Program Overview

The Full Package delivers up to 24 contact hours of education to you or your team throughout the year. Registration includes live participation and recording access to our 2023 AIHA University webinar series, bringing you the best of AIHce OnDemand. Don't miss out on the latest information on occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS), trends, technology, and best practices!

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2023 AIHA University Education Webinars

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Select AIHce OnDemand Recordings

  • Recordings of the best sessions from AIHce EXP covering a wide range of topics and interest areas are provided in the online classroom to view at your convenience (for group registrations, everyone on your roster will also have access).

2023 eLearning Subscription Content

  • Groups who have submitted rosters will begin receiving welcome emails on January 15, 2023.
  • The 2023 program year runs from January 2023 to December 2023. All sessions must be viewed in the online classroom by December 31, 2023 to receive credit.
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Upcoming Live Webinars & Recordings

Please note that participation in live webinars is optional. Recordings from these live webinars will be made available in the online classroom 1-2 days after the event, and remain active for participants until the end of the program year.

AIHA University Webinar: AIHA and the IH/OEHS Community: Your Role in Consensus Standards - Recording Available Now!

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Consensus standards are critical tools for the industrial hygienist. They are a collaborative effort to maintain a baseline in protecting workers and the community from health and safety hazards. In 2011, AIHA changed course on consensus standards involvement, from being a Standards Developing Organization (SDO) itself to representing the interests of the industrial hygiene profession on standards developed by other SDOs. This webinar will review the progress made on this new course, the lessons that have been learned, and further changes that are necessary to ensure the continued relevance of AIHA and its members in the consensus-building process. The webinar is being presented by members of the AIHA Standards Advisory Panel, and the audience will be invited to provide input to future AIHA standards activities.

Presenters:

  • John Suter, CIH, CSP, ARM
  • Thomas Slavin, CIH, CSP, CSHM
  • Mark Drozdov, SSM, RSO, CAI, CMA, GPRO
  • Ryan Graff, CIH

Access to the event is provided in the online classroom under the subscription group or My Events. Please look out for an email from AIHA announcing the webinar and providing an invite that can be added to your calendar.

AIHA University Webinar: Workplace Violence Primer and Update for the IH (Wednesday, February 22, 2023, from 1:00-2:00 PM ET)

Wednesday, February 22, 2023

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Lack of control over workplace violence can have severe consequences. Employee injuries and fatalities affect not only the workers involved but have far-reaching consequences for businesses and society as a whole.

Industrial hygienists must be aware of these workplace hazards and understand their role in identifying and controlling them to protect workers. This webinar presents the major concepts and definitions from the Workplace Violence Primer and Guideline for Industrial Hygienists published by AIHA.

Occupational safety and health practitioners and industrial hygienists who are not yet familiar with the significance of workplace violence will learn information critical to their role in the prevention of worker injuries. Human resources and security personnel will also expand their understanding of the problem and available protective solutions. Labor representatives will learn how workplace violence threatens their members, and why it is an important area where more needs to be done.

Presenter:

  • Dr. Thomas Fuller, ScD, CIH, CSP, MSPH, MBA, FAIHA

Access to the event is provided in the online classroom under the subscription group or My Events. Please look out for an email from AIHA announcing the webinar and providing an invite that can be added to your calendar.

AIHA University Webinar: Research Laboratory Safety in the 21st Century (Thursday, March 9, 2023, from 1:00-3:00 PM ET)

Thursday, March 9, 2023

Earn 2 Contact Hours

Between 1996 and 2016, a sequence of well-publicized serious incidents in research laboratories led to significant changes in community expectations for laboratory safety practices. Both the American Chemical Society and industrial research partners of higher education developed and shared best safety practice guidance for the research environment. This webinar will describe these emerging resources and consider how they can be best used in specific settings. The webinar will also consider how other safety issues, such as biosafety, mechanical and radiation safety interact with chemical safety practices and the importance of considering these elements as part of a comprehensive research lab safety program.

Presenters:

  • Ralph Stuart, CIH, CCHO
  • Harry Elston, Ph.D., CIH, PMP

Access to the event is provided in the online classroom under the subscription group or My Events. Please look out for an email from AIHA announcing the webinar and providing an invite that can be added to your calendar.

AIHA University Webinar: An IH and a Data Scientist Swap Perspectives on Big Data (Tuesday, March 28, 2023, from 1:00-2:00 PM ET)

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Industrial hygienists (IHs) rely on a mix of data and professional judgment to protect worker health and predict future exposures. Traditionally, these decisions were made working with observations and minimal data sets. But technological advancements in recent years have allowed the collection of a larger variety and volume of electronic data in a shorter amount of time. The IH/OEHS professional is now confronted with analyzing and managing data sets consisting of structured, unstructured, and semi-structured data.

