Joint OCASSP/OCAIHA February 2024 Chapter Meeting

  • February 21, 2024
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

TOPIC: Honor the ExperienceThe COVID pandemic cost the US economy an estimated $14 trillion, and obliterated the standing and reputation of governmental environmental and occupational health professionals in many parts of the country – a process that continues to this day. Reasoned EHS professionals are well served to reflect on the social, economic, and cultural factors which gave rise to these conditions and their role in perpetuating workplace imbalances. The solution to being effective in this era begins with us as we embrace our roles as chief science officers for our organizations and communities.


David T. Dyjack, Dr.PH, CIH

Executive Director & CEO | National Environmental Health Association

David T. Dyjack, Dr.PH, CIH is Chief Executive Officer of the 7000+member National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), a position he has held since May 2015. Dr. Dyjack is Principal Investigator on three environmental health workforce capacity building grants, one from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and two from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. These awards represent almost $60 million intended to increase capacity of the environmental health profession in federal, state, territorial, local and tribal environmental health & safety programs. David spent 18 years as a resident of southern California.



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