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March 2024 – Dinner Meeting @ Somerville Elks Lodge
Mar 21 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

March 2024 Dinner Meeting

Joint Meeting with NJASSP and MABSA

Somerville Elks Lodge

375 Union Avenue, Bridgewater, NJ 08807

Agenda:

5:00 p.m. Networking/Cash Bar

5:50 p.m. Before Dinner Session:

Topic: Development of Video Exposure Monitoring (VEM) Systems and Training Program to Prevent Worker Exposure to Hazardous Agents
 
Video Exposure Monitoring (VEM) is the process of real-time recording of sensor data and video footage and synchronizing and encrypting the two signals together. (This is different than the NIOSH EVADE program that stitches video and sensor data after the fact). Then when playing the VEM system data back, it is easier to identify exposure sources and means of control. This is especially useful when comparing outcomes with Government or User defined standards. Dr. McGlothlin will show case study examples showing the utility and efficiency of VEM, and present the latest version of his VEM system to this audience.
 
Speaker: Dr. James McGlothlin, M.P.H., Ph. D., C.P.E. FAIHA

Dr. McGlothlin is a fixture and leader in the professional and academic world of Ergonomics and Industrial Hygiene, starting his career in 1977 as an Industrial Hygiene Environmental Consultant to the Navy, and airline and  quarry clients in Hawaii.  His career evolved, receiving his  Ph.D. in 1988 from the University of Michigan, and  is Professor Emeritus of Health Sciences in the College of Health and Human Sciences at Purdue University, where he  taught and conducted research in occupational ergonomics, industrial hygiene, and public health.  He was the developer and course director of the popular Occupational Safety and Ergonomics, and Principles of Public Health Science courses. He was recognized as a distinguished faculty scholar and retired as Professor Emeritus in the summer of 2015.

He started his career in CDC NIOSH in May 1978 as a US Public Health Services Officer, performing Health Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance projects, he was the chief of the Accident Analysis Section, and Senior Ergonomics researcher in the Engineering Control Technology Branch in Cincinnati, OH.  He retired from CDC NIOSH on January 1999 and began his career as a professor at Purdue University on January 3rd, 1999.

Dr. McGlothlin has engaged and participated in over 200 peer reviewed research studies, and Federal Government published reports.

His Research interests include:  Ergonomic, epidemiologic and occupational hygiene principles and tools to evaluate and control physical, chemical, radiological and biological hazards; Develop ergonomic programs to prevent musculoskeletal injuries, promote health, and improve productivity and quality in the workplace; Improve healthcare delivery through the integration of engineering, management and scientific principles; and development and implementation of national and international public health laws and policies. He has three patents where he has invented tools for ergonomics and video exposure monitoring.

Dr. McGlothlin is President and CEO of McGlothlin Ergonomics and Video Plus Sensors Inc. (VPSi). He is also a Distinguished Lecturer, and Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.  AIHA is assisting NJAIHA, NJASSP and MABSA to provide Dr. McGlothin for this Tri Sectional  dinner meeting.

6:30 p.m. $40 – Buffet Dinner

7:15 p.m. After Dinner Session:

Topic: Best Practices to Navigate an OSHA Inspection

This presentation will cover all aspects of an OSHA inspection and aims to educate attendees about strategies to handle various types of OSHA inspections, and ways to avoid penalties and citations. The session will also offer guidance on preparing for an OSHA inspection, asserting one’s legal rights when OSHA arrives, and the importance of narrowing the scope of an OSHA inspection. OSHA is more aggressive now than ever and employers should re-train managers and supervisors on what to do when the government knocks at their door. After attending this session, attendees will learn:

      • How to prepare for and navigate an OSHA Inspection.
      • What rights an employer has during an OSHA inspection.
      • Can individual managers/supervisors be held liable?
      • How can you limit the scope of the inspection?
      • What happens after we receive a citation?
      • Why it is important for employers to be prepared for an OSHA inspection.
Speaker: Phillip C. Bauknight
 
Phillip Bauknight is an attorney with the  Employer Defense Partner at Fisher Phillips Workplace Safety group, and  Workplace Safety Employment Attorney/Chair of FP Cryptocurrency and Blockchain Practice Group. Mr. Bauknight  represents and serves as trusted counsel for employers in a broad range of employment, business, and labor issues and handles OSHA and workplace safety matters across the country. Mr. Bauknight has  represented an array of clients, including those from the manufacturing, construction, technology, web 3, financial services, healthcare, fashion, and retail industries. He has been quoted and interviewed by premier publications such as CNBC, Bloomberg, the New Jersey Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Law.Com, and E-Crypto News.

Please pre-register by Tuesday, March 19th, to be entered into our gift card raffle. Registrations will continue to accepted after this date, and walk-ins are also welcome. You may register using the below form, or via email to Ronnie Tutty at njaiha@ptd.net.

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Check or cash will be collected at the meeting. Please make checks payable to: NJAIHA