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The Scishield EHS Community Connection Webinar Series

Delta Variant & Beyond - Weathering the Storm?

How are you staying ahead of and keeping up with changes brought by the Delta Variant? We'll discuss approaches and benchmarking goals.
This webinar aired on Thursday October 7, 2021.

Meet the Panelists:

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Elena G. Capsuto, M.S., CHMM


Ms. Capsuto has over twenty years' experience in environmental health and safety. She holds a master's in epidemiology and has previously worked as an epidemiologist for the Texas Department of Health. She has worked for a variety of employers -  both private and public sector employers including local government - creating and implementing COVID-19 protocols and contact tracing.

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Lou DiBerardinis, CIH, CSP

Director, Environment, Health and Safety Office
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology

Prior to his current role, Mr. DiBerardinis was at Polaroid Corporation and Harvard University. He has authored numerous technical publications and co-authored the text "Guidelines for Laboratory Design: Health and Safety Considerations" and is the editor of the "Handbook of Occupational Safety and Health". He served as chair of the ANSI Z9.5 subcommittee on Laboratory Ventilation from 1984 to 2006 and is currently a committee member.

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Beth Welmaker

Executive director, EHS
Nova Southeastern University

Beth Welmaker is the Executive Director for EHS at Nova Southeastern University and has enjoyed working at NSU for 6 years. Previously, Beth worked at a non-profit research institution that specialized in highly infectious emerging diseases and select agents with BSL-3 labs, which ironically prepared her well for this current challenge.

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Dr. Karega Paisley, MD, MPH

Dr. Karega Y. Paisley is the Medical Director of Occupational Health Services and an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Davis.

Dr. Paisley has over 20 years experience in Public Health, Occupational, Environmental medicine, Preventative, and Aerospace Medicine. He is highly skilled in developing prevention programs and disaster management protocols and conducted health hazard evaluations for national and international organizations.

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Jonathan Klane 

MC; Director of Risk Management and Safety Education

After many years in consulting, teaching, and directing safety and risk for two engineering colleges, Jonathan is now part of the SciShield team in a new role – Director of Risk management and Safety Education. This new innovative position encompasses risk management, safety culture, EHS compliance, loss control, and safety education for the entire community.