Program Overview

2019 AIHA Education Webinars
  • ​2 connections for live participation
  • Access to select webinar recordings in the online classroom for those on your roster
  • Earn 10 Contact Hours
Selected AIHce OnDemand Recordings
  • Access to the best of AIHce EXP across a range of topics and interest areas
  • Earn 10 Contact Hours

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

2019 eLearning Subscription Content

Note: The eLearning Subscription provides 2 connections to each live webinar. The primary and secondary contacts (group coordinators) determine how their groups will utilize these connections.

Upcoming Live Events

Archives and OnDemand Sessions

Take Charge of Your IH Career: Road Map to Success

Webinar Recording
1 Contact Hour

Get tips on how to plan your IH career as we review how to develop a skills inventory of both technical and “soft” skills based on the recently updated AIHA Core Competencies publication. Soft skills (or power skills as they are sometimes called) are just as important to your career success as technical competencies.​

Nanotechnology: Updates and Challenges for the Future, Part 1

AIHce OnDemand Recording
1 Contact Hour

The number of new engineered nanomaterials that are more active, efficient, and versatile in their commercial applications continues to rise steadily. However, there are still many questions regarding potential human health implications making the role of the IH challenging. This session will provide an update on the latest thinking in two topics: 1) Nanotechnology: Where is it Today and What is the role of the Industrial Hygienist? and 2) State of the Science: Nanotoxicology of Carbon Nanotubes (CNTs).

Preparing the I/OH Response: Why Highly Hazardous Communicable Disease Responses Need Us

Webinar Recording
1.5 Contact Hours

Gain a deeper understanding of highly hazardous communicable diseases (HHCDs) recognition, evaluation, and control with this webinar sponsored by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Worker Training. This webinar will provide background on the HHCDs that have elicited domestic response over the last five years (e.g. MERS-CoV, Nipah virus, Ebola, Lassa Fever) and industrial hygiene research.

Beryllium Regulation, Sampling and Laboratory Analysis

AIHce OnDemand
1 Contact Hour

Beryllium regulations worldwide have been in a state of flux with rulemaking proposals from OSHA, the Department of Energy, and the Working Party on Chemicals in the European Union. It is difficult to keep up with what is needed to stay compliant and more importantly, to properly protect workers. This session, offered by the Sampling and Laboratory Analysis Committee, provides an update on regulations and compliance deadlines. It also provides insights on best practices for sampling and laboratory analysis, based on the Practitioner's Guide to Beryllium Hazard Management prepared by the Beryllium Health and Safety Committee.

Peracetic Acid: Overview of the Chemistry, Uses and Exposure Assessment

Webinar Recording
​1.5 Contact Hours

Explore the current technical and regulatory issues associated with peracetic acid (PAA), an organic compound commonly used as a disinfectant, sterilant, and sanitzer. This webinar will cover an overview of PAA, governmental involvement, health concerns, and scientific considerations.​

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (aka Emotional Quotient)

Webinar Recording
1 Contact Hour

Explore how to practice high levels of emotional intelligence (EI). Managing professional relationships ties directly into EI, making or breaking the chances at getting a promotion, closing a deal, or achieving any business endeavor. Presented by Larry Sloan, AIHA’s CEO, and Stacey Croghan, a founding member of the Women in Industrial Hygiene committee, this webinar describes the nature of emotional intelligence and how necessary it can be to move up the organizational ladder and achieve career success.​

Bring Out Your Dead: Changing Exposures in the Death Industry

AIHce OnDemand
​1 Contact Hour

The only things certain in life are death and taxes. But the death industry is changing with alternative burial methods which changes workplace exposures. This presentation will look at the hazards associated with a traditional embalming and burial, alternative burial methods, and different burial practices found in cultures across the world. We will explore the hazards for workers in the industry, sampling methodology, and possible safer practices.​

Requirements of 2019 Edition of NFPA 652 Standard on Combustible Dust - On Your Way Towards Compliance?

Webinar Recording
1 Contact Hour

Gain an in-depth understanding of the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 652 Standard on Combustible Dust. NFPA 652 is the governing standard for industrial facilities that manufacture, process, blend, convey, generate, and/or handle combustible dusts or combustible particulate solids. This webinar provides an overview of NFPA 652 and the recent changes as reflected in the 2019 edition. We’ll break down the key requirements and how the new standard directly applies to facilities and operations. Professionals who are involved with process safety, EH&S, process design, operations and maintenance from the chemical & processing industries will benefit.​

Nanotechnology: Updates and Challenges for the Future, Part 2

AIHce OnDemand
​1 Contact Hour

The number of new engineered nanomaterials that are more active, efficient, and versatile in their commercial applications continues to rise steadily. However, there are still many questions regarding potential human health implications making the IH role challenging. This session will provide an update in: 1) Exposure assessment: current state of sampling techniques, and 2) Risk management and control of occupational exposures to nanoparticles. Current understanding of the hazards, risks, and potential legal responsibilities that need to be managed will be discussed.

