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Philadelphia Section AIHA  

November 2019 Half-Day PDC:
"Emergency Response/Emergency Preparedness
and the Industrial Hygienist

Friday, November 1st, 2019

Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health: Nesbitt Hall
3215 Market Street, Philadelphia


Registration is now open for the Philadelphia Section AIHA's November 2019 PDC, "Emergency Preparedness/ Emergency Response and the Industrial Hygienist", taking place on Friday, November 1st at Drexel University's Dornsife School of Public Health (3215 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104; click here for directions).

Emergency preparedness refers to actions which can and should be performed prior to an emergency, such as planning and coordination meetings, procedure writing, team training, emergency drills and exercises, and prepositioning of emergency equipment. Emergency response refers to actions taken in response to an actual, ongoing event.
While preparedness is the ultimate goal, it includes several key elements or missions. Preparedness and management of emergency efforts includes five interdependent mission areas: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery. Our three speakers will address public health emergency preparedness in response to local, national and international disasters. They will address the role of the industrial hygienist in preparing for emergencies and methods that can be used to protect against, quickly respond to, and recover from large scale emergencies.


7:30 AM: Registration/Networking/Continental Breakfast

8:15 AM: Welcome and Opening Remarks (Dr. Jerry Fagliano: Chair- Drexel University Department of Occupational and Environmental Health)

8:30 AM: Announcements (Dr. Maura Sheehan: President, Philadelphia Section AIHA)

9:00 AM: "Emergency Response: Full Circle" (Jo Hoffman-Ferenchak: HWC, Inc.)

10:00 AM: Break/Networking Opportunity

10:20 AM: "Safety and Industrial Hygiene: Contributions to Emergency Response" (David Schwartz: AV International)

11:20 AM: "Disasters and Industrial Hygiene- The CDC Ebola Response" (Dr. Lorenzo Cena: West Chester University)

12:20 PM: Adjournment and Lunch

COST: $40   

Prepayment of the PDC fee MUST be made in advance via credit card, using PayPal.   

To register, please send an email with your name, company affiliation and preferred email address to  You will be sent a PayPal payment request, and will need to pay the PDC fee in order to complete your registration.  Credit cards will NOT be accepted at the door on the day of the PDC. 

We will have limited seating for this special event; be sure to register early to secure a place at the meeting.

Information on parking at Drexel can be found at (the cost of parking is NOT included with this PDC, and there are no discounts available).   

Public transportation information to get to Drexel can be found at  

We hope you will be able to join us for this meeting.

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See the events calendar below for information on upcoming Philadelphia Section AIHA meetings.

Dates/Topics in RED are tentative; meeting details and registration info will be emailed to local section members when available.





Event Information

September 2019

September 25

"Freeze Frame: Focus on Health and Safety"
West Chester University Business Center (West Chester, PA)

October 2019

- - -

No Meeting

November 2019

November 1

"Emergency Presponse/Emergency Preparedness and the Industrial Hygienist"
Drexel University Dornsife School of Public Health: Nesbitt Hall (Philadelphia, PA)

December 2019

December 6

2019 Northeast Regional Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition

(Westin Forrestal Village: Princeton, NJ) (Presented by the New Jersey Section AIHA;
co-sponsored by the Metro NY and Philadelphia Sections AIHA)

January 2020

- - -

Meeting Date/Subject TBA

February 2020

- - -

Meeting Date/Subject TBA

March 2020

- - -

Meeting Date/Subject TBA

April 2020

- - -

Meeting Date/Subject TBA

May 2020

June 1-3

AIHce 2020 (Atlanta, GA)

June 2020

- - -

End-Of-Year Meeting/Social (Date TBA)


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