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February 25 2020 Newsletter

1. Spring Meeting and AGM, Lodz, Monday 16th March 2020


Under three weeks to go to our Spring Meeting. We have a full complement of speakers.

Krzysztof Makowski CIOP – PIB – Title to be confirmed

Malgorzata Okrasa CIOP – PIB - Title to be confirmed

Robert Gregorczyk KGHM Polska Miedź S.A. “Work safety managment in terms of Glogow Smelter workers exposure to harmful factor on the lead bearing materiał.”

Mike Clayton 3M Respirator fit testing as part of your RPE programme’

Karl Wenzelewski The work of TC79

Wolfgang Drews. ISO-Standard 17420 for Respiratory Protective Devices

Jolanta Walusiak-Skorupa Institute of Occupational Medicine, Łódź

Respiratory health hazards at the workplace – prophylactic care of the worker

Presentations may not be in this order but we shall start with Krysztof or Malgorzata as hosts.

The Section AGM will be held before lunch. All are welcome to attend the AGM but only paid-up members (members “in good standing”) can vote on any resolution. If there are any items that members wish to put forward for discussion at the AGM let  know.


The full address is of CIOP-PIB is:
Centralny Instytut Ochrony Pracy – Państwowy Instytut Badawczy (CIOP-PIB)
ul. Wierzbowa 48, 90-133 Łódź.

The booking site is open at www.isrpeurope.com. There is only one price, £20. Book through www.isrpeurope.com. The meeting is free for speakers.
Some are staying at the Novotel. Krzysztof also recommends Hotel Ambasador Premium,
Campanile, Holiday Inn and Qubus Hotel

2. New Chair for the Section.

Professor David Crouch, of 3M and Cranfield University, has put his name forward to be our new Chair. David is involved in many groups and has considerable experience in the field of respiratory protection.


David Crouch is global subject matter expert for defence and public pafety for science-based technology company, 3M. He is a professional chemist, with more than 25 years’ experience in the fields of materials science, respiratory and CBRN protection. A chartered chemist and fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, David is currently global application engineering lead on all 3M Hazard management programs, for both the civil and military markets. He is a visiting professor at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom (Cranfield University-Defence & Security), Convener of CEN/TC391 Societal & Citizen Security Working Group 2 (CBRNe) and is the former chairman of CBRN-UK (www.cbrn-uk.com), the UK industry’s specialist CBRN interest group. David is a member of the Emergency Planning Society - CBRN Professional Working Group and also represents BSI on the national PH/004 (Respiratory Protection) & CBRN (BS8468) standard committees. As well as internationally on the ISO TC94 SC15 Working Group 7 CBRN committee.

3. ISRP International Conference, Oxford, September 2020 – Reminder.

Papers

It’s time to submit abstracts for Conference Papers. Send them to for assessment. We hope to give a quick response. Rememer to check the rules for the Bob Bentley Bursary on isrp.com to see if you are eligible for financial support.

Registration

Book to attend the conference via https://www.isrp.com/events/next-international-conference. You will be directed to our partners, Conference Care, who are handling the bookings for the meeting. We are operating an honesty policy. You do not have to renew your membership for 2020 before you book but you must have done it before the conference. I shall check your membership in the summer and you will find it is cheaper to be a member than to pay the excess. See below for 2020 membership rates for the European Section.  Payments will be taken against credit card unless you need an invoice. It could take a week for an invoice to be issued by Conference Care. If there are any problems or undue delays please contact .

Accommodation

Conference Care are not handling the bookings for the rooms in Pembroke College or for Hotels. You will be sent an Email with a link to Pembroke College to book accommodation and a password. Their rates for Bed and Breakfast at are very reasonable for Central Oxford. We have guaranteed to fill 50 rooms from Sunday 27th night to Wednesday 30th night. There are some rooms available at Pembroke before and after the conference but we haven’t guaranteed them so they are subject to availability as are rooms above the 50 guaranteed. Most of the rooms are single rooms in a modern block but there are some double rooms available in older buildings. There is Wifi but no TV. Unfortunately Pembroke do not allow children to stay in College. I have been told that the cut off age is 16.

4. Memberships for 2020

We take credit card payments for membership through www.isrpeurope.com. If you go to www.isrp.com first you will be asked to pay “offline” via isrpeurope.com. If you need to pay against an invoice please contact me and I will send one. If you have forgotten passwords or log-in details or are having any other problems with either site then contact me. I can see log-in details and can re-set passwords (but I don’t see them or any credit card details).
Corporate/Organisational members should be aware that although they can only have two named members in any Section, they can send an unlimited number of employees to the International Conference at the member rate.

 


Mike Williams at
Secretary ISRP European Section.

November 2019 Newsletter

1. Report on Neuss Meeting, 13th November.


The Neuss meeting was a great success. We had 22 attending with nearly half of these from Mainland Europe and two guest presenters from the Americas Section. We always welcome guests from other Sections.
We had six technical presentations and an update on the Oxford Conference in 2020. I have placed five of these on the members section of the isrp.com website. They are copy protected but not print protected. If you need more detail then approach the presenters, either directly or through myself. I attach a photograph of the speakers, from the left we have Greg Olsen, myself, Stephanie Lynch, Leo Steenweg, Gabriele Troescher, Graham Clements and Maxine Dolloway.

