JOE CHACON, PE, TO PRESENT AT AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY PROFESSIONALS (ASSP) SOUTHERN NEVADA CHAPTER MEETING ON JANUARY 16th

JOE CHACON, PE, TO PRESENT AT AMERICAN SOCIETY OF SAFETY PROFESSIONALS (ASSP) SOUTHERN NEVADA CHAPTER MEETING ON JANUARY 16th

An image of Joe Chacon, PE and some text announcing his presentation on HazMat Fire+Building Codes for the Southern Nevada Chapter of ASSP.TERPconsulting’s Joe Chacon, PE, has been selected to present at the Southern Nevada Chapter meeting of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) on Tuesday, January 16th from 7 to 9 a.m. The focus of Joe’s 60-minute virtual presentation is HazMat and Fire + Building Codes.

“I’m very much looking forward to sharing my knowledge in the HazMat arena with ASSP attendees,” explained Joe of next week’s presentation. “Essential discussion points that I will cover include the application of code requirements in the International Fire Code (IFC) and International Building Code (IBC) pertaining to hazardous material storage and use.”

Specifically, Joe’s presentation will focus on the chemical classification process to ensure appropriate requirements are enforced. The IFC and IBC hazard classifications will be compared to the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) and the Department of Transportation (DOT) classifications. The IFC and IBC Maximum Allowable Quantities (MAQ) will also be discussed along with requirements when the MAQ is exceeded.

An expert in the HazMat field, Joe’s highly anticipated ASSP presentation will also break down the code requirements enforced in the IBC versus the IFC; differentiate between IBC/IFC hazard classifications and GHS/DOT; develop a systematic approach to the hazard classification process; determine code impacts as a result of quantities being stored or used; and identify Group H occupancy classification requirements and explain conditions that exempt a building from Group H requirements.

To register for Joe’s presentation, visit Events – ASSP Southern Nevada Chapter

ABOUT JOE CHACON

In addition to being a HazMat technician for the city of Henderson, NV, and creator of the TheHazMatApp, Joe is a professional fire protection engineer and firefighter. Joe is a principal member of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1620 — the NFPA Standard on Pre-Incident Planning and is an alternate on NFPA 420 — Standard on Fire Protection of Cannabis Growing and Processing Facilities. Joe is a registered fire protection engineer in seven states and has an M.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

The Southern Nevada Chapter of the ASSP was chartered in 1968 and currently has over 150 members. The mission is to promote the safety, health, and environmental profession in the State of Nevada. From the early days to the present, chapter leaders have grown and diversified membership to support Professional Safety in Government, Business and Industry, Building Trades, Education, Healthcare, and Hospitality.

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