AIHA-NCS UCB-COEH Ethics In the Workplace Forum, 4/27/17

AIHA N California

AIHA N California


Thursday, April 27, 2017, 1:30-4:00 PM

Elihu Harris State Office Bldg., Rm. 11, 1515 Clay St., Oakland, CA Cost: $60


This presentation will provide an introduction to ethics in the workplace. It will provide information on ethical issues that can arise for the Industrial Hygienist inside the corporate environment and outside, and the opportunity to consider and discuss ethical re- sponses to potential challenging situations and concerns in the workplace.


At the end of the course attendees will be able to:
• Understand the principle of ethics in professional practice
• Identify ethical challenges relevant to Industrial Hygienists inside corporate work setting and outside.
• Learn how other OHS professionals have dealt with ethical issues in the workplace and global supply chains.


 1:30pm to 2:00pm 

Jo Forchione, CIH & Tammy Watts MSN, ANP 

An introduction to ethics in the workplace 

2:00 pm to 2:30 pm 

Nina Townsend, MPH, CIH 

Ethical challenges in the private sector & government 

2:30pm to 3:00 pm 


3:00pm to 3:30pm 

Garrett D. Brown, MPH, CIH 

Ethical challenges in global supply chains 

3:30pm to 4:00pm 

Panel Discussion 

4:00 pm 




ABIH - ABIH® Diplomates can earn up to 2.5 contact hours for this event.
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Jo Forchione, CIH is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with thirty years of professional experience in the environmental, health and safety (EHS) field. Jo is also a Certified Asbestos Consultant and CDPH licensed Lead Inspector/Assessor and Project Monitor. She has a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of California, and a master’s degree in Education from Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. Jo has worked at Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) since 1997 supporting all lines of business and managing several occupational health and safety programs. Prior to her career at PG&E, she worked as an EHS professional at U.C.Berkeley, Kaiser Permanente, International Technology Corporation and Industrial Health and Safety Consultants, Inc. Jo takes pride in maintaining a strong presence in the field and promoting occupational safety, health and wellness. 

Tammy Watts, MSN, ANP is the Clinical Services Program Manager in the Safety & Health department at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. She has been at PG&E nearly 2 years and is responsible for development and oversite of clinically-related programs that interface across multiple lines of business. Most recently, Tammy launched PG&E’s first on-site primary care and occupational health clinic at the San Francisco General Office, and rolling out cutting edge virtual telemedicine accessible at the workplace for both work-related and personal health concerns. 

Prior to PG&E, Tammy held several management and clinical roles at Safeway for 10 years. These included Workers’ Compensation, running solo, the first on-site clinic at the Safeway corporate campus, culminating as Director of Clinical Services having expanded on-site employee health to full service vendor-provided primary care for employees and dependents. 

She obtained her BSN (RN) from the University of Southern Maine, and her MSN (Nurse Practitioner) from UCSF. Tammy has 26 years’ experience in managing and clinical roles at employer site clinics including Amdahl Corp, LLNL, Sandia Labs, and Safeway. This is rounded out by years in the hospital scene and insurance. 

Tammy participated in ergonomic education research with Stanford University and published in the Journal of Health Promotion, and was an editor for development of an electronic tool for the national ACOEM Occupational Medicine Practice Guidelines, 2nd Edition. As a member of an AAOHN national task force team, she updated the Clinical Competencies for Occupational Health Nurses that was published in the AAOHN Journal. 

She is also an Assistant Clinical Professor for the School of Nursing at UCSF where she is guest lecturer, preceptor to graduate nurses for NP clinical practice and occupational health, and a reader for NP comprehensive exams and the annual Barbara Resnik Writing Award. 

Nina Townsend, CIH, CSP, has experience in the private sector and government. Townsend’s career began at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, followed by a year in Ecuador studying drinking water quality funded by a Fulbright grant. After completing an MPH at UC Berkeley, Townsend spent 6 years as an Industrial Hygienist and Safety and Health Specialist at Chevron supporting operations in the U.S., Central and South America, and Angola, in West Africa. Townsend joined the California Department of Public Health in December of 2016 to lead California’s Occupational Lead Poisoning Prevention Program. 

Garrett Brown, CIH, worked for Cal/OSHA for 20 years as a field Compliance Safety and Health Officer and then served as Special Assistant to the Chief of the Division before retiring in 2014. He has also been the volunteer Coordinator of the Maquiladora Health & Safety Support Network since 1993 and has coordinated projects in Bangladesh, Central America, China, Dominican Republic, Indonesia, Mexico and Vietnam. 

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