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.

View recording of meeting here

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

ASSP Region VIII Long Island Chapter Virtual Professional Development Conference 2021

ASSP Long Island Chapter

When: Every Monday for the month of May starting at 6:00pm

Where: Zoom (Click here to register)

Theme: “Reflect, Refocus, Reframe, Recover”

Price: Free

*For additional details on event and speakers, click HERE to see brochure*

ASSP Long Island Chapter is pleased to announce that our virtual PDC 2021 has been approved to award .6 CEU’s to participants that attend all four sessions being held virtually on May 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2021. To receive CEU’s attendees are required to provide the following information:

For ASSP Members: Indicate member number, last and first name.*
For non-members, or members that do not have or are unsure of their member number: provide name; employer; job title; mailing address; phone and email.*
*We highly recommend sending this information before the event to Delaney Jones with the subject line “ASSP LI PDC 2021 CEU Information”

Complete and submit a PDC Post-Program Evaluation for each session (PDF file attached)

Please allow 8 to 10 weeks after the event for credit to be recorded in our system. Attendees can receive their transcript by logging into their account at https://www.assp.org/ or by calling ASSP’s customer service department at 847-699-2929.


  • Session I – Monday May 3, 2021:

Intro   6:00pm-6:15pm

Reflect, Refocus, Reframe. Recover: Essential Strategies for Safety Professionals

Darryl Gaines, CSM  (Keynote Speaker) 6:15pm-7:00pm

Q&A period   7:00pm-7:15pm

  • Session II – Monday May 10, 2021:

Intro 6:00pm-6:15pm

Occupational Health and Safety in Nanotechnology and Additive Manufacturing

Gary Roth Health Scientist – NIOSH 6:15pm-7:15pm

Navigating an Effective Construction Silica Health Program Roll-out during the Pandemic: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

Thomas Petralia MS, CSP, COHC 7:15pm-8:00pm

Q&A period 8:00pm-8:15pm

  • Session III – Monday May 17, 2021:

Intro 6:00pm-6:15pm

Worker Stretch and Flex Program

Lori Frederic, CMT CSCS, “The Movement Ninja”, Owner and Lead Consultant at Balance Biomechanics 6:15pm-7:00pm

Playground Safety

Joann Robertson CPSI CSP ARM CPCU 7:00pm-7:45pm

Q&A period 7:45pm-8:00pm

  • Session IV – Monday May 24, 2021:

Intro 6:00pm-6:15pm

Brookhaven National Laboratory – Safety in a Pandemic Environment

Steven Coleman & Michael Clancy 6:15pm-7:00pm

OSHA Update

Kevin J. Sullivan MS EOHS7:00pm – 7:45pm

Q&A period 7:45pm-8:00pm

Outro 8:00pm-8:15pm