TVS-AIHA is now accepting submissions for student presentations at the 2018 Fall Conference!
TVS-AIHA Fall Conference
November 7-9, 2018
The Venue Event Center, Lenoir City, TN
Wednesday, October 10th
This year we will be accepting 4 student proposals to do oral presentations at our our annual Fall Conference. Presentations will be limited to a maximum of 15 minutes plus 5 minutes for Q&A.
Students who are accepted to present will receive the following thanks to our TVS Student Memorial Fund that honors the late Randy Ogle & Gary Kephart:
PDC & Conference fees waived
Hotel room (Check in) Tuesday - (Check out) Friday (double occupancy)
Hot breakfast each day
Lunch Wednesday & Thursday
Wednesday Night Networking Event
Thursday night Mixer & Celebration
Applicants will be notified in mid-October if they have been accepted to present.
Click here for Application
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Questions? Contact Michaela Hall @ firstname.lastname@example.org or (865) 241-8831.
TVS-AIHA STUDENT MEMORIAL FUND
Gary S. Kephart
Certified Industrial Hygienist,
Certified Health Physicist,
Certified Safety Professional,
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager,
Registered Radiation Protection Technologist
Gary had more than 35 years of experience in Environmental, Health,
Safety and Radiation Protection involving operation, maintenance and demolition
of radiological and nuclear facilities. He began his career in the nuclear
industry in late 1976 with a unique combination of hands-on involvement,
professional credentials and team building success.
Gary actively served on the Tennessee Valley Section (TVS) AIHA Board of Directors from 2012 until 2018 and was President of the local chapter from 2016-2017.
Gary enjoyed helping as many organizations as possible on both the national and local levels. He supported the Health Physics Society for over 25 years and the National Registry of Radiation Protection Technologists (NRRPT) for over 30 years. He was awarded the Arthur F. Humm, Jr. memorial award for his long-term dedication to the NRRPT. He was continually encouraging people to further pursue certifications and dozens of coworkers can attest to Gary’s positive influence on their careers.
His wit, positive influence and organization service will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to work with him.
Randall B. Ogle
Masters of Science, Certified Industrial Hygienist,
Certified Safety Professional,
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
Randy had 36 years of experience in Environmental Health and
Safety with a focus on education, government agencies, and consulting. Randy
started his career as an ESH educator as an adjunct professor at Texas A&M,
University of Alabama, University of Alabama Birmingham, and University of
Tennessee with a focus in environmental health. During his early career he
also worked for OSHA in Springfield, Massachusetts as a journeyman Industrial
Hygienist and Compliance Officer. Randy devoted much of his working career to
Oak Ridge National Laboratory where his professional efforts included important
contributions to the fields of nanoscale materials science, safety and health.
He enjoyed being involved in many professional organizations, including serving as the AIHA Confined Spaces Technical Committee Chair from 1987-1991, TVS-AIHA President from 1992-1993, ASTM Standards and Development for D22 and E34 from 1989-1998, and was an AAIH Fellow from 1980-2008.
After leaving Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Randy continued his work as a consultant, working to advance ESH knowledge in the field of nanoscale materials science. Randy was a doctoral candidate and an advocate for protecting the environment and helping people in need.