Program Overview

2023 AIHA University Webinars and AIHce OnDemand Recordings
  • Select webinar recordings and/or AIHce OnDemand Recordings in the Online Classroom for those on your roster.
  • Earn at least 5 Contact Hours

After a live webinar takes place, please allow 3-4 business days for the Archive to appear in your Online Classroom.

2023 eLearning Subscription Content

  • The LITE eLearning Subscription provides 2 connections to each live webinar. The primary and secondary contacts (group coordinators) determine how their groups will utilize these connections. 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. To receive credit, all sessions must be viewed in the online classroom by December 31, 2023.
  • Purchasing an eLearning Subscription does not grant permission to rebroadcast our materials to other locations via web conferencing or screen-sharing.

LITE Content Selection

Below is a list of all AIHA University Webinars and AIHce OnDemand selections. Each group can make 5 selections. Group Coordinators, please email [email protected] with your group's name and selections. Once we receive a selection, we'll set up the content in the Online Classroom and notify members of its availability, depending on your group's preferences.

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Upcoming Live Webinars & Recordings

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
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
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
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)

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

​Information for Group Participants

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Information for Group Coordinators (Primary & Secondary Contacts)

Communication

Announcements regarding 2023 eLearning Subscription Program content availability will be sent based on preferences indicated in the Site Roster Form:

  • Email all participants on the roster with each new recording (approximately monthly contact)
  • Email all participants on the roster quarterly (end of March, end of June, end of September, beginning of December
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Live Event Registration

We will register the primary and secondary contacts or live connections for the live webinars based on preferences indicated on the Site Roster Form:

  • Automatically register primary and secondary contacts for all live webinars
  • Contact primary and secondary contacts to determine contacts for live webinars
  • Group will not participate in live webinars. Primary and secondary contacts and roster (if applicable) will be notified of the recording.

If you would like to change any of your live connections for a webinar, please email [email protected] at least one week before the live webinar. In the email, please tell us which webinar and connection(s) you would like to change.

Live Event Participation

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If you host a live webinar viewing, please email a list of attendees to [email protected]. Please use this webinar viewing template. We will follow up with steps on how to obtain credit.

This does not grant permission to rebroadcast our materials to other locations via web conferencing or screen-sharing.

Roster Updates

Group coordinators are responsible for providing AIHA with a subscription roster indicating who is authorized to be set up in the online classroom as part of their group. Please note the following on rosters:

  • ​Roster slots are not transferable throughout the year and cannot exceed the maximum size purchased without consultation with AIHA
  • Roster additions can be made quarterly (due to AIHA at purchase with updates made on April 1, July 1, and October 1st).

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