Program Overview

2024 AIHA University Webinars and AIHce OnDemand Recordings
  • Select webinar recordings and/or AIHA 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 recording to appear in your Online Classroom.

2024 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, 2024.
  • The 2024 program year runs from January 2024 to December 2024. To receive credit, all sessions must be viewed in the online classroom by December 31, 2024.
  • 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: The Revised Ergonomic Toolkit: An Introduction to Assessing Musculoskeletal Risk - Recording Available Now!

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Assessing the risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) can be overwhelming. There are a variety of tools available. While some are quick and easy to use and others require more time and training, not all tools are appropriate for every situation.

This webinar will introduce attendees to the latest version of the AIHA Ergonomic Toolkit and review important updates. We will also discuss a strategy for selecting the correct tool(s) from the many available and recommend a plan for the assessment.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the Revised Ergonomic Toolkit and the information contained in it.
  • Outline a strategy for choosing an appropriate ergonomic assessment tool.
  • Identify WMSD risk factors and the tools best suited to analyze them.
  • Analyze several scenarios and discuss the best approach for assessment.

Presenters:

  • Susan E. Kotowski, PhD, CPE, FAIHA
  • Sheree L. Gibson, PE, CPE, FAIHA
AIHA University Webinar: Revisiting the Worst Plant: A Virtual H&S Audit Version 2.0 (Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 1:00-2:00 PM ET)

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Thousands of companies around the world currently utilize internal, external, or a combination of technical and management resources to conduct regulatory compliance audits, inspections, and assessments of their operations with the results being used as one of the company’s many health and safety performance metrics. This highly audience-participative webinar will take participants through a photographic tour of the worst plant in the world’ through an assemblage of photographs of various regulatory compliance issues. As photos are shown, the instructor will quiz participants on the various issues noted and where they might be found in the OSHA regulations. This is Version "2.0” of a successful session presented a few years ago with all new pictures and discussion. It is a one hour version of the 8-hour session that has been presented at local section meetings, AIHce and the Fall Conference since 2013.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Improve their recognition skills for various workplace health and safety hazards and compliance.
  • Navigate various OSHA standards, compliance directives, and letters of interpretation.
  • Apply various OSHA regulations as they pertain to the topics presented.
  • Interpret various regulatory issues.

Presenter:

  • Corey Briggs, CIH, CIT, FAIHA

Access to the event is provided in the online classroom under the subscription group or My Events.

AIHA University Webinar: Safe Use of 3D Printing in Higher Education (Wednesday, April 10, 2024, from 1:00-2:00pm ET)

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Additive manufacturing, or 3-dimensional (3D) printing, is a valuable tool that has transformed research, instruction, and the student experience in higher education. As with so many new technologies, there are unintended consequences and safety considerations that must be managed in higher education settings. Research shows that steps can be taken to mitigate these unintended consequences and allow users to leverage the innovative capabilities of 3D printing safely with fewer impacts on human health. However, on most college campuses, it is not unusual to find 3D printers in such places as classrooms, makerspaces, libraries, labs, and even residence halls. As a result, 3D printers may be in settings where best practices for safe use may not be well understood or implemented. Indeed, 3D printing may have become so prolific on many college campuses that it can be difficult to track 3D printer usage and support the safe use of these technologies effectively.

In this course, we will provide an overview of the variety of 3D printing technologies being used on college campus along with their general safety concerns. Focused discussion time will look at the research on 3D printing emissions including an introduction to aerosol formation and characteristics from material fusion and vat photopolymerization printers as well as the potential health impacts resulting from exposure to these emissions. Best practices for mitigating exposures will be described related to selection and purchasing, printer location, and ventilation during operation.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the unintended consequences and safety considerations related to 3D printing.
  • Discuss challenges faced in managing 3D printing in higher education environments.
  • Evaluate best practices and recommendations in managing 3D printer safety.
  • Integrate new resources and strategies into their own 3D printing safety management programs.

