OEHS Needs and Opportunities for Cultural Heritage Organizations during Emergencies Webinar Recording

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023 - Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST)
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

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In this webinar, speakers will discuss the need for health and safety support amongst cultural heritage organizations during emergency events, programs that exist to enhance cross-sector collaboration, and opportunities for future sharing of safe practices for cultural heritage stewards. Dana Stahl, Eugene Satrun, and Elaina Gregg will share case studies from their experience implementing health and safety procedures at their organizations and with emergency response groups. They will also discuss programs, including OSHA’s OnSite Consultation, that support implementation of safety procedures at cultural heritage institutions, and share opportunities for health and safety professionals to get involved in heritage emergency response networks at the local level.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the need for health and safety support within cultural heritage organizations during emergencies.
  • Explore case studies on health and safety procedural implementation at cultural heritage institutions.
  • Examine programs to support cross-sector collaboration including OSHA’s On-Site Consultation Program and an MOU with CSHEMA.
  • Describe how health and safety professionals can be included in the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC) Alliance for Response (AFR) initiative.


Elaina Gregg

Elaina Gregg is the Emergency Programs Manager for the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation (FAIC). At FAIC, Elaina oversees the National Heritage Responders (NHR), a volunteer corps of over 100 responders trained to assist impacted institutions post-disaster, and the Alliance for Response (AFR) initiative, which includes over 30 networks nationwide. Elaina has facilitated three NHR deployments to Whitesburg and Hindman, Kentucky between November 2022 and March 2023, and has organized emergency response trainings for heritage professionals in Savannah, Georgia, Los Angeles, California, and St. Paul, Minnesota over the past two years. Elaina has an undergraduate degree in History of Art and Italian Language from Ohio State University, and a graduate degree in Disaster Management from Florida International University’s Academy for International Disaster Preparedness. In addition to her work at FAIC, Elaina serves as a Reservist for FEMA’s Office of Environmental Protection and Historic Preservation. 

Eugene Satrun, CIH, CSP, FAIHA

Eugene has over 43 years' experience in Industrial Hygiene, 11 with OSHA, 31 with ExxonMobil, and 2 in consulting. He is current Chair of the Incident Preparedness and Response Working Group (IPRWG) and past Chair of the AIHA Construction Committee in addition to a number of other past positions with the Chicago Local Section. He volunteered for over 30 years with the Will County HazMat Team as IH and then as Assistant Chief. He also was on several other emergency teams. The IPRWG and the Museum & Cultural Heritage Industry Working Group partnered to develop a Whitepaper on Cultural Heritage Emergency Preparedness and Response: Guidelines for the OEHS Professional.

Dana Stahl, CIH

Dana Stahl is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with more than 20 years of experience managing health and safety programs in private industry and the public sector and the author of Health and Safety in Emergency Management and Response (John Wiley and Sons, 2020). She holds a degree in Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Masters Degree in Environmental Health with emphasis in Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology from the University of Washington. She is currently the Safety Officer for the City of Santa Cruz, and has held positions as Safety and Health Manager for The Seattle Public Library, and as a Safety and Emergency Manager for the Central Puget Sound Regional Transportation Authority. She is a member of the AIHA Incident Preparedness and Response Working Group, and 2016 President of the Pacific Northwest Section of the AIHA.