Welcome to the Mid-America local section homepage. Serving
members in eastern Kansas and western Missouri.
AIHA is the essential source for information on
Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety issues. AIHA is an organization
of professional members dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation,
and control of environmental factors arising in or from the workplace that may
result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and
members of the community.
Message from the President
August 2010 President’s Message
Thank you for the opportunity of
serving as President this year.
As some of you might know, I
had to leave the President-Elect position at the end of the 1992 year to help
teach industrial hygiene in
This year, I hope that I can continue with the
excellent work of Vickie Bender, Past President, as well as all past officers.
I look forward to working with the
We have already had some productive discussions
planning this year’s program. Sue Flappan, Secretary last year, returns as
President-Elect. John McCall continues as Treasurer. Board members include
Vickie Bender as well as Eric Wenger, John Zey and Tonyea Inglis.
I would like to thank all of them for their great
work and for volunteering to continue this year.
I am grateful for their knowledge and support.
Because Sue Flappan was appointed to
the office of President-Elect, the Secretary position is open.
If you are interested in becoming part of the
leadership of this section, please contact us at the local section email.
This is your opportunity to contribute to your
profession, and meet some interesting people in the meantime.
I learned recently that workplace
deaths decreased in 2009.
Unfortunately, much of this decrease can be
attributed to major job losses last year.
Almost never mentioned are illnesses and deaths
caused by exposures to the environment – both old and new chemical products,
indoor air quality and mold, the list is long.
Our profession is more relevant than ever, both in
and outside of the workplace.
A report in JAMA last week found that that one in
every five teenagers now has at least a slight hearing loss.
It encourages me that members of our local section
still hold the cause of health and safety as our priority.
Please feel free to contact me at my
email, firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas on future topics, tours, speakers or other
I look forward to working with you to promote the
Industrial Hygiene profession.
Mid America AIHA Local Section President