Friday, December 28, 2012

BEST OF: Be Prepared for Winter Weather

Best Of: from 1/6/2012: David Tucek from the National Weather Service joins the show to tell us how to prepare for winter weather

Friday, December 21, 2012

Episode 147: Harmful Noise Exposures in Restaurants

Episode 147: Noise Exposures in Restaurants: John Ratliff, Past Chair of the AIHA Noise Committee, joins the show to talk about noise exposures of workers in the restaurant industry, and the harmful effects of noise exposure for elongated periods of time.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Episode 146: CPSC Toy Safety

Safe & Sound Episode 146: CPSC: Are those toys safe? Have they been recalled? Nikki Fleming from the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) joins the show to tell us how you can keep track of if toys and clothing have been recalled, and lets us know what to look out for before you make that gift purchase to ensure it is safe.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Episode 145 Internships

Episode 145: Internships: Samantha Connell a masters student at University of Alabama at Birmingham, gives us a student’s perspective on having an internship, tells us the importance of internships, and enlightens us with some advice on what to expect when you are on the search for internships.

Friday, November 30, 2012

Episode 144: Peter Claus Is Comin’ to Town

Episode 144: Peter Claus Is Comin’ to Town: Peter O’Neil, Executive Director of AIHA, lets us know if AIHA has been naughty or nice, gives us an update on the state of AIHA, tells us what the ghost of Christmas Future has in store for AIHA, and gives us AIHA’s New Year’s Resolution.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Episode 143: Thanksgiving

Safe & Sound Episode 143: Thanksgiving: As many people in the United States prepare for Thanksgiving, Diane Van from the USDA joins the show to tell us some excellent food safety tips and lets us know the proper way to prepare your turkey.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Episode 142: Superstorm Sandy Clean Up

Safe & Sound Episode 142: Superstorm Sandy Clean Up: Dr. Joe Cocciardi, CSP,CIH,REHS,RS calls in from New York to tell us about clean-up efforts from super storm Sandy, and tells us about Industrial Hygienists’ role after natural disasters.

Friday, November 9, 2012

November Government Affairs Update

Episode 141: Government Affairs Update: Aaron Trippler joins the show to tell us the results of the public policy survey and to tell us what the results from the recent elections means for occupational health and safety.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Episode 139 Halloween Safety

Safe & Sound Episode 139: Halloween Safety: Kate Carr, CEO of Safe Kids Worldwide gives us tips on how to keep your Ghouls and Goblins and yourself safe this Halloween

Friday, October 19, 2012

Episode 138: Real Time Instruments

Safe & Sound Episode 138: Real Time Instruments: Greg Olson from TSI explains what real time detection is and tells us everything about real time, direct reading instruments

Friday, October 12, 2012

Episode 137: Overtime

Safe & Sound Episode 137: Overtime: Dr. Tom Fuller ScD, CIH, MSPH, MBA discusses his October Synergist article and tells us all about his study on the health effects of overtime on healthcare workers.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Episode 136: AIHA Fall Conference

Safe & Sound Episode 136: AIHA Fall Conference: Zack Mansdorf, PhD,CIH,CSP,QEP tells us all about the AIHA Fall Conference (formally PCIH) and what you can expect to see and learn there this year in San Antonio October 27 – 31.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Episode 135: Drive Safe to Work

Safe & Sound Episode 135: Drive Safe to Work: Jack Hanley from the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS) discusses Drive Safely Work Week and gives us some tips on how you can make your drive to work a little bit safer.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Episode 134 Cell Phone Radiation

Safe & Sound: Episode 134: Cell Phone Radiation: Daniel Kassiday from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health joins the show to talk about the amount of radiation that you are exposed to when talking on your cell phone, and tells us facts and fiction about some celebrities’ claims that talking on their cell phone gave them tumors.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Episode 133 September Government Affairs Update

Safe & Sound Episode 133 September Government Affairs Update: Aaron Trippler, Director of Government Affairs at AIHA give us an update about some happenings on Capitol Hill, and lets us know about the federal budget and its impact on the OEHS industry.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Episode 132: IAQ and Winterization

Episode 132 IAQ and Winterization: Don Weekes, CIH joins the show to explain what indoor air quality is, talks about how to control the air quality in your home, and discusses how you can winterize your home properly in order to maintain a healthy building.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Episode 131 Board Nominations

