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2021 Chesapeake AIHA and ASSP Educational Seminar:
Current Topics in Safety, Health and Environmental Issues

Virtual Conference on Zoom

April 15, 2021
8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Presented by
The American Society of Safety Professionals Chesapeake Chapter and
The American Industrial Hygiene Association Chesapeake Section together with
The Johns Hopkins Education and Research Center for Occupational Safety and Health

Interested in exhibiting? Please click here to download the exhibitor registration form for the next seminar. 
Contact Joe Opauski at for more exhibitor info.


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Online CE 

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Early Bird rate (extended until 3/31/21)

  • $50.00
  • Student Rate $20.00

​After Early Bird deadline (after 3/31/21)

  • $75.00

Please click here to download the registration form. 


Aerosol Monitoring & Analysis, Inc.

EA Engineering, Science, and Technology, Inc., PBC


Contact Joe Opauski at for more information. 

Continuing Education Credits

Safety Professionals

  • ASSP has approved this seminar for 0.6 CEU

Industrial Hygienists

  • ABIH® Diplomates can earn up 6.0 technical contact hours (or CEU value) for this event. 
    Please see the ABIH website here for more information. 
  • This event is worth 6.0 technical contact hours (or CEU value).


  • 6.0 contact hours have been approved from the Washington DC Board of Nursing


A special Thank You to our Exhibitors!


AMA provides professional environmental, health and safety consulting and training services. We specialize in: IAQ/Mold investigations, Asbestos/Lead Services, Hazardous Materials Assessments, OSHA/EPA Compliance Training, Asbestos/Lead/Mold Training, Safety Program Development, Site Safety Audits, and other related services.


EA provides industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety services designed to help employers achieve occupational risk reduction and regulatory compliance. EA’s IH and OHS offerings include but are not limited to: COVID-19 Preparedness and Response Support; OSHA Compliance and Risk Reduction; Exposure Assessments; Hazardous Building Materials Assessments; Safety Auditing; Safety Program Development and Implementation Support; Indoor Air Quality Assessments; and Employee Training.


SafeTraces provides veriDART™, the first and only liquid aerosol-based solution for verifying the efficacy of air ventilation and filtration systems at mitigating airborne exposure risk for aerosol contaminants to protect occupational health and safety. veriDART's airborne tracers are made up of proprietary food-grade, water-soluble materials concentrated with DNA (FDA-GRAS; OSHA-, NIOSH-compliant). By utilizing veriDART to detect how air travels within a building, distributors and customers are enabled to proactively identify potential infection hotspots, assess engineering and HVAC controls, and inform facility and engineering decisions with science and data.

veriDART links

veriDART video

​Seminar Agenda and Modules

Please click here to download a pdf copy of the agenda.

Click on the speaker's name to view their bio, description of their talk and learning objectives. 
Click on speaker's presentation title to download their slides in pdf.

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If you want CE credit please click here to register and pay through jotform. 


Occupational Health


Industrial Hygiene

Construction Safety

8:00 - 8:15 a   

Introduction from PDC Chair

Mr. Paul Esposito, CIH CSP
STAR Consultants, Inc

8:15 - 9:15 a

Keynote - Joint Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned from COVID - 19
Interactive Q&A


Presentation pdf
Dr. Clifford Mitchell, MD, MPH
 Director, Environmental Health Bureau
Maryland Department of Health

Presentation pdf
Adele Abrams Esq., CMSP
Firm President
Law Office of Adele L. Abrams PC


9:15 - 9:30





9:30 - 10:30 a

IAQ and Legionella

Dr. Hung Cheung MD, MPH, FACOEM

Founder and President

A Balanced Set of Metrics - The New Measure of H&S Performance

Paul Esposito CIH, CSP

President and Owner
STAR Consultants, Inc.

Environmental Regulations - Impact on IH 

Elizabeth Egan, MS, CHMM

Environmental Manager
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory


Vehicle and Trailer Safety

Scott Stevens

Safety Manager, OSH Compliance Officer III
MDOT, SHA District 7

10:45 - 11:45 a

 Injury Management and Optimal Outcomes

Dr. Chris Tang  MD, MS

SVP, Medical Directo

Big Data

Nick Goodell

  Director of Process Improvement 
Predictive Solutions

Using Customer Experience (CX) Concepts to Optimize Desired Respiratory Protection Outcomes

Tim Paz, CIH

Senior Industrial Hygienist
Architect of the Capitol 

Nanotechnology: An Update on Epidemiological Findings, Exposure Measurements and Worker Awareness

Gavin West, MPH 
Director of Nanomaterials Research

Bruce Lippy, PhD, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
Nanomaterials Consultant to CPWR

CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training

11:45 a - 1:00 p





1:00-2:00 p

Worker Mental Health

Alyssa Toran, LCSW-C

mySupport On-site Clinician
Johns Hopkins University and Health System

Robotics In Industry

Matthew MacPherson

Andrea Maurer
Powertrain Manufacturing Engineering Safety Manager

Ford Motor Company

Responses to Natural Disasters

Ed McDonough
Public Information Officer 

Allegra Tartaglia
Private Sector Integration Program (PSIP) Manager

Maryland Emergency Management Agency  (MEMA)

Crane Safety

Guy Campion MS, CSP, CHST, REP 

Ctgroup EHS

2:15-3:15 p

Crisis Communication in the Pandemic Era

Dr. Max  Lum, EdD, MPA   

Senior Advisor, eCommunication and Research Translation

Navigating Changes in Fall
Protection Regulations and Standards

Thom Kramer  

Managing Principal
LJB Inc.

New Understandings in Heat Stress

Emma Moynihan, MPH

Johns Hopkins University (PhD Candidate)

Human Performance in Construction

Jerry E. Rivera

Director of Safety for the Washington, D.C. Chapter 

3:15-3:30 p





3:30-4:30 p

Closing Session:  Future of Work

Dr. John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA

Note that some topics and speakers may change without notice due to circumstances beyond our control.

Exhibitor Registration Info

Exhibitor Fees


Please click here to download the exhibitor registration form. 

Contact Joe Opauski at for more information on being an exhibitor. 

Attendee Registration Info

Attendee Fees (Early Bird rate extended until March 31, 2021) 


Please click here to download the attendee registration form. 

Contact Keith Choi at for more information on attendee registration. 

Continuing Education Credits


If you have any questions about registration please contact:

Keith Choi
Johns Hopkins University Education and Research Center 
Continuing Education Program