An Introduction to Big Data and Data Analytics Webinar Recording

Date: Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 - Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

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What is big data and how can it help occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals? This webinar provides an essential introduction to big data and data analytics through a case study that highlights how OEHS professionals and data scientists can work together to handle big data and perform data analytics at their organizations.

This webinar will benefit OEHS professionals and others who:

  • encounter or foresee increased responsibilities in managing big data and performing data analytics
  • manage those who handle big data
  • are curious as to how the OEHS professional can contribute to the management of big data and data analytics at their organizations

Learning Objectives:

Learn what successful inter-disciplinary communication between OEHS professionals and data scientists looks like from our expert panel.

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Define key terms related to big data and data analytics (e.g., big data, machine learning, database, data scientist) and their relation to the OEHS profession
  • Identify strategies for communication between OEHS professionals and data scientists/IT professionals
  • Identify the levels of data maturity in organizations from the perspective of OEHS-related data
  • Understand the key questions data scientists ask OEHS professionals


Mwangi Ndonga, CIH, CSP, CHMM: Mwangi is a Senior Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene specialist at Encana Oil & Gas (USA), Inc., Denver, CO. He manages industrial hygiene, occupational health, and ergonomics programs for Encana’s US operations. He has an interest and ability to employ data analysis tools and simple machine learning algorithms for the prevention of injury and illness. Mwangi is President (2019) of the AIHA Rocky Mountain Section and a member of the AIHA Technology Initiatives Strategic Advisory Group. He has a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Environmental Health. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, and Certified Safety Professional.

Evgeny Andronov, DVM, DABT, CIH, CSP: Evgeny is a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology, Board Certified Industrial Hygienist, and Board Certified Safety Professional. Evgeny graduated from Nizhny Novgorod State Agricultural Academy (Russia) in 2005 as a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. After graduation, while working as a Veterinary Consultant, Evgeny decided to pursue studies in the United States. In 2008, Evgeny graduated from Dickinson State University with a BS in Environmental Health, and since then, held several health and safety positions during his 10+ year tenure. Currently, Evgeny works as an Industrial Hygiene Professional at Whiting Oil and Gas. Areas of his professional interests include HGV Exposure Characterization, Wearable Detection Technology, and predictive analytics.

Monica Melkonian, CIH: Monica is the Product Manager for Industrial Hygiene and Analytics at Cority. She manages the research and development of the latest technologies that are built within Cority’s integrated EHSQ solution. Monica has worked in the health and safety field for over 20 years in both the public and private sectors, across a broad range of industries. Prior to Cority, Monica’s experience included work with the California Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and work as a private industry consultant.

David Stein, CIH: David Stein is a certified industrial hygienist with 36 years of experience in the health and safety profession. He is currently a Senior Technical Service Specialist with 3M’s Personal Safety Division. His focus is on supporting the development and use of technologies to enhance health and safety in the work environment. David holds a BA in Biology from Southwest Baptist University and an MS in Industrial Hygiene from The University of Central Missouri. Dave’s previous experience includes providing field services in the hazardous waste industry, general manufacturing facilities, and electronics assembly operations. He has also worked as an OSHA compliance officer and in corporate governance.

Marie Manner, PhD: Marie earned her computer science Ph.D. in 2018 from the University of Minnesota's Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Vision laboratory.  Working closely with the university's Institute of Child Development, her interdisciplinary graduate research used computer vision, machine learning, and humanoid robots to interact with toddlers to detect developmental disorders.  She is now a data scientist in the Personal Safety Division at 3M, continuing to apply computer vision and analytics to help people lead safer and healthier lives.  Her group, Connected Safety, combines IoT and personal protective equipment to help organizations improve worker safety, compliance, and process flow.

Aaron Butler: Aaron is the Practice Area Lead for Strategy & Operations in Slalom’s Denver office. His focus is on Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS), risk mitigation, enterprise and functional strategy, operational effectiveness, functional and process improvement, and aligning people, processes, and systems in order to improve business performance. Aaron has more than 18 years of management, strategy, and operations experience in high-risk industries. Prior to working in the private sector, Aaron spent five years at the European Space Agency in Germany where he was Director of Mission Operations for Europe's first long-duration mission to the International Space Station. Prior to that, he certified as a Mission Specialist in NASA’s Mission Operations Directorate in Houston. Aaron has a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.

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