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NEAIHA 2012 Past Events


NEAIHA- December Technical Meeting

 

NEAIHA held its end of the year technical meeting at the Crowne Plaza in Woburn, Massachusetts on December 6, 2012.  Approximately 70 professionals attended, and were engaged by our three outstanding speakers, in discussions related to biosafety and disaster recovery.

The meeting was graciously sponsored by Able Restoration Inc.

 


Elizabeth Gilman Duane, Biosafety Practice Leader and Associate Director of Environmental Health and Engineering, Inc. presented: “Key Components of an Effective Biosafety Program”, covering current regulations governing the BioSafety field, checklists of an efficient biosafety program, and emergency preparedness in institutions handling biological materials.




Richard Lemoine, Director of Environmental and Emergency Management Operations at University of Massachusetts, Lowell presented: “Case Study of Perry Hall Fire at UMass Lowell”. In his presentation Mr. Lemoine spoke about a real life situation that members of the Emergency Team at UMass Lowell faced after a fire incident in May of 2012.  Bart Ellingsen, NEAIHA President (left) is pictured above with Richard B. Lemoine (center).




Daniel Greenblatt, President of Envirotech Clean Air, Inc. and Vice President of Indoor Air Quality Association  presented the recently released IESO-RIA Standard 6001 regarding HVAC evaluation following fires.




Meeting sponsor, Brian Sowers (left) of Able Restoration is pictured above with Adrian Stanca (right), NEAIHA President-Elect


New England AIHA Local Section 2012 All Day Industrial Hygiene Conference and Vendor Exhibition

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

NEAIHA held its annual industrial hygiene conference and vendor exhibition at the Four Points by Sheraton located in Norwood, MA on October 2, 2012.  Eight speakers presented current industrial hygiene topics to over 100 conference participants.  In addition, representatives from 29 environmental and occupational health and safety companies were present with booths in the exhibition hall showcasing products and services for the industry. 

The conference featured a panel of experts discussing industrial hygiene and occupational safety and health issues from regulatory and legal perspectives.  Russell Webster, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Boston, MA covered topics as: disaster response operations, and national preparedness; Peter O’Neil, AIHA Executive Director, Washington, DC presented an overview of AIHA as organization; Denese Deeds, Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc., Shelton, CT provided participants an update on current OSHA Hazard Communication, and Global Harmonized Standards.

During the afternoon sessions Robert Fosters, MS, Environmental Health & Engineering Inc. (EH&E), Needham, MA, and David MacIntocsh, ScD CIH, EH&E provided participants very useful tips on how to use mobile devices for faster data collection and data processing and reporting.  Corey Briggs, CIH CET CIT Environ, Boston, MA and Michelle Murphy, IoMosaic Corporation presented an overview of the “Massachusetts Process Safety Regulations”.  Tiffany Skogstrom, MPH Boston Public Health Commission, and Marvin Lewiton, MS CIH, Massachusetts Department of Labor presented public health concerns regarding nail salon workers.

Once again, the conference offered participants an opportunity to fulfill the CIH ethics requirement through the ethics seminar presented by Bonnie Weeks, Sanofi Pasteur.

Copies of the presentations are available on the presentation tab of the NEAIHA website.  A few pictures from the All Day Event are attached below:

Morning coffee with Vendors and Participants

 

Morning sessions

Vendor booths in exhibition hall showcasing products and services for the industry

Participants engaged in final discussions towards the end of the day


AIHA New England Section June Technical Meeting

Thursday, June 7, 2012

 

The New England Section’s June meeting was held at Venezia Waterfront Restaurant, Boston, Massachusetts. The meeting topic was Combustible Dust, Salem Power Plant Incident. The meeting had a great technical value and favored open dialogs between speakers and attendees, thanks to the three very engaging speakers Guy Colonna - Division Manager, NFPA-Industrial and Chemical Engineering Department; Allen Grinnell – President and Technical Director, ALG Environmental Consulting; and Roger Morse – President and Chief Technical Officer, Morse Zehnter Associates.

All presentations are available on the NEAIHA website. The meeting can be counted towards Certification Maintenance Points as 3 hours of technical content.

In the picture below we captured Guy Colonna, speaking about Combustible Dust, Safe Practices for Dust Hazard Processes, and NFPA Standards. In his presentation Mr. Colonna was able to raise the awareness on how particles just a few microns in size can become macro fatalities.

 

Roger Morse (below), presenting the statistical analysis performed on the analytical data obtained from the numerous asbestos sampling episodes, after the fatal incident at Salem Power Plant, Massachusetts, 2007.

 

Allen Grinnell (right) and Roger Morse (left) offering an interactive dialogues on the strategies used for asbestos sampling, monitoring and remediation at the Salem Power Plant after the 2007 incident.

 Adrian Stanca (left), Bart Ellengsen (middle), Roger Morse (right), Allen Grinnell (front), caught on camera, as sponsors and speakers concluding the night.

 

 Meeting was made possible by our sponsor Adrian Stanca of ECOS  Environmental, LLC, and NEAIHA Executive Committee.

                                             

                    

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AIHA New England Section April Technical Meeting

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

 

The New England Section’s April meeting was held at Ken’s Steak House, Framingham Massachusetts. The meeting topic was eTraining, eApps and eLearning for Industrial Hygiene and Safety Professionals. The meeting was a great success, thanks to the two very engaging speakers Mark Simon Adjunct Professor, Instructional Design Program, UMass Boston, and Mark Rollins – CIH, CSP, HS&E Director, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Inc.- Mark; our meeting sponsor -  Safety Partners, and organizing committee.

 

Professor Mark Simon spoke about Fitting eLearning into the Health and Safety Training. Mr. Mark Rollins spoke about the Apps for Industrial Hygienists and Safety Professionals available on the market. Both presentations can be reviewed on NEAIHA web site. 

Mark Simon (left) – Adjunct Professor, Instructional Design Program, UMass Boston with Bart Ellingsen (right) – President NEAIHA

 

 

Mark Malchik (left) – Past President NEAIHA with Mark Rollins (middle) HS&E Director at Thermo Fisher Scientific

 

 

Denise Aronson, President at Safety Partners, Inc. – Meeting sponsor

Additional Group Pictures Below

 
 
 
   

NEAIHA-Greater Boston ASSE Joint Technical Meeting

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NEAIHA held a joint evening meeting with the Greater Boston Chapter (GBC) of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) at The Embassy Suites in Waltham, MA on January 25, 2012.  This year we had a record turnout of approximately 100 participants!  Three engaging speakers presented on Hazard Communication and the Globally Harmonized System.

Fred Malaby, an industrial hygienist with OSHA’s Region I Office, spoke about hazard communication aspects of the Globally Harmonized System, and how it will be reflected in OSHA’s revised Hazard Communication Standard. Len Wallace, an environmental scientist with EPA, spoke about the importance of incorporating upcoming hazard communication changes into local emergency planning efforts and right to know requirements. Rob Gallagher, of the Gallagher Environmental Consulting Group, spoke about the use of focus groups in developing the Globally Harmonized System, and shared information resources regarding the subject.

The meeting was graciously sponsored by Wilner-Green Associates, Inc.   

 

 

Bart Ellingsen, NEAIHA President, pictured above on the right, with Fred Malaby (left), Region I OSHA Office

Len Wallace, EPA, is pictured above on the right, with Shannon Lozeau (left), NEAIHA treasurer

 

Bart Ellingsen, NEAIHA President is pictured above on the right with Rob Gallagher (left), of Gallagher Environmental Consulting Group




 

   

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