Event Name

2022 AIHA DSS Summer Seminar 


AIHA Members: $100.00

Non-Members: $125.00

Students: Free

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Date, Time & Location

Date: Friday, July 15, 2022

Time: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm CDT

Edward Dufresne Community Center
274 Judge Edward Dufresne Parkway
Luling, LA 70070


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Learning Outcomes

Seminar Description
The 2022 American Industrial Hygiene (AIHA) Deep South Section (DSS) Summer Seminar will present best practices on industrial hygiene (IH) issues, with a focus on the fundamentals of IH. The theme this year is “back to basics,” and will include presentations centered around the state of affairs in IH, introduction to IH and development of sampling strategies, a review of OSHA's compliance audit process, and more. BGC® Diplomates can earn up 5.5 technical contact hours for this event. See www.GoBGC.org/practitioners_CIH_educationalevents for more information.

Who Should Attend
Safety and Health Professionals

Seminar Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

• Recognize safety and health hazards in the workplace

• Recognize basic industrial hygiene principles

• Anticipate safety and health hazards in the workplace

• Describe an IH sampling strategy

• Recall the process for an OSHA compliance audit

• Discuss the American Industrial Hygiene Association's (AIHA) Enterprise Strategic Plan

• Evaluate occupational health hazards and exposure routes


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Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Education is facilitated by the SWCOEH ERC for the 2022 AIHA DSS Summer Seminar. BGC® Diplomates can earn up 5.5 technical contact hours for this event. See www.GoBGC.org/practitioners_CIH_educationalevents for more information.

Certificates of Attendance are provided for all attendees designating contact hours and CEUs. Attendees will self-report to board or certification agency, and should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Certificates will be emailed within 2 weeks of event. Attendees must sign-in at the seminar in-person and complete evaluations within one week (by Friday, July 22, 2022) for credit.


Frank Mortl III, CAE: President of ACGIH

As Executive Director, Mortl is responsible for providing guidance and support to the Board of Directors while leading ACGIH's team of professionals who are committed to serving a membership that strives to deliver critically important industrial hygiene knowledge along a wide spectrum of topics ranging from air sampling instruments, bioaerosols, biological exposure indices, industrial ventilation, as well as threshold limit values (TLVs®) for chemical substances and physical agents.






Corey Briggs MSPH, CIH, CIT, FAIHA, AIHA Distinguished Lecturer

Corey Briggs, a Sr Consultant in Colden Corporation's Boston Regional office, has been involved in EHS for more than 40 years and has extensive experience auditing, evaluating, and developing a wide variety of EHS program elements, and developing and presenting employee training seminars around the world. An AIHA Fellow and Distinguished lecturer, he holds several professional H&S certifications, is a Past-President of the New England Section of AIHA, and is a presenter of various EHS seminars at local, regional, and national seminars for various health and safety organizations including AIHA, ASSP, and NFPA. He is an associate adjunct professor in the Geosciences Department at the University of Rhode Island and teaches an intensive 40+-hr. HAZWOPER class to get students ready for work in the EHS sector. He received his BS in Zoology from URI and an MSPH in Environmental Health Sciences (IH) from the University of South Carolina.




Donald D. Elswick, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CIT

Donald D. Elswick has over 30 years of government and multi-industry experience, holding several senior positions in Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) organizations. Currently, he is the Executive Director, University of Alabama (UA) SafeState, Division of Industrial and Environmental Programs, which provides vision and leadership for environmental safety and health outreach activities for the University in partnership with groups, individuals, employers, and agencies external to UA. Don has supported oversight of the implementation of companies' EHS policies, procedures, standards, guidelines, and practices in government operations, the chemical industry, high-speed manufacturing, and the food industry. He is Chair of the Board of Directors of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), and a member of the education committee for the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP). Don retired as a Commander (CDR) in the United States Navy, serving as a Medical Service Corps Officer.



Quincy Coleman, MSPH, CIH, CSP

Quincy currently serves as an Associate at Booz Allen Hamilton (Booz Allen). In the associate role, Quincy utilizes his Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) credentials to provide expert industrial hygiene and safety consulting to a variety of projects for governmental organizations, including: United States Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA), National Cemetery Administration (NCA), Department of Justice (DoJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), United States Air Force (USAF), Architect of the Capitol (AoC), National Parks Service (NPS), and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA). Quincy is a past chair of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategy Committee. He received his Master of Science in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and his Bachelor of Science from Bowling Green State University (BGSU). In addition to his position at Booz Allen, Quincy serves as a Bioenvironmental Engineering Officer in the USAF Air National Guard at the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, Ohio.




Donna Heidel, CIH, FAIHA

Donna S. Heidel serves at the President of AIHA and is employed by Amazon. Prior to her employment with Amazon, she served as the IH practice leader for a consulting company, coordinated the Prevention through Design program at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and directed IH and occupational toxicology at a major pharmaceutical company. She is certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (CIH), and is an AIHA fellow.






Alex Novas

Novas joined the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) in 1991 as a Compliance Officer in the Baton Rouge Area Office. After serving as an Assistant Area Director, he became a Compliance Assistance Specialist in Alex 2007. His duties include administering the Strategic Partnership and Alliance cooperative programs, while also overseeing and conducting site evaluations for the Voluntary Protection Program. In addition, he travels throughout the state of Louisiana, providing outreach information and training for businesses, labor organizations and other associations to encourage voluntary compliance with OSHA's safety and health standards. Alex is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a graduate of Louisiana State University.





Brian DeVillier

Mr. DeVillier received a Bachelor's degree in Occupational Safety, Health, and Environment from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2017. He works for the Louisiana Workforce Commission for 3+ years as an OSHA IH Consultant.









Mark J. Wilson, MSPH, PhD, CIH

Mark Wilson is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Sciences and serves as the academic director for the Industrial Hygiene Master of Science in Public Health program at Tulane University. He graduated from The University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and holds an MSPH in Industrial Hygiene and PhD in Environmental Health Sciences from Tulane's School of Public Health. He has held the CIH credential since 2016. He conducts academic and applied research on environmental and occupational exposure issues and relies on Industrial Hygiene techniques to bolster exposure assessments in applied population health monitoring projects


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The Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (SWCOEH) supports research, education and outreach in occupational and environmental health. The SWCOEH is housed within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences of the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health. The SWCOEH was established in 1977 as a NIOSH-funded Education and Research Center (ERC), now one of 18 ERCs in the nation. In 1985, the SWCOEH became a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Occupational Health and in 2019 a NIOSH Total Worker Health Affiliate.

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