Category Archives: Professional Development

Dinner Program: 2/1/2018, Wauwatosa

Topic: Monitoring Remediation Work at Your Facility

Your facility will eventually experience water damage, sewage release, bodily fluid release, asbestos removal, or smoke damage. Whether your company hires a specialty restoration company or has in-house staff members address the situation, you will likely be in charge of overviewing the work to ensure occupants aren’t further exposed to the issue. Even if a specialty environmental consultant is hired to overview the work and conduct testing, you still will likely be completing periodic visual assessments of the work area during the project.

This presentation provides information to health and safety professionals on how to monitor and test around restoration work spaces to ensure and document the work is being completed without creating further occupant exposures. Testing methods and analyses, discussion on what sample results can and can’t indicate, usage of instant reading devices, and overview of visual indicators will be presented by a specialty environmental consultant.

Speaker: Cassidy Kuchenbecker, MS has been conducting indoor environmental assessments and directing restoration activities on a daily basis since 2002. As a microbiologist, he is trained in various forms of microscopy and has varying degrees of competency in analyzing samples for mold, bacteria, smoke, particles, and asbestos.

Date & Time: Thursday, February 1, 2018

4:00 to 5:30 Board Meeting
5:00 to 6:00 Social Hour / Networking (cocktails and beer served with a laboratory slant)
6:00 to 7:00 Dinner
7:00 to 8:30 Program and Facility Tour

Location: Kelmann Restoration, 12001 West Dearbourn Avenue, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Directions: The facility is located directly north of I-94 and west of the Milwaukee Zoo. Coming from the west or the east from the I-94, exit at Highway 100 and go north. Turn left (west) onto Bluemound Road. Then, turn south on 116th Street. Then, turn right (west) onto Dearbourn Avenue. The facility is on the south side of the road directly at 120th Street.

Cost: $30.00 includes catering by Olive Garden, tax and gratuity, cocktails/beer, coffee

We will enjoy Olive Garden’s famous lasagna and Five Cheese Ziti
Also includes salad and breadsticks
Assorted desserts

Reservations: Please register online with your credit card or complete the attached reservation slip and send it with a check payable to WI Section-AIHA. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Steve Strebel at 608-224-6216 by Tuesday January 30th or your payment will not be refunded.

Dinner Program: 9/14/2017, Sun Prairie, WI

Topic: EHS Professional in Jail. The future of EHS Liability?

In the last decade we have seen an increasing trend towards government criminal prosecution of what historically have been a regulatory violation and/or civil matter. These are incidents and accidents that have resulted in personnel, including EHS personnel, being criminally charged and prosecuted. While historically this was primarily only with environmental matters, the frequency of this criminal prosecution in regards to health and matters has increased to an extent to be very noticeable. In this talk we will focus on:
• Some of the cases and examples of recent prosecutions of EHS personnel;
• The elements of a criminal prosecution;
• Recognition of criminal exposure; and,
• Criminal risk management.

Speaker: Neil Feldscher, CIH,CSP, Esq.

Neil Feldscher is the Chief, Environmental Health & Safety Programs for the Bureau of Engineering Design and Construction (BEDC) of the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). Neil previously worked as an industrial hygiene, health and safety, and environmental consultant and expert witness. He is an AIHA Fellow and has written and lectured on the aspects of experts and their work in the legal arena, environmental law, ethics, personal liability issues, and the incorporation of EHS into design and construction services.

Date & Time: Thursday, September 14, 2017

4:00 to 5:30 Board Meeting
5:00 to 6:00 Social Hour/ Networking (Outside on the Patio)
6:00 to 7:00 Dinner
7:00 to 8:30 Technical Program

Location: Nitty Gritty, Sun Prairie
315 E. Linnerud Dr
Sun Prairie, Wi 53590
Phone: 608-837-4999
Directions: Take I-94 and exit on Hwy. N (Exit 244) to Sun Prairie. Go 5 miles north on Hwy. N and turn left on Park Street just after the high school. Follow Park Street (which becomes Market Street) for quarter mile and take a right on Linnerud. The Nitty Gritty parking is at the corner of Linnerud and Market Street.

Cost: $30.00 (includes dinner buffet, tax and gratuity)

Reservations: Please register online with your credit card or complete the attached 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 Tuesday, September 12, 2017. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Steve Strebel at 608-224-6216 by September 13th or your check will not be returned.

link to 2017 eLearning content posted

The link to the AIHA webpage for the 2017 eLearning subscription has been posted in the members-only area of the website (look for the eLearning link in the sidebar of this page).  Once there, members can view online learning content for free.  Only the current year content is available for free certification point documentation from AIHA.

This annual subscription costs the local section about $1,500 per year and is paid with funds generated by the section’s annual $25 membership fees.  Without the local section elearning subscription, these webinars cost $99 each for course access and an additional $35 each for course completion documentation services, but local section members receive all of this at no additional cost for 8 or 9 eLearning events each year.  The local section has maintained an annual elearning subscription since 2012.    For more background information on the features and benefits of the elearning subscription, please see: