Communicating with Impact

Date: Monday, Aug. 12, 2019 - Monday, Aug. 12, 2019
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Member $99 | Nonmember $125 | Student $25

The job of industrial hygienists involves regularly communicating the value of what they do to internal departments. In many circumstances, IHs are required to publicly present their projects to upper management with the goal of justifying their business value. Senior IH professionals are also expected to provide comprehensive, high-quality technical training to groups that might not even be familiar with industrial hygiene. These situations raise the question: how can industrial hygienists, clearly and persuasively, communicate complex information to colleagues, stakeholders, and business partners?

Our August webinar will have the answer. Led by Isabel Bacarella, Enbridge’s Manager of Occupational Hygiene, and Kristin Osterkamp, an instructor at MIOSHA Training Institute, attendees will gain valuable presentation techniques to make the case for their technical decisions and business needs, ultimately invoking the desired action from their audience.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion participants will be able to:

  • tailor their message to their intended audience
  • use stories to engage listeners
  • manage the anxiety they may experience when presenting
  • implement effective presentation techniques


Isabel Bacarella (Zuclich), CIH, CSP started a new position as the Manager of Occupational Hygiene for Enbridge in 2019 after holding various EHS Manager roles with PPG throughout the aerospace and specialty coatings and materials businesses since 2011. She has been an active member of AIHA’s Career and Employment Services (CES) committee since 2010, serving as the past chair and developing career portfolio tools and presentations for AIHA members. Isabel is a CIH, CSP, and has a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a B.S. degree in Marine Science and Biology from the University of Miami, FL. She is an active member of her community through volunteering with the Junior League of Houston, where she currently resides.

Kristin Osterkamp, CIH, CSP was appointed to MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division in September 2006.  Kristin serves as an instructor for MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) classes, presents at various industrial hygiene and safety conferences, conducts hazard surveys and employee exposure assessments, serves on various committees, and has mentored new MIOSHA personnel. She currently provides industrial hygiene-related services to Oakland, Macomb, and St Clair counties in Southeast Michigan. Kristin is a CIH, CSP, and has a Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree from the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and a B.S. degree in Chemistry from Elmhurst College in Illinois.

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