The Role of the Industrial Hygienist in a Pandemic: Insights from the New Edition

Date: Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021 - Thursday, Oct. 28, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Time: 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET

Earn 1.5 Contact Hours

Member $140 | Nonmember $165 | Student $25

The new edition of “The Role of the Industrial Hygienist in a Pandemic” has been released, full of resources and tools for general workers, health care workers, and management. This webinar will discuss the highlights and important points of the revised edition.

Presenters will review an outline of the book and lessons learned that the industrial hygienist needs to protect the working public from pandemic risks. The guide identifies hazards, risk groups, and recommended controls; offers a communication plan; describes the impact of a pandemic on organizations, and lists key resources to contact for further information.

Attendees will receive a copy of the guide.

Learning Objectives

  • Attendees will gain sufficient information to help decide whether it would be a useful reference for their library.
  • Learn about major changes from the first to the second edition of the guide.
  • Identify lessons learned from the initial publication with emphasis on the current pandemic and potential future pandemics.
  • Discuss rapid changes in the direction of this guide as it was written in real-time during a pandemic

Presenters

Roger D. Lewis, Ph.D., CIH, FAIHA

Roger Lewis is currently a Professor Emeritus, Environmental and Occupational Health at the College for Public Health and Social Justice at St. Louis University. As a board-certified industrial hygienist (CIH), Lewis has more than 35 years of experience in industry and consulting in areas of recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational and environmental health hazards. He is a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He has provided consulting and expert witness support in many types of environmental or occupational health.

Lewis has worked with the Institute of Latin American Concern, Santiago, DR., since 2004 on point of use water filters and diarrheal disease prevention. Lewis has also served as an internship advisor and preceptor for students interested in global health, placing students in internships in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean region, and Latin and South America, to conduct disease surveillance, community development, or policy work. Since 2008, Lewis has coordinated radiation air sampling in St. Louis as part of the EPA’s Radnet system. Lewis has contributed to or edited several guidance and research documents on behalf of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and ASTM International.

Rob Strode, MS, CIH, FAIHA

Rob Strode is currently an Associate Scientist with Chemistry & Industrial Hygiene, Inc. and the owner of Summit Exposure and Risk Sciences, LLC. His area of practice focuses on workplace and environmental exposure assessment, and risk characterization. He provides both retrospective and prospective exposure and risk assessment analyses for chemical, physical, and biological agents using state‐of‐the‐art field and laboratory methods in conjunction with statistically‐based mathematical modeling tools.

He has authored and/or provided publications and presentations in the fields of chemistry, industrial hygiene, exposure assessment, and microbiology. Rob has over 40 years of laboratory and consulting experience in the areas of microbiology, chemistry, industrial hygiene, and environmental investigations and remediation.


Dana Stahl

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. She is also 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 master’s degree in Environmental Health with emphasis in Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology from the University of Washington. She is currently the Safety and Health Manager for The Seattle Public Library, a member of the AIHA Incident Preparedness and Response Working Group, and 2016 President of the Pacific Northwest Section of the AIHA.




Sidney Siu

Dr. Siu is a Professional Engineer in chemical engineering, a specialist in Occupational Medicine, a certified Toxicologist and a certified Industrial Hygienist. He provides consultations and expert opinions in Occupational Health and in Industrial Hygiene to industry, workers, law enforcement agencies, compensation boards, universities, hospitals, and lawyers.

Dr. Siu served as the chair of the Occupational Health Section of the OMA (2002-2004), during which time, he was heavily involved with pandemic planning. He is a member of OMSOC and a fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and active in the Emergency Response Planning Guideline Committee.

Dr. Siu is an adjunct professor at Western University and a tutor for the Foundation Course in Occupational Medicine at the University of Alberta. He is currently a member of the BioAerosols Working Group (BAWG) with the Canadian Standards Association for the Respirator Selection Guidelines (CAN/CSA- Z94.4) and a board member of CBOM.

Questions? Contact DLAssistant@aiha.org.