January 17, 2019 / Ina Xhani

Help Your Career with Two Webinars from AIHA

In today’s constantly changing world, continuing education is a must for those who want to stay current with the latest developments, skills, and technologies needed for their fields. For an IH/OEHS professional, continuing education is even more critical, considering that it is often a requirement to comply with laws or remain certified.

Continuing education is also helpful in laying out a plan for the future of your career. What are “soft skills” and why are they as essential as technical competencies? Why is certification important? What resources are available to you? Can a mentor help with career planning? How can you use the AIHA IH Professional Pathway® program as a guide throughout your career? How can senior and emeritus professionals continue to contribute to the profession as you enter the later stages of your career?

These questions will be addressed in our complimentary webinar “Take Charge of Your Career ” on Jan. 29 from 1 to 2 p.m. ET. IH industry leaders Barbara Dawson and Tim Paz will share their combined 50-plus years of experience to help you establish your vision of career success.

If your job responsibilities include biosafety, or you are interested in biosafety and biosecurity, then you don’t want to miss our webinar on responding to highly hazardous communicable diseases, or HHCDs, on Feb. 28 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. ET. This webinar offers 1.5 contact hours and is a great tool for gaining a deeper understanding of the recognition, evaluation, and control of HHCDs. It will provide information on the HHCDs that have elicited domestic responses over the last five years (MERS-CoV, Nipah virus, Ebola, Lassa Fever) and industrial hygiene research in the area including but not limited to:

  • Current U.S. levels of preparedness to address HHCDs and domestic infrastructure
  • Considerations for selection of decontamination products and procedures at the Nebraska Biocontainment Unit after the treatment of three evacuated Ebola-confirmed patients
  • Air and ground transport considerations to prevent occupational exposure
  • Category A waste handling
  • Laboratory considerations
  • Risk communication

The presenters, Aurora Le and Shawn Gibbs, will also discuss the invaluable role industrial or occupational hygienists can have in addressing HHCDs, a topic they wrote about in the April 2018 issue of The Synergist. The webinar will close with a Q&A session.

So mark your calendars and register today!

Ina Xhani

Ina Xhani is AIHA’s communications specialist.


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