Presenters:

  • Cristi Bell-Huff, PhD
  • Mark Wilson, MSPH, PhD
  • Qian Zhang, PhD

Access to the event is provided in the online classroom under the subscription group or My Events.

AIHA University Webinar: The Use of Physiological Monitoring to Assess Heat Strain (Wednesday, April 24, 2024, from 1:00-2:00 PM ET)

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EST)

Earn 1 Contact Hour

The integration of wearable physiological monitoring devices into heat stress management plans has emerged as an innovative solution to evaluate heat strain. Evaluating heat strain of individual workers can provide real-time, continuous data to allow health and safety decisions to be made based on workers’ physiological responses in conjunction with other heat stress mitigation strategies.

This webinar will introduce attendees to the AIHA White paper on Physiological Monitoring to Assess Heat Strain. The webinar will provide an overview of the benefits and limitations of physiological monitoring, metric and device selection considerations, and data integration and interpretation.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the physiological effects of working in the heat.
  • Outline the benefits and limitations of using physiological monitoring to assess heat strain.
  • Identify metrics (variables) to consider when evaluating heat strain, safety outcomes, and behavioral changes.
  • Outline the roles and responsibilities of an assessment team to effectively develop, implement, and adjust a physiological monitoring program into a heat stress management plan.

Presenter:

  • Margaret Morrissey-Basler, PhD

Access to the event is provided in the online classroom under the subscription group or My Events.

OnDemand Offerings

Decoding the Alphabet Soup (AIHce EXP 2023 OnDemand)

OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Have you ever wonder why some Industrial Hygiene (IH) and Occupational Safety (OS) professionals have so many letters behind their names? What is the benefit to me and/or my business? Which credential is right for me. This session will provide the answers to the questions asked to and by IH/OS Professionals about professional credentialing. Topics to be discussed are: 1) the benefits, limitations, and requirements of professional credentials; 2) conversations with management on obtaining a professional credential; 3) how to develop your areas of expertise; and 4) manageable goals for professional advancement and continuing education. Expanding your professional profile through credentialing can help kickstart your career or change the direction entirely. This education session is appropriate for all audiences: introductory, intermediate, and advanced level professionals, along with anyone in management or looking to break into new roles. Bring your questions about professional credentialing and let's have a discussion on building your potential and expanding your professional career.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:
• Identify common IH/OS credentials.
• Describe the differences between common IH/OS credentials.
• Discuss credentialing & professional development with management.
• Facilitate discussion on professional credentialing & continuing education.

Presenters:
Timothy Stirrup, CSP CHMM REM
Kelsey Forde, CIH CSP CHMM

The Role of Management Systems Beyond Risk Assessment and Mitigation (AIHce EXP 2023 OnDemand)

OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Occupational health and safety management systems (HSMS) can drive a successful industrial hygiene (IH) program that can build employee acceptability and trust in new initiatives, technologies, and guidelines. This education session will present: 1) how elements of an HSMS can be utilized in an IH program using research from National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); 2) examples of using a systems approach to drive the successful implementation of IH initiatives; 3) qualitative risk assessments from an IH perspective that have been applied at different types of workplaces; 4) use of real-time particulate monitoring to identify sources of exposure and design corrective actions to mitigate risks; 5) the identification of criteria from a systems and an operationalization perspective; 6) common concerns that come with implementing new programs or technologies; and 7) how these concerns can be addressed using core HSMS elements. AIHA guidelines will be shared to complement the presentation takeaways.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the session, the participant will be able to:
• Detail the core elements of HSMS.
• Identify skills needed to update and implement worksite IH programs.
• Facilitate workplace IH risk assessments.
• Outline steps needed to deploy new technologies or other relevant programs at a worksite.
• Examine how core HSMS elements can be used to improve IH programs.

