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Concurrent Session 3

Emerging Issues & Inter​​national

​​Emerging Issues & International Track

Monday, October 30

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.


Moderator: Robert Bacci, CIH, CSP, Vice President, EHS & Facilities, Nektar Therapeutics​, San Francisco, CA.

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Your Dermal Exposure Assessment IQ: What Do Your Peers Know That You Don’t?

Presenters: Jennifer Sahmel, MPH, CIH, CSP, Principal Health Scientist, Insight Exposure and Risk Sciences, Boulder, CO; Perry Logan, PhD, CIH, Senior Manager, Corporate Ergonomics and IH, Global EHS Team Leader, 3M, St. Paul, MN. 

Come find out! As inhalation hazards to chemicals are progressively identified and mitigated, dermal exposures are increasingly of greater relative concern in scenarios where exposures could occur to substances with the potential to remain on surfaces or the skin of workers. A number of models have been developed to help assess the potential importance of contact and subsequent transfer of substances of concern to and from the skin surface, as well as the potential for uptake through the skin. These models have been used to create user-friendly tools for the IH practitioner. Attendees will learn about how some of these tools work and which ones can be most effective for investigating dermal exposure potential in the workplace, as well as which pieces of workplace information are most helpful to the dermal exposure assessment process. Bring your smartphone or laptop – you will test your dermal exposure assessment IQ against your peers during the session!


2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics Reporting on OHS Performance

Presenter: Zack Mansdorf, PhD, QEP, CIH, CSP, Consultant, Sustainability Consultants, Boca Raton, FL. 

Lies, damned lies, and statistics is part of a famous quote that Mark Twain attributed to Benjamin Disraeli. It is also reflective of the perplexing current trend in professional thinking about lagging and leading indicators that should be developed for internal and external reporting? How should a company’s performance be judged internally and externally? What are good performance indicators? What are indicators for industrial hygiene that are lagging or leading? Are leading indicators really predictive or just feel good measures? These and other “truths” will be discussed emphasizing the good, bad, and ugly.​​​​​​​​​​

 

 Presenters

 
Name and Bio



Jennifer Sahmel, MPH, CIH, CSP, Principal Health Scientist, Insight Exposure and Risk Sciences, Boulder, CO.

Jennifer Sahmel is Principal Health Scientist, Insight Exposure and Risk Sciences, where she works on a wide range of projects related to human health exposure and risk assessment. Prior to Insight Exposure and Risk Sciences, she worked with ChemRisk, at the National Park Service, the U.S. EPA’s Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, and FMC Corporation in Baltimore, MD. Jennifer is a CIH and CSP, and earned her MPH degree in Environmental Health and Industrial Hygiene from the University of California at Berkeley. She has been a member of AIHA’s Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee for 12 years and is a founding member of the committee’s Dermal Project team. She has also co-authored chapters in the AIHA publications, A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures, 3rd edition and Mathematical Models for Estimating Occupation Exposure to Chemicals, 2nd edition.​


Perry Logan, PhD, CIH, Senior Manager, Corporate Ergonomics and IH, Global EHS Team Leader, 3M, St. Paul, MN.

Perry is currently senior manager, 3M Corporate Industrial Hygiene. His previous experience includes industrial hygiene at complex chemical facilities, EHS consulting, hazardous waste management / operations, and emergency response. He helped integrate industrial hygiene into safety, environmental, business systems and programs through implementation of 3M’s comprehensive exposure assessment and management program (Control Banding). Perry has made numerous technical presentations on comprehensive exposure assessment, use of mathematical exposure models, surface and air sampling system technologies, and FTIR for industrial hygiene. He is a past instructor for many professional development courses. Perry is a past chair of the AIHA® Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and the Gas and Vapor Detection Systems Committee. He earned a BS in chemical engineering, an MS in industrial hygiene and a PhD in environmental and occupational health from the University of Minnesota.



Zack Mansdorf, PhD, QEP, CIH, CSP, Consultant, Sustainability Consultants, Boca Raton, FL.

Dr. Mansdorf is a consultant in EHS and Sustainability. He previously served as the Senior Vice President- Safety, Health, Environment, for L’Oreal Worldwide. He has a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the University of Kansas, with graduate degrees in Environment and Safety from the University of Michigan and Central Missouri State. He is a Past President of the Academy of Industrial Hygiene, AIHF, and Past-President of AIHA and is a Past Board member of BCSP. He has over 40 years of comprehensive experience in many different sectors. He is a Fellow of AIHA and ASTM. He has received the Cummings and Service Awards from AIHA among his recognitions. He also served until recently (for 6 years) as a Director for the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability and Chair of their Advisory Council and is the principal author of the CSHS Best Practice Guide for Occupational Health and Safety in Sustainability Reports.​