Program Overview

2021 AIHA University Webinars
  • ​2 connections for live participation*
  • Access to select webinar recordings in the online classroom for those on your roster
Selected AIHce OnDemand Recordings
  • Access to the best of AIHce EXP across a range of topics and interest areas

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

Between AIHA University Webinars and AIHce OnDemand Recordings, expect a total of 24 Contact Hours.

2021 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. This does not grant permission to rebroadcast our materials to other locations via web conferencing or screen-sharing.

Upcoming Webinars

[Ethics] Professional Ethics and Practice of Industrial Hygiene

Thursday, October 14, 2021

1:00 - 3:00 pm ET

Earn 2 Contact Hours*

NOTE: This 2-hour webinar satisfies the BGC Ethics requirement

This webinar will heighten your awareness by using case studies and references from the literature to illustrate the Code of Conduct for the Practice of Industrial Hygiene and its interpretive guidelines. The presenters will also discuss ethical issues associated with emerging areas of practice and consulting, and review ethics code enforcement issues relevant to the industrial hygiene profession. In addition, understanding and taking action to comply in good faith with the Code of Conduct will maintain the CIH as a hallmark for those practicing in the OEHS field.

Presenters:

  • Alex Ornstein, CIH
  • David Roskelley, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
  • Mark Katchen
  • Pete Engelbert, DD, CIH, CSP, CHST, CET, CIT, MCI, PCS, SNCS
The Multi-Cultural Workforce: Challenges and Solutions for Occupational & Environmental Professionals

Thursday, October 21, 2021

1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

Earn 1 Contact Hour

The average workplace is composed of workers from many different cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. While legal norms exist to prevent discrimination in the workplace, in real life employers may not understand their obligations to protect the health and safety of workers, nor have the expertise to do so.

This webinar explores these issues in the context of OEH Scientists’ professional ability to understand complex changes in the workforce due to global economic shifts, migration, racism, discrimination against women, and other historic injustices. The presenters will unravel these complex national and international issues and provide suggestions for the OEHS profession and its allies to enhance the health safety of workers.

Presenters:

  • Teni Adewumi-Gunn, PH.D.
  • Laurence Svirchev, MA, CIH
  • Steven Verpaele, MS
The Role of the Industrial Hygienist in a Pandemic: Highlights from the Second Edition of the AIHA Publication

Thursday, October 28, 2021

1:00 - 2:30 pm ET

Earn 1.5 Contact Hours

The purpose of this webinar is to discuss the highlights and takeaways of the revised (second edition) “Role of the Industrial Hygienist in a Pandemic". The general aim is to enhance and expand the resources, information, and tools the industrial hygienist needs to protect the working public from pandemic risks.

During the webinar, an outline of the book will be presented and lessons learned from each section will be highlighted and “take-a-ways” will be discussed.

Presenters:

  • Roger Lewis, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
  • Robert Strode, MS, CIH, FAIHA
  • Dana Stahl, MS, CIH
  • Sidney Siu, CIH, MPH

Webinar Recording and OnDemand Offerings

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

AIHce OnDemand

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 the 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.

Presenter:

  • William Murphy, Ph.D.
Why We Can, Must, and Will Become Better Leaders

AIHce OnDemand

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.

Presenters:

  • Jason Kunz, MS, CIH, CSP
  • Justin Hoover, MS, CSP
Sampling and Analytical Challenges in Meeting Ever Lower OELs for Metals and Metalloids

AIHce OnDemand

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.

Presenters:

  • Michael Brisson, MS, PMP
  • Katrin Pitzke
  • Steven Verpaele, MSc
New NIOSH Method Using Evacuated Canisters for Exposure and Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

AIHce OnDemand

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 the 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 the evacuated canister. The 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.

Presenters:

  • Ryan LeBouf
  • Dru Burns, MS
  • Alan Rossner Ph, PhD, CIH
The Lens of Minority Populations in the Workplace During COVID-19

AIHA Webinar Recording

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.

