14 episodes

Our goal with this Podcast Series is to call on our cadre of nearly 25 safety and security professionals, and subject matter experts from around the County, and share pertinent information on the regulations and requirements, of the applicable Federal and State laws that impact safety and security. However, the bulk of the content of these Podcasts will highlight and explain practical based approaches and solutions to address the many EHS and security issues faced by private sector industry, as well as public sector entities across the US.

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Our goal with this Podcast Series is to call on our cadre of nearly 25 safety and security professionals, and subject matter experts from around the County, and share pertinent information on the regulations and requirements, of the applicable Federal and State laws that impact safety and security. However, the bulk of the content of these Podcasts will highlight and explain practical based approaches and solutions to address the many EHS and security issues faced by private sector industry, as well as public sector entities across the US.

    AHTC Podcast Episode 15 - Sentinel Occupational Safety

    AHTC Podcast Episode 15 - Sentinel Occupational Safety

    In today’s Podcast, Subject Matter Expert Zach Kiehl will discuss a new concept that his Company, Sentinel Occupational Safety, has developed, and is now offering to private sector businesses across the Country. Their product is called SafeGuard™. SafeGuard is an IoT platform that provides an early warning capability through real-time, predictive, and longitudinal oversight of personnel in high-risk environments. It relies on the recent proliferation of wearable sensors, wireless communication, and domains like contextual AI, to make health & safety personalized and proactive. The idea was extensively tested by Sentinel through various US Military Applications. Specifically, the Military had a special need for a better-connected health & safety system for monitoring maintenance technicians working in confined spaces. SafeGuard evolved from a confined space monitoring system to an intelligent guardian for humans in difficult environments. SafeGuard is distributed and marketed through Sentinel’s “Safety as a Service™” and is available for piloting a commercial purchase.

    Zach Kiehl’s technical background is in Biomedical Engineering and technical program management. He has worked on and led many cutting-edge R&D projects for the Federal DOD – all of them focused on improving the health, safety, training, and performance of humans in difficult operational environments. Zach is passionate about building and using innovative technologies to keep people healthy, safe, and productive, which is why he and Aptima founded Sentinel in 2020. Zach is from Piqua, OH, and received a Bachelors and Masters in Science in Biomedical Engineering from Wright State University. He also recently completed and MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Zach is also a certified Project Management Professional.

    This Podcast is another offering in our efforts to introduce the EHS marketplace to new products, new applications, new approaches, and new philosophies, to help keep people safe in any endeavor.

    Learn more about the All Hazards Training Center here: https://www.findlayallhazards.com/

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    • 47 min
    AHTC Podcast Episode 13 - Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

    AHTC Podcast Episode 13 - Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium

    In today’s Podcast, we are going to talk about the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium (RDPC). The RDPC is made up of 6 academic institutions and led by the RDPC executive agent The Center for Rural Development (or CRD).

    All of these institutions have a long history of providing Training and Education to Community Stakeholders like First Responders, health care providers, local schools, local governments, and other related public institutions.

    The RDPC is different from the NDPC, or National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, in that the RDPC – as its title indicates, targets only Rural Communities – generally defined as communities with a population of 50,000 people or less.

    Our Subject Matter Expert for today’s Podcast is Laura Hoehne. Laura is an Instructional Designer and Program Manager for the All Hazards Training Center, and has been with us since 2004. Laura is responsible for coordinating course development efforts for all of The All Hazards Training Center’s courses, including our commitments to the Rural Domestic Preparedness Consortium, since its inception.

    The UF AHTC was a Charter Member of this group, going back to the summer of 2006. The AHTC has also been the leading member of the consortium when it comes to total deliveries offered and total number of participants trained. Since 2008, the AHTC has conducted over 1340 courses for over 35,500 participants in 49 states In total through 2019, all of the RDPC members have trained over 106,000 participants nationwide.

    The courses offered are all Department of Homeland Security Approved, and are free to the Community Stakeholders in the defined Rural Communities. Courses range from Maritime Security to Working with the Media, to All Hazards Preparation for Animals in Disasters, to Crisis Management for School-based incidents. Since the outbreak of COVID 19, several of the courses have been converted into an on-line delivery format with a live instructor. All deliveries are conducted at the Participants location, removing the need for participants to travel. If you are interested in signing up for a course, please visit the RDPC Website at www.ruraltraining.org.

    Since the RDPC first began offering courses in late 2008, it has truly been one of the leading providers of high-quality free training for rural entities/communities across the US.

