2016 in the Rearview Mirror (Part II)

Welcome back to Part II of “2016 in the Rearview Mirror.” We’re giving you a quick recap of the second half of our year:

Preventing Heat Exhaustion: Dan Christensen, CIH, CSP, CTEH’s director of industrial hygiene, marked the first day of summer by sharing expert advice on how to prevent heat exhaustion with THV This Morning and KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas.

Assisting in Rail Emergencies: In July, the Occupational Health & Safety Magazinespotlighted Scott Skelton, CIH, a CTEH senior industrial hygienist, and his comments during an American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) session about the importance of hazard assessments in rail crude oil spills. Read the article: http://bit.ly/2giMCVt

•Commending Dr. Holland: CTEH commended Dr. Michael Holland, senior medical toxicologist, on being published in the Journal of Medical Toxicology for his research on the impact of polyethylene glycol solutions on extended release morphine when used for gastric decontamination. Read the abstract: http://bit.ly/1WP96Po

•Partnering with the Central Texas Coastal Area Committee: CTEH hosted more than 80 industry professionals for the Central Texas Coastal Area Committee meeting in Houston, which highlighted ongoing environmental projects, drills and exercises. See the photos: http://bit.ly/2f3JaRq

•Sharing Best Practices for Whole Air Sampling: Christine Millner, CTEH’s manager of quality management, spoke at AIHce 2016 about best practices for whole air sampling. Read her tips: http://bit.ly/2ghnBdO

•Presenting at the Clean Pacific Conference & Exhibition: During the Clean Pacific Conference & Exhibition, Dr. Paul Nony, Hank Garcia, Cory Davis and Brady Davis presented about spill prevention and response: http://bit.ly/2fmnw6d

•Awarding the CTEH Safety Coin: Henry Pelitire, CTEH major projects team consultant and Baton Rouge native, received a CTEH Safety Coin in August for helping rescue 29 people, 11 dogs and six cats from severe flooding in Louisiana. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2bvX1KB

•Celebrating “Two Years Safe:” In July, CTEH marked two years without an Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable incident. This is thanks to our internal safety teams and all our hardworking employees.

•Maintaining our Spot as the Largest Environmental Firm: CTEH was proud to be listed as the largest environmental consulting firm by Arkansas Business again this year.

•Speaking at the 2016 Risk Management Summit: Dan Christensen and Andy Britt, CIH, CSP, manager of CTEH’s Gulf Coast industrial hygiene services, spoke at Energi’s 2016 Risk Summit about OSHA updates and compliance recommendations.

•Sharing CBRNE Response Expertise: In October, Cmdr. (Ret.) Joe Leonard kicked off his five-part series on CBRNE response training in DomPrep Journal. Read his article: http://bit.ly/2gHvYm8

•Taking on Clean Gulf 2016: During the 26th Annual Clean Gulf Conference & Exhibitionin Tampa, Cmdr. (Ret.) Joe Leonard facilitated a workshop on homeland security threats and security issues; Cory Davis chaired a session on health and safety issues for emergency responders; Dr. Chris Kuhlman presented on in-situ burning guidance; and John Temperilli spoke about emerging and continuing regulatory sessions and trends. Find out more: http://bit.ly/2giVr1E


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