Agenda

AIHA Carolinas Section
March 16 – 18, 2022
Holiday Inn Downtown, Raleigh, NC


Wednesday, March 16th
12 Noon - PDC Registration Opens

Professional Development Course
1:00 -5:00 pm
Heat Stress

Dr. Thomas E. Bernard; University of South Florida, College of Public Health
 

Heat Stress Management in 2022: What We Know, What We Believe We Know, and Some Things We Don’t Know

Thomas Bernard is a professor in the University of South Florida College of Public Health and director of the NIOSH-supported Sunshine Education and Research Center. He has a 40-yr history of heat stress research and workplace applications.

 

PDC Description

The management of heat stress is receiving more attention due to the extended periods of warm weather and increasing evidence that worker health and safety is compromised. The PDC will present a model of heat tolerance, review the traditional WBGT-based exposure assessment and the basis for the criteria. A three-tiered system of interventions will be described based on severity. With this foundation, current issues will be discussed. Finally, the knowns and unknowns will be placed into a context for heat stress management.

Heat Stress Management in 2022: What We Know, What We Believe We Know, and Some Things We Don’t Know

 

Presenter:  Thomas E. Bernard

Thomas Bernard is a professor in the University of South Florida College of Public Health and director of the NIOSH-supported Sunshine Education and Research Center. He has a 40-yr history of heat stress research and workplace applications.

 

PDC Description

The management of heat stress is receiving more attention due to the extended periods of warm weather and increasing evidence that worker health and safety is compromised. The PDC will present a model of heat tolerance, review the traditional WBGT-based exposure assessment and the basis for the criteria. A three-tiered system of interventions will be described based on severity. With this foundation, current issues will be discussed. Finally, the knowns and unknowns will be placed into a context for heat stress management.



Thursday, March 17th
7:30–8:00 am
Continental Breakfast – Holiday Inn

Professional Development Course

8:00 am-12:00 pm
Gas Detection – including hands-on interaction with equipment

Holly Mazzia, Industrial Scientific 

Dave Wagner

10:00 AM - Conference Registration Opens

12:00-1:00 pm
Lunch

Conference Opening Session
1:00-1:05 pm
President’s Welcome

Jill Warren, President – AIHA Carolinas

1:05-2:35 pm
Engineering Controls for Highly Toxic Contaminants

Jonathan Hale, President, Air Systems Corporation; Dylan James, Student, UNC Gillings School of Public Health

2:35-2:50 pm
Vendor Introductions

2:50-3:20 pm
Break - Vendor Display Area

3:20-3:50 pm
North Carolina Occupational Safety & Health Education & Research Center

John A. Staley, PhD, MSEH Deputy Director and Director of Outreach and Continuing Education
North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center


3:50-4:50 pm
Workers’ Compensation

Andrew Walker, CIH, CSP, MBA, SCA; Manager, Occupational Health, BMW

4:50 – 5:10 pm
Public Outreach COVID 19 Resources DOL, AIHA, CEUs

Matthew Gruber, MS, CIH, CSP Industrial Hygienist, NC Department of Labor, OSH


5:15 pm
Past Presidents’ Reception-Vendor Area


Friday, March 18th
8:00–8:30 am
Continental Breakfast- Vendor Display Area


8:30-9:00 am Comparison between OSHA-NIOSH Heat Safety Tool App and WBGT Monitor to Assess
Heat Stress Risk in Agriculture

Jo Anne G. Balanay, PhD, CIH, Associate Professor, East Carolina University


9:00-9:30 am
OSHA Update

Scott Mabry, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, NC Department of Labor, OSH


9:30-10:20 am
IH Program Management

Aadam Debevic, CIH, CSP, Global Manager - Industrial Hygiene and Chemical Process, International Paper


10:20-10:50 am
Break/Vendor Presentations


10:50 am -11:50 am
History of AIHA Carolinas Section

Mary Carol Lewis Curran and NCDHHS Team


11:50 am – 12:00 pm
Business Meeting/Elections

Jill Warren, President - AIHA


Closing Comments