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2015 USG Environmental & Occupational Safety Workshop

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This is a 1 1/2 day professional development workshop is dedicated to providing environmental, occupational safety, and other related information to those charged with responsibility in the University System, Technical College System, and Private Colleges & Universities in Georgia. The workshop also provides networking opportunities to share experiences and best practices with each other.

Unicoi Lake

Location: Unicoi State Park, Helen, GA

To book a room at the Lodge, call (800) 573-9659 and ask for “Reservations”. The workshop rate is $104/night.

Dates: July 14-15, 2015

Registration Fee: $125 (Registration Link will be available after 3/15/15) (fee includes 3 meals & breaks, lodging is separate)


Please send topics ideas to Otherwise, topic names will appear on this page upon confirmation with the speaker(s). It is anticipated that speakers will represent US EPA, US OSHA, GA EPD, State Fire Marshal’s Office, BOR, USG institutions, and consultants.

(Optional Pre-Workshop Class) Level 1A Fundamentals - Erosion & Sedimentation Re-certification (Blue Card) Participates are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet for viewing electronic materials during class.

Speakers & Topic Area

  • Sandra Neuse/Shannon McGhee (BOR) - Environmental due diligence/real estate/integrated review
  • William Spain (EPD) & Mark Hartz (ACES) - Asbestos & Lead
  • Kirk Chase & others from EPD - Water
  • CG Lawrence (DOAS) - Safety/Risk Management
  • Dave Marder (GIT) - Managing Refrigerants
  • Stephen Ndiritu (KSU) - Computer Apps in EHS
  • Stephen Ndiritu (KSU) - Institutional Environmental & Safety Committee Structure/Management System Integration
  • Ineke Abunawass (UWG) - Waste Minimization & Waste Diversion
  • Christina Tabor (GT) -“Effective Communication with your EHS Customers”
  • Danny Orlando (EPA) - Energy Efficiency & Global Carbon
  • Walt Loring (GRU) - Construction Safety Observer Program
  • State Fire Marshal’s Office - Right-to-Know Law Changes for 2016
  • Alex Lehocky (BOR) - How will the Legionella standard effect your institution?
  • Possible presentations from the FBI (WMD), EPA (RCRA) & GA National Guard 4th CST (Haz)
  • More to come…

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    Board of the Regents of the University of GA

    C/O Business Services (Env Account)

    270 Washington Street, SW

    Atlanta, GA 30334

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