Expecting the Unexpected: Incident Preparedness and Response for the Early Career Professional

Wednesday, May 25 | 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM


Incident Preparedness and Response, Students and Early Career Professionals

Arranger: R. Moon, Battelle Memorial Institute, Columbus, OH. Moderators: M. McCoy, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc., Waukesha, WI; R. Aivazian, TCF Risk Management, Casper, WY. Monitor: S. Rodriguez, Public Health Command Region Pacific, APO.

Incident preparedness is all about planning and preparing for an incident in order to improve our response. Attendees will learn the basics of what an incident is, how they are managed using the National Incident Management System, and what roles an industrial hygienist and safety professional may hold or support during these responses. Case studies and lessons learned from past incidents will be discussed to demonstrate how the industrial hygienist supported these incidents.

Emergency Response 101—What Every IH Needs to Know L. Weems, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock, AR.

Where Do Industrial Hygienists Fit? S. Graham, US Army, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

Emergency Response Training for the IH Responding B. Kissel, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.

Case Studies on the Role of Industrial Hygienists in Supporting Operations During Emergency Responses C. Walker, CSX Transportation, Inc., Jacksonville, FL.

Occupational Hygiene Support to Maritime New Zealand During the Initial Emergency Response Phase Following the Grounding of the MV Rena Container Ship D. Miller, RNZAF, Auckland, New Zealand.

OSHA Has Industrial Hygienists Responding to Emergencies? G. Lamson, OSHA Salt Lake Technical Center, Sandy, UT.

Lessons Learned: Examples from Responses with the USCG Atlantic Strike Team E. Primeau, USCG Atlantic Strike Team, Fort Dix, NJ.