Presenters:
Emanuele Cauda
Corrine Balcaen, CIH
Bryan Wilson, CRSP

An Ethical Conduct Checklist for Real-Time Technology Deployment (AIHce EXP 2023 OnDemand)

OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

The advancement of sensors to detect hazardous materials shows great promise for monitoring occupational and public health exposures and mitigating actions to prevent harm. Occupational hygiene studies are reporting the use of smart sensors to track: 1) employee exposure to hazardous processes and substances and 2) employee movement and task performance to inform actions to reduce risks. The use of sensors requires that those deploying them consider ethical and legal measures to protect the rights and privacy of employees. Developments in mobile phones, global satellite positioning (GPS), compact video cameras, and battery-operated wire-free sensors, present new opportunities for understanding employee hazard exposures. A recent technical review (in peer review for publication) concluded that a checklist for deployment of sensors would aid the practicing occupational hygienist in the use of sensors. The presenters will explore: 1) personal experiences with deploying new technologies; 2) the hurdles anticipated and discovered; and 3) an outline for a checklist approach. The goal is to start a conversation to improve the deployment of sensors by the profession that is aligned to expected ethical conduct of IH professionals.

*This session will fulfill 1-hour ethics credit required by BGC for CIH recertifications.


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

• Plan for stakeholders' questions relative to the data from real-time detectors.
• Detail the planning for real-time detection system deployment.
• Communicate the costs and benefits of the technology deployment.

Presenter:
Steven Jahn, CIH, MBA, FAIHA

Research Roundup Big Data/ Safety (AIHce EXP 2023 OnDemand)

OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Presentations
Examining Workers Compensation Claims in the Ohio Landscaping Services Industry

In 2019, the landscaping services industry consisted of over 100,000 firms employing more than 700,000 workers. Hazards of the landscaping services industry include physical overexertion, being struck by falling objects, heat and cold exposure, the use of power tools, risks for falls, animal and insect bites, and exposure to chemicals and electrical hazards. Workers experience higher rates of fatal and nonfatal injury than the average for all private industry. Although the average age for workers in this industry remains below the all-industry average, the number of workers aged 45 and older increased by 140% from 2005 to 2017. The health and safety risks to older workers differ from those of younger workers in important ways that have implications for effective health and safety interventions. This research examined workers' compensation (WC) claims to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation (OHBWC) to shed light on the circumstances of injury incidents in the landscaping services industry. Implementation of engineering and administrative controls is the recommended method of reducing such occupational injuries.

Co-Authors
S. Wurzelbacher, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH, USA
R. Zeiler, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH, USA
S. Naber, Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation, Columbus, OH, USA
H. Kaur, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH, USA
J. Grosch, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH, USA

Acknowledgements & References
C. Tseng, NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH, USA - data programming
S. Zuchowski, NIOSH, Morgantown, WV, USA - manual quality control coding

Author
Barbara Alexander, PhD, PE, CIH, NIOSH Cincinnati, OH
United States of America

Implications of Robots in the Workplace on the Health, Safety, and Well-being of Workers

The use of robots across industry is becoming commonplace and is expected to increase significantly in the years to come. These devices have been shown to reduce the need to perform tasks typically associated with an increased risk to worker safety and health, but they may create new concerns within the workplace. This presentation will discuss current and future research efforts performed by the National Institute for Occupational Health, share information about partnerships developed to improve the development and implementation of these tools in the workplace, and to create discussion regarding the role of the occupational health professional in the safe use of these devices in the workplace.

Author
Jay Vietas, PhD, CIH, CSP, NIOSH Cincinnati, OH

Presenters:

Barbara Alexander, PhD, PE, CIH
Jay Vietas, PhD, CIH, CSP

​Information for Group Participants

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Information for Group Coordinators (Primary & Secondary Contacts)

Communication

Announcements regarding 2024 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
  • Opt out of AIHA by contacting all participants in the roster. Primary and Secondary contacts will be responsible for disseminating information regarding content availability in the Online Classroom.
  • Please instruct your participants to whitelist [email protected] to help maximize the chances that emails from us will get through to them.

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

Before the live event, we recommend performing a system test. To do that, click here.

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).

How to Get Help

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