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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

5 on the Frontline: Infrastructure and Construction Worker Health and Safety

5/3/2021
Welcome to "5 on the Frontline" with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. Each 5-minute episode features unique insights from business leaders, experts, students, workers, and thought leaders on how to protect more workers and communities from occupational and environmental health and safety hazards. In this episode, Mark talks with Scott Schneider, CIH, FAIHA, about how can we avoid an increase in construction workers' injuries, illnesses, and deaths as we upgrade our...

Duration:00:05:18

5 on the Frontline: Infrastructure and AIHA’s Focus Four for Health Construction Industry Guidance Document

4/26/2021
Welcome to "5 on the Frontline" with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. Each 5-minute episode features unique insights from business leaders, experts, students, workers, and thought leaders on how to protect more workers and communities from occupational and environmental health and safety hazards. In this episode, Mark talks with Barb Epstien, MPH, CIH, FAIHA, about the dangers that construction workers face every day and what can we do to keep them safe and healthy. Barb...

Duration:00:05:04

5 on the Frontline: What Does President Biden’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Plan Mean for Construction Worker Health and Safety

4/19/2021
Welcome to "5 on the Frontline" with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. Each 5-minute episode features unique insights from business leaders, experts, students, workers, and thought leaders on how to protect more workers and communities from occupational and environmental health and safety hazards. In this episode, Mark talks with Lisa Capicik, CSP, CHST, CCHM about President Joe Biden's ambitious plan to revitalize our nation's infrastructure mean for the construction...

Duration:00:05:00

5 on the Frontline: COVID-19 disinfecting devices and disinfecting products: what we need to know!

4/12/2021
Welcome to "5 on the Frontline" with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. Each 5-minute episode features unique insights from business leaders, experts, students, workers, and thought leaders on how to protect more workers and communities from occupational and environmental health and safety hazards. In this episode, Mark talks with J. David Krause, Ph.D., MSPH, CIH and Alex LeBeau, PhD, MPH, CIH about the importance of safe disinfection products and disinfecting devices. To...

Duration:00:05:10

5 on the Frontline: Workforce Pipeline Series-How Can We Improve the OEHS Workforce Pipeline

4/5/2021
Welcome to "5 on the Frontline" with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. Each 5-minute episode features unique insights from business leaders, experts, students, workers, and thought leaders on how to protect more workers and communities from occupational and environmental health and safety hazards. This is the second episode of the Workforce Pipeline Series. In this episode, Mark talks with AIHA member Savannah Jones about how to increase the number of OEHS professionals in...

Duration:00:05:40

5 on the Frontline: Workforce Pipeline Series-How to Increase the Number of OEHS Professionals in the US

3/29/2021
Welcome to "5 on the Frontline" with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. Each 5-minute episode features unique insights from business leaders, experts, students, workers, and thought leaders on how to protect more workers and communities from occupational and environmental health and safety hazards. This is the first episode of the Workforce Pipeline Series. In this episode, Mark talks with AIHA member Alessandra 'Lexi' Pratt about how to encourage students to pursue a...

Duration:00:05:14

5 on the Frontline: Women in Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety

3/22/2021
Welcome to "5 on the Frontline" with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. Each 5-minute episode features unique insights from business leaders, experts, students, workers, and thought leaders on how to protect more workers and communities from occupational and environmental health and safety hazards. In this episode, Mark talks with AIHA member Nicole Greeson MS, CIH about women working in the IH/OEHS and how to increase their numbers in this field full of...

Duration:00:05:45

5 on the Frontline: One Company's Path to Getting More than 90% of Its Employees a COVID-19 Vaccination

3/15/2021
Welcome to "5 on the Frontline" with AIHA's Director of Government Relations, Mark Ames. Each 5-minute episode features unique insights from business leaders, experts, students, workers, and thought leaders on how to protect more workers and communities from occupational and environmental health and safety hazards. In this episode, Mark talks with Dr. Ed Sobek and Ryne Dlouhy from Assured Bio Labs about how they were able to get more than 90% of their employees a COVID-19 vaccination. Dr....

Duration:00:05:08

5 on the Frontline with Shannon Meissner: Fire Fighter Exposure Hazards

3/8/2021
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 Shannon Meissner, director of Governmental Affairs at...

Duration:00:05:17

5 on the Frontline: Exploring the Health and Safety Challenges that Latinx Workers and Other Communities of Color Face During the Pandemic

3/1/2021
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 Jessica Martinez, Co-executive Director of National Council...

Duration:00:05:20

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