2021 PDS Agenda

2021 30th Annual CIHC Professional Development Seminar

Renaissance Long Beach Hotel
111 East Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802


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Monday, December 6, 2021

  • Welcome — Joel Cohen, MPH, CIH, FAIHA, Conference Co-Chair, CIHC Board Vice-President, The Cohen Group
  • CIHC Update — Pamela Murcell, MS, CIH, CIHC Board President, KWA Safety & HazMat Consultants
  • Session Chair Welcome and Introductions — Chris Laszcz-Davis, MS, CIH, COH, FAIHA, AIC Fellow; former President, CIHC; President, The Environmental Quality Organization, LLC
  • Federal and State Legislative Crystal Ball: Preparing Employers for 2022—Rachel Conn, Esq., Nixon Peabody Law Firm (virtual)
  • National AIHA Update — Larry Sloan, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) (virtual)
  • Exhibitor Demonstration and Exhibits
  • COVID-19 – the Cal/OSHA Response—Kathy Derham, Regional Manager, Cal/OSHA Region 3, Santa Ana Regional Office (virtual)
  • Update From CDPH Occupational Health Branch: COVID-19 Response and Beyond -- Barbara Materna, PhD, CIH, Chief, Occupational Health Branch, CA Dept. of Public Health
  • KEYNOTE LUNCHEON – “Coronanormal Workplace Safety and Health” – John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, Director, NIOSH
  • Session Chair Welcome and Introductions — Megan Canright, MPH, CIH, CIHC Board, Forensic Analytical Consulting
  • Speaker 1: Perspectives of Facilities, Licensing, and Accreditation – Gary Sparks, Principal, Red-E Services
  • Speaker 2: Perspectives of Hospital Administration – Fred Just, Senior Consultant, BSI Group
  • Speaker 3: Perspectives from Infection Prevention – Martha Bognot, RN, BSN, CCRN, SCR, Infection Preventionist, San Joaquin General Hospital (virtual)
  • Exhibitor Demonstration and Exhibits
  • Speaker 4: Perspectives from Legal – Susan Smith, Principal, Beveridge & Diamond (virtual)
  • Panel Discussion and Q&A -- All speakers above, Moderated by: John Martinelli & Megan Canright (FACS)

 Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Wednesday, December 8, 2021