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Quick Talk 4

Managemen​t and Leadership

Management and Leadership Track

Monday, October 30

10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Moderator: Michael Rosenow, MPH, CIH, CSP, OSH-ISH – Programs Team Leader, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM.

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

On Employing Veterans, by a Veteran

Presenter: Michael Anthony Quinn, Safety Manager II, LPR Construction, Emporia, VA. ​

Approximately 200,000 veterans leave the military each year, and there are around eleven million veterans currently in the civilian workforce. This is a large and talented pool of potential employees. Do you know how to evaluate a veteran's military service as it relates to your hiring objectives? Are you aware of the often intrinsic qualities a veteran candidate will possess due to his military service? Have you hired a veteran before, only to have the person leave after a year or two, and you just don't know why? 

This Quick Talk will cover the benefits of hiring a veteran, how to evaluate veteran candidates in order to match them to the position and business culture, and tips to retain veterans within your organization. 

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Focusing on One Goal, Forgetting the Rest

Presenter: Carl Sall, CIH, CSP, Director Health and Safety - U.S., Louis Berger, Exton, PA.

People are expected to do more today with less resources, so we turn to multitasking. As much as we try to fool ourselves into thinking that we can multitask, and accomplish many goals, the reality is that when we multitask, we fail to perform or perform many tasks poorly. There is also an underlying fear that, if we tell people “No,” we will be seen as not being a team player or not performing our job. The reality is we have to be selective on what we say “Yes” to and focus on only what is important and quit worrying about what we are not doing. This presentation will look at the benefits of saying “No” and how focusing on one goal will make us more successful.​​



Name and Bio

​Carl Sall, CIH, CSP, Director Health and Safety – U.S., Louis Berger, Exton, PA.

Mr. Sall has both a bachelor‘s and master‘s degree in Industrial Hygiene, serves as the Chairman of AIHA's Management Committee and is a CIH and CSP. His an analytical, exacting, self-motivating, and energetic senior professional with an 20+ year track record of progressive achievement meeting and exceeding organizational goals in challenging global corporate and government environments. He is adept at analyzing ongoing requirements to formulate cost-effective solutions and managing financial, technical, and other resources to ensure optimal efficiencies and goal attainment. He is a superior alliance and relationship builder, able to develop and maintain high client and staff loyalty, and trust to maximize efficiencies, lower costs, and ensure exceptional client satisfaction and loyalty. Mr. Sall's work experience includes positions with U.S. and foreign governments, military, and private companies. Mr. Sall currently works for Louis Berger U.S. as their Director of Health and Safety.​

Michael Anthony Quinn, Safety Manager II, LPR Construction, Emporia, VA.

Mike Quinn is a Husband, Father, and Occupational Safety & Health Professional, in that order. He also happens to be an 11 year Veteran. 

Mike is pursuing a Master's Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Occupational Safety Management and currently holds a BS in Political Science from Campbell University and an AS in Occupational Safety from the Community College of the Air Force.​