Category Archives: Section Programs

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.

Dinner Program: 2/9/17, Delafield, WI

Wisconsin AIHA Announcement Special Three-Part Program: Byron A. Berg Award Ceremony, Scholarship Award and Technical Presentation

Byron A. Berg Award Recipient: Ernie Stracener

We are proud to announce that the recipient of the 2016 Byron Berg award is Ernie Stracener.

Ernie works as the industrial hygiene consultant supervisor for the Wisconsin OSHA On-Site Safety and Health Consultation Program (WisCon). WisCon is a part of the Occupational Health Division of the State Laboratory of Hygiene at UW-Madison. Ernie and the love of his life, Louise, have three kids, David (12), Peter (9) & Marie (7) that enjoy hearing the occasional end-of-the-day story about the latest “smelly old factory” where so much IH work takes place. Since coming to Wisconsin from his home state of Oklahoma, he has worked in a number of health and safety positions within the University of Wisconsin system of campuses, including UW System Administration, UW Platteville, UW Whitewater, and UW Madison. He has a BS with majors in chemistry and occupational safety from Southeastern Oklahoma State University and a MBA with emphases in finance and management from UW Whitewater. He joined our local section in 1994, serving a few stints as the section’s Treasurer and maintaining the section’s website for many years.


2016 Scholarship Award Winner: Cole Wynveen

Cole is currently enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he is working towards a master’s degree in Risk Control. He began his master’s program in 2015 after earning a BS degree in Golf Enterprise Management. Along the way he was a 4 year letter winner on the UW-Stout baseball team and an active member of the Club Managers Association of America Student Chapter. While interning this past summer at Andersen Windows Manufacturing plant Cole realized the field of Risk Control was a great fit for him and his skills. He has set goals to become a strong leader in the Risk Control and Environmental, Health and Safety industry. He plans to become a CSP and/or CIH after graduation.

We are proud to present our $1000 scholarship to Cole.


Technical Presentation: Designing Healthy Work Environments

Speaker: Lisa Hanson, Humanscale Ergonomic Consulting Services

Engaging key stakeholders is a critical first step in the development of an ergonomics program. This educational program elevates awareness of ergonomic concerns and provides an overview of common musculoskeletal problems facing today’s intensive computer users. Key research developments in the areas of seating, input device design, display technology, lighting and employee level training are discussed. Program stakeholders will learn how ergonomics principles are being applied to the design of computer workstations in an effort to reduce employee discomfort and risk of injury while lowering employer costs.

Lisa Hanson is an associate ergonomist. She is currently based in Chicago and is responsible for providing coverage within the central region. She has worked as an injury prevention specialist and helped large corporations develop and maintain ergonomics, health and wellness programs that were intended to reduce musculoskeletal injury rates. Lisa has a doctor of physical therapy degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor of science in kinesiology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Date & Time: Thursday February 9, 2017
4:00 to 5:30 Board Meeting
5:00 to 6:00 Social Hour / Networking (Meet at lower level bar)
6:00 to 7:00 Dinner
7:00 to 8:30 Program

Location: Delafield Brewhaus
3832 Hillside Drive
Delafield, WI 53018
Phone: 262-646-7821

Directions: Take I-94 and exit on Hwy. 83S (Exit 287) in Delafield. Go 2 blocks south of interchange and turn left on Hillside Drive. Follow Hillside for 1 mile, going past the theater and Home Depot. Brewhaus is at the top of the hill on the right.

Cost: $30.00 Includes Italian dinner buffet, tax and gratuity

  • Slow Simmered BBQ Ribs
  • Marinated Grilled Chicken
  • Broiled Cod Fillets
  • Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Yellow Squash, Garden Salad, Creamy Cole Slaw
  • Dessert tray

Reservations: Please register 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 2-7-17. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Steve Strebel at 608-224-6216 by Wednesday the 8th or your payment will not be refunded.

10/13/16: Dinner Program and Plant Tour, Appleton

Program Topic:  The Future Trends of Ventilation in the Welding Industry

We are excited to be offering a two part event that will include a tour of the Miller Electric facility in Appleton, as well as a technical presentation on Ventilation by Miller Electric staff after dinner.

Miller Electric Manufacturing Company is headquartered in Appleton WI.  Their products that we are most used to seeing are their blue local exhaust ventilation units but they also have a line of very attractive welding helmets and other personal protective equipment.  This company started as a one-man operation in 1929 and is now the world’s largest manufacturer of arc welding products.

Miller electric is focused on a philosophy of continuous improvement, product quality, and after sale support.  One of their facilities in Appleton is a laboratory where they develop and test the next generation in local exhaust ventilation units.  Miller Electric both builds and uses their equipment creating a unique opportunity for generating user centric improvements.

Their products are designed with their users input for manufacturing, fabrication, construction, aviation, motorsports, education, agriculture and marine applications.  To ensure the viability of their product they keep a watchful eye on changes in regulations and customer workplace conditions.

Date & Time: Thursday, October 13, 2016

2:30 to 4:00 Board meeting will take place at Miller Electric prior to the tour of their facilities
4:00 to 5:30 Tour of Miller Electric Manufacturing Co. facilities
5:00 to 6:00 Social Hour/Networking for those not able to make the tour.  Happy Hour drink prices and free pot stickers and hot wings with dips in the bar area.
6:00 to 7:00 Dinner in the Palace Car Room
7:00 to 8:00 Technical Program

Tour Information: Tour will begin at 4:00 at Miller Electric in Appleton. All guests will be required to wear safety glasses with side shields, and hearing protection. Safety glasses and ear plugs will be provided if needed. Guest without steel toe shoes will be restricted to stay in the isles.

TOUR Location: Miller Welding Accessories Bldg.
5730 Technology Circle,
Appleton, WI 54914

TOUR Directions: Take I-41 to W Prospect Ave (Exit 136). Go west for 1.8 mile and take a right onto Technology Circle.

Restaurant Location:

Pullman’s Restaurant
619 S. Olde Oneida Street
Appleton, WI 54915

Phone: 920-830-7855

RESTAURANT Directions: Take I-41 to US-10W/S Oneida Street in Menasha. Take the US-10 E/Oneida Street exit and go left under the highway. In 1.4 miles, before the bridge over the Fox River, take a right on S. Olde Oneida Street. Follow it around to the left over one bridge; E. South Island Street is before the next bridge. Take a left and you will find Pullman’s restaurant on your right.

From Miller Electric you will take W Prospect Ave, right on Oneida Street, and then left on Olde. Oneida St.

Cost: $30.00 (includes diner choice below, dessert, and coffee, tax and gratuity)

  • Seafood Sriracha Pasta: Scallop pieces, baby shrimp, bell peppers, sugar snap peas, sriracha cream sauce.
  • Pecan Crusted Chicken*: House made pecan crusting, chicken breast filets, pearl couscous with red grains,
    and honey pineapple sauce.
  • 12oz. New York Strip*: hand cut and trimmed, center cut choice strip

* served with one side: baked potato, garlic mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli, or sugar snap peas

Dessert options: Turtle cheesecake, Chocolate cake, Caramel Apple Pie

Reservations: Please register online with your credit card or complete and send a 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 October 11, 2016. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Steve Strebel at 608-224-6216 by 8-11-16