members and students. Payment will be collected at the door.  Cash and checks accepted.  There is no cost to attend only the program.  Remember that this is a dinner order and must be paid. Please help control costs by honoring your order.


RSVPPlease send an e-mail to columbusacs@gmail.com providing the information listed below.
E-mail Reservations

 

  • First and last name
  • Membership category: member, non-member, retired, emeritus, unemployed, student.
  • Employer, if any
  • Indicate if you will join us for Dinner & Program or Program-Only

 

Reservation Deadline
Monday, December 11, 2017 at noon.
Program Contact
James J. Wasil, Wasil Group LLC, jim.wasil@wasilgroup.com

Directions

PARKING IS FREE 

From the North – Take I-71 South to Exit 108-B for US 40/Broad Street. Turn right onto US 40 (Broad Street). Restaurant will be on the left just beyond COSI between the railroad trestles.

From the East Take I-70 West to exit 100 B for Fourth Street (toward US 23 North). Turn right onto South 4th Street. Turn left onto West Broad Street. Restaurant will be on your left just beyond COSI between the railroad trestles.

From the West – Take I-70 East to Exit 97 for US 40/West Broad Street. Turn left onto US 40 (West Broad Street). Restaurant will be on your right between the railroad trestles.  If you see COSI, you’ve gone too far!

From the South – Take I-71 North to exit 106A/106B on the left and merge onto OH 315 North.  Take US 62/OH 3/Rich Street exit toward Town Street.  Turn right onto OH 3/US 62/West Rich Street.  Turn left at the 3rd cross street onto South Gift Street.  Turn right onto West Broad Street.  The restaurant will be on your right between the railroad trestles.  If you see COSI, you’ve gone too far!


 

From the East – Take I-70 West to exit 100 B for Fourth Street (toward US 23 North).  Turn right onto South 4th Street.  Turn left onto West Broad Street.  Restaurant will be on your left just beyond COSI between the railroad trestles.

 

From the West – Take I-70 East to Exit 97 for US 40/West Broad Street.  Turn left onto US 40 (West Broad Street).  Restaurant will be on your right between the railroad trestles.  If you see COSI, you’ve gone too far!

 

From the South – Take I-71 North to exit 106A/106B on the left and merge onto OH 315 North.  Take US 62/OH 3/Rich Street exit toward Town Street.  Turn right onto OH 3/US 62/West Rich Street.  Turn left at the 3rd cross street onto South Gift Street.  Turn right onto West Broad Street.  The restaurant will be on your right between the railroad trestles.  If you see COSI, you’ve gone too far

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