AIHA Fall Conference – Registration Now Open

Posted: Sep 25, 2019

The Florida Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association 2019 Fall Conference is scheduled for Thursday-Friday, October 17-18, 2019.  The conference will be held at the Radisson at the Port, located at 8701 Astronaut Boulevard in Cape Canaveral, Florida.  The Florida Chapter of the Health Physics Society will be joining us for the conference, and presentations will be given by both groups.

Registration is open.  Sign up now!!!

The agenda can be viewed here: AIHA FCHPS Fall 2019 General Session Agenda v2.pdf

We look forward to seeing everyone at the conference!

– FL AIHA Board Members

Kudos to Our Members!

Posted: Sep 19, 2019

Gabbie Pace Selected as NSC Rising Star of Safety

Each year, the National Safety Council (NSC) honors individuals under age 40 with the Rising Stars of Safety Award for demonstrating leadership and dedication to safety at work. Nominees must have a proven track record of safety leadership and promoting continuous safety improvement.  Central Florida Chapter Member, Emerging Professionals Chair, and Walt Disney World Safety Professional Gabbie Pace was selected from hundreds of applicants to be recognized with the 2019 class.  “The Rising Stars seek new ways to tackle both emerging and long-standing safety issues,” said NSC President and CEO Lorraine Martin. “They are pillars of their organizations. They have what it takes to keep people around them safe with hard work, ingenuity and a fresh perspective.”

The NSC recognized Gabbie for her dedication and passion to safety and wellness, including her work co-chairing the Magic Kingdom Wellness team, her partnership in rolling out the Industrial Athlete pilot, developing and driving the Magic Kingdom Merchandise Safety and Wellness strategy and associated tactics, all resulting in improved safety/wellness culture and an associated 60% reduction in OSHA incidents.

The 2019 Class of Rising Stars will be recognized at the NSC Congress & Expo in San Diego this week and featured the 2019 NSC Rising Stars in the September 2019 issue of Safety+Health magazine (article begins on page 78).  NSC will continue to spotlight the achievements of 2019 honorees and look to all NSC Rising Stars as future leaders and valuable resources in preventing injuries and saving lives.

Please extend your congratulations to Gabbie!

WISE Webinar – Are We Speaking the Same Language?

Posted: Sep 19, 2019

With the increase of globalization in the world, cultural diversity or multiculturalism in the workplace has grown as a trend. It is either as a result of immigration or migration, or as a result of expanding organizational reach, as we are becoming an increasingly global community, we will come across people from different cultures, either when working abroad or at home. It is important to look at how we plan and develop our program inclusions, communications and training with considerations for multicultural influence. Having cultural intelligence is important to the success of your safety systems. This webinar will give some insight to cultural differences that exist, explore the concept of cultural intelligence and demonstrate the application of 5 cultural scales to be considered when working with multicultural groups.

Speaker: Eldeen Pozniak, CRSP

When: Wednesday, October 16th webinar, 12 – 1:00 pm ET



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