2018 Tentative Conference Agenda

*We reserve the right to modify and/or change the agenda

Pre-Conference: Monday, December 3, 2018

8:00 AM – 12:00 PM SH 211 Overview of OSHA’s New Silica Standard (4-Hours)
This training provides an overview of the hazards of respirable crystalline silica and the typical exposures during oil and gas operations. It will review the new OSHA rule and discuss methods for compliance. (Limited to 40 seats)
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM SH 522 Industrial Hygiene Sampling Techniques for Silica (4-Hours)
This course introduces participants to basic industrial hygiene concepts, principles and practices as they relate to the evaluation of respirable crystalline silica in the oil and gas industry. Schedule monitoring and the best practices for silica sampling as identified in the new OSHA standard will be covered with hands-on activities. (Limited to 40 seats)
2:00 PM – 7:00 PMExhibitor Check-in and Setup
4:00 PM – 7:00 PMRegistration Open

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

7:00 AM – 6:00 PMRegistration Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast - Exhibits Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AMOpening Remarks and General Session Welcome
9:15 AM – 10:00 AMFeatured Speaker
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMBreak - Exhibits Open
10:30 AM – 11:15 AMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
11:15 AM – 11:30 AMBreak - Exhibits Open
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
12:15 PM – 1:45 PMLunch & Speakers
1:45 PM – 2:00 PMBreak - Exhibits Open
2:00 PM – 2:45 PMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
2:45 PM – 3:00 PMBreak - Exhibits Open
3:00 PM – 3:45 PMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
3:45 PM – 6:00 PMReception - Exhibits Open

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

7:00 AM – 2:00 AMRegistration Open
7:00 AM – 8:00 AMContinental Breakfast - Exhibits Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AMOpening Remarks and Featured Speaker
9:00 AM – 10:00 AMFeatured Speaker
10:00 AM – 10:30 AMBreak - Exhibits Open
10:30 AM – 11:15 AMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
11:15 AM – 11:30 AMBreak - Exhibits Open
11:30 AM – 12:15 PMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
12:15 PM – 1:45 PMLunch & Keynote Speaker
2:00 PM – 2:45 PMBreakouts (9 Sessions)
2:45 PM – 3:15 PMBreak - Exhibits Open
3:15 PM – 4:00 PMFeatured Speaker
4:00 PM – 4:30 PMConference Closing and Recognition

Post-Conference: Thursday, December 6, 2018

8:00 AM – 5:00 PMPersonal Breathing Zone, Area and Source Monitoring of Airborne Contaminants in Upstream Oil & Gas Operations
Oil and gas production may lead to exposures to airborne contaminants. Traditional workplace air sampling along with direct reading technologies can produce qualitative and quantitative exposure assessments to improve worker safety and health. During this session, learn more about characterizing emissions; how to identify the chemical components and sampling strategies.