Greg and Stephanie described two different methods of fit-testing, which led to a lively discussion to say the least. Maxine talked about the practical aspects of training for Fit-2-Fit based on her experience, Gabrielle covered developments in European standards, Graham talked about how BSI were planning to respond to BREXIT, when/if it happens, and described the potential outcomes of the forthcoming General Election in the UK. I talked around the implications of test regimes that look for a failure level in terms of concentration where many chemicals are classified in terms of dose.

2. Spring Meeting and AGM, Lodz, Monday 16th March 2020


We now have three presentations for our 2020 Spring meeting and AGM at Lodz, Poland. The Meeting will be on Monday March 16, 2020. Our thanks to Krzysztof Makowski for this. We have chosen this site and date to collocate with meetings of CEN/TC 79/WG 4 and 6 Working Groups. That meeting is scheduled for March 17-20, 2020.
We are still looking for presenters for this meeting. If you have work that you want to tell the meeting about please let me know. Presenting here will not prevent you presenting the same work at our International Conference in September at Oxford.
For those of you from the UK there is a direct flight from Stanstead by Ryan Air on every day of the week except for Tuesday. Otherwise there are many flights to Warsaw.

3. ISRP International Conference, Oxford, September 2020.

The booking site for the International Conference should be open at the start of December. Book via https://www.isrp.com/events/next-international-conference. You will be directed to our partners, Conference Care, who are handling the bookings for the meeting. We are operating an honesty policy. You do not have to renew your membership for 2020 before you book but you must have done it before the conference. I shall check your membership in the summer and you will find it is cheaper to be a member than to pay the excess. See below for 2020 membership rates for the European Section. There are benefits for Corporate/Organisational members thinking of sending more than 2 delegates.
Payments will be taken against credit card unless you need an invoice. It could take a week for an invoice to be issued by Conference Care. If there are any problems please contact me.
Conference Care are not handling the bookings for the rooms in Pembroke College or for Hotels. You will be sent an Email with a link to Pembroke College to book accommodation. Their rates for Bed and Breakfast at are very reasonable for Central Oxford. We have guaranteed to fill 50 rooms from Sunday 27th night to Wednesday 30th night. There are some rooms available at Pembroke before and after the conference but we haven’t guaranteed them so they are subject to availability. Most of the rooms are single rooms in a modern block but there are some double rooms available in older buildings. There is Wifi but no TV. Unfortunately Pembroke do not allow children to stay in College. I have been told that the cut off age is 16.

4. Memberships for 2020


We have opened the website for 2020 memberships. It did not make sense to keep the 2019 membership registration open once there were no more events in the year. The new memberships will last until the end of 2020. At the last AGM it was decided unanimously to increase the fees to £75 for individuals and £400 for corporate/organisational members. This is the first increase since 2001, if not earlier, during which time the amount that the Section has to send back to the International Society has risen until, by 2018, it consumed a high proportion of the money that we took as fees locally.
Corporate/Organisational members should be aware that, under the rules of the International Society, though they can only have two named members in any Section, they can send an unlimited number of employees to the International Conference at the member rate.


5. Society Posts that need filling – Volunteers please.


Leo and Andy are co-chairs of the Section this year but will be stepping down at the next AGM. So we need volunteers to be Section Chair for 2020. There is no “job description” for this role but it involves taking decisions on future policy, meetings and working with the International Society. We also have a vacancy for an International Board Member. This post involves attending International Society Board meetings if possible or dialling in to them if possible. The meetings usually take place in the USA but there will be one associated with the Oxford Conference in 2020. I have been a Board Member for a long time and have only been to the meetings in Dublin and Prague. I have been dialling in on a regular basis.


6. Bob Bentley Bursary


The European Section of the Society promotes the Bob Bentley Bursary. In keeping with Bob Bentley's passion for the support of young scientists/engineers, the bursaries are intended particularly for young persons who are relatively new to the field of respiratory protection, but there is no fixed upper age limit. Young people who may not otherwise be able to attend the conference are encouraged to apply for bursaries.


Mike Williams at
Secretary isrp European Section.

Oxford 2020 Bob Bentley Bursary

The European Section of ISRP is offering one or more Bob Bentley Bursaries linked to the ISRP 20 International Conference in Oxford, United Kingdom, 27th September to 1st October 2020.

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Autumn Meeting 2019 - Neuss

ISRP Autumn Meeting - SAVE THE DATE  13th November 2019

  3M Neuss - Dusseldorf

 

We are grateful to Gabriele Troescher at 3M at Neuss, Dusseldorf for offering to host our Autumn Meeting on the 13th November 2019

Programme:

We have four speakers at present, Greg Olson, Dr Stephanie Lynch, Maxine Dolloway and Gabriele Troescher with another two suggestions.

We are looking for other speakers – if you have a 20 minute paper that you would like to present, or if you wish to suggest a speaker to be invited, please contact the Secretary.

Visit the ISRP web site at http://www.isrp.com for meeting updates.

Meeting Fee:  (lunch, tea and coffee included)

 

ISRP Individual and Corporate Members       £50

Non-Members                                                 £75

Book for the meeting through http://www.isrpeurope.com. If you have trouble with this please contact the Secretary at the Email at the bottom of this notification. Delegates must book their own accommodation. Details to follow.

 

Mike Williams at

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