AIHA University 3-Part Webinar Series: Preparing for and Controlling Biological Hazards

Date: Wednesday, Jun. 14, 2023 - Wednesday, Jun. 28, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EDT)
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

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Part 1: Plant Hazards in the Workplace – Wednesday, June 14, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Part 2: Insect Hazards in the Workplace – Wednesday, June 21, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET
Part 3: Reptile and Mammal Hazards in the Workplace – Wednesday, June 28, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET

Member $250 | Nonmember $300 | Student $25

This three-week webinar series will cover biological hazards that may be encountered in a wide variety of workplaces. There are thousands of OSHA recordable injuries and illnesses that result from contact with poisonous plants, biting and stinging insects, venomous reptiles, and feral mammals. Many of these incidents have drastic consequences for workers, their families, and their employers. Currently, these issues are not widely regulated and training for health and safety professionals is scant. This webinar series seeks to fill that gap. It will apply the standard industrial hygiene rubric of recognize, evaluate, and control to these hazards and will assist safety and health professionals with preventing and responding to incidents involving biological hazards.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize, evaluate and control biological hazards in workplaces,
  • Identify many species of potentially hazardous plants, insects, and reptiles,
  • How to manage these hazards in the workplace


    Michael Goldman, CIH, CSP, QEP, BCE

    Michael Goldman, CIH, CSP, QEP, BCE has personally experienced and mitigated a wide range natural and business induced hazards and regulatory violations across the United States and Canada. He has expertise in large-scale manufacturing and construction operations, solid and hazardous waste transport and management, remediation of EPA Superfund sites, environmental and safety audit, and gap analysis, setting up OSHA, EPA and DOT compliant management systems, and organizing certified training programs. Michael has frequently been involved in U.S. Federal and State funded programs working either directly or indirectly with the sponsoring entity, including: FEMA, EPA, the U.S. Air Force, and the Naval Air Station Pensacola. He also has experience as a legal witness, aiding human resource teams regarding workers’ compensation cases, and has worked directly with OSHA in the remediation of citations and the reduction of fines assessed in response to OSHA regulatory violations.