Western Regional Lead & Healthy Housing Conference

August 22 – 23, 2023

Held At The Embassy Suites in Downey, CA

Registration Information

For 1 person from an organization $250
For 2 or 3 persons from an organization $225 per person
For 4 to 8 persons from an organization $200 per person
For more than 8 persons from an organization, contact Steve Weil here

Conference Program

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
– Opening General Session

Part 1 – California’s Lead Program’s New Strategic Plan
Part 2 – Status on the use of lead litigation funds in the Lead-Free Homes Program in LA City
Part 3 – Previews of new or pending actions affecting lead poisoning prevention, lead hazard control and healthy housing initiatives (full discussions will take place during the educational tracks)

CA’s takeover of the RRP Rule and its impact on local agencies, building owners and contractors
Updating the definition of “Lead Contaminated Dust” in the California Code of Regulations
Establishing a Code Enforcement Incentive grant program
CA SB 655

Part 4 – Federal Grant Opportunities to Undertake Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Housing Programs

12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Lunch Provided

1:30 – 5:30 p.m. – Two Concurrent Educational Tracks

Track #1 on Lead Poisoning Prevention, Lead Hazard Control and Asthma Reduction Issues
Part 1 – Informing families about Lead Service Line Replacement
Part 2 – Lead in dust clearance procedures from the work site to the lab
Part 3 – Undertaking an in-home assessment of asthma triggers and identifying strategies for remediating asthma triggers
Part 4 – New Medi-Cal benefits that cover the cost of home asthma visits and asthma trigger remediation

Track #2 on Collaboration among Healthy, Housing and Code Enforcement Officials
Part 1– Strategies for engaging local code officials in support of lead hazard control and healthy housing initiatives
Part 2 – Establishing a Code Enforcement Incentive Grant Program
Parts 3 and 4 – Hands-on demonstrations on the use of hazard detection technologies (e.g. moisture meters, infrared cameras, indoor air quality equipment, XRF instruments, lead dust wipes).

5:30 – 7:00 p.m. – Networking Reception and Exhibit Viewing

Wednesday, August 23, 2023

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m
. – Two Concurrent Educational Tracks with a Mid-Day Break

Track #1 on Lead Poisoning Prevention and Lead Hazard Control Issues
Part 1 – Attracting contractors for lead hazard control work
Part 2 – Discussion on the RRP Rule and New Requirements for Building Owners and Managers
Part 3 – Lead in dust clearance issue
Part 4 – CAL-OSHA issues

Track #2 on Healthy Housing and Personal Safety Issues
Part 1 – Mold and moisture assessment in occupied buildings (in concert with CA SB 655)
Part 2 – What to do when confronted with a hoarding situation
Part 3 – Personal safety and self-defense training for people in the field
Part 4 – IAQ and respiratory issues

3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Convening of CA jurisdictions using the litigation funds and lead hazard control contractors (optional)

Location and Hotel Information

Embassy Suites in Downey, CA

The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel Los Angeles-Downey, 8425 Firestone Blvd., Downey, CA 90241. Phone 562.861.1900. To make hotel reservations, call the hotel directly and tell reservations that you are attending the Western Regional Lead and Healthy Housing Conference to receive the conference room rate of $192 single or double.

To make hotel reservations

Call the hotel at 562.861.1900​

Tell reservations that you are attending the Lead and Healthy Housing Conference to receive the conference room rate of $192 single or double.

Conferences Designed to Help Program Managers

As a program manager – new or old – you are not alone. The trials and tribulations that you face have been dealt with by others. The conferences provide you with answers and insights based on the successful experiences of other grant managers through technical assistance workshops and educational sessions.

Also of great value is the opportunity you’ll have to network with fellow managers and program staff from throughout the region.

Environmental health practitioners, health educators, environmental hazard remediation professionals, and building operators face growing challenges. From tight budgets to issues of political and public support to determining appropriate work practices and to questions of environmental science, they all face mounting concerns of how to effectively operate and sustain programs, projects and businesses. The main purpose of the conferences is to help attendees explore solutions to the challenges that are encountered each day in efforts to implement success programs.

Plenty of Time to Network and Establish Professional and Business Relationships

The conferences provide a perfect setting for environmental health practitioners, local and state government officials and industry practitioners to meet, exchange ideas and establish working relationships with one another.

Learning from each other and renewing acquaintances are true benefits of participating in the Lead and Healthy Housing Conferences.

The conferences bring together professionals from health, housing, community development, community groups, advocacy organizations, the lead industry, real estate firms, and residential and commercial facilities to explore ways to undertake programs and projects designed to prevent incidents of lead poisoning, eliminate indoor environmental hazards, and create healthy living and working environments.

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