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Emerging Issues in Occupational Safety & Health

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Opelika, AL

This half-day program was built around the educational needs of health and safety practitioners.  We selected the top topics of interest from our need assessments and, working with our stakeholders, reached out to find dynamic professionals that will information and enlighten.  Lunch will provide an opportunity for networking with your peers.


Personal attenuation rating (PAR) and fit testing-How to Utilize in Your HCP, Georgia Rhodes, AuD, Audiologist, Holmes Hearing Services

Determining a personal attenuation rating (PAR) is not a really new concept , but neither is it as widely used as it could be. This talk will review the types of fit testing equipmentin the markeplace and give recommendations for how to incorporate this tool in your hearing conservation program. 

Georgia W. Rhodes, AuD, CCC-A, has over 28 years in the field of audiology and hearing conservation. She has directed an in-house hearing conservation program for a large corporation and served on an ANSI working committee to establish criteria to judge the effectiveness of hearing conservation programs. In addition to being a CAOHC approved course director, Georgia is a clinical audiologist and instructor at the Speech and Hearing Clinic, Auburn University at Montgomery. During the practicum sessions, Dr. Rhodes is assisted by experienced instructors.


Bridging the Generation Gap in EHS, John R. Moore III, MS, CIH, CSP, President/ Principal Consultant, Control EHS

John Moore, MS, CIH, CSP will present on an informative topic “Bridging the Generation Gap in EHS”.  Baby Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials are faced with challenges in understanding the “what’s, why’s and how’s” of each generation.  Communication, work style’s, mindset, and how to be successful at carrying out the mission within environmental health and safety (EHS) are all important.  We will look at historical facts, statistics, trends (revolving and generational), scenario’s, and ways to communicate.  The attendees will be challenged and take away tools that can be used in today’s workplace.

John R. Moore III, MS, CIH, CSP, is the President of Control EHS. Over the last 20 years, John has applied industrial hygiene, safety, and ergonomic principles within a variety of industries. Control EHS has evaluated, quantified, and resolved complex safety, industrial hygiene and environmental issues.  Mr. Moore has done an excellent job managing programs to protect the safety of employees and the general public health.  He has led facilities in EHS activities requiring effective communication and positive relationships with employees and management.  Mr. Moore has always been accepting of new challenges, and has volunteered to take on additional work when needed to improve the EHS culture for clients.  He has worked on assessments and responses for a wide variety of safety and health issues in his career.

Professional Points

As an AL Board of Nursing Approved Provider, the Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety awards Emerging Issues in Occupational Health & Safety 3.0 contact hours (expiration date 01/03/2019).  Participants who complete the training will earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs), the national standard of recognition for nonacademic professional education.  Attendance is eligible for ABIH CM points.


The program will be held at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National, in Opelika, AL.  Emerging Issues will be held 8:00 am - 1:35 pm, with registration beginning at 8:00 am.  Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.


This program will be held at the Auburn Marriott Opelika Hotel & Conference Center at Grand National. Sleeping rooms starting at $129/night, plus tax. Participants should call the hotel directly at 1-800-228-9290 for reservations.

Registration fee is $45, payments must be received in advance. A confirmation letter with details will be sent once registration has been received. Refund requests must be made in writing two weeks prior to program begin date, a $10 processing fee will be deducted. 

Acceptable Payment Methods: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover

Make checks payable to: University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mail payment to: 1720 2nd Avenue South, RPHB 520A, Birmingham, AL35294-0022

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