Presenters:

  • Subena Colligan, M.S., CIH, CSP
  • Enjoli DeGrasse, CIH
The Power of Thought - Critical Thinking for Occupational Health and Safety Professionals

AIHA Webinar Recording

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!

Presenter:

  • Colin Brown, PhD, MSOH, CSP, CIH
Lessons Learned from Quantitative Exposure Assessments Conducted Globally

AIHA Webinar Recording

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Learn how to effectively utilize exposure monitoring results to reduce the potential health risks.

Major decisions on employee health protection, exposure controls, and respiratory protection are made on the outcome of exposure assessment findings.

However, we have learned that more than 50% of exposure assessment results are not reliable, representative, or reproducible from industrial hygiene assessments conducted at 300+ sites in 30+ countries.

Join us for lessons learned from this extensive research and to discuss quality assurance approaches to quantitative exposure assessment.

Presenters:

  • Maharshi Mehta, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
  • Ankit Sharma, CIH, CSP
Metrics That Matter – Building a Balanced Set of Health Metrics

AIHA Webinar Recording

Earn 1.5 Contact Hours

Learn how you can implement leading health metrics to reduce health risks and improve your health protection program.

All well-run OEHS programs use metrics as part of their program management toolbox.

Traditionally, lagging indicators of health and safety in the workplace have been the most commonly used tools to indicate if health hazards, exposure prevention, and health-related risks are leading to injury and illness. Lagging metrics measure after-the-fact occurrences such as injury and illness rates and illness or disease prevalence. Such lagging metrics are not preventive, as worker health has already been adversely impacted.

Alternatively, leading metrics can assist with predicting and influencing health and safety performance. Leading metrics that focus on disease prevention and health preservation are not as prevalent as those that focus on health-related outcomes (i.e., illnesses). To fill the gap caused by too few leading health indicators, AIHA and the Center for Safety and Health Sustainability (CSHS) developed and published a Best Practice Guide for Leading Health Metrics in Occupational Health and Safety Programs.

This webinar will expand upon the concepts outlined and share a case study of leading health metrics applied to an OEHS program.

Presenters:

  • Alan Leibowitz, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
  • Paul Esposito, CIH, CSP
  • Paul F. Wambach, CIH (retired)
  • Stephen W. Hemperly, CIH, CSP
Communicate Science Effectively by Using Risk Perceptions, Narrative, and Persuasion Theory

AIHA Webinar Recording

Earn 1 Contact Hour

In your career as an IH/OEHS professional, have you ever been told:

“Why should we trust you?! You’re being paid by them!”
“Dear Jon, please cease to work on the gas sensors in my lab. We will buy a new one.”
“You don’t sound like any EHS professional I’ve ever spoken with.”

All these examples are based on risk perceptions in the affective frame (experiential system, i.e., our emotional center) including a threat to value. By using conflict management, relational communication, and (re-)building trust, these types of interactions can turn out successfully for both parties.

Both collaboration and communication depend on being able to relate to each other and develop mutual trust. Sadly, for IHs, data and technical information typically don't sway minds or hearts. However, when we first focus on bonding and how we relate to each other, we can then weave and integrate our hard technical skills into the conversation.

In this webinar, we’ll explore both the science and art of conflict management, relatability, team cohesion, value setting, interpersonal communication, using narratives/stories, the affect/experiential risk system, and how our cognitive biases affect them. Examples, cases, and micro-stories will be used to illustrate how you can successfully incorporate the techniques shown.

Presenter
Jonathan Klane, M.S. Ed., CIH, CSP, CHMM, CIT

Developing and Sustaining a Culture Health that Drives Organizational Resilience and Worker Fulfillment

AIHA Webinar Recording

Earn 1.5 Contact Hours

Fully integrate your EHS/OHS activities, initiatives, and goals with your organization’s broader risk management efforts.

