Workplace Violence Primer and Guideline for Industrial Hygienists

  • 10/26/2018
  • 13:00 - 17:00
  • O'Hare Plaza Conference Room 8745 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631


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Workplace Violence Primer and Guideline for Industrial Hygienists 

Friday, October 26, 2018

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Chicago Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association would like to invite you to a half-day PDC on workplace violence and guidelines for industrial hygienists. 

Lack of control over workplace violence can have severe consequences. Employee injuries and fatalities affect not only the workers involved, but have far-reaching consequences for businesses and society as a whole.

Industrial hygienists must be aware of these workplace hazards and have an understanding of their role to identify and control them in order to protect workers.

This session presents the major concepts and definitions from the Workplace Violence Primer and Guideline for Industrial Hygienists recently published by AIHA. Occupational safety and health practitioners and industrial hygienists who are not yet familiar with the significance of workplace violence will learn information critical to their role in the prevention of worker injuries and fatalities that result.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Anticipate and evaluate workplaces for the potential of workplace violence.
  • Define different types of workplace violence.
  • Cite possible controls to minimize the likelihood or negative outcomes of workplace violence.
  • Identify workplace harassment and describe how it is linked with other violent behaviors.

Refreshments will be provided during the event as well.


O'Hare Plaza Conference Room
8745 W. Higgins Rd.
Chicago, IL 60631


Dr. Thomas P. Fuller is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with over 35 years of experience in occupational safety, industrial hygiene, environmental management, and public health. He has experience in healthcare, nuclear power plants, labor organizations, biopharmaceutical labs, manufacturing, and universities. Dr. Fuller became interested in workplace violence while working for the Massachusetts Nurses Association on cases where member nurses were injured by patients, but employers were not reporting resulting lost workdays on OSHA injury reports because they did not consider a broken nose or arm by a patient in the psychiatric ward as a workplace injury. Dr. Fuller has worked on community outreach programs with local law enforcement agencies to help businesses to better understand their roles in worker safety. He has taught Professional Development Courses on workplace violence at AIHce. He has been a member of AIHA since 2002 and is currently the Vice Chair of the International Affairs Committee.


12:30 pm - 1:00 pm Registration 

1:00 pm - 2:15 pm Presentation Part 1

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm Break

2:30 pm - 3:45 pm Presentation Part 2

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm Break

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Presentation Part 3


Full Members: $60

Affiliate Members & Guests: $70

Students: $10


We apologize that the online payment system is not functional. We will accept credit card, check, cash, or PayPal in person on the day of the event. Checks can be made payable to Chicago Section AIHA.

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