Oregon Metals Industry Roundtables
The Oregon DEQ and PPRC offered five Oregon Metals Industry Roundtables in 2022, and plan to build this programin 2023 and 2024. Oregon metal shops, metal finishers, painters, fabricators, and other metals related sectors were invited to join 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. The roundtable presentations and networking events are available below.
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.
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)