Episode 131: Board Nominations: AIHA Past President Elizabeth Pullen joins the show this week to discuss what it is like being a member of the AIHA Board, and reminds you that board nominations are due November 1st

Friday, August 24, 2012

Episode 130: Back To School

Safe & Sound Episode 130: Back To School: If you have children going to school, listen to this show with them. Dr. Jeffery Pellegrino from the American Red Cross shares some back to school safety tips that all parents and children should know.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Episode 129 USGS Water Quality

Safe & Sound Episode 129: USGS Water Quality: Dr. Patty Toccalino from the United State Geological Survey (USGS) tell us about the National Water Quality Assessment Program and the Health Based Screening Level (HBSL) Database the USGS has been working on

Friday, August 10, 2012

Episode 128: NIOSH Nanotechnology

Safe & Sound Episode 128: NIOSH Nanotechnology: Dr. Charles L. Geraci from NIOSH joins the show to talk about nanomaterials, and the agency’s recent research and products related nanotechnology

Friday, August 3, 2012

Episode 127: IOSH Olympic Study

Safe & Sound Episode 127: IOSH: Dr Luise Vassie from the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) calls in from England to discuss the amazing safety record that occurred in London during the construction of the Olympic Parks and Olympic Village, and lets us know what the key ingredient was for the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) to have such a great safety record.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Episode 126 Government Affairs Update

Episode 126 Governmnet Affairs Update: Aaron Trippler, AIHA’s Director of Government Affairs, joins the show to talk about the federal budget, I2P2, VPP, and other issues happening on Capitol Hill.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Episode 125 USDA Food Safety

Episode 125 USDA Food Safety: Craig and Kathryn want you to work safe, but they want you to play safe as well. Diane Van from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service joins the show to tell us how to make sure that food you are eating during your summer picnics and festivals is safe to eat as well as gives us great food safety preparation tips for the home.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Episode 124: Be Prepared

Safe & Sound Episode 124 Be Prepared: Jonathan Epstein from the American Red Cross lets us know what to do when severe weather incidents occur that may knock out power and communications. Jonathan tells us what you need to get through the outage, and gives great tips on how people and businesses can be prepared

Sunday, July 8, 2012

AIHce 2012 Wrap Up

Episode 123 AIHce 2012 Wrap Up Craig Sorrell and Kathryn Grandstaff discuss the events that occurred at AIHce 2012, thank all those that attended, thank all of AIHA's Volunteers, and preview AIHce 2013.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Episode 122: Fracking Exposures

Episode 122: Fracking: Eric Esswein, MSPH, senior industrial hygienist in the NIOSH Western States Office, discusses the hazards workers are exposed to during the hydraulic fracturing, or better known as fracking, process

Thursday, June 21, 2012

LIVE From AIHce 2012, Wednesday June 20

Safe & Sound Broadcast LIVE from AIHce 2012 Wednesday June 20
Guests Include:
Aaron Trippler
Peter O'Neil
Sean Fitzgerald
John Sheptor

LIVE from AIHce Tuesday June 19, 2012

Safe & Sound Broadcast LIVE from AIHce 2012 on Tuesday June 19
Guests Include:
Elizabeth Pullen
Richard Hirsh
Chris Hamby
Dr. John Howard

Friday, June 1, 2012

Episode 121: Red Cross Heat Safety

Episode121: Heat Safety: As the summer arrives the temperature rises. Dr. Jeffery Pellegrino gives us some facts and some safety tips on how to beat the heat as well as teaches us how to stay cool if you are working or playing outside.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

BEST OF Safe & Sound: Healthy Swimming

BEST OF: Safe & Sound: Healthy Swimming: Michele Hlavsa the chief of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) Healthy Swimming Program joins the show to let us know that sometimes there is more in the pool water than just chlorine, and reminds us that just because chlorine is in the pool it does not kill everything. Michele offers tips and advice on how you can make sure your next dip in the pool is a healthy one.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Episode 120: Retired NFL Players

Episode 120: Retired NFL Players: Dr. Sherry Baron from NIOSH joins the show to discuss the findings on the NIOSH study that retired NFL players live longer. The Fact Sheet can be found at:

Friday, May 11, 2012

Episode 119 Employee Health & Fitness Month

Safe & Sound Episode 119: Employee Health & Fitness Month: Phil Haberstro joins the show to talk about Global Employee Health and Fitness Month. He shares some tips that employers can do to have a healthy and fit workplace, and lets us know what employees can do to stay healthy and fit while at work.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Episode 118: AIHce 2012

Episode 118: AIHce 2012: We talk about AIHCE 2012, what to expect, what events are going on, and talk to Dr. Rick Fulwiler who has been to 49 AIHce's. He enlightens us with his personal experiences at the conference and lets us know exactly why he keeps coming back.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Episode 117: NAOSH Week: Diane Hurns tells us about North American Occupational Safety and Health Week, how you can get involved, and reminds us that Occupational Health and Safety should be celebrated all year.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Episode 116 Safe Kids Week

Episode 116: Safe Kids: Dr. Angela Mickalide, the Director of Research at Safe Kids USA ( tells us about National Safe Kids week, and lets us know what you can do to help keep kids safe.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Episode 115 Tornado Safety

Episode 115 Tornado Safety: Greg Carbin the Warning Coordination Meteorologist for the Storm Prediction center tells us the science behind tornados, debunks some myths, and tells us how to be safe when a tornado strikes.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Episode 114 Government Affairs Update

Episode 114: Aaron Trippler, Director of Government Affairs at AIHA give us an update about some happenings on Capitol Hill, and lets us know what the signing of the GHS means for AIHA

Friday, March 30, 2012

Episode 113 IHSTAT

Safe & Sound Episode 113: IHSTAT Perry Logan from the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee talks about the multi-language IH STAT tool and the other free tools the committee has created.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Episode 112 National Public Health Week

Episode 112: National Public Health Week Dr. Georges C. Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, talks about National Public Health Week, defines public health, and reminds us to get up and get started today so you will have a tomorrow.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Episode 111: Poison Prevention

Episode 111: Poison Prevention: Rose Ann Soloway from the National Capital Poison Center tells us about poison prevention week and lets us know how you can prevent poisonings in the home and in the workplace

Friday, March 9, 2012

Episode 110: GHS

Episode 110: GHS Denese Deeds, CIH teaches us about what the Globally Harmonized System (GHS) is, and lets us know when we should expect it to become a standard

Friday, March 2, 2012

Episode 109 Eye Safety

Episode 109: Eye Safety: Jeff Todd, COO of Prevent Blindness America discusses the importance of eye safety, Eye Safety Awareness month, and tells us about the peer-based safety program Eye2Eye.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Episode 108: Silica Rule

Episode 108: Silica Rule: Steve Fess, CIH, CSP the chair of the AIHA Construction Committee talks about the proposed silica rule, its history, and where it currently stands as to becoming a finalized rule

Episode 107 OHS By the Numbers

Episode 107 OHS By the Numbers: David Kudlinski talks about his Synergist article in the January edition: OHS By the Numbers, and discusses how you can quantify the need for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals in the workplace

Friday, February 10, 2012

Episode 106 Heart Health

Safe & Sound Episode 106: Heart Health: Dr. Malissa Wood from the American Heart Association talks about heart health, how your business can become a fit friendly business for your employees, and discusses the Go Red for Women initiative.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Episode 105: Working Long Hours

Episde 105: Working Long Hours: Marianna Virtanen from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health in Helsinki, Finland talks about her study: "Overtime Work as a Predictor of Major Depressive Episode: A 5-Year Follow-Up of the Whitehall II Study" and talks to us about what to look out for before a major depressive episode occurs.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Episode 103: Airport Scanners

Episode 103 Airport Scanners: Brandon Macsata, the Executive Director of the Association of Airline Passenger Rights, talks about the health concerns and the controversies of airport security backscatter machines, and lets us know that there are alternatives to airport security that do not put TSA employees nor passengers at a health risk.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Episode 102 Radon Action Month

Episode 102: Radon: Lou Witt, Program Analyst, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Indoor Environments Division, joins the show to tell us about Radon Action Month and lets us know the health hazards of radon, and what you can do to take action to test and mitigate radon today.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Episode 101: Winter Weather

Episode 101: Winter Weather: David Tucek from the National Weather Service joins the show to tell us how to prepare for winter weather, gives us tips on which supplies you should have when severe winter weather arrives, and lets us know the differences between winter storm outlook, advisory, watch and warning