The goal of information management is to collect information from the best source and make it available to everyone who needs it. Occupational exposure management benefits from access to; 1) work force data from personnel, occupational medicine and training; 2) workplace data from engineering; and 3) environmental agent information from purchasing. Similarly, access to exposure assessments inform an organization’s work planning decisions on needed controls, medical placement evaluations and training.

Join an experienced IH/OEHS professional and a data scientist to talk through the continually evolving tools and practices to manage and leverage big data to protect worker health. Topics to be discussed will be prioritized by responses to a community survey to best meet the needs of the IH/OEHS community.

Presenters:

  • Eric Adams
  • Paul Wambach, CIH (retired)

Access to the event is provided in the online classroom under the subscription group or My Events. Please look out for an email from AIHA announcing the webinar and providing an invite that can be added to your calendar.

OnDemand Offerings

Perspectives and Challenges of IH Professionals Within the Circular Economy (AIHce EXP 2022 OnDemand)

OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Traditional, linear systems of productivity require high novel material input and produce large volumes of waste. A circular economy is a system that includes the waste outputs as inputs. The circular economy tackles pollution, depletion of resources, climate change, and biodiversity loss by minimizing waste and creating sustainable processes. Circular economies are seen as inevitable and are expected to have both positive and negative impacts on the workplace. The IH role in workplaces practicing circular economy principles is profound. Workers who are required to create circular economies are often from marginalized groups, earning low wages and working hazardous jobs. Toxicological risks in the recycling of materials, difficulty in controlling chemical exposures because of the heterogeneity of waste streams, physical hazards from dangerous equipment, are musculoskeletal disorders because appropriate tools are not available are just some of the hazards in a circular economy. Circular economies present unique opportunities OEHS professional. The objectives of several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals can be met by ensuring safe workplaces, as well as a cleaner and healthier environment for workers and citizens alike.


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:

• Discuss the importance and relevance of circular economy to industrial hygiene.
• Explain how circular economy is expected to impact workplace safety and health.
• Predict hazards associated with the reuse/repair/recycle phase of circular economies.
• Develop initiatives designed to maximize potential benefits of circular economies.
• Apply goals of circular economy to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Presenters:
Aubrey Arain, MS, PhD
Robert Costello, CIH
Paul Harper

Research Roundup: Epidemiology (AIHce EXP 2022 OnDemand)

OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Presentations
A New Framework for Improving Miners´ Health

This study will present findings from a new project in the NIOSH Spokane Mining Research Division to establish an evidence-based framework for improving miners health by making effective use of existing health data. The NIOSH findings regarding health status, health disparities, health risk factors and demographics of mining workers will be discussed.

Acknowledgments & References
K. Yeoman, CDC/NIOSH/SMRD Spokane, WA, USA
T. Robinson, CDC/NIOSH/SMRD Spokane, WA, USA
S. Misra, CDC/NIOSH/SMRD Spokane, WA, USA
G. Poplin, CDC/NIOSH/SMRD Spokane, WA, USA
C. Nixon, CDC/NIOSH/SMRD Spokane, WA, USA
Y. Zhao, CDC/NIOSH/SMRD Spokane, WA, USA
S. Wilson, CDC/NIOSH/SMRD Spokane, WA, USA
A. Johnson, CDC/NIOSH/SMRD Spokane, WA, USA
C. Peterson, CDC/NCIPC/DIP, Atlanta, GA, USA
K. Retzer, CDC/NIOSH/WSD, Denver, CO, USA

Author
Aaron Sussell, Ph.D. MPH CIH, CDC - NIOSH Spokane, WA
United States of America

Birth Defects and Maternal Work as a Nail Technician or Hairdresser During Pregnancy — National Birth Defects Prevention Study, 1997–2011

There are about 400,000 nail technicians and 600,000 hairdressers in the United States. NIOSH researchers wanted to better understand birth defects among nail technicians and hairdressers compared to those among mothers who work as noncosmetologists. The National Birth Defects Prevention Study (NBDPS), is a large multicenter, population-based case-control study of birth defects. Data from interviews with 43,106 mothers from this study was analyzed. Job descriptions reported by mothers that participated in NBDPS were used to identify hairdressers, nail technicians, and noncosmetologists during early pregnancy (the period from one month before conception through the third month of pregnancy). In this session, industrial hygienists will: 1) learn about the process of retrospective exposure assessment and classification, and 2) understand which classes of birth defects were associated with nail technician, hairdresser, and combination nail technician-hairdresser work.

