PDC 850: Focus on Health and Safety – An EHS Photographic Audit for Young Professionals

Mr Corey Briggs, CIH, CET, FAIHA Lead Instructor
Colden Corporation
Quincy, MA 
United States of America
Chrisy Walsh, MS, CIH Instructor
Colden Corporation
Blue Bell, PA 
United States of America
Kerry Ann Jaggassar, CIH Instructor
Paramount Pictures Corporation
Smyrna, GA 
United States of America
Michael Holton Instructor
Doylestown, PA 
United States of America
Thu, 6/4: 8:00 AM  - 5:00 PM 
Professional Development Course 
Georgia World Congress Center - Building B 
Room: B207 
CM Credit Hours:


Past conferences have highlighted the need for young EHS professionals (5-15 years of experience) to expand their technical knowledge and professional experiences; this PDC is designed to meet those needs. This digital plant tour explores and guides young professionals through numerous IH, safety, and environmental issues found at a fictitious workplace. Multiple forms of visual and audio media are used to review and discuss the diverse regulatory EHS compliance issues noted during the speakers' many years of audits and assessments. Attendees will actively engage on how to: a) recognize the various EHS issues noted; b) find the issues in the regulations; c) develop audit findings; and d) make corrective action recommendations. Case histories and team activities will allow participants to put what they learn into action. A full slate of EHS topics is covered from abrasive wheel to subpart Z to air pollution to underground storage tanks. This is a fresh and innovative session where young professionals can press pause on textbook theory and experience real world scenarios.

*Registration includes boxed luncheon.

** Please note: power strips will not be provided at each attendee's seat; however, charging stations for laptops will be provided in each course room.

Course Outline

• Introductions of Instructors and Attendees
• Course Approach and Learning Objectives
• Photographic Tour and Team Exercises
• Core Topic - Health: Hazard Communication, PPE, Respiratory Protection, Ventilation, Bloodborne Pathogens, Air Contaminants, Occupational Noise
• Core Topic - Environmental: Air Pollution, Waste (hazardous, non-hazardous, universal), Water Pollution (storm water, surface, SPCC), EPCRA, USTs and ASTs, RMP, GHG
• Core Topic - Safety: Fall Protection, Cranes, hoists, and slings, Hazardous Materials, LOTO, Electrical Safety, Walking and Working Surfaces, Machine Guarding, Confined Spaces, Materials Handling and Storage, Powered Industrial Trucks, Contractor Safety
• Core Topic - Loss Prevention and Emergency: Fire Protection and Prevention, Emergency Egress, Compressed Gases, Pressure Vessels, Process Safety
• Course Summary
• Final Q & A
• Closing

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

• Enhance their recognition skills for various workplace EHS issues.
• Speak with their team and classmates on various EHS topics.
• Manage OSHA and EPA standards, compliance directives, and letters of interpretations.
• Apply OSHA and EPA regulations as they pertain to the topics presented.
• Develop a list of findings presented in the audit scenario.
• Describe the various noncompliance issues noted in the photographic tour.
• Discuss various types of corrective action(s) that might apply to a given scenario. 


The course is structured as an introduction level seminar for young professionals (5-15 years experience. Students should have fundamental knowledge of IH, safety, and environmental issues. Students are advised to bring a laptop or similar device to conduct regulatory research.

*Registration is restricted to AIHA student and early career professional members only. 

Value Added

Attendees will obtain new knowledge of the EHS regulations with supplemental materials, learn how to apply those regulations, and make new connections with course attendees. Instructors will share various resources (e.g., compliance directives, letters of interpretation, etc.). A written form of the presentation is provided as a protected PDF format for future reference. 

Course Level


Learning Aids

Laptop or Tablet/iPad

Learning Level(s)



Academic Track
Regulation & Legislation
Risk Assessment and Management
Safety Management

Transfer of Knowledge

Group activities
Interactive games
Practice exercises