    Learn more about the All Hazards Training Center here: https://www.findlayallhazards.com/

    Have thoughts on this podcast? Please take our survey to help us shape future episodes: https://tinyurl.com/uss53xw

    • 46 min
    AHTC Podcast Episode 12 - OSHA Onsite Consultation

    AHTC Podcast Episode 12 - OSHA Onsite Consultation

    We were honored to have Owen Wagner, a bachelor’s degree Alum as one of our two Subject Matter Experts for this Podcast Owen got his Bachelor’s in EHS from UF. Our other SME was Paula Burleson. Both currently work with the OSHA On-site Consultation Program.

    Those of us at the All Hazards Training Center are well aware of the benefits of the OSHA On-site Consultation Program, but one of our objectives with this Podcast was to make others around the State of Ohio aware of it. Plus, we wanted to make others outside of Ohio aware that there are similar OSHA Consultation programs in every State.

    In this Podcast, Paula and Owen talk about what the Consultation Program consists of and who it is focused on. We talk about who pays for the service. We discuss the background/credentials of who conducts the consultation, and whether there will be fines and or penalties associated with the outcome/findings, following the Consultation. We talk about whether this service, and/or similar services are available in other States. And talk extensively about all the different ways that the consultants can help Ohio’s employers with EHS related issues and concerns. Learn more about the All Hazards Training Center here: https://www.findlayallhazards.com/

    Have thoughts on this podcast? Please take our survey to help us shape future episodes: https://tinyurl.com/uss53xw

    • 1 hr 1 min
    AHTC Podcast Episode 11 - StrataSite - A New Interactive Emergency Preparedness Planning Tool

    AHTC Podcast Episode 11 - StrataSite - A New Interactive Emergency Preparedness Planning Tool

    In today’s Podcast, Subject Matter Expert Scott Lowry will discuss a new Emergency Preparedness Planning Tool that he helped develop, called StrataSite. StrataSite is a dynamic, cloud-based Emergency Preparedness Planning Tool. It focuses on bringing key emergency planning members of a facility together with their local first responder community (police, fore, EMS, etc.) to jointly plan for any/all potential emergencies – from man-made weather-related disasters to hazmat spills, to workplace shootings.

    Changes to plans are made in real time and can be seen by all who are given access to the portal. In the Podcast, we will further describe who developed it, and what it consists of. We will talk about the importance of planning for a community wide response, and why it is a difficult task to undertake. We will talk about specific elements that should be included in any good plan. We will talk about special planning considerations for Rural Communities.

    And we will talk about how important it is to take an All-Hazards approach. In addition, we will highlight some of the special features and benefits of this new STRATASITE Planning tool.

    Learn more about the All Hazards Training Center here: https://www.findlayallhazards.com/

    Have thoughts on this podcast? Please take our survey to help us shape future episodes: https://tinyurl.com/uss53xw

    • 44 min
    AHTC Podcast Episode 10 - School Safety & Security

    AHTC Podcast Episode 10 - School Safety & Security

    The All Hazards Training Center (AHTC) has a long history of teaching school safety and security related courses, having trained over 20,000 school safety officials, security officers and first responders since 2002. In this podcast, retired law enforcement and security specialist, Scott Lowry will define what the term Crisis Management means regarding school safety, and how to establish an effective Crisis Management program at your school. We also talk about Vulnerability assessments and how to properly conduct one. Violence prevention in schools and how to implement programs such as Threat Assessment Management is also discussed. We talk about Active Shooter Training and discuss what you need to consider before doing this type of training exercise. We also talk about commity-based response to violence. We review Reunification plans for reunifying students and their families following a significant event. And we close the podcast with a discussion about the Recovery process that schools should be preplanning before any type of significant event occurs.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    AHTC Podcast Episode 9 - EHSS Undergrad Degree

    AHTC Podcast Episode 9 - EHSS Undergrad Degree

    In this Podcast, the Department Chair for the University of Findlay’s EHSS (Environmental, Health, Safety and Sustainability) Academic Program, Dr. Tim Murphy, will talk about all the various aspects of the Undergraduate Degree Program. Topics include how the program got started in 1986, how it has evolved, scholarships for students, what the course work consists of, the benefits of hands-on training offered at the All Hazards Training Center, and paid internships available to students. In addition, Dr. Murphy will also talk about the number of people who have graduated from the program, how easy it is to find a job, what kinds of jobs Alumni have, the average starting salaries of recent graduates, where alums work – what kinds of organizations and at what locations, and what is the future of this major and the potential job market.

    The Podcast also contains an appeal to listeners to forward the link to the Podcast, or convey its contents, to high school students, and others who might have an interest in this exciting profession, which is always in high demand. Learn more about UF’s EHSS Academic Degree here: https://www.findlay.edu/sciences/environmental-sustainability/

    • 59 min

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