How to Remain Safe and Productive in Working with MWFs
How to Remain Safe and Productive in Working with Metalworking Fluids During the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Live webinar taking place July 29th, 2020 12pm CT

Participants:
Dr. John Howell
Dr. Fred Passman
Bill Woods, Technical Marketing and Training Manager, Pilot Chemical
Dr. Neil Canter

Abstract:

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has presented major challenges to the metalworking fluid industry. Concern has been expressed about how to be productive in working with metalworking fluids in production facilities and laboratories yet remain safe from exposure to COVID-19.

STLE presents a webinar that will address this concern and present useful information on proper procedures and safeguards for working with metalworking fluids during these challenging times. The webinar will start with a one hour presentation covering three subject areas.

STLE Fellow, Dr. Fred Passman will give a presentation on virology that provides background information on viruses with a focus on the virus that causes COVID-19, SARS CoV-2. Passman will also discuss whether COVID-19 can survive in metalworking fluids.

STLE Fellow, Dr. John Howell will cover industrial hygiene issues including how to minimize the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in dealing with metalworking fluids. Subjects that will be covered include common exposure pathways to COVID-19, how to minimize risk in the working environment, a discussion on system startups and cleanouts and how should incoming samples be handled prior to analysis.

Bill Woods of Pilot Chemical will discuss the role of disinfectants in deactivating COVID-19. Included will be basic information on what are disinfectants, how to use them and how to read disinfectant labels.

STLE Fellow, Dr. Neil Canter will act as the moderator for the webinar.

Once the presentations have finished, the webinar will conclude with a 30 minute Q&A session to answer as many attendee questions as possible. Attendees are encouraged to submit questions to scarrera@stle.org using the subject line "MWF Covid-19 webinar questions."

About the Speakers:
John Howell

Dr. John Howell has over 50 years of experience in metal finishing and metalworking R&D, R&D management and chemical health, safety and environmental management.

Currently, Dr. Howell is president of GHS Resources, Inc. and he prepares GHS compliant SDSs and consults with clients and trade associations to improve their environmental and health & safety performance.

Fred Passman
Dr. Fred Passman is an ASTM Fellow, STLE Fellow and Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist with more than 45 years’ experience in environmental-industrial microbiology. He is the principal of Biodeterioration Control Associates .

Since 1973, Dr. Passman has conducted research and consulted to government and private industry on topics as diverse as composting municipal sewage sludge, U.S. EPA criteria for various groups of toxic substances in fresh-water systems, microbially enhanced oil recovery, and microbial contamination control in industrial process-fluids.

Bill Woods
Bill Woods provides marketing support for the Pilot Chemical Company antimicrobial products sold through the Mason Chemical business unit. Woods’ responsibilities include identifying new opportunities for Pilot Chemical Company antimicrobials, monitoring new trends in disinfection and training their sales managers.

Woods has over 30 years of experience in various commercial and technical capacities including: sales, marketing, technical service and product development at Arch Chemicals, CasChem, Galaxy Surfactants and Lonza. He has a M.B.A in Marketing, M.A. in Science and a B.A. in Chemistry/Biology.

Neil Canter
Dr. Neil Canter is a STLE Fellow and a Certified Metalworking Fluids Specialist with more than 35 years of experience in working with metalworking fluids. He is the principal of Chemical Solutions.

Dr. Canter has a strong background in the chemistry of metalworking fluids and in regulations impacting their use. He is a member of American Chemical Society, the Society of Automotive Engineering, STLE and a contributing editor to the STLE Magazine, TLT.

Live viewing is restricted to 100 viewers.

Links to the webinar will be sent out the day before the webinar.

A recording will be available for those who cannot attend live.
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