Program Overview

2021 AIHA University Webinars and AIHce OnDemand Recordings
  • Access to 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.

2021 eLearning Subscription Content

*Note: 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. This does not grant permission to rebroadcast our materials to other locations via web conferencing or screensharing.

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 dlassistant@aiha.org 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.

AIHA University Webinar Offerings

The Lens of Minority Populations in the Workplace During COVID-19

Thursday, February 4, 2021  

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Earn 1 Contact Hour

There is no denial that COVID-19 has presented a challenge to protecting the health and safety of employees around the world. In addition to pivoting to pandemic response, race relations have become a mandatory topic from board rooms to shop floors.

Minorities have been the center of heightened fatality rates due to COVID-19 and the center of equity actions across the globe.

This webinar is designed to bring awareness to health and safety program elements that may impact minority populations. Attendees will receive a two-page paper and checklist you can put to use immediately.

Be sure to read this Guidance Document: The Lens of Minority Populations in the Workplace During COVID-19 Guidance Document.

The Power of Thought - Critical Thinking for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals

Thursday, February 25, 2021  

1:00 – 2:00 p.m. ET 

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Are you an occupational and environmental health and safety professional or industry leader who must quickly find solutions to problems?

Critical thinking is one of the most valuable skills for OEHS professionals because it empowers you to solve difficult problems while cultivating high-demand leadership abilities. In this profession, it is essential to have a framework for thinking about complex issues and problem-solving.

Join us for this webinar to learn the critical thinking skills and mental models of world-class leaders so that you can make better decisions and achieve results. A case study and checklist will be shared!

AIHce OnDemand Offerings

Hearing Loss Prevention -What Have You Done for the Worker Today?

Earn 1 Contact Hour

This lecture will recount Derek E. Dunn's role to develop the NIOSH recommended exposure limits for noise exposure and his influence on NIOSH's continued research in the field of hearing loss prevention.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

• Learn who was Dr. Derek Dunn, Ph.D?
• Understand how his research continues to influence development of future recommendations.
• Use Dr. Dunn's Revised Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Noise Exposure established the epidemiologic basis for the 85 decibel A-weighted (dBA) time-weighted average (TWA) and a 3-dB exchange rate.
• Hear about the mechanisms underlying ototoxic hearing loss are better understood and have led to recommendations from NIOSH and OSHA for limiting exposures to solvents, asphyxiants or heavy metals for their ototoxic effects on hearing.

William Murphy, Ph.D.Presenter
CDC / NIOSH
Cincinnati, OH
United States of America

Why We Can, Must, and Will Become Better Leaders

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Based on recent trends, we must continue to develop our leadership and influence. Surveys from business and organizational executives confirm that employers want strong leadership and communication skills in their EHS professionals. Understanding key principles and building leadership skills are what make the difference in achieving, or not achieving, success in today's competitive marketplace. This session will focus on strengthening the right leadership skills and attributes critical to leading teams, programs, and businesses. These skills are critical to optimize effectiveness and be a valued member of your enterprise. They are necessary to make good things happen in a demanding, complex work environment and to be seen by management, peers, and subordinates as an exceptional asset to the organization rather than just a technical expert.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

• Discuss why the IH profession tends to struggle with leadership and influence.
• Create rapport by tailoring leadership and communication, as needed.
• Recognize that a person cannot influence without trust, and one cannot trust without first establishing rapport.

Jason Kunz, MS, CIH, CSPPresenter
3M
Minneapolis, MN
United States of America

Justin Hoover, MS, CSPCo-Presenter
Steel Dynamics, Inc.
Fort Wayne, IN
United States of America

Sampling and Analytical Challenges in Meeting Ever Lower OELs for Metals and Metalloids

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Occupational exposure limit values for metals and metalloids are decreasing especially for metals or metalloids identified as carcinogens or sensitizers. Increasingly, size-specific sampling fractions (e.g., inhalable, respirable) are prescribed by regulation. These very low limit values bring challenges to the measurement methods. All portions of these methods (e.g., sampling, sample dissolution, and the analytical methods) must be optimized dramatically in order to attain lower detection limits while maintaining high data quality. For sampling, this requires new high flow samplers for inhalable and respirable fractions. For laboratory analysis, techniques must consider sensitivity, reagent purity, and solubility issues for metal compounds. Some of the current standardized methods may no longer be adequate for the lower elemental occupational exposure limit values. This session offers three presentations from three countries on the subjects of nickel aerosol samplers, beryllium sampling and analysis, and a new microwave digestion method for total metal content in workplace dust.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

• Discuss the challenges in trace-level sampling and analysis for metals and metalloids.

• Identify methodologies to meet particle size-specific sampling requirements.

• Describe the considerations for sample preparation and laboratory analysis for metals and metalloids.

Michael Brisson, MS, PMP Presenter

Savannah River National Laboratory


Katrin Pitzke Co-Presenter

Institute for Occupational Safety and Health of the German Social Accident Insurance


Mr Steven Verpaele, MSc Co-Presenter

Nickel Institute

New NIOSH Method Using Evacuated Canisters for Exposure and Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Evacuated canisters offer an opportunity to expand the way volatile organic compounds (VOC) are measured in indoor air quality investigations, industrial hygiene assessments, and emergency responses. A growing need exists for alternative sampling methods for VOCs because traditional sorbent tube sampling methods might not adequately capture the multitude of chemicals present in mixed exposure environments because of sorbent-analyte specificity. This method is amenable to area or personal sampling for a wide-range of VOCs and can be used to evaluate both task-based and full-shift exposures as well as long-term sampling (days to weeks). NIOSH Manual of Analytical Method (NMAM) 3900 provides a sampling and analysis technique for a variety of VOCs by evacuated canister. Advantages and limitations of the new method will be discussed in the presentation. Applications of this technique in current NIOSH Field Studies Branch research and Health Hazard Evaluations will be discussed, including exposure assessments at cured in-place pipe installations and health care settings. Applications of this technique for indoor air quality and vapor intrusion will be presented with a comparison to thermal desorption tube sampling. This session is sponsored by the Sampling and Laboratory Analysis Committee.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

• Discuss the new NMAM 3900 evacuated canister method, advantages, and limitations.

• Apply this method in field and laboratory investigations.

• Review the capillary flow controller technology used to regulate sample collection.

Ryan LeBouf

NIOSH

Dru Burns, MS

NIOSH


Alan Rossner Ph, PhD, CIH

Clarkson University

​Information for Group Participants

​​This handout (update coming soon) provides information on getting your AIHA credentials, accessing your subscription group benefits, submitting evaluations for credit, and accessing your AIHA transcript.

After reviewing that handout, some helpful links for getting started:

If you have any difficulty logging in, please email DLAssistant@aiha.org​ and include the name of your subscription group.

Information for Group Coordinators (Primary & Secondary Contacts)

Communication

Announcements regarding 2021 eLearning Subscription Program content availability will be sent based on preferences indicated in the Site Roster Form:

  • Email all participants on roster with each new recording (approximately monthly contact)
  • Email all participants on roster quarterly (end of March, end of June, end of September, end of December)
  • Opt out of AIHA contacting all participants in roster. Primary and Secondary contacts will be responsible for disseminating information regarding content availability in the Online Classroom

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 recording

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

Live Event Participation

Prior to 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 DLAssistant@aiha.org. 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 screensharing.

Roster Updates

Group coordinators are responsible for providing AIHA with a subscription roster indicating who is authorized to be setup 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 on a quarterly basis (due to AIHA April 1, July 1, and October 1st).

How to Get Help

If you have any questions, contact us by email. Please include the name of your subscription group.