Worker health, organizational health, and the risks associated with them are all interconnected. A breakthrough body-of-work has been evolving called “Culture of Health for Business” that distinguishes these interconnections and presents frameworks that can be used to increase organizational resilience and worker fulfillment.

This webinar introduces key distinctions and frameworks in this cutting-edge arena and shows how they can be applied within existing EHS/OHS risk management programs and systems. Emphasis is placed on metrics and how to integrate them into audit programs.

You will be empowered to begin applying the culture of health ideas, in turn increasing your leadership visibility. Additionally, you’ll gain insights on how to strengthen existing Total Worker Health™ programs or to lay the groundwork for implementing a new one.

Join us and leave with immediate takeaways on how you can impact existing systems, internal auditing, and external ESG reporting for the better.

Presenters:

  • Charles F. Redinger, PhD, MPA, CIH, FAIHA
  • Kathy A. Seabrook, CSP, CFISH, EurOSHM
Bridging Boomers to Zoomers: Understanding a Multi-generational Workplace

AIHA Webinar Recording

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Learn the tactics and strategies you need to be successful in today's multi-generational workplace.

Bridging the multiple generations, up to five, in some cases, can be a challenge until you step back and realize the mental framework from which workers operate. For example, how do we define each generation without discrimination and what events have shaped and influenced their frame of reference?

This webinar will teach you how to apply active listening and effective communication skills in a multi-generational workforce setting. The ultimate goal being to foster better communication within cross-generational teams to create an improved work environment for everyone, no matter their age or generational identification.

The topics covered in this webinar are part of the CPAG Serving the Changing Workforce content priority and a continuation of the soft skills webinars presented by the Leadership & Management Committee in collaboration with the Student Local Section, Students & Early Career Professionals, and Mentoring and Professional Development Committees.

Presenters:

  • Celia A. Booth, MA, CIH, CSP, ARM
  • Justin Hoover, MS, CSP
  • Alessandra Pratt
  • Hope Heichel
Methemoglobinemia Resulting from Work in a Methylene Diphenyl Diisocyanate (MDI) Tank

AIHA Webinar Recording

Earn 1.5 Contact Hours

Seemingly hardened, fully reacted 4,4 methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) solid waste material can form various hazardous exothermic compounds including aniline and p-toluidine. These compounds have skin designations and can cause exposure by penetrating the unprotected and unbroken skin.

This webinar will discuss a near-fatal exposure that occurred while cleaning a tank with hardened isocyanate waste material. You will learn more about the hazards of MDI, aniline, and p-toluidine, what methemoglobinemia is, and the impact on the body.

The accident outlined in this case study occurred to an experienced company that specializes in clean-up activities, and they did not realize that anything more than a 4-gas direct reading instrument was needed to keep their workers safe while cleaning up this solid material.

This case demonstrates the need to share lessons learned from this accident with the broad occupational safety and health community.

Presenter:

  • Phil Smith, CIH
IP for IH - Instructional Practices for Industrial Hygienists

AIHA Webinar Recording

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Many industrial hygienists are required to design, develop, and deliver health and safety training but haven’t had the opportunity to learn how people process information, develop skills, and later apply those skills and information or how to best design training to match. In this webinar, you’ll get a brief introduction of the “information processing” model of human cognition and learn specific-evidence-based techniques for creating training that people remember, that leads to changed behaviors, and that results in desired outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain a four-step model for how people process, remember and apply knowledge/skills
  • Explain the steps of the ADDIE instructional development model
  • Explain a common “learning myth”
  • List and explain several evidence-based training practices

Presenters:

  • Jeff Dalto
  • Morgan Bliss, CIH, CSP
The Role of OEHS Professionals in Continuity Planning: A Practical Application

AIHA Webinar Recording

Earn 2 Contact Hours

Disasters strike when they are least expected. Preparing for these events includes developing business continuity/continuity of operations plans to guide the organization’s actions so that business can continue.

Although occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals provide vital services to their organization during an emergency, they may not be directly involved in preparing their organization or own department for the disaster.

