NES Presenting at 2018 Cal CUPA Conference

Written by: Joe Mangiardi, NES, Inc.


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NES Presenting 2018 Cal CUPA Conference This year’s California Cupa Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport. (photo: www.tripadvisor.com)

 

NES Returns to Cal CUPA Conference

NES is honored to again be a part of the 2018 Annual Cal CUPA Conference in Burlingame. This will be the 20th anniversary of the event, and the theme this year will be “20 Years: Honoring the Past, Shaping the Future”. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport from February 5 – 8, 2018. (At the time of this writing, the primary hotel for the event, the Hyatt Regency San Francisco Airport, was not accepting further reservations. Overflow venue information can be found here.) Registrations for this year’s Cal CUPA Conference have already exceeded 1,800, so be sure to get yourself a spot if you haven’t already!

NES President and CEO Jerry Bucklin, Vice President Steve Reichow, and Clan Lab Program Manager Brian Escamilla will be conducting training seminars throughout the four-day event. Course descriptions, in addition to time and track information, can be found in the following section.

 

Cal CUPA Conference and NES: A Perfect Match

NES has been invited to deliver training programs and sit as panelists at the annual Cal CUPA Conference each year for over a decade. This extended relationship stems from NES’ long history of providing environmental health & safety training on behalf of California CUPAs. We are contracted with select CUPAs in Northern California to deliver training services to regulated businesses within their respective jurisdictions, and state (DTSC) and local (CUPA) inspectors routinely attend our open enrollment OSHA and hazardous waste management training programs at our Folsom, CA and Concord, CA training centers.

NES was one of the first private companies to receive accreditation under the California Department of Public Health Accreditation Agencies program; as a result of this accreditation, we are able to offer 1:1 course hours to contact hours credit for any REHS attending our in-class or online training programs.

Scroll down to see videos of past Cal CUPA Conference training featuring Jerry Bucklin and Steve Reichow. Also included is Steve Reichow’s November 2017 webinar presentation on CUPA training requirements.


HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS WITH THE CANNABIS INDUSTRY (Sessions Code M-L2)

Date and Time:

Monday, February 5, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Presenters:

Brian Escamilla, NES

Description:

This lecture will highlight the health and safety concerns for individuals inspecting, regulating, or otherwise exposed to the cultivation and distribution of marijuana and marijuana products. The marijuana industry is quickly expanding, with very few health and safety or regulatory guidelines. The passing of proposition 64 in California has allowed for a further increase in the number of individuals cultivating marijuana and preparing marijuana extracts. Individuals inspecting or regulating this burgeoning industry need to be informed of the hazards associated with cultivation and resin extraction processes.

The hazards covered include: pesticide use, mold, electrical, chemicals used in the cultivation and extraction of the resin, waste generation, and the recommended personal protective equipment that should be worn by field personnel regulating the industry. Understanding the hazards associated with this industry will reduce the risk of injury and exposure to regulatory personnel and will help in establishing and enforcing local ordinances geared toward regulating this exploding industry.


CUPA RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS FOR CALIFORNIA BUSINESSES (Session Code Tu-H3)

Date and Time:

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Presenter:

Jerry Bucklin, NES 

Description:

This session will provide businesses an overview of the record retention requirements associated with the CUPA programs. The training will cover applicable records and retention requirements for businesses that generate and/or treat hazardous waste, have a Hazardous Materials Business Plan (HMBP), store hazardous materials in underground/aboveground storage tanks (USTs/ASTs), and/or are subject to CalARP. Participants will be provided tips on maintaining records and inspectors’ expectations.


MOST COMMONLY CITED CUPA VIOLATIONS AND HOW TO AVOID THEM (Session Code W-H1)

Date and Time:

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Panelists:

Jerry Bucklin, NES
Larry Jeffris, PG&E
Patrick Ledesma, San Mateo County
Ryan Bailey, Sacramento County EMD
Roseville Fire Department

Description:

Attendees will be provided a review of the most commonly cited CUPA violations and a discussion of the best management practices for how to ensure compliance and avoid violations. This course will provide attendees with insight as to which violations were most commonly cited by CUPAs in 2016-2017. There will be additional discussion concerning the compliance requirements associated with the violations and an outline of year to year trends. As a bonus, a panel of business leaders will share best management practices that they use to help ensure compliance.


 BASICS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TRAINING FOR INDUSTRY (Session Code Th-J3)

Date and Time:

Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.

Presenter:

Steve Reichow, NES

Description:

Developed for regulated businesses, this course will provide hazardous waste generators an overview of the requirements for the accumulation and storage of hazardous waste. The training will familiarize hazardous waste generators with applicable federal and state regulations and how they apply to their facilities. Determining generator status (LQG, SQG, or VSQG), RCRA vs. non-RCRA hazardous waste, accumulation time limits, and container and tank management standards will be covered. The course will also provide an explanation of the CUPA’s role in inspections and the enforcement of these regulations.


BASIC HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION (Part 1 of 2)

Jerry Bucklin, 2016 Cal CUPA Conference

 

BASIC HAZARDOUS WASTE IDENTIFICATION AND CLASSIFICATION (Part 2 of 2)

Jerry Bucklin, 2016 Cal CUPA Conference

 

BASICS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE TRAINING FOR INDUSTRY

Steve Reichow, 2016 Cal CUPA Conference

 

CUPA Training Requirements Webinar

Steve Reichow, November 20, 2017


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