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Carolinas Section Spring PDC & Conference 2014

Carolinas AIHA Spring 2014 PDC & Conference

March 26-28, 2014
Holiday Inn Downtown
Raleigh, N.C.

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Wednesday, March 26

12:00 pm PDC Registration opens
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDC: Nanotechnology
Donna Heidel, CIH, Senior Industrial Hygiene Manager - Bureau Veritas


Thursday, March 27

8:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast (vendor display area)
8:30 am – 12:00 pm PDC: Nanotechnology
Donna Heidel, CIH, Senior Industrial Hygiene Manager - Bureau Veritas
12:00 pm Conference Registration opens
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (Top of the Tower Restaurant and Lounge, 20th Floor)
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Welcome & Business Meeting
Ken Warren, CIH - S&ME, Inc.
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Reaching for the "Tipping Point" in OEHS
John Henshaw, MPH, CIH - Cardno Chemrisk
Download Resource: Reaching for the "Tipping Point" in Occupational/Industrial Hygiene
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Masters Program in Safety at ECU
Dr. Michael Behm, Ph.D., CSP, Associate Professor - East Carolina University
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break in Vendor Display Area
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm The Impact of Toxic Tort Litigation on the Field of Industrial Hygiene
Dr. William L. Dyson, Ph.D. - Workplace Group
Download Resource: Impact of Toxic Tort Litigation on the IH Profession
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm New Sampling Device for Isocyanates in Both Vapor and Particulate Phase
Jamie Brown - Sigma-Aldrich Company
Download Resource: A New Air Sampling Device for Collecting Isocyanates in Both Vapor and Particulate Phase
4:30 pm – 5:00 pm Contaminants of Concern
Pat Curran, CIH - PCIH Inc.
Download Resource: Current Issues of Concern or Interest
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Past President's Reception


Friday, March 28

8:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast (Vendor display area)
8:30 am – 9:15 am Beware - 5 Essential Career Management Oversights and How to Fix Them
Fred Freiberger, CIH, CSP, CPEA - Hazard Resolution Management, LLC
Download Resource: 5 Career Management Oversights
9:15 am – 10:15 am OSHA Update
Dottie Ison, Administrator - SC OSHA
10:15 am – 10:45 am Break and Vendor Presentations (Vendor Display Area)
10:45 am – 11:45 am Industry Profile - Novozymes
Chad Stansbury, CSP, Manager, Safety & Health - Novozymes North America Inc.
Jessica Paschal, Product Safety and Regulatory Specialist - Novozymes North America Inc.

Download Resource: Industry Profile - Novozymes
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Closing Remarks
Ken Warren, CIH - S&ME, Inc.

Speaker Bios

Donna Heidel, CIH
Donna S. Heidel is the Technical Director for Industrial Hygiene for Bureau Veritas North America where she leads the health and safety aspects of emerging technologies, specifically nanotechnology. Prior to her employment with Bureau Veritas she coordinated the Prevention through Design program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, including the occupational health and safety management systems for safely synthesizing engineered nanoparticles and commercializing nano-enabled products.

Ms. Heidel also has experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including 15 years at Johnson & Johnson, as the World Wide Director of Industrial Hygiene. She is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (CIH), and is an AIHA fellow. She is the past chair of the AIHA Control Banding Working Group.


John Henshaw, MPH, CIH
John Henshaw is a health and safety professional with over 35 years' experience in industrial hygiene, safety, environmental health, and quality assurance. He is currently Senior Vice President & Managing Principal - Industrial Hygiene and Safety for Cardno ChemRisk, a consulting firm that specializes in industrial hygiene, exposure assessment, safety, human and ecological risk assessment and risk analysis of consumer products, contaminated sites, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

Prior to joining Cardno ChemRisk, Mr. Henshaw was President of Henshaw and Associates, Inc., a successful consulting firm specializing in occupational safety and health issues. He also served as the Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) from August, 2001 through December 31, 2004. Prior to becoming the OSHA administrator, he served as Director of Environment, Safety, and Health for Astaris LLC, a joint venture between Solutia and FMC Corp., and, prior to that, he held similar positions at Solutia, Inc. and Monsanto Company in St. Louis, Missouri.


Michael Behm, Ph.D., CSP
Michael Behm is an Associate Professor of Occupational Safety and Assistant Director of the Center for Sustainability at East Carolina University. He holds a BS in Occupational Safety and Hygiene from Millersville University, a MS degree in Environmental Health from Temple University, and a PhD in Public Health from Oregon State University. Mike has been a Certified Safety Professional since 1995. He practiced as a safety and health professional for 10 years with Lenox China and Saint-Gobain Corporation.

