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AIHA UMS Fall 2023 Professional Development Conference

  • November 02, 2023
  • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Double Tree by Hilton - Roseville, MN (2540 Cleveland Ave, Roseville, MN)


  • Booth with space for materials. Up to 2 guests allowed at special $75/person pricing.
  • Company listed in brochure and one attendee.
  • Full-time students only. Student sponsorship is thanks to local members' donations.


American Industrial Hygiene Association Upper Midwest Section

26th Annual Professional Development Conference

Thursday, November 2, 2023

DoubleTree by Hilton Roseville Minneapolis (formerly Radisson)

2540 Cleveland Ave., Roseville, MN 55113



 Registration, continental breakfast, exhibitor time


 Welcome and Opening Remarks


 Heat Stress: An update from the AIHA TSWG, and perspectives on occupational heat stress management

 Matt Zock


 Break and exhibitor time


 Introduction to Inhalation Exposure Modeling  Mandie Kramer


 Ventilation design considerations to comply with ASHRAE standard for control of infectious aerosols   Mark Brengman


 Lunch and exhibitor time


 IAQ and Mold

 Neil Carlson


 Break and exhibitor time

2:30  IAQ Round Table David Abrams, Neil Carlson, Kevin Cairns


 MN OSHA Update

 Ron Anderson


 Raffle Drawing / Closing Remarks


 Meeting Adjourns


This event contains 6.0 hours which may be eligible for CM points. See the ABIH website for CM credit criteria.

This course is designed to meet the criteria for COCs as specified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.


Matt Zock

Bio: Matt Zock is the past-chair of the AIHA Thermal Stress Working Group and a Sr. Industrial Hygienist at Amazon. He has over 20 years of health & safety experience in industry and consulting. Matt is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and has a master’s degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Science from Hunter College in New York City. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and two children.

Title: An update from the AIHA TSWG, and perspectives on occupational heat stress management

Abstract: This is a two-part presentation. The first part will include an update on the recent work by the AIHA Thermal Stress Working Group including projects aimed to provide tools and education for small businesses and health & safety generalists. The second part will be personal perspectives on occupational heat stress management for the health & safety professional, including current practices, risk communication, and emerging technology.

Mandie Kramer

Bio: Mandie Kramer is an EHS professional with experience in both product stewardship and industrial hygiene. She has a strong interest in exposure modeling and has experience with inhalation exposure modeling from manufacturing and product exposure perspectives as well as exposure modeling to limit risk of COVID-19 aerosol transmissions. She completed her master’s degree in industrial Hygiene from the University of Minnesota and her undergraduate degree in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She holds both the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certifications.

Title: Introduction to Inhalation Exposure Modeling

Abstract: Inhalation exposure modeling is a critical tool for the practicing OEHS professional and is a primary exposure assessment methodology for scenarios where measurements cannot be collected, where high-throughput analysis is needed, or for emergency response planning. This introductory-level session will provide information on the purpose of exposure modeling, how modeling can be utilized to estimate inhalation exposures, and the strengths and weaknesses of modeling as a tool. Attendees will learn where to find exposure modeling resources such as the AIHA Mathematical Modeling textbook, AIHA Risk Assessment Tools page, and other resources. Instruction will be provided on selection of exposure models using a tiered approach recommended by various professional groups and agencies. A brief overview of model input parameter selection methods will be performed using the IHMOD 2.0 tool as an example modeling tool. The session will conclude with a case study.

Mark Brengman

Neil Carlson

David Abrams

Kevin Cairns

Ron Anderson

Presenter biographies are forthcoming.

AIHA-UMS 2023 Board

President: Mary Ferrian, CSP                                                    president@aihaums.org         

President-Elect: Scott Norman, CIH, CSP             Scott@NormanConsultingLLC.com

Treasurer: Shane Doggett                                                          treasurer@aihaums.org

Treasurer-Elect: Darius Szewczak, CSP, CIH, CHMM   darius.Szewczak@anteagroup.us

Secretary: Andre Reed, CIH, CSP                                              secretary@aihaums.org

Secretary-Elect: Caylin Crawford                                 caylin.crawford@gmail.com

Student Section Rep: Katherine Twaddle                              twadd013@umn.edu

Webmaster: Shanna Kuehn                                                       webmaster@aihaums.org

2023 PDC Planning Committee

Scott Norman, CIH, CSP          

Mary Ferrian, CSP

Andre Reed, CIH, CSP

Haley Saddoris

Caylin Crawford

Molly Coskran, CIH

Darius Szewczak, CSP, CIH, CHMM

Cathy Hovde, CIH, CSP

Phil Jensen, CIH, CSP, CHMM

AIHA - Upper Midwest Section is a 501(c)6 non-profit organization. AIHA-UMS, P.O. Box 13717, Roseville, MN 55113
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