WASHINGTON — Attendees at the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference can look forward to a pre-conference workshop on the environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues related to diisocyanates. Hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, the conference will take place Sept. 22-24 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Dallas.

“Attendees can look forward to gaining a deeper understanding of fundamental topics and ever-changing regulations related to the EHS issues surrounding diisocyanates, which are increasingly important for today’s polyurethane professionals,” said Lee Salamone, senior director of CPI.

Titled “Introduction to Environmental, Health and Safety Issues Relative to Diisocyanates,” the pre-conference workshop will be held on Sunday, Sept. 21 from 1-5 p.m. At the workshop, industry experts will discuss the fundamental concepts of EHS regulations, industrial hygiene, toxicology, medical surveillance and exposure controls.

The workshop is offered at no additional cost to those registered to attend the 2014 Polyurethanes Technical Conference. Registration is now open. Attendees can save $200 by registering before Aug. 29. In addition, attendees are encouraged to make their reservations at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center by Aug. 29 to take advantage of the discounted group rate.

 Several high-visibility sponsorship opportunities, including conference area cell phone charging stations and attendee badge lanyards, are still available. Additionally, CPI is accepting abstracts for postersuntil Aug. 22. For more information on the conference, visit polyurethane.americanchemistry.com.