Learn why OEHS involvement in continuity planning is critical to organizational success and receive guidance on how to participate effectively.

This webinar will discuss the elements of continuity plans, why they are key to an organization’s success, who is typically involved in the planning process, how OEHS professionals can support their organization in the planning process, and how the OEHS department can better prepare itself.

The new AIHA University Framework: Role of the OEHS Professional in Continuity Planning will be discussed and additional free resources will be shared to support your work (e.g., FEMA documents, NFPA Standards, etc.).

Presenters:

  • Alan Leibowitz, CIH, CSP
  • Laura Hartline Weems, CIH, CSP, CHMM
Whole-Body Vibration Exposure Onboard Coast Guard Small Boats

AIHce OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

The focus of this study was to determine whole-body vibration (WBV) exposure levels onboard Coast Guard small boats with an emphasis on reducing acute/chronic injuries and illnesses. Four objectives were completed: 1) perform vibration measurements to determine crew WBV exposure levels; 2) determine the minimum and worst-case daily exposure duration and vibration magnitude; 3) interpret exposure results relative to known standards and acute/chronic health effects, and 4) provide feedback and mitigation recommendations to the Coast Guard. The WBV exposure results were evaluated utilizing methods in the ISO 2631-1 standard. Coast Guard small boat personnel are likely exceeding the action level anytime they operate a small boat and may also exceed the exposure limit.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Complete vibration measurements.
  • Identify health effects associated with WBV exposure.
  • Describe the frequency range which results in health effects.
  • Outline the natural frequencies of specific body parts.

Presenter:

  • Ryan Butler, CIH, CSP
Capabilities and Limitations of the Latest LEL Sensors in Combustible Gas Measurement

AIHce OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

Confined space instruments are often equipped with photoionization (PID), electrochemical (EC), and LEL sensors to measure the gases and vapors present in the space. In the past, nearly all LEL sensors were catalytic combustion (CC) type. Manufacturers have added new sensors: miniaturized and full-size infrared (IR) and molecular property spectrometer (MPS) sensors. The new sensors are based on different detection principles and have significantly different capabilities and limitations than CC LEL. It is critical to match the capabilities of the sensor with the application, and the gases and conditions that are potentially present. Using a sensor that is not appropriate for the application can lead to inaccurate readings or in the worst case, complete inability to detect the gases and vapors of interest. This presentation will review the types of combustible gas and vapor sensors available for use in multisensor CS instruments, discuss the capabilities and limitations, and how to select the best sensor based on the space conditions and the gases that need to be measured.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Explain the capabilities and limitations of real-time LEL sensors.
  • Determine the ability of specific sensors to detect the gases of interest.
  • Describe the effects of O2, interfering gases, temperature, and humidity on sensor performance.
  • Identify and avoid common LEL monitoring mistakes.
  • Select the LEL sensor based on conditions and the gases present.
  • Enhance the accuracy of LEL monitoring results.

Presenter:

  • Mr. Robert Henderson, MBA
Lessons Learned From Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluations (FACE) Investigations in Michigan

AIHce OnDemand

Earn 1 Contact Hour

This education session will present two case studies of confined space fatalities investigated by the Michigan Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (MIFACE) program. The first case involves the death of a worker in a trench collapse. The second case is that of a welder who died in an explosion while working inside of a cargo tank that had previously held fuel. Each case will discuss: a) background information about the workers and employers; b) the findings of the MIFACE investigation; c) the key factors contributing to the fatality; and d) recommendations developed to address these factors.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify types of confined space hazards, including trenches.
  • Recognize employer, employee, or work culture characteristics that can worsen confined space hazards.
  • Develop a plan for implementing controls to mitigate confined space risks.

Presenter:

  • Anthony Oliveri, PhD, MPH

​Information for Group Participants

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

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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 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, end of December)
  • Opt-out of AIHA contacting all participants in the 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 the 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.

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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 screen-sharing.

Roster Updates

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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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