Program Overview

2024 AIHA University Webinars and AIHA 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 AIHA 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 - Recording Available Now!

Tuesday, March 12, 2024

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 - Recording Available Now!

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

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 - Recording Available Now!

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

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.

The webinar will provide an overview of the benefits and limitations of physiological monitoring, metric and device selection considerations, and data integration and interpretation.

Please note: The original webinar description included a reference to introducing attendees to the AIHA White Paper on Physiological Monitoring to Assess Heat Strain. As this White Paper has not yet been published, we will need to schedule another webinar at a later date to give learners a full overview of that document. This webinar will focus on our presenter's research on physiological monitoring. We apologize for any confusion.

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:

  • Gabrielle Brewer

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

AIHA University Webinar: Keeping Pace With the AI Revolution: The Role of the OSH Professional - Recording Available Now!

Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Earn 1 Contact Hour

AI is increasingly becoming part of many operations in the workplace. AI technology can make processes more efficient, organize work patterns more effectively, and identify hazards. AI can even identify patterns that enable OHS professionals to focus on specific worker practices that may be more likely to result in injury or illness. However, since AI systems will impact workers and work processes either directly or indirectly, it is important to acknowledge that there is always risk that any system may not operate as intended and may impact physical, chemical, biological, or even psychological exposures. Although not all AI-related systems are able to cause these types of exposures or harm, all systems will impact workers in some form or fashion.

This webinar will provide the IH community key concepts regarding the development and use of artificial intelligence in the workplace. The session will provide recommendations on how best to take advantage of the opportunities to improve worker health and safety while minimizing potential risks.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the features of artificial intelligent systems in current practice, including familiarization with terminology.
  • Identify common uses of artificial intelligent systems in the workplace.
  • List opportunities and challenges associated with use of these systems.
  • Discuss risk management practices which can be used by OSH professionals.

Presenters:

  • Jay Vietas, PhD, CIH, CSP
  • Houshang Darabi, PhD

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

AIHA University Webinar: Navigating Metrics for Workplace Safety and Health (Wednesday, July 10, 2024 from 1:00-3:00pm ET)

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (EST)

Earn 2 Contact Hours

This webinar provides background and information on the updates included in the AIHA 2023 Industrial Hygiene Performance Metrics (IHPM), second edition, publication. The use, and potential misuse, of metrics will be discussed, including ethical considerations and challenges presented by artificial intelligence to develop an occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) management system. Examples from application in the field will be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the application of metrics to measure progress in an OEHS program to management.
  • Interpret the potential ethical challenges of the use of metrics.
  • Assess which metrics may be used in the analysis of cause and effect for leading, lagging, and impact indicators.
  • Identify the key updates made to this publication.
  • Compare and contrast the metrics used by other organizations.

Presenters:

  • Alan Leibowitz, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
  • Celia Booth, MA, CIH, CSP, ARM
  • Scott Lawson, MS, CSP
Access to the event is provided in the online classroom under the subscription group or My Events.
AIHA University Webinar: Using the SDM 2.0 to Assess Real-World Situations (Wednesday, July 24, from 1:00-2:30pm ET)

Wednesday, July 24, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. (EST)

Earn 1.5 Contact Hours

This webinar will share ways that Industrial Hygienists can improve the accuracy of their exposure assessments by using a deterministic modeling tool – with case studies that demonstrate real-world applications involving mixtures and complex scenarios. Case studies will also demonstrate how to leverage existing exposure monitoring data through the use of the Structured Deterministic Model (SDM 2.0) to assess exposures for which monitoring data are not available. Included is an overview of the SDM 2.0 software, and application to several case studies.

SDM2.0 is an Excel-based, user-friendly tool for estimating airborne concentrations that represent potential occupational inhalation exposure to volatile and semi-volatile chemicals and chemical mixtures, aerosols, particulates, and fibers. It includes expanded functionality compared to its predecessor, the Checklist Tool, and a more visually informative report page. SDM 2.0 exposure assessment capabilities include the following:

  • Assesses exposure of overall mixtures and their individual chemical components
  • Assess exposure under non-ambient conditions
  • Expands exposure control category (ECC) 4 into 5 additional categories based on exposure and expands the health risk ranking (HRR) categories from the current 5 levels to seven levels. These modifications greatly enhance risk assessment, risk management, and risk communication efforts.
  • The tool includes a chemical database comprised of over 600 chemicals allowing the practitioner to populate required input fields that had to be populated manually in the prior checklist tool. And it includes a user chemical database that allows the user to include chemicals unique to their specific applications.
  • Provides a mechanism for utilizing existing quantitative measurements collected on a component of a mixture to calculate the corresponding exposure to the remaining non-measured components.
  • Saves the inputs and output as a 1-page report as a pdf

