WASHINGTON, DC – The 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference will showcase the latest developments, regulations and research in environment, health and safety (EH&S) during two targeted technical sessions. The conference, hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), will take place September 22-24 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas. Registration is still open.

The focus on EH&S subjects begins with a special pre-conference workshop titled “Introduction to Environmental, Health and Safety Issues Relative to Diisocyanates.” For the second consecutive year, attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the fundamental concepts related to EH&S regulations, industrial hygiene, toxicology, medical surveillance and exposure control. This special-interest seminar is offered at no additional cost to registered conference attendees, and will be held on Sunday, September 21, from 1-5 p.m.

EH&S discussions will continue with a Monday afternoon session focused on recent regulatory developments in Europe and North America. Researchers from Caleb Management Services Ltd. will evaluate hazards versus risk related to polymers under the European Union’s REACH program, and representatives from TEGNOS Research Inc. will introduce the current LEED initiative to evaluate risk through environmental product declarations and health product declarations for polyurethane products in building materials.

For additional information about the conference, visit http://polyurethane.americanchemistry.com/Polyurethanes-Technical-Conference/2014-Conference.html.