L4: The Role of the OHS Professional in TV, Film, and News Productions

Melanie Nembhard, MSPH, CIH Moderator
Cardno ChemRisk
San Francisco, CA 
United States of America
Justine Parker, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CPH Presenter
Cardno ChemRisk
Lakewood, CO 
United States of America
Corey Boles, PhD Co-Presenter
Cardno ChemRisk
Cincinnati, OH 
United States of America
A. Michael Ierardi, MES, MS Co-Presenter
Cardno ChemRisk
Brooklyn, NY 
United States of America
Laura Hallett, MS Co-Presenter
Cardno ChemRisk
Pittsburgh, PA 
Wed, 5/26: 9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
Education Session 
Room: Virtual 5 


This is an exciting look at the variety of health and safety needs within the entertainment and news industry. Health and safety issues across the entertainment industry change depending on the type of production. This session will take a look at different case studies across the following major production types: feature films, television series/docu-series, theatre and news. The challenges for OHS professionals, resources, unique solutions and the future of OHS in the entertainment industry will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:

• Identify the major types of productions and the roles of OHS professionals.
• Assess the unique health and safety challenges of these productions.
• Determine the skills needed to create workable and safe solutions for the industry.
• Recognize the inherent challenges of OHS professionals on the set. 

Content Level


Interactive Session Experience



Available as part of AIHce OnDemand
Communication and Training
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