December 21, 2006
Dr. Joseph Bader
Defense Nuclear Facilities
625 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20004
Dear Dr. Bader:
Thank you for agreeing to provide the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board’s (DNFSB) perspective on the importance of chemical safety at the upcoming Chemical Safety Topical Committee’s (CSTC) ninth annual Joint Energy Facility Contractors Group (EFCOG)/Department of E3nergy (DOE) Chemical Management Workshop. The workshop will be held March 13-15, 2007. As in the past, the workshop will be held in the main auditorium of the DOE Headquarters Forrestal building, 1000 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC. The theme for this year’s workshop is chemical safety and lifecycle management.
We have scheduled your presentation, “Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board View on Chemical Safety,” for 9:35-10:05 am., Tuesday, March 13, 2007. You may register for the workshop electronically by visiting the chemical safety Web page at http://www.eh.doe.gov/chem_safety/ws2007/registration.html. A draft agenda is enclosed for your information.
The ongoing support and involvement of DNFSB in CSTC projects is appreciated. We anticipate that your opening remarks will be of great interest and value to workshop participants. We expect an onsite turnout of approximately 75-100, as well as a remote audience via video links at DOE sites.
At your earliest convenience, but no later than January 15, 2007, please send a brief biography and short abstract of your presentation to Dr. Dan Marsick, the workshop coordinator, at email@example.com. In addition, please send him a copy of your presentation slides in Microsoft Power Point format no later than January 31, 2007. If you need any assistance or have further questions on the workshop, please contact Dr. Bill McArthur, Director, Office of Worker Safety and Health Policy, at (301) 903-9674 or Dr. Marsick at (301) 903-3954.
On behalf of DOE, and Glenn S. Pondonsky, Chief Health, Safety and Security Officer, thank you again for your participation and continuing support.
Patricia R. Worthington, PhD
Office of Health and Safety
Office of Health, Safety and Security
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Mark B. Whitaker, Jr., HS-1.1