6:00pm–6:45pm No-host meet & greet
6:45pm–7:45pm Buffet dinner
7:45pm Announcements and technical presentation
Our speaker will be Stephen W. Hemperly, CIH, CSP, CLSO.
Stephen W. Hemperly is an advisory industrial hygienist in San Jose, CA with HGST, a Western Digital company, an organization engaged in digital information storage device research, development, and manufacture. Having worked for Federal-OSHA, Cal/OSHA, an industrial hygiene consulting firm, and a large health maintenance organization, Stephen's safety and health experience spans more than 35 years. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, a Certified Safety Professional, and a Certified Laser Safety Officer. A member of AIHA since 1978, he has served on and held office in its Nonionizing Radiation Committee as well as in its Confined Space and Laboratory Health & Safety Committees.
Stephen’s other health and safety-related affiliations include the AIHA’s Northern California and Yuma Pacific Southwest sections, ACGIH, the Laser Institute of America, Bay Area Laser Safety Officers, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and the American Chemical Society’s Division of Chemical Health and Safety. He is also an AIHA Fellow award recipient and is the Local Section Regional Representative for AIHA’s Pacific Region.
The Occupational Radiation Exposure Spectrum—It's Broader Than You Might Think
Abstract: Mention workplace radiation exposure and the default assumption is that you are talking about x-rays or some other type of ionizing radiation. Although generally less energetic, non-ionizing radiation sources can also present significant hazards in a wide variety of workplaces—for example, hospitals, medical and dental offices, manufacturing plants, construction sites, and research laboratories. Non-ionizing radiation (NIR) can originate in nature (e.g., sunlight and lightning) or be man-made (e.g., wireless communications, industrial, scientific and medical applications). The NIR spectrum includes optical radiation (ultraviolet, visible, near-infrared, and laser radiation), radiofrequency and microwave, extremely low frequency, and static magnetic fields. This presentation will provide an overview of non-ionizing radiation:
The buffet dinner menu will feature:
The dinner meeting will be held at the Varian Medical Systems Campus Center Cafe.
3100 Hansen Way
Palo Alto, CA 94304