FY24 April Technical Meeting
April 5, 2024
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Darin Dillow
Topic: Heat Stress Prevention: The Next Generation
Abstract: We will review current and upcoming OSHA regulations and ANSI standards for heat stress prevention, emphasizing how heat stress and dehydration impacts employee performance. There will be Q&A for attendees to share heat stress issues and concerns from their specific applications.
Lessons to be learned:
- Attendees will learn how to recognize signs and symptoms of heat stress in the workplace
- Attendees will learn best practices on how to prevent and treat heat stress
- Attendees will be given tools to identify specific heat applications and how to categorize them into work zones
Bio: A business strategist and results-driven chief executive officer, Darin Dillow is known for his transformational thought leadership that drives the hypergrowth of small companies for conversion into multimillion-dollar organizations. Throughout his career, he has spearheaded new business models and built networks of strategic partnerships to expand market channels and deliver exponential ROI.
Darin led environmental health and safety management for large-scale, multisite organizations in his early career, developing holistic business acumen across technical, operational, and manufacturing functions. Originally recruited to direct US operations for performance beverage company Sword Performance, he was quickly tapped to run the organization as CEO.
Darin values employee empowerment and professional development and is adept at identifying key talent in order to pull together dedicated executive leadership teams. A lifelong learner, has recently completed his PhD in occupational safety and health from Capitol Technology University. He is also an adjunct professor for the university and chairs the Occupational Safety and Health Department, leading the strategic direction of the program and mentoring aspiring students in business acumen.
Darin is a collaborative member of the executive community and serves on the boards of Baptist Health hospitals, Scott County Kentucky Board of Adjustments, and Quest Farms. He is a member of the American Oil Chemist Society and the American Society of Safety Professionals. He is also actively engaged in diverse fundraising activities and has raised funds to help high school students overcoming adversity, as well as secured millions of dollars in corporate capital investments.
Darin holds a Master of Business Administration from Midway University and a Bachelor of Science in occupational health and safety from Eastern Kentucky University. He earned his Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification from Villanova University’s Master of Arts program. Darin resides in Georgetown, Kentucky.