San Diego Chapter Breakfast – February 12, 2019

Dec 16, 2018

  • Presentation
    February 12, 2019
    7:15 am - 9:00 am

Presentation Summary

TOPIC: “A Power Mission in Puerto Rico:  Bringing Aid and Electricity after Hurricane Maria”

The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is considered one of the deadliest, most destructive, and costliest seasons on record.  Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September 2017.  Various government agencies and non-profit organizations came together to help re-build the island’s mangled infrastructure.  This presentation will focus on the presenter’s real life experiences working as private contractor under an incident command system, and it will highlight various health and safety challenges encountered during the temporary power mission.

SPEAKER: Monica Netherly, MPH, CSP, ASP

 Ms. Netherly earned a Master of Public Health degree in Environmental Health with a concentration in air quality, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from San Diego State University.

Ms. Netherly is a civilian industrial hygienist with the Navy Bureau of Medicine, Directorate of Public Health at Naval Medical Center, San Diego.  As a Navy industrial hygienist, she works closely with various military industrial activities including Fleet Readiness Center Southwest, Naval Special Warfare Command and Command Naval Air Pacific. Her responsibilities include conducting comprehensive industrial hygiene and indoor air quality surveys and assessing multiple workplace stressors. Ms. Netherly is a board-certified safety professional in comprehensive practice, and she is currently preparing to sit for the certified industrial hygienist exam in Fall 2019.


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