Coronavirus Q&A Session Will Help Inform Safety Professionals-Webinar

Mar 15, 2020

Link–> Coronavirus Q&A Session Webinar <–Link

Mar 12, 2020
PARK RIDGE, Illinois — With the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19) generating many questions, the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) will host a free coronavirus question-and-answer session for occupational safety and health professionals to learn more about responding to the pandemic. The live online event starts at noon CT/1 pm ET Wednesday, March 18, featuring expert advice from ASSP President-Elect Deborah Roy, M.P.H., RN, CSP, who has more than 35 years of experience in the safety and health industry, including being a certified occupational health nurse specialist.
During the one-hour session, participants will ask questions and get answers from Roy, who provides safety training and consulting for global clients as president of SafeTech Consultants Inc. She is a former corporate director of health, safety and wellness for L.L.Bean who was directly involved in responses to global pandemics.

Follow the link above and then the directions within the ASSP Coronavirus webpage.

Continue to refer to the ASSP and WHO websites for additional information.

Protective Measures According the WHO

Mar 15, 2020

Thu, Mar 12 at 2:23 PM

According to the World Health Organization;

Basic protective measures against the new coronavirus

Stay aware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHO website and through your national and local public health authority. COVID-19 is still affecting mostly people in China with some outbreaks in other countries. Most people who become infected experience mild illness and recover, but it can be more severe for others. Take care of your health and protect others by doing the following:

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.
Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 metre (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.
Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.
Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.
If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early
Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance.

Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

*** Canceled *** Spring PDC hosted by The Ohio Vally AIHA & SWOhio ASSP PDC Chapters on Apr. 8, 2020

Feb 27, 2020

Spring PDC
Wednesday, April 8, 2020
9:00 am – 3:15 pm
University of Cincinnati Reading Campus
2120 E. Galbraith Rd, Cinti OH 45215

9:00 – 9:45 am Registration: Light continental breakfast provided.
9:45 – 10:00 am Welcome & Opening Remarks:
Cynthia Eghbalnia, MPH, CIH, CSP, President AIHA OVS
10:00 – 11:00 am An Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (aka Playing Well in the Sandbox with Others): Lawrence Sloan, MBA, CAE, CEO AIHA
11:00 – 12:00 pm Effects of Occupational Exposures to Noise and Ototoxic Chemicals on Hearing Functions: Thais Morata, Ph.D NIOSH
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch: Box lunch provided. Lunch will include a selection of sandwiches, pasta salad, fruit salad, bagged snacks and desserts.
1:00 – 2:00 pm Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS): Past, Present and Future:
Christine Knezevich, CIH, Senior Industrial Hygienist at WPAFB
2:00 – 3:00 pm Prevention of Legionnaire’s Disease via Implementation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 188-2015: The Role of the Industrial Hygienist. Richard D. Miller, Ph.D, VP, CSO, and Laboratory Director at Environmental Safety Technologies, Inc.
3:00 – 3:15 pm Closing Remarks, Evaluation, Certificates, and Door Prizes
Registration Cost: AIHA-OVS & ASSP-SW Ohio Members $35 / Non-members $45 / Students $10
Register Here by April 1.
Questions or Dietary Requests:
Cindy Cooper or
Cynthia Eghbalnia
ABIH® Diplomates can earn up to 4 technical contact hours (or 0.4 CEU value) for this event. See for more information.

Copy and paste the following link into your browser to register:

Spring PDC hosted by Ohio Valley AIHA Chapter and SWOhio ASSP Chapter Apr. 8, 2020

Ohio Safety Congress ASSP Volunteer Opportunity

Feb 21, 2020

Hi Ohio ASSP Presidents and Vice Presidents,

I am the Central Ohio ASSP President and wanted to share with you that we are doing a booth for ASSP at the Ohio Safety Congress March 11th-13th at the Great Columbus Convention Center.  The booth times and volunteer sign up is on our website and it would be great if you could share this with anyone from your Chapter coming to the Congress.  In addition, we would like to have a some sort of handout or information from each Ohio Chapter that we can share when Ohio safety professionals come to the booth.  Please see below the link to the volunteer sign up sheet on our website.  You can also e-mail Allie Meyerhoefer of a day/time you would like to volunteer and we will update the sheet.

The link to sing up is right under the “News” section on our website.  You can also RSVP for the social during that week as well.

Thanks in advance for your help again this year.

Allen Bragg,

Central Ohio Chapter, ASSP

OVS AIHA Invite to: OSHA Update and Q&A Session

May 07, 2019

From: Shelly Przybylski

Good Afternoon,

As we’ve done in the past, the OVS AIHA would like to invite your organization to attend our OSHA Update and Q&A Session.  All of the associated information is below.  Members of your organization can sign up for the Member Dinner and Presentation option ($15) or the Member Presentation Only option (free, no meal).  Please let me know if you have any questions!

Join us for updates and a Q&A session from OSHA Cincinnati Area Office Director, Ken Montgomery.  Enjoy networking, discussion regarding OSHA happenings, and state of the agency and regulatory outlooks.  After the update there will be an opportunity to ask questions and have open discussion.  This is always a great event you don’t want to miss!

Ken Montgomery has been employed with Federal OSHA for 18 years, twelve years as a Compliance Officer, three years as the Cincinnati OSHA Office Assistant Area Director and since April of 2015 the Cincinnati OSHA Office Area Director. He has conducted over 900 site inspections, including 60 fatality investigations and numerous accident investigations. His inspections were primarily construction. He is a regional Trenching, Cranes, and Road Construction expert and an original member of the Wind Energy Task Team. He is classified to testify as an expert witness for Road Construction in Federal Court. He has been a member of the Federal Emergency Response Team since 2001, where the team responded to the World Trade Center disaster. He also responded to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and most recently, Hurricane Sandy. Prior to OSHA he worked in the construction field for 15 years.

Purchase tickets here!

OSHA Update and Q&A Session

Tuesday, May 14th 6 pm – 8 pm

U.C. Reading Campus

Deadlines for ticket sales:

Member Dinner & Presentation: Monday, May 13th 10:00 am

Student Member Dinner & Presentation: Monday, May 13th 10:00 am

Non-Member Dinner & Presentation: Monday, May 13th 10:00 am

Member Presentation Only: Tuesday, May 14th noon