Webinar: Chemical Footprint Project (CFP)- Empowering Companies and Investors

October 11, 2017, 3 pm CDT
Register at http://www.chemicalfootprint.org/news/event/webinar-empowering-companies-investors

Join CPA, Trillium Asset Management, and Walmart to hear how CFP evaluates businesses holistically on their journey to safer chemicals, thereby enabling participating companies to benchmark their progress, and empower investors and purchasers to evaluate and hold companies accountable.

Great Lakes conference to discuss regional challenges

Read the full story at Great Lakes Today.

There are so many plans and programs in place to clean up the Great Lakes, it’s hard to keep track. In mid-October, environmentalists from across the region will meet to discuss their biggest challenges.

Webinar: SBIR and STTR – What Are They and How Can You Partner and Benefit?

When: Dec 21, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register at http://penntap.psu.edu/events/sbir-sttr-can-partner-benefit/

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is tasked with assisting small businesses through partnerships that can lead to research commercialization and job creation. Through a competitive process, the SBA has developed the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and the Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant programs.  Kelly Wylam, program manager with the Ben Franklin Innovation Partnerships program will explain the basics of the program and highlight the application process. There will be time for a Q&A session to help attendees understand the opportunity and whether it applies to their current initiatives.

Webinar: How to Move Your Company Toward Sustainability

When: Nov 16, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Register at http://penntap.psu.edu/events/move-company-toward-sustainability/

In order to move toward more sustainable practices, industrial managers need to understand what cultural, environmental, and economic challenges exist, and how to respond to them. PennTAP will review the link between sustainability and energy efficiency projects, and highlight the process to develop a carbon footprint, set a reduction goal, and implement projects to reduce your carbon footprint. We will also discuss methods to publicize the sustainability improvements at your facility.

Workshop: Saving Energy Costs by Implementing an Energy Management System

When: Nov 8, 2017, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Where: Penn State Center at the Energy Innovation Center, 1435 Bedford Ave, Suite A, Pittsburgh PA
Cost: $0.00
Register at http://penntap.psu.edu/events/saving-energy-costs-implementing-energy-management-system/

Are you a facility, operations, or plant maintenance manager or staff? Let PennTAP show you how implementing an Energy Management System (EnMS) will reduce your organization’s energy costs.

This workshop will:

  • Help you understand the structure, goals and many benefits of an EnMS
  • Outline the steps involved in implementing and maintaining an EnMS at your facilty
  • Provide a step-by-step walk through of the Department of Energy’s online tool – 50001 Ready Navigator

Workshop: Common Energy Tips for Manufacturers and Steps to Implementation

When: Oct 11, 2017, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Penn State New Kensington, Art Gallery, 3550 Seventh Street Road, Upper Burrell PA 15068
Cost: $0.00
Register at http://penntap.psu.edu/events/common-energy-tips-manufacturers-steps-implementation/

Are you a facility, operations, or plant maintenance manager or a building operator?  PennTAP and FirstEnergy will provide an informational session on energy efficiency improvements and cost-saving opportunities for manufacturers. Topics covered include lighting, compressed air, building envelope and more.

This workshop will:

  • Help you identify opportunities to conserve energy, reduce carbon emissions and save on overall utility costs
  • Share information on Pennsylvania Act 129 and how to access grants and rebates

Online course from EPA: Particle Pollution and Your Patients’ Health

EPA teamed up with CDC to develop and accredit a new course designed for healthcare professionals called Particle Pollution and Your Patients’ Health. The course provides tools to help patients understand how particle pollution affects their health and how to effectively use the EPA Air Quality Index. EPA scientists who conduct research and risk assessments on the health effects of particle pollution contributed their expertise to developing the course.

Course Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain what size particles are the greatest health concern and where and when they are a problem.
  • Identify how particle pollution exposure affects the cardiovascular and respiratory systems.
  • Identify how particle pollution exposure can affect the general population.
  • Identify how particle pollution exposure affects patients with cardiovascular or respiratory disease.
  • Explain the purpose and use of the Air Quality Index for advising patients how to protect their health.
  • Discuss methods to reduce exposure during high particle pollution events.
  • Address typical patient questions and clinical scenarios relating to particle pollution exposure.

Continuing Education

CME activities with Joint Providers: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the (ACCME®) to provide medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this enduring material for a maximum of (1.25) AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

CNE:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides (1.2) contact hours.

CEU:  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer (0.1) CEUs for this program.

For more information about CE credits for this course, visit https://www.epa.gov/particle-pollution-and-your-patients-health/continuing-education-particle-pollution-course.