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November Virtual Technical Meeting

Habit Forming Safety Training

Wednesday, November 10th, 2021 | 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The habit of safety is the elusive “common sense” that safety professionals chase. We say it doesn’t exist, but we can influence its existence in training settings. Once The Safety Habit is built or discovered, no one can take it away from you or the person you have impacted.

This session is your chance to learn from a practical, creative, and influential safety professional and receive encouragement to listen to your own internal voice and learn strategies to help workers cultivate their own safety habits through training.

Presenter: Abby Ferri, CSP

Abby is a Senior Risk Control Consultant for Gallagher providing risk management solutions for multiple industries, including construction. She is the Vice Chair of the ASSP/ISEA Z590.6 Technical Report Committee on Guidance for the Fit and Selection of Personal Protective Equipment and Apparel Available for Women.

Abby is the Past-President of the Northwest Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), and Past-Administrator of the Women in Safety Excellence common interest group of the ASSP. She is a frequent conference speaker, podcast host and guest, and author of The Safety Habit book available on Amazon Kindle and The Safety Consultant Toolkit book available on Amazon Kindle and Kindle Paperback.

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October Virtual Technical Meeting

Industrial Hygiene in Healthcare
Monday, October 18th, 2021 | 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Industrial hygienists find themselves in a unique position within the healthcare industry. Traditionally, healthcare focused on patient safety, where industrial hygienist takes the safety of patients, staff and visitors into consideration.

To achieve this, extensive collaborative relationships are established with Infection Prevention, Construction, Facilities Management and Employee Health Services to drive a culture of safety. This presentation will summarize the potential hazards present in the healthcare setting and how the principles of industrial hygiene are applied to mitigate them.

Presenter: Evan Rousseau, MPH, MS, CIH, CSP

Evan is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and an OSHA Authorized Construction Industry Trainer. In his role as Director of Industrial Hygiene and Workforce Safety, he leads a team of safety professionals who perform qualitative and quantitative industrial hygiene assessments. His team specialties include developing sampling plans, area and personal exposure monitoring for chemical and physical hazards and ventilation assessments. His team partners with internal clients to service their industrial hygiene and training needs to include OSHA 10 and 30 Hour Construction Industry Training. His current projects include supporting respiratory protection training and respirator alternatives in response to COVID-19. Evan holds a Master’s in Public Health, a Master’s of Science in Information Systems and Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry. Evan has also served in the United States Army and Army Reserves.

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LI PDC 2021 Presentations


Hello Long Island Chapter members! In case you missed it, here is the recorded video of our virtual professional development conference Session I of IV. In this presentation, ESH professional and motivational speaker Darryl Gaines discusses our event’s theme of “Reflect, Reframe, Refocus, & Recover” and the mindset that has been necessary to develop for safety professionals during this pandemic. If you wish to skip to the presentation, Darryl begins at 00:15:32. We hope you enjoy!

Session II of IV

Session III of IV

Session IV of IV