Oregon Metals Industry Roundtables
The Oregon DEQ and PPRC Present the Oregon Metals Industry Roundtables. Oregon metal shops, finishers, and manufacturers are invited to join your peers in a series of free, voluntary, non-regulatory industry roundtables to identify, share, and get technical assistance for best practices in reducing chemical hazards. Roundtables include presentations and networking.
Our next roundtable event will be held on September 14th. Click on the link below for more details and to register for this virtual training event.
Previous Roundtable Topics & Recordings
May 12, 2021
Safer Alternatives to Vapor Degreasing. Presenter: Katy Wolf, Ph.D
Industry Presentation: Process Reduction of Zinc Reduces Stormwater Loading. Presenter: Scott Stewart, Blount International (Starts at 43:00 minutes)
May 5, 2022
Building Your Toxcs Reduction Team, Part 2 Presentation Deck
Speakers and participants discussed the advantages and challenges vendors can pose in efforts to reduce workplace toxics.
Katy Wolf, PhD
Amy Wentworth, Director of EHS, Pacific Seafood
Jill Tepe, PPRC Board of Directors
September 22, 2021
Getting the Most from your Toxic Use and Hazardous Waste Reduction (TUHWR) Plan. Presenter: Alex Bertolucci, Oregon DEQ (Review of plan basics and benefits of updating. Interactive worksheets and examples provided).
Industry Presentation: Boeing Portland Toxic Use Reduction and Hazardous Waste Journey. Presenter: John Rusoff, Boeing Portland.
September 14, 2022
Putting Pollution Prevention Into Action
Pollution Prevention Literature and Resources for Metal Industries
Alternative Compliance Strategies for Open Top Vapor Degreasers under a Prohibition of Trichloroethylene (Wolf, 2016. Institute of Research & Technical Assistance, for Abt Associates)
Rinsing Manual: Your Guide to Cleaner Parts with Less Water & Waste (Surface Technology Environmental Resource Center, STERC)
P2 Research and Implementation for Michigan Metal Finishers (Webinar Slides, STERC, EPA, 5/27/20)
Safer Alternatives to Vapor Degreasing (Webinar Slides, Wolf, 12/15/20).
Advancing Green Chemistry in Metal Finishing Operations (Webinar Slides, Rodas, City of Los Angeles Source Reduction Program, 12/15/20)