Oil & Gas - Assessing Community Health Risks Related to Ethylene Oxide Emissions

A recent study by the US EPA Integrated Risk Information System indicated and increased carcinogenic potential for community exposures to airborne Ethylene oxide (EtO) around facilities using EtO. The resulting changes to the EtO risk criteria by the US EPA have increased public scrutiny for EtO users to reduce emissions and ensure healthy conditions within neighboring communities. This presentation will focus on strategies for measuring ambient levels of EtO in outside air for the purpose of determining potential human health risks. Integrated air sampling methodologies will be discussed along with predictive air dispersion modeling capabilities and emission control solutions. A brief history of the EPA rule changes will also be presented as the basis for regulatory compliance.

Topics Covered in Webinar:

  • Environmental Compliance
  • Industrial Hygiene
  • Toxicology
  • Risk Assessment
  • Engineering

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June 11, 2020
2:00PM ET - 1:00PM CT - 11:00AM PT


Benjamin Chandler, M.S., CIH, CSP is a board certified industrial hygienist and certified safety professional with over 20 years of experience in the health, safety and environment (HSE) / risk management, and emergency response fields.  Mr. Chandler currently serves as a Senior HSE consultant for GHD Services, Inc. (GHD) providing consulting services for private / public sector clients worldwide. Mr. Chandler’s work experience includes chemical manufacturing, industrial, transportation, energy, oil & gas, medical, food & drug, insurance, mining, government, construction, demolition, and remediation related work environments. Mr. Chandler also serves as a project manager for GHD’s North America emergency response program. In this role, Mr. Chandler has responded to numerous facility fires, chemical releases, train derailments, pipeline events, and other emergencies to provide EHS support to responding personnel, surrounding communities, and other potential receptors in order to assess impacts on human health and the environment. Mr. Chandler’s experience areas include human health risk assessment, hazard analysis, accident investigation, HSE auditing, expert litigation support, HSE training & program development, and regulatory compliance determination. 


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