Expert Guidance to Improve Your Workplace Safety
Each episode of the Healthier Workplaces Show covers timely and informative topics about industrial hygiene, environmental health, and safety issues to help you improve your workplace safety. In each episode, we speak with professionals from various industry sectors to explore workplace challenges, professional development opportunities, and solutions to today’s most pressing industrial hygiene and occupational safety challenges.
New episodes drop on the first and third Wednesday of each month. They can be found through the below link, at the Healthy Indoors community site, and on all prominent podcast streamers, including Amazon, Spotify, Apple, Pandora, Podbean, and more—search for “Healthier Workplaces” on your favorite podcast site to get started.
The series is produced for AIHA by Healthy Indoors® / IAQNET LLC.
Your Healthier Workplaces Show Host
Industry veteran Bob Krell hosts AIHA's Healthier Workplaces Show. Bob is the CEO of IAQnet, LLC, which provides video production services, and is an internationally recognized indoor environmental consultant and trainer in the IAQ industry for over 29 years. Bob has designed and managed successful indoor environmental projects for commercial, educational, and healthcare facilities throughout the US and conducted hundreds of IAQ investigations. He is also a nationally-known speaker and presenter on indoor environmental topics, featured at numerous industry conferences, and widely published in trade journals and conference proceedings. You can find him on LinkedIn.
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Enhancing Human Performance
(March 16, 2023)
In this episode, Dr. Poppy Crum, Chief Technology Officer at NextSense Inc., previews her upcoming session topic at AIHce EXP 2023. Dr. Crum envisions a future where human capacity and performance is enhanced through technology, without replacing human interaction and experiences. Her opening keynote on May 22 is sponsored by SGS Galson. Discuss this episode and more in both the Catalyst and Healthy Indoors communities.
Personal Branding for STEM
(March 1, 2023)
In this episode, Warm Robots CEO and founder Goldie Chan shares about the importance of personal branding, a key component of finding success in today’s career environment. She shares how OEHS and IH professionals can overcome specific challenges that many STEM-oriented people find in branding themselves as experts in their field.
Indoor Air Quality in Schools
(Feb 15, 2023)
On this episode, AIHA's Mark Ames, Nancy McClellan, and Alex LeBeau join show host Bob Krell to discuss post-pandemic indoor air quality (IAQ) in schools, and how IH/OEHS professionals can engage with their local districts to enhance their relationships.
The Importance of Influencing
(Feb 1, 2023)
C.J. Backlund, MS, CIH, CSP, an environmental safety and health (ESH) coordinator for Sandia, and Brian Thomson, a health physicist at Sandia and head of the lab’s human performance improvement, talk about how influencer skills may help IHs be more efficient in their work. Discuss this episode and more in both the Catalyst and Healthy Indoors communities.
Future of IH in 2023
(Jan 18, 2023)
Want to know the future of OEHS for the coming year? Join Donna Heidel, MS, CIH, FAIHA, Principal Industrial Hygienist, Amazon, and Felix Boachie, MS, CIH, CSP, Global Industrial Hygiene Director, McCormick & Company, in Episode 9 of Healthier Workplaces Show. Discuss this episode and more in both the Catalyst and Healthy Indoors communities.
Commit to C.A.R.E
(Dec. 21, 2022)
On the final episode of 2022, the Healthier Workplaces Show welcomes IBEC's CSO, Ken Martinez, AIHA's CEO Larry Sloan, and AIHA's Managing Director of External Affairs, Sue Marchese to discuss the public awareness campaign Commit to C.A.R.E.
AIHA’s Content Portfolio Advisory Group (CPAG)
(Dec. 9, 2022)
This episode we learn about AIHA’s Content Portfolio Advisory Group (CPAG) and how it provides input and advice to the AIHA Board of Directors and the staff regarding the association’s body of content on industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety. We are joined by guests Chuck Geraci, CPAG Chair, and Justine Parker, CPAG Board Liaison.
Product Stewardship and PSX
(Nov. 23, 2022)
The Product Stewardship Society is a group that focuses on this important area. Their annual PSX event brings a diverse group of professionals together each year to learn and network. This week we are joined by Lisa Marie Nespoli, the Society’s incoming President-elect, and Tina Armstrong, past chair of the PSX 2022 event, to discuss the recent meeting in Louisville, as well as some of the goals of the Product Stewardship Society. Discuss this episode and more in both the Catalyst and Healthy Indoors communities.
AIHA's New PR(IH)DE
(Nov. 2, 2022)
Over the past few years, there has been a heightened emphasis on creating, and expanding diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives (otherwise known as DEI) in the workplace. These programs reinforce cultures of psychological safety among workers who increasingly come from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. This week we meet three of AIHA’s new PR(IH)DE Special Interest Group members to learn about their team's goals. Discuss this episode and more in both the Catalyst and Healthy Indoors communities.
(Oct. 19, 2022)
This week's guests are Dina Siegel, AIHA's President-Elect, and Nicole Greeson, AIHA's Vice President. Bob sat down with them to discuss some of the leadership challenges they faced during their IH/OEHS careers. Discuss this episode and more in both the Catalyst and Healthy Indoors communities.
The Power of Empathy
(Oct. 5, 2022)
The May 2022 issue of The Synergist featured a cover story on Harnessing the Hidden Power of Empathy, and how it can lead to effective leadership and greater compassion from OEHS professionals. In this episode, Bob talks with authors Tim Paz and Amy McCae to dive into why you need to be thinking both strategically AND empathetically with your audience and why it matters to them when you deliver a message. Discuss this episode and more in both the Catalyst and Healthy Indoors communities.
IH Journeys into Leadership
(Sept. 21, 2022)
This week, Bob spoke with IH leaders Lucinette Alvarado and Courtney Tinner about their respective career tracks, leadership opportunities, and some of their workplace challenges. Bob then discussed Emotional Intelligence with AIHA's CEO, Larry Sloan. Discuss this episode and more in both the Catalyst and Healthy Indoors communities.
Early IH Career Stories
(Sept. 7, 2022)
Welcome to the first episode of Healthier Workplaces, a program dedicated to highlighting the efforts of the industry professionals who protect our workers and their communities from occupational and environmental hazards. For our inaugural episode, we met with three OEHS professionals to share their professional journeys: Denese Deeds, Subena Colligan, and Vishal Nathu. Discuss this episode and more in both the Catalyst and Healthy Indoors communities.