National Capital Chapter - AHMP

NOTE:  Speaker and Topic Change

September 2014 Technical Seminar

Bruce Donato of K & A First Aid & Safety will Present on

"The Risk Assessment Matrix - How to Prevent it From Being Manipulated to Say What SomeoneWants"

DATE:  September 17, 2014

TIME:   5:30 - 8:00 PM

Dual Locations:

Virginia Location:  Booz Allen Hamilton, 8283 Greensboro Dr., McLean, VA 22102 (directions below)

Maryland Location:

Ecology Services Inc., 9135 Guilford Rd., Suite 200, Columbia, MD 21046

The classic risk assessment matrix pits probably of risk versus severity of risk.  The concept sounds wonderful until you have a disagreement on how probable something is or just how bad it will be.  Mr. Donato has devise some techniques that minimize the interpretation of probably and severity and defines what is “acceptable” risk.  He also will add a new column to the risk matrix which would address catastrophes such as Katrina, Deep Water Horizon etc



Bruce A. Donato, CSP, CHMM, CECD

Bruce Donato is a principal with K & A First Aid and Safety providing safety consulting and emergency preparedness services for many industries. He holds a BSE in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and has over 30 years of industrial experience. He has worked in the federal government and for chemical, textile, and biotechnology companies including Dupont, Hoechst Celanese, and Life Technologies. Mr. Donato is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) Certified Ergonomics Compliance Director (CECD).

Mr. Donato is also the recipient of 3 national EHS industry awards; The Accademy of Certified Hazardous Materials Manager - FRIEND OF THE ACCADEMY, The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals - HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGER OF THE YEAR, and The Board of Certified Safety Professionals - AWARD OF EXCELLENCE.

Virginia participants will be provided free parking in our main entrance lot and each participant should sign-in at the front door of our HQ, located at 8283 Greensboro Drive, McLean VA 22102. A BAH employee will escort you to the room.  POC for the meeting is Marshall Contino, CHMM 202-422-8387


2014/2015 Schedule.

The schedule and topics are:

September 17, 2014; Bruce Donato - Risk Assessment Matrix

November 18, 2014; Jay Collert "SPCC Plans"

January 27, 2015; "EHS Smart Phone Apps"

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 February 23, 2015; Annual Joint Professional Development Seminar with AIHA

February 24 - 27, 2015; EHMM

March, 2015; OSHA updates

May, 2015; EPA updates

June, 2015; Tech Fair

The National Capital Chapter of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), membership includes Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMMs) and environmental, health, and safety (EH&S) professionals from the District of Columbia and surrounding areas, including Northern Virginia and Baltimore, Maryland.

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