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Technical Meeting on new NY Mold and Legionella Regulations
Thursday, September 24, 2015, 5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, One Penn Plaza – 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10119
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John Jay College of Criminal Justice for our April 22 2015 local section meeting


1.      EPA Response Team Case Study

2.      5 year anniversary of Lead Paint Rules

3.      Documentary Film: “Can’t Stop the Water (30 min),” the story of Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana which is being washed away by rising seas followed by a panel discussion with the filmmaker and Native American community who will discuss their innovative plans to preserve their culture and become a model sustainable community when they relocate. A networking reception will follow. Also, feel free to come early to attend the free Environmental Film Festival which will be going on at the college during the day.

AIHA/SENY/ASSE Technical Meeting: February 24th, 2015
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January 22, 2015

Subject: Changing Your Companies Culture to Prevent Accidents and Injuries, Occupational Illnesses

An overview of culture change and how you can create breakthrough
results and Why it's so hard to change attitudes and behaviors

Speaker: Mr. Donald Theune - Cofounder and Principal of the DONNIC CONSULTING GROUP, LLC., training and consulting company that specializes in culture change. It's about changing unsafe attitudes and behaviors that cause 90% or more injuries.

North East Regional Industrial Hygiene Conference
December 5, 2014

Westin in Princeton, Forrestal Village,
201 Village Boulevard, Princeton, NJ 08540

North East Conference Sponsor 2014

(215) 496-9237

Professional Development Courses  
Sponsored by the New Jersey AIHA Chapter
December 4th 2014  
Click here for information

November 19, 2014

October 15, 2014: Ethics in Industrial Hygiene
Speaker:   Nancy Orr -  Global Director, Environment, Health and Safety Corporate/Shared, Services Becton Dickinson and Company (BD)

September 10, 2014: Metro NY AIHA’s “Bull Moose” Awards Dinner

April 22, 2014 - "How our Disposable Plastic Culture is affecting the Health of People, Animals and the Ocean". The event was co-hosted by the Environmental Education Fund (EEF).

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April 8, 2014 - Safety Executives of New York, Professional Development Conference, Brooklyn, NY

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March 24, 2014, 2:00PM to 4:00PM, Electric Generation and Power Plant Industrial Hygiene. Technical Presentation and Tour of the Ravenswood Generating Station, Long Isand City, New York. Flyer Attached.

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February 12, 2014 "PALMS Update" (PCBs, Asbestos, Lead, Mold and Silica). Location: AON, 199 Water Street, New York, NY, 08:30 to 11:30. This is a joint meeting with the NYC ASSE and SENY. Past President, Mark Drozdov of CES and Matt Gillen of NIOSH will present.

Resources from 02/12/14 AIHA/ASSE/SENY Joint Meeting

February 25, 2014 10:00AM. OSHA Outreach to Nail Salon Workers. Location: Manhattan OSHA Office, 201 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014

1/28/2014: Technical Seminar and General Meeting. The topic is "Introduction to Sustainability Reporting and Related Oppurtunities for the EHS Professional" presented by Nancy Mancilla, founder and CEO of the ISOS group -via Skype. 5:30 - 8:00PM Location: John Jay College, 524 W 69th Street, Room L61, New York, NY.

This event is sponsored by the ISOS group, a full-service sustainability consultancy that fuses a passion for sustainability with clients who make a difference. ISOS specializes in GRI and CDP sustainability reporting, external assurance of CSR reports and verification of GHG Emissions and other climate-relevant data.

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12/12/2013 - AIHA NY signed an Alliance Agreement with NY Area OSHA regional directors. As an OSHA Alliance Program participant, we are committed to working closely with OSHA to develop and share information with workers and employers to help prevent injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the workplace and to educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities under the Occupational Safety and Health Act. 

11/7/13, 7:30am – 2pm - AIHA NY together with ASSE NY will be exhibiting at The BTEA’s 2013 Safety Conference & Trade Show - explore the innovative safety techniques being employed by construction professionals in the New York Metropolitan area. Be sure to join us for this important industry-wide event at Sheraton New York! To register:

11/14/2013 - Bull Moose Award Dinner. Laura Schneider, AIHA Past President and Nicholas Bishop, Corporate Environmental Director, Skanska USA Civil, will be receiving AIHA NY awards!!


Technical Presentation at 5:30 PM; 45 minute presentation, 15 min. Q&A.: "Dust and Flammability Hazards in the Workplace that Industrial Hygienists Need to Understand" by Dr. Vahid Ebadat Ph.D., M.Inst.P, MIEE, C.Eng., C.Phys. is the CEO of Chilworth North America.  This presentation will discuss the conditions that are required for dust cloud explosions to occur and presents a proven approach to identify, assess, and eliminate/control dust explosion hazards in facilities.

