Dr. Shepard to Speak on Nanotechnology at the December 2016 NEIHce

Michele Shepard

Join Michele Shepard for her presentation on “What’s New With Nano? Health and Safety Management for Engineered Nanomaterials in the Workplace” during the 2016 Northeast Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (NEIHce) on December 2 at the Westin Forestall Village in Princeton, NJ.

The discovery, development and testing, and commercialization of engineered nanomaterials and nano-enabled products has continued to grow, impacting an increasing number of workplaces. The convergence of chemical, biological and radiological issues in advanced materials and manufacturing may pose additional EHS challenges. This presentation will highlight current and emerging nanotechnology applications, and practical approaches to evaluate and manage workplace health and safety risks from engineered nanomaterials produced, used, or released in laboratory, industrial and construction environments. This presentation will include a review of the current state of the science, management processes, and assessment methods, and updates on key resources that can be used by health and safety practitioners.

Michele Shepard, PhD, MS, CIH
Colden Corporation
11 Round Lake Rd.
Ballston Lake, NY 12019

Michele Shepard is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with a BS in Industrial Hygiene and Environmental Toxicology, an MS in Environmental Studies, and a PhD in Nanobioscience. She has over 20 years of EHS experience and currently works as a Senior Scientist and Vice President at Colden Corporation in Albany, NY. As an EPA STAR Fellow, she conducted exposure assessment studies of metal oxide nanoparticles used in the semiconductor industry including air and surface sampling, and control banding. Michele served as a representative for the US Technical Advisory Group for ANSI/ISO 229 Work Group 3 and is the Past Chair of the AIHA Nanotechnology Working Group. She is also the President-Elect of the AIHA Eastern Upstate New York section.