Help! I’m Being Audited by OSHA

AIHce OnDemand
​1 Contact Hour

In a typical year, Federal OSHA and State Plans perform over seventy-eight thousand onsite safety inspections. This presentation will provide the attendees with easy-to-use strategies to prepare for an OSHA audit, even if OSHA never visits your worksite. But the concern doesn't end with the threat of an OSHA audit. A noncompliant work site exposes your employees to both health and physical hazards. The resulting injuries and illnesses have a real effect on your organizations bottom-line. More importantly, by implementing these strategies you'll keep your organizations most valuable asset, the employees, safe and healthy!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Communicating with Impact

Webinar Recording
​1 Contact Hour


The job of industrial hygienists involves regularly communicating the value of what they do to internal departments. In many circumstances, IHs are required to publicly present their projects to upper management with the goal of justifying their business value. Senior IH professionals are also expected to provide comprehensive, high-quality technical training to groups that might not even be familiar with industrial hygiene. These situations raise the question: how can industrial hygienists, clearly and persuasively, communicate complex information to colleagues, stakeholders and business partners? Led by Isabel Bacarella, Enbridge’s Manager of Occupational Hygiene, and Kristin Osterkamp, an instructor at MIOSHA Training Institute, attendees will gain valuable presentation techniques to make the case for their technical decisions and business needs, ultimately invoking the desired action from their audience.

Yucca Mountain Project - Protecting the Health of Workers at the Nuclear Waste Site

AIHce OnDemand
​1 Contact Hour


Yucca Mountain Project is one of the new initiatives currently considered by the U.S. Congress. The initiative would restart waste deposition at this famous site in Nevada, increasing nuclear waste amount by 63 percent and heavy metals amount by 60%. However, several scientists voiced their concerns about this project. In particular, erionite, one of the most hazardous fibrous carcinogens, was found in the volcanic tuff materials, present in Yucca Mountain. Also, complex mixtures of potential groundwater and soil contaminants are not explored in the environmental impact statements for the project. Additional attention is required for the possible risks associated with the transportation of nuclear wastes. The audience will have a unique chance to be exposed to the different opinions about this important project. The discussion will cover: aspects of the regulations of emerging toxicants and cumulative risk assessment, the need of further studies and monitoring at the site, as well as additional control measures.

Opioids and Protection of Workers Involved in Opioid Response Webinar Recording

Webinar Recording
​1 Contact Hour


In addition to the significant risks opioids’ use poses, workers whose job responsibilities may result in exposure to opioids are not safe from its damaging effects. What are the safest response measures these workers can adapt to conduct opioid-related work more safely? This webinar will benefit opioid responders (including police officers, hazmat personnel and forensic analysts), industrial hygienists involved in keeping American workers safe, EHS experts, and professionals concerned with the use of opioids in the workplace.

AIHce OnDemand: The New OSHA Silica Rule - What We Have Learned Thus Far

AIHce OnDemand
​1 Contact Hour


After two years with the new silica OSHA silica rule, this presentation takes a look at the data collected from analysis logs from one of the nation's largest silica analysis labs and discusses trends including data from new analysis after exposure controls have been implemented. This presentation will also take a look at bad samples incoming to the lab and goes into detail on preferred methods of sampling as well as the differing sampling rates, times, and the equipment to accomplish the collection of quality silica samples.

Welding Fumes: Suggestions for Future Research Webinar Recording

Webinar Recording
​1 Contact Hour


The International Association for Research on Cancer (IARC) has recently categorized welding fume as a Group 1 Carcinogen, including all welding fume types in the category.
Presenter Mike Harris will explain why that categorization was established, argue the need for future research to define welding fume exposure outcomes, and analyze the welding process that comes associated with elevated exposure risk.

