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2014 NORA EH&S Forum Presentations
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2014 EH&S Presentations

2014 First Annual EH&S Forum will be held on Wednesday, February 26 - just before the 2014 Winter Meeting in Dallas, Texas.


Controlling Fire Risks in Waste Oil Recycling through Nitrogen Blanketing 
Presented by Timothy Lebrecht
Lead Applications Engineer for the Refining Industry, Air Products & Chemicals

Nitrogen blanketing is used in many processing industries to prevent fires, explosion, or degradation of products during their production, storage, and transport. In the waste oil recycling industry, nitrogen can be used to eliminate oxygen during the storage and processing of flammable liquids and to prevent explosive atmospheres. In this presentation, Tim Lebrecht will discuss the nitrogen blanketing process and how waste oil recycler’s can implement best practices in blanketing systems. Tim is Air Products’ Lead Engineer for Refinery Applications. He works to optimize refinery processes through the use of industrial gases such as hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. Tim is in his 23rd year at Air Products. He has extensive expertise in applications engineering, product management, project and project development engineering. Tim has a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, an MBA from Lehigh University, and is Air Products primary interface with NORA

Pros and Cons of Social Media and its Effect on Accident Investigation
Presented by Ryland Box
Senior Claims Consultant, XLE Property and Casualty Group
Ryland Box is a claims consultant in the XL Environmental claims department for XL Insurance Company. Ryland is responsible for handling a wide array of commercial auto and commercial general liability losses throughout the United States. He has over 16 years of experience in the insurance claims industry, including prior claims positions with ACE USA and AIG. Ryland holds a Bachelor's degree in Communications from Cheyney University of Pennsylvania and holds a Senior Claims Law Associate designation.

Controlling Environmental Claim Costs and Meeting Regulatory Approval
Presented by Marlin Zechman
Marlin Zechman is the Manager of Environmental Technical Group with Environmental Claims unit and XL OnCall - spill response management program. Marlin has presented many times at both the XL roundtable and numerous trade associations. Marlin has been with XL for over 18 years. He has managed the unit that has consulted on over 10,000 environmental spills and releases for both XL insureds and outside firms. Marlin will be presenting a program regarding spill handling.

MSDS to SDS Conversion
Presented by Gary Risse & George Mathes
Trihydro Corporation

Gary Risse, P.E. is a Senior Engineer with Trihydro Corporation. He has over 27 years of experience in the environmental field. He served in numerous consulting and industry capacities that involved chemical handling and MSDS evaluation. His experience in regulatory negotiations, environmental construction, and regulatory compliance provide a solid background for the session. Mr. Risse currently works for Trihydro Corporation as a Senior Engineer and serves as the Company's primary liaison with NORA.

George Mathes is a Vice President with Trihydro Corporation. He has been practicing engineering in the environmental field for over 17 years. His engineering expertise includes the design and construction of in-situ and ex-situ soil/groundwater remediation systems, design of solid and hazardous waste landfills, design and implementation of soil/groundwater/vapor quality assessment programs, and strategic support for large-scale environmental due diligence programs. Mr. MAthes' compliance experience frequently includes MSDS considerations.

Preparation of a Safety Director for Deposition and Trial
Presented by Roger Oppenheim, Melanie R. Chairs, and David Prasifka
Lorance & Thompson has a team of experienced attorneys who bring a unique expertise to bear on the multitude of issues facing the transportation industry. Whether in the boardroom or courtroom, their firm has a dedicated group of attorneys and specialists who can guide you through a maze of complex issues. They assist their clients in defending catastrophic personal injury cases, cargo claims, as well as business law, regulations, statues, and insurance. Lorance & Thompson attorneys have extensive transportation litigation experience and have long been involved in the representation of trucking companies and their insurance carriers. Additionally, they actively represent carriers in all modes of transportation; such as inter-modal, NVOCC, air, surface, rail, ocean small package and expedited, as well as, warehouse and third-party logistics companies.

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