Category Archives: Section Programs

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.

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.