Find the latest AIHce 2013 news and information on the AIHce 2013 Coverage page
on the AIHA website. The page includes articles on select conference sessions, PDFs of the Conference Daily
newsletters, press releases, and a link to the AIHce 2013 Slideshow
, which will be periodically updated over the next several days. Here are a few highlights:
AIHce Attendees Get a Lesson in Innovation
What do rock-paper-scissors, cell phones, and Renaissance Italy have in common? As described by Frans Johansson, whose Opening Session address got AIHce 2013 off to an enthusiastic start in Montreal, they all illuminate the ways that randomness and risk-taking are essential for innovation and change.
In a wide-ranging, informal discussion at Monday’s AIHce General Session, U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels shared his views on budget constraints, the regulatory process, and a host of public policy issues in workplace safety and health. The session was conducted in a “Meet the Press”-style format, with former OSHA Administrator John Henshaw, CIH, serving as host and questioner.
Upton Sinclair Memorial Lecture Stresses Importance of Public Records for Worker Safety
Reporter Tony Cook of the Indianapolis Star
is no stranger to frustrating days on the job. While trying every angle he could think of to speak with workers for a story on occupational exposures to diacetyl and other hazardous chemicals at Sensient Flavors, a food and beverage plant in Indianapolis, Ind., he attempted to flag down motorists on the street and even visited a local bar—this after being asked to leave plant property and not return.