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Welcome to 5 on the Frontline with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. From time to time, Mark will do a 5-minute interview with an expert in the public health and safety-related fields (such as industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety science, etc.) to talk about current and future policy action points that affect the lives of workers and their communities, worldwide. For more information, please visit AIHA's website.

Welcome to 5 on the Frontline with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. From time to time, Mark will do a 5-minute interview with an expert in the public health and safety-related fields (such as industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety science, etc.) to talk about current and future policy action points that affect the lives of workers and their communities, worldwide. For more information, please visit AIHA's website.

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Welcome to 5 on the Frontline with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. From time to time, Mark will do a 5-minute interview with an expert in the public health and safety-related fields (such as industrial hygiene, occupational health and safety science, etc.) to talk about current and future policy action points that affect the lives of workers and their communities, worldwide. For more information, please visit AIHA's website.

Language:

English


Episodes

How Manufacturers Are Responding to PPE Shortages and President Biden’s Use of the Defense Protection Act

2/22/2021
Welcome to "5 on the Frontline" with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. From time to time, Mark will do a short interview with an expert in the public health and safety-related fields (such as industrial hygiene, occupational health, and safety science, etc.) to talk about current and future policy action points that affect the lives of workers and their communities, worldwide. In this episode, Mark Ames talks with Chuck Johnson, President of the International Safety...

Duration:00:05:17

5 on the Frontline: PPE Shortage and the Defense Protection Act

2/22/2021
Welcome to "5 on the Frontline" with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. From time to time, Mark will do a short interview with an expert in the public health and safety-related fields (such as industrial hygiene, occupational health, and safety science, etc.) to talk about current and future policy action points that affect the lives of workers and their communities, worldwide. In this episode, Mark Ames talks with Chuck Johnson, President of the International Safety...

Duration:00:05:20

5 on the Frontline: School Leaders' Concerns as President Biden Seeks to Reopen Schools During His First 100 Days in Office

2/15/2021
In this episode, Mark Ames talks with Ronn Nozoe, CEO, of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, about school leaders’ concerns as President Biden seeks to reopen schools during his first 100 days in office. Ronn Nozoe is a lifelong educator and the CEO of NASSP, an organization dedicated to transforming education through school leadership. Nozoe has served as associate executive director, interim executive director, and senior adviser at ASCD (formerly the Association for...

Duration:00:06:07

5 on the Frontline: Total Exposure Health: What Workers and Employers Need to Know

2/8/2021
In this episode, Mark Ames talks with Kirk Phillips, HS&E Practice Leader for LJB Inc., about what workers and employers need to know when it comes to Total Exposure Health. Philips is chair of AIHA’s Total Exposure Health/Total Worker Health Advisory Group and a member of the ASSP Total Worker Health taskforce. For 28 years he served as a Bioenvironmental engineer in the Air Force culminating as the Associate Chief of Bioenvironmental Engineering in the Office of the Air Force Surgeon...

Duration:00:05:42

5 on the Frontline with Travis Parsons: Virginia Enacts Covid-19 Workplace Safety Rules

2/1/2021
In this episode, Mark Ames talks with Travis Parsons about Virginia becoming the first state to mandate COVID-19 precautions in all workplaces. Travis Parsons is the Associate Director of Occupational Safety and Health for the Laborers’ Health & Safety Fund of North America. At the Fund, he provides an array of safety and industrial hygiene services to affiliates of the Laborers’ International Union of North America. Travis is a current member of the Virginia Safety and Health Codes Board,...

Duration:00:05:47

5 on the Frontline with Fred Boelter: Communicating with Workers About Covid-19 Exposure

1/25/2021
In this episode of Five on the Frontline, AIHA's Director of Government Relations Mark Ames talks with Fred Boelter of Boelter Risk Sciences and Engineering LL about risk management and decision-making in communications with workers about Covid-19 exposure. Fred has since 1973 been professionally assessing and resolving questions and concerns with his technical and management skills in industrial hygiene and environmental engineering. He has consulted with clients throughout the United...

Duration:00:05:44

5 on the Frontline with Dr. David Michaels: Implementing OSHA Strategies to Protect Workers During Covid-19 Crisis

1/20/2021
For this end-of-the-year episode, Mark chats with Dr. David Michaels about implementing an OSHA emergency standard to help further protect workers during the COVID-19 crisis. Dr. Michaels is an epidemiologist and Professor of Environmental and Occupational Health at the Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University. He served as Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health at the US Department of Labor from 2009 to 2017. He’s the...

