Bed Bugs and Pandemics ****Program Postponed****

May 13, 2020
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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The Electrical Trades Center of Central Ohio
947 Goodale Boulevard
Columbus, OH 43212
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Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, this event has been postponed.  Once the stay at home restrictions have been lifted, the Programs Committee will work towards rescheduling this program.


Because bed bugs and pandemics can impact a building at any time, it's impossible to completely prevent them.  However, there are measures that facility managers can take to minimize the risk.  This program will tackle both of these very important issues facilitiy managers are facing. 

Schedule- Registration/networking at 11am, Lunch will be served at 11:15am, with the program to start at 11:30am.  

Location- This program will be held in the Auditorium on the 2nd Floor of The Electrical Trades Center located at 947 Goodale Boulevard.  

Parking- When you arrive at the Electrical Trades Center (947 Goodale Boulevard), park in the rear of the building and come in via the glass double doors on the rear of the building (under the US flag).  Take the stairs or elevator to the 2nd floor and the room is straght ahead across the hall.  


Speaker Information

Bed Bugs- Molly Meyers LaBadie has been in Libraries for over 17 years, she was lucky to have four of those as a Library Trainer allowing her to train staff in customer service. Currently, as a Deputy Director, she finds that a pro-active approach is often the best way to handle most situations, especially when it comes to the fast multiplying bed bug.

"The first thought I had when I found a bed bug in my house was to burn it down."  That was in 2014 and I have learned a lot since then.  In this session, I will discuss how to prevent, treat and manage these unexpected guests.  We will discuss what your organization can do to be proactive making both patrons and staff feel safe in a world full of these little bugs. So put down those matches because in this session you will learn how to address them in a couch, on a wall or anywhere else these creepy crawlies may hide.
Pandemics-  Valerie Morris is a strategic business partner focused on operational excellence in Human Resources, QHSE, (Quality, Health, Safety, Environment) and Risk Management. Valerie is a senior consultant for Xemana Training Solutions. She recently served as a Director and senior leadership VP of Safety & Risk Management, for twelve years with Aetna Integrated Services, and Atalian Global Services. She developed and implemented technology systems working to deliver training, compliance, and occupational safety programs that reinforce, and instill a constant commitment to safety, employee performance, and quality.

Valerie developed the trademarked, award winning program, Building Effective Safety Teams, B.E.S.T.™, utilized by several organizations to empower teams to build work environments where employees are safe and together with employers create an environment of continuous improvement that thrives. “My goal has been to improve employee engagement, performance and employer profitability through workplace education and technology solutions. My primary focus has been on overall safety, reducing safety risks, and costs while delivering exceptional quality service”.

 Prior to her work in safety and risk management, Valerie held management positions in human resources, manufacturing and retail banking operations.  A native New Yorker and now an Ohio buckeye, she attended Bronx Community
College as an education & psychology major and now lives in Columbus, OH. On evenings and weekends, you can find her reading, enjoying music or working on event planning specializing in wedding coordination. She enjoys baking and entertaining a houseful of family and friends.