AIHce OnDemand Recording: Using the www.expostats.ca Bayesian Calculation Platform to Interpret Industrial Hygiene Exposure Levels

AIHce OnDemand
​1 Contact Hour

Is a group compliant with the OEL? Are individuals within this group likely to experience higher risk than the group average? What effect does an intervention have on the underlying exposure distribution? Despite available and well described theoretical approaches to answer these questions, there is a lack of practical applications to support day-to-day decision making when analyzing exposure measurement data. Even fewer applications tackle frequent methodological issues such as the presence of nondetects or present the results in a format easy to communicate. The Expostats platform (www.expostats.ca) is a freely available web application developed at University of Montreal, Canada, to support IH practitioners in the interpretation of occupational exposure measurements. The Expostats tools use Bayesian statistics to analyze data from a similar exposure group, evaluate within and between worker variability, and estimate the association of a categorical variable (e.g. before/after, or morning/day/night shift) with exposure levels. The aim of this education session is to present the current theory underpinning the interpretation of workplace exposure levels and to demonstrate how decision making can be conducted using the Expostats tools.

Exposure Assessment and Engineering Control Evaluations: Lessons Learned from Additive Manufacturing Field Studies Webinar Recording

Webinar Recording
​1.5 Contact Hours


The NIOSH Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Field Studies Team has conducted multiple field studies in a diverse range of small, medium, and large companies using additive manufacturing (3D Printing) technologies. Join researchers from that same team for this webinar, which will address the current state-of-the-science on potential emissions and exposures from 3D printers. You’ll receive an overview of how to plan and conduct an industrial hygiene assessment in both metal and polymer additive manufacturing environments. Explore examples of engineering control technologies implemented by companies working with 3D printing technologies, the applicability of different control approaches (including source control technology for capturing emissions at the print head), and examples of cost-effective, easily scalable emission control methods.

AIHce OnDemand: Current NIOSH Risk Assessment Activities for Chemicals

AIHce OnDemand
​1 Contact Hour

Occupational exposure to chemicals is one of the most significant workplace hazards. The consequences of these exposures can be severe, accounting for at least 71,140 illnesses or injuries and 4,836 fatalities between 2011-2015. Consequently, NIOSH is reviewing and considering its efforts in chemical risk assessment and management to ensure a comprehensive approach. This presentation provides an overview of NIOSH's efforts and solicits feedback on the following focus areas:
- Current Recommended Exposure Limit (REL) Development Efforts
- Chemical Carcinogen Policy
- Risk Assessment Practices
- Nanoparticles/ Advanced Manufacturing
- Development of IDLH values and Skin Notation Profiles
- Occupational Exposure Banding
- Prevention through Design/Green Chemistry
- Cumulative Risk Assessment
- Collaboration on TSCA
- Hazardous Drugs List

Having shared an overview of these priorities, NIOSH will seek feedback on the following questions:
- What chemical guidance priorities should NIOSH focus on?
- Should NIOSH enhance its chemical guidance efforts?
- What areas of chemical hazards is NIOSH not focusing on but should consider?

The Role of Context in Ethical Decision-Making for the Industrial Hygienist Webinar Recording

Webinar Recording
​2 Contact Hours


Explore the role of context in ethical decision-making by attending The Role of Context in Ethical Decision-Making for the Industrial Hygienist. By exploring context, attendees will better understand the drivers influencing ethical decision-making and the theoretical frameworks supporting the use of such drivers. Real case studies will be provided to analyze how the specifics of each situation influence the ethical and unethical behaviors by industrial hygienists. The webinar will also outline the four major ethical theories that can be used to argue for or against the role of context in ethical decision-making and discuss some of the common ethical dilemmas faced by industrial hygienists.

AIHce OnDemand: The Practical Role of the Industrial Hygienist in Total Worker Health - Tools and Methods for Integrating Total Worker Exposure Into IH Core Competency and Practice Areas

AIHce OnDemand
​1 Contact Hour

NIOSH's concept of Total Worker Health is rapidly gaining awareness and traction among government and nonprofit agencies and employers. AIHA is supporting this effort by advancing the subset of knowledge related to Total Worker Exposure as a content priority for the association. The Total Worker Exposure concept asks the industrial hygienist to consider all exposures that workers face on the job and all the outcomes that may result from these exposures. Industrial hygienists should become more familiar with the available TWH research efforts and tools available to support the advancement of the Total Worker Exposure concept. Many of the existing tools already used regularly by industrial hygienists are well suited to contribute to our knowledge and understanding of the Total Worker Exposure concept. In this session, both the application of Total Worker Exposure concepts to the current professional workplace in a large corporation and the current work of the NIOSH TWH Centers of Excellence will be explored, as well as opportunities for future, collaborative research with industrial hygienists.

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

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