Co-Authors
M. Siegel, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH, USA
C. Rocheleau, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH, USA
A. Santiago-Colón, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH, USA
C. Johnson, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH, USA
M. Herdt, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY, USA
I. Chen, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Author
Ms. Kendra Broadwater, MPH, CIH, CSP, NIOSH Spokane, WA
United States of America

Presenters:

Shilpi Misra, MPH
Aaron Sussell, PhD MPH CIH
Kendra Broadwater, MPH, CIH, CSP

Research Roundup: Hazard Recognition (AIHce EXP 2022 OnDemand)

OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Presentations
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) survey for an Employee with a Brain-Implanted Hydrocephalus Shunt Valve

The Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) survey and report are with respect to an employee with an implanted Codman Hakim Adjustable HC Shunt Valve. The programmable valve is an implanted device that provides constant intraventricular pressure and drainage of Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for the management of hydrocephalus. The affected employee is an office worker. The survey was done in the areas of the facility this employee would be likely to visit.

Author
Mr. Stuart Bagley, MS, CIH, CSP, IAQ-EMF Consulting Inc. Boynton Beach, FL
United States of America

Developing Ozone Service Life Test Capability for PAPR Filters

US OSHA and other regulatory bodies require cartridge change schedules for gas/vapor cartridges. According to NIOSH, ozone "is used for purifying air and drinking water, in industrial waste treatment, oils, bleaching and waxes, and to make other chemicals." (https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/ozone/) It is also present in welding applications. However, there is no regulatory test method or respirator approval for ozone. Previous research has shown the ability of a disposable particulate respirator with a thin layer of carbon to filter ozone for up to 8 hours at flowrates of 64 LPM. However, some powered air purifying respirators (PAPR) users have asked about filter service life against ozone. PAPRs filters are often considerably larger, with higher air flow rates than breathing through a negative pressure half or full facepiece respirator. This study shows the challenges of developing a robust method for testing PAPR filters against ozone. Resulting service life data may be used to help develop cartridge/filter change schedules.

Co-Authors
K. Frankel, 3M Company, St. Paul, MN, USA.
G. Manning, Assay Technology, Livermore, CA, USA.
M. Peralta, Assay Technology, Livermore, CA, USA.

Author
Erik Johnson, CIH, CSP, 3M St. Paul, MN
United States of America

Presenters:

Peter Aspinall, COH
Stuart Bagley, MS, CIH, CSP
Erik Johnson, CIH, CSP

Why Don't We See the Things That Can Hurt Us? (AIHce EXP 2022 OnDemand)

OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Most incidents that occur in organizations are not major unpredictable events. Most are the result of hazards that exist that are right in front of us, but we don't see them. They become part of the noise and part of the background. They become the story of "I've walked by that a thousand times and I didn't see it until the incident occurred." Why is this and what can we do about it? This session examines why we don't see things that are right in front of us and hide in the background. Grounded in lessons learned from art education, tools exist that allow us to see more completely by improving how we look at the environment and the tasks we must complete. Improving our visual literacy skills improves our ability to work safely and more effectively. Improving our personal safety requires proactive identification and mitigation of the hazards around us. We can't improve what we can't see and visual literacy is key to our success.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:
• Define what visual literacy is and why it matters to each of us.
• Utilize simple tools and techniques to improve our ability to see the things that can hurt us.
• Discuss why visual literacy matters to our safety processes.
• Determine how the brain controls what we see and why.


Presenters:
Glenn Murray
Doug Pontsler

Complimentary Course

AIHA University Course: Making Accurate Exposure Risk Decisions

If you completed the 2022 version of this course and want to earn the additional credit hour, please contact [email protected] for instructions.

Earn 9 Contact Hours

Accurate exposure risk decisions are critical to risk management programs that protect workers and optimize using limited resources. This video series will teach you a basic understanding of the properties of lognormally distributed exposure profiles and how to use traditional and Bayesian statistical analysis tools to make accurate exposure risk decisions based on monitoring data. The use of several freely available statistical tools will be demonstrated using multiple examples. Upon completion of the webinar video series, you will have the knowledge needed for the successful completion of the exam for the AIHA Exposure Decision Analysis Registry.

Target Audience
This course is relevant for anyone seeking to improve their exposure risk decisions, including students, early-career professionals, and experienced practitioners.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe why using statistical tools for exposure data interpretation is critical to making accurate exposure judgments.
  • Describe basic principles of inferential statistics applied to lognormally distributed data
  • Describe and apply strategies for improving exposure judgments using the statistical analysis of monitoring data.
  • Analyze data using freely available traditional and Bayesian statistical tools.
  • Demonstrate competency in analyzing exposure monitoring data by applying to sit for the AIHA Exposure Decision Analysis Registry examination.

Presenters:

  • Andrew D. Perkins MS, CIH, CSP, COHC
  • Jérôme Lavoué Ph.D., MS
  • Paul Hewett Ph.D, MS, CIH, FAIHA
  • John Mulhausen Ph.D., MS, CIH, CSP, FAIHA


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