March 2023 – Dinner Meeting

March 16, 2023 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Stage House Tavern Somerset
1719 Amwell Road
NJ 08873
Ronnie Tutty

March 2023 Dinner Meeting

Joint Meeting of NJAIHA & NJASSP


3:30 p.m. AIHA, NJ Section, Inc. – Executive Committee Meeting

5:00 p.m. Networking/Cash Bar

5:30 p.m. Before Dinner Session:

Topic: The Revised 2022 ANSI/ASSP Z9.5 Laboratory Ventilation Standard
Speaker: Alex Ruiz, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CIT, SMS, CHST, Rutgers University
Alex has been a friend and fixture and colleague in our environmental, health and safety community for years. He has been with Rutgers University Environmental, Health and Safety since 2002 working as a health safety specialist, biosafety, safety officer, for 22 years. He now runs the program as Executive Director, where he oversees the operation and program development of health & safety programs, and staff, on multiple campuses & research stations at Rutgers, NJ’s major State University. He also serves on EHS related state, regional, national and consensus standard committees, and has been adjunct professor in Safety Engineering at Rutgers for 10 years.
Alex will provide a review of what is changing and develop a new understanding about what the revised standard will mean for laboratory organizations that apply it. We will discuss the similarities and differences between other consensus standards.

6:30 p.m. $45 – Buffet Dinner

7:15 p.m. After Dinner Session:

Topic: Occupational Health and Safety Hazards in Emergency Veterinary Hospitals
Speaker: Christine Seminerio, CVT, B.S., Red Bank Veterinary Emergency Hospitals
Christine Seminerio is the CEO of Veterinary Safety Consultants (VSC). She is a licensed veterinary nurse with more than 27 years of experience in the profession. Christine spent years specializing in emergency and critical care as well as hospital management. Throughout her entire career, Christine has been dedicated to safety and health in veterinary medicine and served as the OSHA Compliance Director for multiple veterinary hospitals.Prior to VSC, Christine served as the Director of Safety and Health for one of the largest veterinary corporations in the nation, managing 48 hospitals across the country. The creation and management of a Safety and Health system included: regulatory compliance, new acquisitions, audits, medical surveillance programs, hazardous materials, industrial hygiene, radiation safety, and ergonomics. Christine has additional education and experience in disaster preparedness and response, infectious disease management, workplace injury and a variety of other safety related areas. She often works with OSHA, DEA, DEP, and the NRC. Her clinical experience and management skills combined with the responsibility of regulatory compliance has given her a distinct perspective on how to apply regulations and implement safety in the veterinary profession.Christine has a passion for safety with veterinary workers and is dedicated to promoting a positive safety culture in the veterinary industry. Publishing safety newsletters, training and lecturing across the country, teaching a college level certification course and participating on State DEP boards of radiation protection are only a few of her accomplishments. She has been honored with induction to the New Jersey Veterinary Medical Association Hall of Fame twice. The first for running a co-located emergency shelter for owners and their pets during Hurricane Sandy, and the second for her creation of an Animal Handling and Bite Prevention Training program for veterinary clinical staff and education of veterinary students.

Please register by Friday, March 10th, by emailing Ronnie Tutty at, or register online below:

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