Mike serves on the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health?s Construction Sector Occupational Research and Prevention through Design (PtD) Councils. In 2011, he was a Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban Greenery and Ecology, Singapore to study safe design aspects of rooftop and vertical greenery systems. Mike has conducted NIOSH sponsored PtD research in Australia and the UK.

He currently serves as Coordinator of the Working Commission on Safety and Health in Construction at the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, in the Netherlands.


William L. Dyson, Ph.D.
Dr. Dyson's educational background includes a B. S. in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina State University in 1966 and a Ph.D. in Environmental Health Engineering from Northwestern University in 1975. Dr. Dyson has worked as an industrial hygienist since 1967. His employers included the U. S. Public Health Service, IBM, and Burlington Industries. For the last 32 years, Dr. Dyson has been a consultant in industrial hygiene, initially at Health & Hygiene and currently at Workplace Environments. Dr. Dyson was certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene between 1978 and 2012. He has been a member and Past President of the Academy of Industrial Hygiene, a Fellow member and officer of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, a director and officer of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, and a Trustee of the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation.

Dr. Dyson spends most of his work time now teaching lawyers and jurors about industrial hygiene. He has been deposed more than 500 times and testified at trial more than 125 times.


Jamie Brown
Jamie Brown is a R&D Scientist with the Supelco division of Sigma-Aldrich. He has over 27 years of experience in the development of products for sampling organic volatile compounds from air and water.

Jamie has routinely assisted regulatory agencies like the US EPA, OSHA, and NIOSH with method development; and he is an active member of ASTM D22.05 Air Quality Committee. He has collaborated on methods for domestic and international regulatory agencies through our global network of subsidiaries and research partners. Jamie has a degree from The Pennsylvania State University.


Pat Curran, CIH
John "Pat" Curran, CIH received a degree from the University of Dayton in Mechanical Engineering. Pat is a recognized authority in industrial hygiene and respiratory protection and began his career with NC OSHA. He retired in 2004 as Manager of the Health Hazards Control Unit at the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. He enjoys an active consulting business as well as retirement.


Fred Freiberger, CIH, CSP, CPEA
Fred G. Freiberger has previously worked with IBM, United Technologies, and Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. Fred has served as an adjunct professor with the North Carolina University Consortium and the Occupational Safety & Health Educational Research Center (OSHERC) at UNC Chapel Hill. He was named Safety Professional of the Year by the American Society of Safety Engineers.

As an authorized OSHA Safety outreach trainer he conducts training and compliance management seminars nationwide. Fred serves as an expert to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), NASA, FAA, U.S Army Corps of Engineers, and the Department of Transportation. He is an expert witness on injury and product related matters.

Past responsibilities have included risk management, emergency contingency planning & recovery, process safety, product liability management, system safety engineering, workplace ergonomics, career enrichment, and a wide variety of technical, management, and organizational regulatory matters.


Dottie Ison
Ms. Ison is the Administrator of the South Carolina OSHA Division and has been with the program for over twenty-seven (27) years. She started as a Health Compliance Inspector prior to becoming a Health Supervisor, a position she held for 10 years. With the retirement of senior OSHA staff, Ms. Ison was promoted to Compliance Manager in 2001 and then to her current position of Administrator in March 2003. She holds BS degrees from both Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia?s College at Wise.

Her years of OSHA experience consist of inspections in a wide variety of manufacturing industries, local and state government offices and healthcare facilities throughout South Carolina. Ms. Ison successfully completed both the South Carolina Executive Institute and the Governor's EXCEL Leadership Institute sponsored by the South Carolina Budget and Control Board and the Office of the Governor. Ms. Ison is an active member of the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association and has served two terms on the Board of Directors.


Chad Stansbury, CSP
Chad Stansbury, CSP is a safety and health professional with over 15 years of experience in safety and industrial hygiene ranging from the manufacturing and process industries to state government. He is the Safety & Health Services Manager at Novozymes North America located in Franklinton, NC. Prior to joining Novozymes, Chad was a Health Compliance Officer with NCDOL/OSHA. Chad is a 1995 graduate of West Virginia University and holds a M.S. in Occupational Hygiene and Occupational Safety.


Jessica Paschal
Jessica Paschal is a Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs Specialist at Novozymes North America, Franklinton, NC. She has over 7 years of experience in providing enzyme safety support to Novozymes customers throughout North America in a variety of industries. Jessica holds a Bachelor's degree from East Carolina University.

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