Click on the link to register for SDM 2.0 and to begin the licensing process. Once the license agreement is completed, the tool can be downloaded for free.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the appropriate application of the SDM 2.0
  • Summarize the application of SDM 2.0 to commonly encountered workplace situations
  • Gain familiarity with how to use the SDM 2.0

Presenters:

  • Susan Arnold, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
  • Kent Candee, MS, CIH, CSP, ARM
  • Mark Stenzel, FAIHA

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

AIHA University 3-Part Occupational Toxicology Webinar Series: Mechanisms of Action, SDS Communication, and Hazard Prioritization (Tuesday's, September 17, October 22, November 19, 1:00-2:00 pm ET)

Part 1: Liver: Identifying and Managing Common Hepatotoxicants in the Workplace – Tuesday, September 17, 1:00-2:00 pm ET
Part 2: Genotoxicity/Carcinogenicity: Identifying and Managing Risk Associated With Occupational Carcinogens Tuesday, October 22, 1:00-2:00 pm ET
Part 3: Respiratory Sensitization: Understanding Mechanisms of Sensitization and Mitigating Risk in the Workplace Tuesday, November 19, 1:00-2:00 pm ET

Earn 3 Contact Hours

The AIHA Catalyst Open Forum Post “A Toxicologist is asking: what should I be teaching you?” identified toxicology topics of high need among OEHS professionals. In response to those comments, the Toxicology Webinar Series was developed to address toxicology training needs for individuals preparing for the CIH exam and for OEHS professionals seeking additional toxicology training. The topics of this series reflect requests provided by OEHS professional through the Catalyst Open Forum.

Each lecture in the series will provide a brief review of the target organ/toxic effect, examples of chemicals that may cause injury to that target organ or cause that toxic effect, and a review of how that toxicity is correctly communicated on the SDS. Whenever possible, data sets/case studies provided through the Catalyst Open Forum will be used as the basis for discussion and relevant questions/comments from the Forum will be answered.

Part 1 Overview- Liver: Identifying and Managing Common Hepatotoxicants in the Workplace (Tuesday, September 17, 1:00-2:00 pm ET)

As the first lecture in the series, this webinar on the liver will begin with a brief plain language overview of liver physiology, including why the liver is a common target organ for chemicals. Examples of chemicals that cause liver toxicity will be reviewed along with how liver toxicity may be communicated on the SDS. Attendees will be provided access to printable flash cards on liver toxicants that may aid in their future study.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain liver physiology/pathophysiology in plain language
  • Identify toxicological terms used to communicate liver injury
  • Apply an understanding of the mechanisms of liver injury to prioritize chemical hazards
  • Analyze Safety Data Sheets (SDS) more effectively to identify chemicals that cause liver injury
  • Discuss 3-5 chemicals that cause liver injury

Part 2: Genotoxicity/Carcinogenicity: Identifying and Managing Risk Associated With Occupational Carcinogens (Tuesday, October 22, 1:00-2:00 pm ET)

This webinar on genotoxicity/carcinogenicity will begin with a brief plain language overview of both, including what classes of chemicals are common occupational carcinogens. Examples of chemicals that cause cancer will be reviewed along with how genotoxicity and/or carcinogenicity is correctly communicated on the SDS. Attendees will be provided access to printable flash cards on occupational carcinogens that may aid in their future study.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain genotoxicity and carcinogenicity in plain language
  • Identify toxicological terms used to communicate genotoxicity and carcinogenicity
  • Apply an understanding of the mechanisms of carcinogenicity to prioritize chemical hazards
  • Analyze Safety Data Sheets (SDS) more effectively to identify chemicals that cause genotoxicity and/or carcinogenicity
  • Discuss 3-5 chemicals that cause cancer in the occupational setting.

Part 3 Overview- Respiratory Sensitization: Understanding Mechanisms of Sensitization and Mitigating Risk in the Workplace (Tuesday, November 19, 1:00-2:00 pm ET)

This webinar on respiratory sensitization will begin with a brief plain language overview of lung physiology as it relates to sensitization, including what classes of chemicals are common respiratory sensitizers. Examples of chemicals that cause respiratory sensitization will be reviewed along with how respiratory sensitization is correctly communicated on the SDS. Attendees will be provided access to printable flash cards on respiratory sensitizers that may aid in their future study.

