Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA to Deliver Closing Keynote Speech at AIHce EXP 2022 in Nashville

On Wednesday, May 25th, James Frederick, deputy assistant secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA), will be the closing keynote speaker at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce EXP), the leading conference for industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety. The keynote, which will be followed by a Q&A session, will also be streamed live for the virtual attendees of AIHce EXP 2022, from 3:30 pm-4:45 pm CT.

In his address to conference attendees, The Future of Occupational Safety and Health, deputy assistant secretary Frederick will discuss OSHA’s ongoing activities, rulemakings, initiatives to keep workers healthy and safe, future developments in the nature of work and how the occupational safety and health community can best prepare for the challenges and opportunities presented by the changing workforce. Mr. Frederick will also answer questions crowdsourced from AIHce EXP attendees on the following topics:

  • Heat-related illness in the workplace and how they can be prevented
  • Indoor air quality and how it can affect airborne infectious diseases
  • New Chemical Exposure Limits under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
  • OEHS workforce pipeline and how OSHA is addressing the growing need for technical expertise and filling the pipeline

Mr. Frederick and Donna Heidel, MS, CIH, FAIHA, the incoming AIHA president, will be available for media interviews prior to the closing session, 1:30 pm-1:45 pm CT. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and Music City Center regulations, all interviews will be conducted via phone. Requests for media interviews can be made using this form by May 24th. Reporters covering workplace health and safety can attend the virtual AIHce EXP by contacting Ina Xhani to request a complimentary press pass.

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