Location: – 8 West 38th street, NYC (between 5th and 6th Ave’s).


WTC Tour

On behalf of AIHA Metro NY we extend our thanks and appreciation to Marianne Santarelli, President Elect, who guided us for 3 hours in the most impressive spots and corners of the new WTC contraction site.

No doubt that this tour is unforgettable!  Thanks for sharing with us all your knowledge and excitement!  And thanks for taking care so well of our personal protection!  Please extend our thanks to your coworker Andy as well.

This tour was worth every moment of the late Friday afternoon J !

Link to some pictures that were contributed by Suzy Simpson and Lindsay Fritts

September 20, 2013
Limit it to 20 people: Meeting at 4pm at the World Trade Center Path Station, street level. Marianne Santarelli, CIH, CSP will be giving the tour of tower 1, the hub, the memorial downstairs, vehicle security center and the rest of the projects , behind the scene.  if anyone would like to see the memorial then can go directly afterward, but would like a count so she can get tickets. Anyone joining the tour should bring a hardhat, safety glasses and a vest.  they should be wearing long pants, sleeved shirt and closed work shoes. sneakers, sandals, dresses will not be accommodated.  if anyone does not have the hard hat, vest and glasses it will provide but need a count for those persons.

Healthy Workers, Healthy Work -- NY State Occupational Health Clinic Network
September 18 and 19, 2013

OSHA and Metro NY AIHA Alliance Agreement Ceremony is scheduled in early fall.
For further info:

New York State Asbestos and Vermiculite Analysis Guidance Update
SPONSOR:               EMSL Analytical Laboratory
DATE:                        Monday September 9, 2013
TIME:                         3:00
PM to 5:30 PM
LOCATION:              New York Irish Center
, 1040 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101

Your Right-to-Know About Chemicals in the Community:(25 years of EPCRA)

Thursday, June 13, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
(8:30-9:00 a.m. sign in)
Westchester County Fire Training Center
4 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY 10595
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AIHA/ASSE/SENY joint meeting was on February 27, 2013, Wednesday, from 8:30 to 12noon, at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC.

TOPIC: P.A.L.M. (PCBs, Asbestos, Lead & Mold) Meeting Series + Post Hurricane Sandy Environmental Health & Safety issues

PRESENTERS: from Federal and City Government, Industry and Medical sectors include:

ü  Vickie L. Pane - USEPA Regional Lead Coordinator -presentation

ü  John Gorman - USEPA Region 2 Chief, Pesticides & Toxic Substances Branch -presentation

ü  Neil Feldscher, CIH,CSP,ESQ - Chief at NYCDEP - presentation

ü  Eckardt Johanning, MD,MSc,PhD - Medical Director, Occupational & Environmental Life Science/Fungal Research Foundation - presentation

ü  Mark Drozdov, CCT,SSM,CFSM,CAI - VP, Technical Director, Creative Environment Solutions (CES) Corp. - presentation

Event Photos Available Here:

Above (Left to Right): Shaun Carvalho - ASSE NYC President; Mark Drozdov, CCT,SSM,FSM,CAI -; Damon C. Baumann - AIHA NY President; Eckardt Johanning, MD,MSc,PhD - Fungal Research Foundation; Neil Feldscher, CIH,CSP,ESQ - Chief at NYCDEP; Vickie L. Pane - USEPA Regional Lead Coordinator; John Gorman - USEPA Region 2 Chief, Pesticides/Toxic Substances.

Comments from attendees:
I had a very good time and enjoyed the presentations very much”
“It was great to be a part of the meeting”
Enjoyed the meeting and learned a lot”
“You guys did a great job!

2011 Bull Moose Award

Named for Bullwinkle, nature’s first industrial hygienist, who patrolled the woods with his faithful technician, Rocky, in search of recognizable hazards, keeping forest and glen safe for all, and waging a constant battle for prevention against Boris and Natasha, the twin Compliance Officers.  This award, our most prestigious, goes to the Metro-NY Section member who best exemplifies the characteristics of the ideal industrial hygienist.

This year’s recipient has extraordinary powers of recognition. His 20/20 hindsight makes him able to spot a hazard after he steps into it. He has keen powers of evaluation; his highly refined sense of smell can tell when he’s present in atmospheres that are IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and horns).  We all can’t be perfect, and our recipient is no exception.  The truth is, He’s a bit out of control:  he has a tendency to leap before looking. Despite his faults, we think there is no one more deserving of this award.


2010 Bull Moose Award

Photos from Annual Bull Moose dinner
to be held on Tuesday, September 14th at La Petite Auberge

Guest Speaker: Richard Mendelson, Deputy Regional Administrator, will be delivering the presentation for OSHA Region II.

Bull Mosse Photo

Bull Mosse Photo #2

Bull Moose Photo #3