NJ ASSP, NJ AIHA, and MABSA Virtual Meeting

  • March 17, 2022
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join the NJ ASSP, NJ AIHA, and MABSA annual “triumvirate ” free virtual meeting on Thursday, March17th at 5:30 PM for 2 dynamic, emerging issue presentations!

Session 1

Concerns for the “Forever Chemicals,” Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances have grown exponentially over the past decade resulting in a recent push for new studies around risk, exposures and remediation legislation. This emerging hazard has become a focus of EHS professionals as new data and policies are arising. PFAS exposures can occur at the work place (in manufacturing), in every day products, as well as in the environment. PFAS compounds accumulate in the environment and in the human body, so understanding these chemicals and how to mitigate human and environmental damage is imperative for an overall EHS program.

Speakers

Eugene P. Wingert CHMM, ERM

Mr. Wingert is an Environmental Engineer with more than 30 years experience in the areas of environmental insurance, environmental due diligence, remediation and redevelopment, compliance, and environmental management. Gene has managed numerous cleanup actions at “Superfund” Sites, and currently oversees environmental risk control programs for Sompo Global Risk Solutions.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA

Jessica Vallee-Vasquez, MBA, MS Sustainability

Ms. Vallee-Vasquez is a Risk Control Specialist at Sompo GRS. In her current role, she provides technical training to clients as well as continuing education training to clients and brokers. In addition, Ms.Vallee-Vasquez is the content creator for Sompo GRS’ “Risk Control Timely Tips” on LinkedIn as well as ASSP’s WISE Mentorship Program.

Education

  • Bachelor of Science, in Environmental Biology from IUP
  • MBA and Master of Sustainability from Chatham University

Session 2

Update on the healthcare COVID standard and case studies.  This presentation will provide an OSHA update for Healthcare including the status of a permanent COVID-19 Healthcare standard, provisions of the Healthcare ETS that remain in effect, OSHA citations issued related to COVID-19, and other common OSHA citations in the Healthcare industry. Free Occupational Safety and Health services offered by the NJ Dept. of Labor will be highlighted.

Speaker

Justin Baker, Chief
NJ Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development
Occupational Safety and Health Consultation

Education:

  • Bachelors of Science, in Biology from Penn State
  • Masters of Education from Widener University

Mr. Justin Baker has been with the NJDOL Division of Public Safety and Occupational Safety and Health for 17 years. He began his career at NJDOL as a Safety Compliance Officer with the PEOSH program performing public sector enforcement inspections. He later worked as an Industrial Hygienist in the OSHA On-Site Consultation Program helping private sector employers comply with OSHA regulations and keeping their employees safe. Justin now manages a group of 16 Occupational Safety and Health professionals providing Consultation and Training services to both public and private sector employers.

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