Duration:00:05:14

5 on the Frontline with Jill Asch: Recommendations for Essential Workers and Vaccine Distribution

1/19/2021
In this episode of Five on the Frontline, AIHA's Director of Government Relations Mark Ames talks with Ms. Jill Asch about vaccine availability and classifying IH/OEHS science professionals for COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Ms. Asch has over 25 years of experience in the environmental consulting and industrial hygiene field. Her experience encompasses expertise in field performance, quality assurance, and health and safety. As a Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety...

Duration:00:05:02

5 on the Frontline with Estella Cisneros: The Triple Threat Facing Rural Farmworkers Today

10/5/2020
In this episode, Mark talks with Estella Cisneros, Legal Director of the Agricultural Worker Program at California Rural Legal Assistance, Inc (CLRA). Mark asks four crucial questions about how rural farmworkers are currently impacted between the wildfires raging in the western United States and the COVID-19 pandemic. Why are these farmworkers vulnerable to wildfire smoke? What protections do these workers have available to them? What else is needed to protect these valuable workers from...

Duration:00:05:19

5 on the Frontline with Jennifer Maclachlan: Young Worker Health & Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

9/27/2020
In this episode, Mark talks with Jennifer Maclachlan, Managing Director at PID Analyzers, LLC and Chair of the AIHA Teen Workplace Health & Safety Committee, about young worker health and safety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Duration:00:05:29

5 on the Frontline with Dana Stahl and Rick Gleason: Heat Hazards Faced by America's Essential Farmworkers

9/20/2020
In this episode Mark talks with with Dana Stahl, CIH, and Rick Gleason, about the heat hazards that farmworkers face in their daily work.

Duration:00:05:01

5 on the Frontline with Rich Schimenek and Abby Ferri: One Gym Manager's Journey to Reopen During the COVID-19 Pandemic

9/13/2020
In this week's 5 on the Frontlines, AIHA Director of Government Relations Mark Ames talks with Rich Schimenek and Abby Ferri about the challenges of reopening gyms during the COVID-19 pandemic. Rich is the Director of Strength & Conditioning at Trois Rivieres Training for the past 9 years, an Assistant Coach for the Track & Field team at Sartell High School for the past 5 years, and has been working with high school and college athletes in central Minnesota for the past 12 years. During...

Duration:00:04:36

5 on the Frontline with Dawn Bolstad-Johnson: Indoor Air Quality and Urban Wildfires

9/7/2020
This week, 5 on the Frontline's Mark Ames talks with Dawn Bolstad-Johnson, author of EXPOSED: Carcinogenic Exposures on the Fireground and 11 Work Practices to Minimize the Risk about the risks post fires. Dawn Bolstad-Johnson has been studying the after-fire environment from the industrial hygienist’s perspective for more than 25 years. She’s a Certified Industrial Hygienist, A Certified Safety Professional an AIHA Fellow and holds a Master's Degree in Public Health.

Duration:00:05:21

5 on the Frontline with Corey Boles: Returning to My Office During COVID-19

9/1/2020
On this episode, Ames talks with Corey Boles, PhD, a Senior Health Scientist with Cardno Chemrisk about a concerning question for many: How can I be safe and work effectively as I return to my office environment? Corey shares about employee and leadership priorities and what risk factors should be considered as office teams move forward with physical returns to their office space. Corey is one of the contributors to updated guideline documents for BackToWorkSafely.org. The reopening of...

Duration:00:05:04

5 on the Frontline with Bernie Fontaine, Jr: COVID-19 and Amateur Sports

8/19/2020
In this episode, Mark talks with Bernie Fontaine about how to stay safe playing amateur sports during a pandemic. Mr. Fontaine has more than 44 years of professional and business experience in regulatory compliance, insurance, national defense, environmental services, and consulting. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), AIHA Distinguished Lecturer and AIHA Fellow. Mr. Fontaine was also a Virginia-certified high school official before moving to...

Duration:00:05:17

5 on the Frontline with Ed Primeau: Natural Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery During COVID-19

8/13/2020
In this episode, Mark explores a challenging question that impacts millions of Americans: what happens when a natural disaster occurs during the COVID-19 pandemic? How can volunteers, businesses, and workers protect themselves and their loved ones? Our guest today is Ed Primeau, the Past Chair of AIHA's Incident Preparedness and Response Working Group. He was an editor of the Second Edition of the Incident Safety and Health Management Handbook, and just retired from the United States Coast...

Duration:00:06:47

5 on the Frontline with David Beatty: School Reopening Amidst COVID-19

8/4/2020
This episode features an interview with David Beatty, CSP, CCEP, from M.C. Dean, Inc. Mark and David discuss some of the policy points surrounding reopening schools amidst the current pandemic. David is a senior health safety industrial hygiene and public health professional with over 20 years of experience in the field and is a recent contributor to AIHA’s COVID-19 guidance document for reopening schools, covering Kindergarten through 12th grade. He’s the head of industrial hygiene and...

Duration:00:07:39