JobOp: Industrial Hygienist, Germantown, WI

See attached PDF for position announcement.

Contact: Sandra Jones. 262-251-5044 ext. 304 or go to the Cambridge Major Laboratories Website and apply online under Careers.

JobOp: Safety Training Instructor, Fox Valley Technical College, Oshkosh

Full details at:

Announced: 2/9/15

Start date: August 2015

Dinner Program: Special 3-Part Program, 2/19/15, Pewaukee, WI

Special Three Part Program: Byron A. Berg Award Ceremony, Scholarship Award and Technical Presentation
Byron A. Berg Award Ceremony: Erik Osby, MPH, CIH

We are proud to announce that the recipient of the 2014 Byron Berg award is Erik Osby.

Erik is the Staff EHS Specialist – Industrial Hygiene and Safety at Kohler Co., where he has been employed over 25 years. During December, he was inducted into the Kohler Co. Quarter Century Club. Previously, he worked for eight years at Bethlehem Steel Corporation and four years at Union Carbide Corporation. Erik holds a BS in biology from Allegheny College and an MPH in environmental health from the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health. He also is a certified industrial hygienist.

Erik joined the WI Section 25 years ago, during which time he has served on the executive committee as secretary and three times as president. Previously Erik was a member of the Mountaineer Section in West Virginia and, before that, the Chicago Section. He has served as chairman of the national AIHA Confined Spaces Committee, president of the Nicolet Chapter of ASSE, and director of the Sheboygan Area Safety Council.

I hope you are able to join us for this special night to congratulate Erik.

2014 Scholarship Award Winner: Stephanie Alami

Stephanie is a senior at UW-Whitewater majoring in Occupational and Environmental Safety & Health with an emphasis in Environmental Management. She is scheduled to graduate in May, 2015. Stephanie has been very active in Whitewater’s Student Safety Organization and presented at this past fall’s UW-Whitewater Nanoscience Symposium. Her academic advisor, Donna Vosburgh, had this to say about Stephanie: “She has been a joy to advise because she has taken the time to seriously consider where she would like to go with her career. From the first time I met with her, she has been driven to be successful in this profession.” We are proud to present our $500 scholarship to Stephanie.

Technical Session: Points Learned From Aerosol and Droplet Transmissions, and How That Understanding Evolved Over the Current Ebola Crisis

Speaker: Dr. Chris Jenkins, WIRB-Copernicus Group

The 2014 Ebola crisis highlighted a variety of issues related to global health preparedness, public health infrastructure, and environmental health considerations when dealing with biohazardous tissues and fluids. For this talk we will explore the basic science of the Ebola virus, and focus on the communication challenges to constituents on the difference between aerosol and droplet transmission. We will focus on the communication history between various health agencies in the US, the medical community’s response, and the interpretation of the media and public over the topic and digest into a lessons learned for industrial hygiene and environmental health communities.

Dr. Jenkins has performed various roles in his career, but he is best known for his work in the field of biological safety, where he currently is employed as the Senior Director of Institutional Biosafety Committee Services and Director of Biosafety Consulting for the WIRB-Copernicus Group. He has worked in the field of Biological Safety and served on Institutional Biosafety Committees in university, private research institute and clinical settings including the University of Missouri, Scripps Research Institute, and Saint Louis University. He also has experience providing biosafety consulting and overseeing research compliance with biological materials ranging from human gene transfer to Select Agents and Toxins. Dr. Jenkins received his Doctorate of Philosophy in Public Health, with a focus on Biosecurity through the Saint Louis University School for Public Health and Social Justice as well as a Masters of Public Health in Biosecurity. He is frequently consulted for workshops, webinars, and presentations; has a number of articles in print and review; and he is a Registered Biosafety Professional and Certified Hazardous Materials Manager.”

Date & Time: Thursday, February 19th, 2015

4:00 – 5:30 Board Meeting
5:00 – 6:00 Social Hour
6:00 – 7:00 Dinner
7:00 – 8:30 Program

Location: Thunder Bay Grille, Pewaukee WI
N14 W24130 Tower Place
Pewaukee, WI 53072
Phone: 262-523-4244

Directions: I-94 and take exit 294 onto Hwy. WI-164 N, (Pewaukee Rd). Go one block north of interstate and turn left on Tower Place. Follow Tower Pl for 0.1 mile and restaurant on your right.

Cost: $30.00 Includes dinner buffet (chicken marsala, salmon with dill sauce, and pasta tortellini portabella) tax and gratuity.

Reservations: Please register online with your credit card or complete the reservation slip and send it with a check payable to WI Section-AIHA. Payment must be received no later than the end of business on Monday 2-16-15. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Steve Strebel at 608-224-6216 by February 18th or your check will not be returned.