Public Safety Sector Council

Meetings

The Public Safety Council meets several times per year through virtual meetings and webinars. Workgroups can meet more frequently during the year, usually by teleconference.

February 1, 2019                   11:00 am – 2:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome and Roll call
  • Selected Public Safety Activities Underway
  • Law enforcement toolkit
    Rebecca Olsavsky, NIOSH Division of Safety Research
  • Research in Fire Safety
    Kenny Fent, NIOSH Division of Surveillance, Health Hazard Evaluations and Field Studies
  • Opioid Related activities underway
    Paula Grubb, NIOSH Division of Applied Research and Technology;
    Lee Greenawald, NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory; and
    Ed Fisher, NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory
  • NORA Agendas and NIOSH Strategic Plan
    Emily Novicki, NIOSH Office of the Director
  • NORA Research Agenda for Public Safety & Eight Research Priorities
    Jeff Burgess, University of Arizona;
    Bill Haskell, NIOSH National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory;
    Suzanne Marsh, NIOSH Division of Safety Research
  • Potential Public Safety Campaigns in 2019 and Beyond
    All

May 29, 2019                    11:00 am – 2:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome
    Maryann D’Alessandro, PhD, NIOSH NPPTL, NIOSH Public Safety Manager
  • Roll Call
    Bill Haskell, MS, NIOSH NPPTL, Outgoing NORA Co-Chair
  • Sleep, Fatigue, and Safety of EMS First Responders
    Daniel Patterson, PhD, NRP, Univ. of Pittsburgh
  • Summary of Ongoing NIOSH-supported Activities
    Maryann D’Alessandro
  • Perspectives on a NORA Public Safety Opioid Campaign
    Joshua G. Scott, PhD, Univ. of Colorado
  • Discussion
  • Next steps
    Susan Moore, PhD, NIOSH NPPTL, Incoming NORA Co-Chair

November 18, 2019        2:00 – 5:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Roll call and welcome
    Susan Moore, Council Co-Chair and NIOSH Sector Co-Coordinator
  • Selected Public Safety Activities Underway
  • EMS-related Safety Intervention Grants
    Marie Hayden, NIOSH – Division of Field Studies and Engineering
    Brian Lowe, NIOSH – Division of Field Studies and Engineering
    Audrey Reichard, NIOSH – Division of Safety Research
  • EMS related safety research
    Brian Maguire, Leidos – U.S. Naval Submarine Medical Research Laboratory
  • Opioid Campaign Update
    Carol Brown, University of Colorado – Center for Health, Work & Environment
  • Update from The National Firefighter Registry
    Kenny Fent, NIOSH – Division of Field Studies and Engineering
  • Wildfire Open Discussion – Introduction
    Jeff Burgess, University of Arizona – Community, Environment & Policy Dept.
  • Introduction to Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) Grant
    Miriam Calkins, NIOSH – Division of Field Studies and Engineering
  • Los Angeles County WUI efforts and research needs
    Derek Irwin, Los Angeles County Fire Department
  • Orange County WUI efforts and research needs
    Jeff Hughes, Orange County Fire Authority
  • Wildfire Open Discussion
  • Closing remarks
    Jeff Burgess, University of Arizona – Community, Environment & Policy Dept.

May 4, 2018                        11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

Webinar: Firearm Noise Exposures & Hearing Loss Prevention

CAPT William J. Murphy, PhD, Coordinator, NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Program

December 18, 2018          11:00 am – 12:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

Webinar: Exposures to Opioids and Other Controlled Substances among Workers in the Public Safety Sector: NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluation (HHE) Program – Lessons Learned and Data Gaps

Doug Trout, MD, MHS, Chief, NIOSH Hazard Evaluations and Technical Assistance Branch

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March 16, 2017                 (virtual meeting)

Webinar: Solving Problems through NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations

CAPT Robert E. McCleery, MSPH, CIH, Deputy Branch Chief, NIOSH HHE Program

August 3, 2017   2:00-4:00 pm ET (virtual meeting)

  • Welcome and Meeting Overview
    Laurel Ryan
  • Opening Comments and NORA Update
    Maryann D’Alessandro and Dr. Jeff Burgess, Co-chairs
  • Review and Discussion of Comments Received
    • Objective 1: Reduce Chronic Disease
      Bill Haskell
    • Objective 2: Reduce Musculoskeletal Disorders
      Corey Butler
    • Objective 3: Reduce Motor Vehicle Incidents
      John Myers
    • Objective 4: Reduce Workplace Violence
      Hope Tiesman
    • Objective 5: Promote Healthy Work Design and Well-Being
      Angela Weber and Lisa Delaney
    • Objective 6: Improve Surveillance
      Corey Butler
    • Objective 7: Improve Preparedness
      Angela Weber and Lisa Delaney
  • Presentation on the Opioid Crisis
    Bill Haskell
  • Closing Comments
    Maryann D’Alessandro

October 18, 2016              (virtual meeting)

Webinar: Workplace Violence

Dr. Dan Hartley and Capt. Marilyn Lou Ridenour, NIOSH Division of Safety Research

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