Sunday, March 20, 2016

Sock Puppet Safety - Yay for Lab Safety!

The Exceptional Spouse and I made a new Sock Puppet Safety video starring Piper Pangolin and Lemmy Lemur, including two new friends that have yet to be named! This video, "Yay for Lab Safety!" was developed as an entry into the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Region 2 OSH Independent Film Festival. I hope to inspire the next generation of OSH professionals to see that safety can be fun and interesting.

The video is a continuation of our #IHFundance third-place winning video, "Cautionary Tales in Lab Safety." In the new video, there is a quick explanation of the OSHA Hazard Communication requirements, including the changes associated with GHS. This is a teaser to the educational sessions I am teaching at the Arizona AIHA Spring PDC (April 7, 2016) and Region 2 ASSE Spring PDC (April 21, 2016) on "DIY Safety Data Sheet Authoring and Revision." Each session will have information tailored to the audience of industrial hygienists and safety professionals.

Piper will also be making an appearance at #Safety2016 in Atlanta - if you see us wandering the expo hall, please stop by and say hello! I'll be co-presenting a concurrent session (Session #769) with Dr. Ilise Feitshans of the Work Health and Survival Project on gender equity in OSH programs. Look for more exciting safety and health videos and art in upcoming months.

Friday, March 18, 2016

14th Biennial Governor's Pacific Rim Safety and Health Conference 2016

I was recently asked by a colleague to create an advertisement for their consulting business, for use in an quarter page ad in a conference program. I'm proud of how it turned out, so I'm sharing the first draft of the ad below. If you want to see the final version of the ad, you'll have to attend the conference in Hawaii!
Ad for Apex Environmental Safety and Health Consulting, Inc.
Apex Environmental Safety and Health Consulting is a sponsor for the 14th Biennial Governor's Pacific Rim Safety and Health Conference (2016) in Waikiki from May 2 to 4, 2016. My colleague, Nira Cooray, is presenting on "Measurement of Noise: Tricks & Tips for the Safety Professional." The conference's theme is "E Ho 'o Lokahi I Ke Ola Mau" ("Coming Together to Preserve Life Forever"). The conference is hosted by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) Hawaii Chapter. Mahalo to Apex for asking me to draw this spunky ad!