Industrial Hygiene Division Classes

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

10:15 am
Respiratory Protection Program:  A Basic Overview Including Recent COVID Changes (Basic) Erik Johnson, CIH, CSP, 3M.

This session will help attendees develop a respirator protection program that meets OSHA requirements including voluntary use, medical evaluation, selection, respirator protection factors, fit testing, proper use, cartridge change schedules and maintenance.

11:30 am
Occupational Heat Stress (Intermediate)  Brenda Jacklitsch, PhD, MS, Health Scientist, NIOSH.

Workers exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments are at risk for heat-related illnesses and injuries.  Learn about heat stress, risk factors, types of heat-related illnesses, and workplace recommendations for prevention.  Heat stress educational products developed by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), including the OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App will be discussed.

1:45 pm
An Overview on Noise and Hearing Conservation Program (Basic)  Speaker to be Determined

This presentation will provide the basics of noise and its effects on hearing. The speaker will describe when and how to develop and implement an effective hearing conservation program.

3:15 pm
Noise Exposure Control Strategies (Intermediate)  Robert Anderson, Robert Anderson Group.

This presentation will focus on measures to reduce worker noise exposures involving best practices, innovative techniques, and planning strategies. The presentation will include examples of successful implementations and methods for prioritizing treatment of noise sources.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

9:00 am
Wildfires Impact on Communities (Intermediate)  Michelle Rosales, MPH, CIH, Principal Consultant, Forensic Analytical.

Wildfire smoke presents numerous hazardous components that can adversely affect emergency responders and the community. This presentation will describe actions to minimize its impact and methods to assess indoor air quality and cleanliness after a wildfire. Techniques will be presented to protect communities including workers from these potential hazardous components.

10:15 am
ACGIH White Paper: Engineering Controls for Bioaerosols in Non-Industrial, Non-Healthcare Settings (Intermediate)  Donald Weekes, CIH, CSP, FAIHA.

This presentation will be based on the ACGIH monograph that was developed to address control of bioaerosols transmission, primarily through ventilation and other engineering controls.  It will focus on engineering controls in non-industrial/non-healthcare facilities such as office buildings, schools, public assembly, theaters, and governmental buildings.

11:30 am
Legionella: Re-opening Buildings Following A Pandemic (Intermediate)  Kevin Aikman, PhD, CIH, FAIHA, Principal Scientist, Forensic Analytical.

As the peak of the pandemic is winding down, many states and local agencies are lifting public health ordinances related to limitations on building occupancy. This is great news for business with respect to a return to “normalcy”; however, buildings that have had lower or no use during the pandemic have likely been subject to drinking water stagnation or low flow for extended periods of time.  This presentation will discuss water quality risks as buildings reopen related to Legionella and lead.

1:45 pm
ETHICS:  A Conflict of Interest: Workers, Employers, Regulators and the Public Good, part 1 (Basic)  Dr. Karl Brakora, Grand Valley State University.

Industrial hygienists owe a duty to workers, employers, regulators who have distinct interests and goals. Additionally, OSH professionals will bring their own knowledge and experiences of the world and their desire to do good through their work. The presentation discusses strategies to balance duties to affected parties and a desire to affect change using different ethical models.

3:15 pm
ETHICS:  A Conflict of Interest: Workers, Employers, Regulators and the Public Good, part 2 (Basic)  Dr. Karl Brakora, Grand Valley State University.

  • Chair:  Cindy Ostrowski, CIH, FAIHA, CAO Consulting, LLC
  • Division:  Dave Huizen, PhD, CIH, Grand Valley State University
  • Harvey Johnson, CIH, MIOSHA CET
  • Tim Kearney, CSP, COHC, 3M Personal Safety Division
  • Sarunas Mingela, PhD, FAIHA, Retired/Surrendered CIH, CSP, ROH, CRSP, CHMM, CEP, Principal Vytis
  • Lynn O’Donnell, CIH
  • Anthony Oliveri, PhD, MPH, CIH, CSP, MDHHS Division of Environmental Health
  • Oscar Rodriguez-Franco, CIH, Retired
  • Jennifer Walton, PhD, CIH, Central Michigan University
  • David Woods, Forensic Analytical Consulting Services, Inc.
Future Meeting Dates

April 12-13, 2022, Lansing, MI
April 18-19, 2023, Grand Rapids, MI
April 16-17, 2024, Grand Rapids, MI


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