The 25th annual MFASC Golf Tournament and Association Fundraiser was held on May 22, 2017, at Industry Hills Golf Course. Thank you all our sponsor and participants. As a result, the association raised more than $ 25,000.00 to help with current legislative and legal issues.
MFASC/MFANC Legislation Day was held this year from May 8-9, 2017, in Sacramento, Ca. Twenty members representing both California associations attended this year and walked the capital to support the surface finishing industry.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) staff invites you to attend Working Group Meeting #2 for discussion on Proposed Amended Rule (PAR) 1469 – Hexavalent Chromium Emissions from Chrome Plating and Chromic Acid Anodizing Operations and Proposed Amendment Rule (PAR) 1426 – Emissions from Metal Finishing Operations. The meeting will focus on emission controls and staff will respond to comments from Working Group Meeting #1. The meeting will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at:
Conference Room GB
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765
A draft agenda for the Working Group Meeting is attached, and the presentation will be sent at least 2 days prior to the working group meeting. If you would like to attend the Working Group Meeting, please call or email Neil Fujiwara, Air Quality Specialist, 909-396-3512 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Eugene Kang, Program Supervisor, 909-396-3524 or email@example.com.
In conjunction with NASF and as part of a grant from U.S. EPA Region V, the National Center for Manufacturing Sciences (NCMS) has sent a pollution prevention (P2) benchmarking survey to NASF job shop members. This project will provide valuable information for the surface finishing industry. The response to the survey to date has been lower than expected, and we would like more responses to enhance the statistically reliability of the project. Click here for list of companies that have already submitted a survey response. We are reaching out to you to help encourage members of your Chapter who have not yet submitted a survey to participate in this effort and submit a survey response.
Companies should have received a hard copy of the survey in the mail. If companies do not have any record of receiving the survey, we can provide another copy or they may be able to complete it online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/metalfinishingsurvey. Companies responding to this survey will receive a free copy of Pollution Prevention and Control Technologies for Plating Operations, second edition. This book has been sold worldwide, and it is generally considered the most comprehensive text for this subject.
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MADE ANY CHANGES IN YOUR PROCESSES WITH
HEXAVALENT CHROMIUM SINCE 2006?
LIKE CHANGES IN FUME SUPPRESSANT?
Then you are required to perform additional air monitoring for Hex Chrome.
Sub-chapter 7. General Industry Safety Orders
§5206. Chromium (VI).
(F) The employer shall perform additional monitoring when there has been any change in the production process, raw materials, equipment, personnel, work practices, or control methods that may result in new or additional exposures to chromium (VI), or when the employer has any reason to believe that new or additional exposures have occurred.
MFASC HEX CHROME MONITORING GROUP
Initial air monitoring was conducted in 2006 when the PEL was lowered by OSHA. If you have made any changes in you processing, you’ll need to conduct monitoring once again.
Personal breathing zone air samples for each employee exposed or a representative sample of each employee’s exposure per job classification, work area, full 8 hour shift and exposure to the highest potential exposure.
Area monitoring is not an acceptable method for determining PEL compliance.
Selected Employees will wear a sampling device for a full shift.
WHY WORRY ABOUT IT?
If AQMD comes in with a task force (which includes CAL/OSHA) to inspect your facility, you will be asked about your current PEL air monitoring.
COST & SCHEDULING
Cost of air monitoring for members of the MFASC Hex Chrome Compliance Group will be the same as it was ten years ago.