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North California AIHA WIldfires Conference

October 22, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Comply with Cal/OSHA Wildfire Regulations with Innovative Real-Time Monitoring

The California Department of Industrial Relations reports that, “Cal/OSHA’s emergency regulation requiring employers to protect workers from hazards associated with wildfire smoke is now in effect…The emergency regulation, effective through January 28, 2020 with two possible 90-day extensions, applies to workplaces where the current Air Quality Index (AQI) for airborne particulate matter (PM 2.5) is 151 or greater, and where employers should reasonably anticipate that employees could be exposed to wildfire smoke…” The regulation, states that employers must take a number of steps “to protect workers who may be exposed to wildfire smoke.” See the full announcement here.

Industrial Hygiene professionals wanting to learn more about this new regulation and what’s required of them can attend the October 22, Northern California AIHA Local Section meeting in Oakland, “AIHA-NCS IH Forum: WildFires – What you need to know.  

If you’re attending the meeting, please visit the SGS Galson table where you can find your total solution to innovative IH analysis and monitoring solutions. We’ll also be giving a short presentation addressing how our solutions specifically address the wildfire regulations. SGS Galson is uniquely qualified to help comply with the wildfire regulation with our innovative real-time monitoring solution and additional pertinent programs. Please stop by so we can discuss our customized solutions including:

Innovative Cloud Remote Sensor Monitoring
Learn about Smart Sense, real-time monitoring and sampling initiation system. Direct read capabilities include Total Particulate (PM1, PM2.5, PM10) PID, CO, CO2, SO2, O3, EtO, CH4 and more! Paired with the direct read sensors, active sampling capabilities include: silica, VOCs, metals, and more! This is a great tool for collecting exposure data 24/7 for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), perimeter and task monitoring, and other monitoring situations.                                                        

When you stop by, we’ll demonstrate our newest Smart Sense feature, Live View, that pinpoints your monitoring event in real time!

  • Equipment Rental
    You get a no-hassle rental experience from the IH leader in client service. With SGS Galson Hygiene Rental you receive reliable health and safety field instruments to collect the data you need to protect workers. Rentals include:
  • Free Return Shipment — Return shipment cost and return shipment label provided at no cost
  • Real-Time Rental Fees — Excludes up to two days for shipping each way

With SGS Galson, you get all the help you need in air analysis and monitoring solutions including:

  • Free pumps, media and accessories with our renowned FreePumpLoan program
  • 5-day guaranteed turnaround time or your analysis is free
  • Free Technical Support 24/7/365 from the best client service experts in the industry

Breaking News!

SGS has acquired Forensic Analytical Laboratories, now SGS Forensic Laboratories, a company with a successful 33-year track record of providing analytical data needed to make key decisions on exposures, contamination, per-demolition inspections, and a host of other challenges for the built environment. For all of our North American clients and especially those of you out west, you now have immediate access to SGS Galson-quality services for the built environment.


WHAT:    AIHA-NCS IH Forum: WildFires – What you need to know
WHEN:    Tuesday, October 22, 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm
WHERE:  Lake Chalet, 1520 Lakeside Dr, Oakland, CA
WHO:      SGS Galson


SGS Galson is part of the SGS EHS North America network of laboratories providing analytical support for all your environmental analytical needs.

If you’re not attending the conference, you can still experience the future of IH analysis by contacting me or our award-winning Client Service Representatives in many different ways:

Hope to see you there!

Ron McMahan 
Environment, Health and Safety
Business Development
SGS Galson 
Phone: +1 888 432 5227
Mobile: +1 512 897 5230

Jim Flores
SGS Forensic Laboratories
Business Development Manager
Business Phone: +1 510 266 8165
Mobile Phone: +1 209 481 4220

Time Zone: Pacific Standard Time


October 22, 2019
12:30 pm - 4:30 pm


Lake Chalet
1520 Lakeside Dr
Oakland, CA 94612 United States
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+1 510-208-5253