Learning Objectives


After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Explain respiratory sensitization in plain language
  • Identify toxicological terms used to communicate respiratory sensitization
  • Apply an understanding of the mechanisms of respiratory sensitization to prioritize chemical hazards
  • Analyze Safety Data Sheets (SDS) more effectively to identify chemicals that cause respiratory sensitization
  • Discuss 3-5 chemicals that cause respiratory sensitization

Presenter:

  • Renee Hartsook, PhD, DABT

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

AIHA University Webinar: AIHA University Webinar: Maximizing the Effectiveness of Hearing Protection Through Fit Testing (Thursday, October 17, from 1:00-3:00pm ET)

Thursday, October 17, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Earn 2 Contact Hours

Description & learning objectives coming soon.

Presenters:

  • Wei Gong, MS, CIH, COHC, CDC/NIOSH
  • William J. Murphy, PhD
  • David Byrne, PhD, PHS, CDC/NIOSH
  • Christina L. Themann, MA, CCC-A, CDC/NIOSH

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

AIHA University Webinar: Why Work Rate Matters in Respirator Selection: How Negative Pressure Respirators Affect Breathing (Tuesday, October 29, from 4:00-5:00pm ET)

Tuesday, October 29, 2024

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (ET)

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Description & learning objectives coming soon.

Presenter:

  • Jane L. Whitelaw, COH, CIH

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

AIHA University Webinar: Exploring the BCSP Code of Ethics (Wednesday, November 13, from 1:00-3:00pm ET)

Wednesday, November 13, 2024

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (ET)

Earn 2 Contact Hours

Description & learning objectives coming soon.

Presenter:

  • Joy Erdman, MS, CIH, CSP, FAIHA

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

AIHA University Webinar: Old Theories and New Concepts in Nanotechnology (Thursday, December 5, from 2:00-4:00pm ET)

Thursday, December 5, 2024

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (ET)

Earn 2 Contact Hours

Description & learning objectives coming soon.

Presenters:

  • Candace Sujung Tsai, CIH, ScD
  • Peter Raynor, PhD, FAIHA

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

OnDemand Offerings

Stories Told by Trailblazing Women in OEHS (AIHA Connect 2024 OnDemand)

OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Our panelists of women will discuss their range of experiences covering early, professional, and senior professional career stages in various industries (e.g., government, private industry, consulting, and corporate academia). Each presenter will begin by telling a story about a career experience related to women in OEHS in male dominated industries. Topics will include, but not limited to: a) challenges and positive outcomes from working in male dominated work environments; b) women in leadership positions the challenges and advantages; c) imposter syndrome; d) building confidence; d) dealing with dominant personalities; and e) developing a safe, brave space to ask questions when you are new or facing change. The session will conclude with a reflection on takeaways and their own practical applications by the participants through a final breakout session.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
• Use information and apply approaches in their OEHS career paths.
• Identify challenges being women in male dominated work environments.
• Apply real life experiences to build confidence.
• Leverage a network of OEHS mentors and role models.
• Summarize strategies that women can implement to be successful.
• Discuss and champion the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI).

Presenters:

Krizia Leah Jurczyk, MS
Jennifer Holliday, CIH
Nancy Wilk, MHSc, CIH
Isabel Bacarella (Zuclich), MPH, CIH, CSP

Benchmark Concentration Modeling for Carcinogenic and Non-Carcinogenic Effects (AIHA Connect 2024 OnDemand)

OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

The benchmark dose method is a well-known quantitative approach available for toxicological risks prediction. Occupational health professionals would benefit from better understanding of the benchmark concentration approach and its applicability in assessing inhalation risks, both for carcinogenic and non-carcinogenic effects on humans. The session will lead the audience through several examples that show the effectiveness of the benchmark concentration method in: 1) approximating dose-response relationships; and 2) estimating risks in the situations where the use of more complex models is not practical. Several case studies will be analyzed: asbestos, glyphosate, and crystalline silica. It will be demonstrated that for chrysotile asbestos the benchmark concentration (BMCL) was estimated as 383 f/cc-years for the benchmark response (BMR) of 0.5 % of mesothelioma mortality. Based on that, the Hodgson, Darnton potency factor of chrysotile can be estimated at the level of 0.0013 %. For silicosis, the BMCL was found at the crystalline silica concentration level of 3.29 mg/m3-years for BMR=10 %. The software for calculations of benchmark dose based on the toxicological tests and human epidemiological datapoints will be demonstrated.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
• Discuss benchmark concentration modeling in risk assessments.
• Select software for benchmark concentration calculations.
• Determine benchmark concentrations for asbestos, glyphosate, and crystalline silica.
• Recognize the limitations and uncertainties in benchmark concentration methodology.

Presenters:
Andrey Korchevskiy, PhD, DABT, CIH
Bailley Reggetz

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

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