January Luncheon

January 22, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:30 PM
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The Pirates' House
20 East Broad Street
Savannah, GA 31401

 Join us at our January Luncheon!  Mr. Oscar Martinez, a Senior Chemist with OTIE, will speak on the topic of PFOS/PFOA contamination.  This is an emerging contaminant that is driving a lot of new technology and approach development in the environmental industry, particularly at US Air Force and Army installations.

Over the past decade, there has been growing concern over two environmental contaminants known by the cryptic acronyms PFOS and PFOA. These man-made chemicals were once used to manufacture a diverse collection of consumer goods, ranging from pizza boxes to stain-resistant carpets to teflon pans. Now PFOS and PFOA have worked their way into the soil, air and water, invading even the most remote and pristine corners of the globe. They’ve contaminated our food and water supplies, and pose a significant risk for humans and wildlife. Discover the key things you need to know about these chemicals including health risks.

Speaker bio: Mr. Oscar Martinez is a Senior Program Chemist and Project Manager with Oneida Total Integrated Enterprises (OTIE), in the San Antonio, Texas location.  Mr. Martinez has over 26 years of professional experience with six years’ experience in analytical chemistry and 20 years’ of experience in environmental management, compliance, auditing, and consulting site closures, working primarily with Air Force, Army, Navy and US Corp Engineers.  He previously worked in environmental, hazardous waste and pharmaceutical laboratories for over 6 years. He is the OTIE Project Manager for the “Site Inspections of PFAS from Aqueous Film Forming Foam use at Multiple US Air Force Installations” in US EPA Regions 6 and 9, USACE Tulsa District. As the Senior Program Chemist he procures, DoD ELAP accredited laboratories for analytical services to include PFAS analysis.  He is the primary data validator review for all analytical data for this program.  In addition, he trains field staff in the stringent sampling protocols required by the PFAS program to minimize any possibility of cross contamination.


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