Jeffrey E. Henne, CHSP-FSM, CHEP, CHC, SASHE

Region 2 Director

Jeffrey Henne Safety & Emergency Manager for Penn Medicine – HUP
Penn Medicine – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

 

 

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Biography

Currently I am responsible for Industrial hygiene services to hospitals within the University of Pennsylvania Health System. Recognition, evaluation, monitoring, and control of environmental stressors. Ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations related to occupational and environmental health and safety within the health system. Development and training for Emergency Response support systems related to MCI Events, Emergency Online Communication training within the region. I have taken and delivered courses in hazmat, emergency/disaster Management, and Incident Command. I have observed, participated, and controlled hospital disaster drills. Environmental, Health, and Safety professional with more than twenty years of diversified management and technical experience … High performance individual with self-directed management skills … Expertise in training and problem solving … Recognized for developing business, troubleshooting operational, hospital, training situations, and creatively achieving positive results … High energy, quick-acting individual who consistently meets and exceeds expectations.

Background
Review all accidents and incidents for the Hospital and Penn Medicine to ensure compliance is completed in a timely manner. Assist in the trending all accidents and incidents regarding defects among equipment, workplace standards, and human activity throughout the workplace. Member and Chair of the HAP Emergency Management Regional Facility Committee. Committee Member for the Local Emergency Planning Committee, that I represent the Hospitals for the City of Philadelphia. Respond to all emergency situations working in conjunction with the personal from Facilities Service and Security Departments in the throughout the Penn Medicine complex’s. Assist in the Laboratory & Chemical Waste Program by picking up chemicals, recycled material, and chemotherapy waste throughout the campus. Oversee Construction Safety and workplace safety for all job sites and work with our partners to make a better work environment for all. Review all PCRA, ILSM, ICRA procedures for all jobs for compliance and inspections. Initiated proactive activities to better organize the physical layout and appearance, organization of files, and general standards to improve safety compliance throughout the Safety Department. Ensure the safety compliance is meet in all Fire Drills, Safety Inspections throughout the Hospital, Laboratories, and Off-Site Campus Buildings. Committee member for the HUP EOC Committee. Assist in maintaining JCAHO Environment of Care Standards for the Hospital and off-site Facilities. Develop and update the Safety Office Website and new safety programs for the department.

Work History

Penn Medicine
Safety Manager – Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Safety Specialist
2012-Present

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Safety Office Assistant
2004-2012

Thomas Jefferson University
Occupational Safety and Health Coordinator
2001-2004

BOC GASES, Middlesex, NJ
Distribution / Safety Manager, Project Manager, and Regional Safety Coordinator
1990-2001

Education
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
B.A., Policital Science

Certifications
Management Safety Material (Loss Control Coordinator Training); International/National Licensed Safety Auditor (DNV), Safety management Techniques (NSC), Fundamentals of industrial Hygiene (NSC),Principals of Occupational Safety (NSC), Advanced Safety Certificate (NSC), Certified Healthcare Safety Professional, Certified Healthcare Constructor Certification from ASHE/AHA. Emergency Professional, (Master Level), Certified Fire Safety Management, OSHAS 30-Hour Constructions Course, Senior Level Status in the American Society of Healthcare Engineering.

Other Achievements
Eagle Scout; Order of the Arrow, Brotherhood

Organizations
Hospital Fire Marshals Association, Healthcare Facilities Managers Association of Delaware Valley (President of the Association), American Society for Healthcare Engineering (Committee member on Safety, Security, Disaster Emergency Preparedness Committee), North Jersey Society of Healthcare Engineering, South Jersey Chapter of Healthcare Engineering, Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineering, Young Professionals Network Group, Delaware Valley Healthcare Council, Center City Zone member, Committee member of the City of Philadelphia Local Emergency Planning Committee, ASSE, Virginia Society of Healthcare Engineering, New England Society of Healthcare Engineering, and Region 2 Board Member (Mid-Atlantic States) of the American Society Healthcare Engineering.

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Personal Letter

Dear Nominating Committee,

I would like to thank the nominating committee for being nominated in this prestige position for the Region 2 Board Member for the American Society for Healthcare Engineering. I have been involved for hospital for 20 years. I am proud and honored to be a part of my chapter, the Healthcare Facility Managers Association of the Delaware Valley.

I have developed a strong relationship with all of the local chapters. Plus I have been on three ASHE Committees, Emerging Leader Award, completed the ASHE Leader Institute, and achieve SASHE designation. The next levels for me is take what I have learned and help out the local chapters and other regions to excel and achieve a greater good for their chapters.

My platform for helping out the chapters:

  1. Increase communication for all chapters
  2. Share ideas, communications for upcoming events to other chapters
  3. Increase the use of Social media for all chapters
  4. Increase more regional training, to save cost for those who cannot travel to other areas of the country
  5. Help increase membership by using listserv, social media, and increasing the relationships with the state Dept of health reps.
  6. Succession planning is key for a strong chapter, help chapters Identify other leaders within the chapter, recruitment drive.
  7. Help promote others to Emerging leader, this leads to other avenues of success and networking.
  8. Increase relationship with all chapters and the needs from ASHE
  9. Help create a DC Chapter
  10. Help create in hospital regional training certificate programs

I am committed to help others in many aspects of whatever the needs are of the chapters.

In conclusion, I would like your support and vote for Region 2 ASHE Board Position. Thank you for your support!

Sincerely,

Jeffrey E. Henne, CHC, CHSP-FSM, CHEP, SASHE

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