Introducing a program that brings professional development courses (PDCs) online! Attend high-quality IH/OEHS education outside of AIHce EXP, AIHA's premier annual conference.

Several different PDCs are being offered from November 8 through 12, so you can choose what works for your budget and schedule. Expand your knowledge in core aspects of the OEHS profession with live demonstrations, practice exercises, and group activities.

Course offerings are listed below. To register for a course, visit the course description page.

Courses offered Monday, November 8

Forecasting Exposures Using Well Mixed Room Models - Part 1

The new one and two-box Well Mixed Room (WMR) models will be introduced. TEAS-Student (a student version of Task Exposure Assessment Simulator; Windows only) will be provided. Constant emission and decreasing emission models will be covered. Deterministic and probabilistic modeling methods will be used to calculate single exposures or full-shift exposure profiles. A systematic approach to calibrating a WMR model will be introduced, along with the standard generation rate algorithms. Participants are encouraged to bring modeling examples. This PDC course will concentrate on the practical application of WMR models.

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Applied Case Studies in OEHS Ethics

OEHS professionals are faced with ethical decisions which impact the credibility of the profession and worker health and safety. This course reviews the ethical dilemmas potentially faced by OEHS professionals and the decision processes to resolve them.

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Courses offered Tuesday, November 9

Forecasting Exposures Using Well Mixed Room Models - Part 2

The new one and two-box Well Mixed Room (WMR) models will be introduced. TEAS-Student (a student version of Task Exposure Assessment Simulator; Windows only) will be provided. Constant emission and decreasing emission models will be covered. Deterministic and probabilistic modeling methods will be used to calculate single exposures or full-shift exposure profiles. A systematic approach to calibrating a WMR model will be introduced, along with the standard generation rate algorithms. Participants are encouraged to bring modeling examples. This PDC course will concentrate on the practical application of WMR models.

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Ethical Influence: The Art & Science of Inspiring Change

“Leadership is influence - nothing more, nothing less” - John Maxwell.

The question is how do we learn to influence the people we have the privilege to lead in a way that honors and serves them?

Ethical Influence is a four-part framework that explores the art and science of transforming awareness and influence of self and awareness and influence of others.

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Course offered Wednesday, November 10

Industrial Hygiene Risk Assessment

This course includes fundamental EHS risk assessment concepts and internationally accepted risk assessment terminology. The authors will discuss exposure assessment priorities and health risk ratings. A Modified Health Risk Rating (HRR) and IH Failure Mode and Effect Analysis methodology were developed for this course. Nanomaterials risk assessment tool will be discussed briefly since one of the case studies includes nanomaterials. Most of the risk assessment tools are linear. Therefore, a new IH risk assessment tool was developed to address the additive or synergistic effects of multiple chemicals exposures. A dermal exposure risk assessment tool is also included in the course materials.

Finally, a real case study is used to demonstrate the alignment of occupational health risks and the Prevention through Design (PtD) risk assessment process. The course ends with an assignment where the participants will select one of the Risk Assessment techniques and demonstrate a successful risk reduction methodology.

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Course offered Thursday, November 11

Understanding Leadership From the Masters

Have you ever contemplated what it takes to be a truly successful leader? Many potential leaders do not know how to find this information or do not understand it because it appears to be hidden in military doctrine or advice for ruling a kingdom. In today's challenging environment, management systems are common practice, but the leadership to execute and sell those systems is lacking. Leaders are developed and refined through their education and experiences. As H&S professionals weave their way through their careers and develop their own leadership skills, it is important that they look back and learn from historical leaders. EHS professionals attending this PDC will have the opportunity to: a) review the skills employed by past and current leaders on their roads to success; and b) discuss the skills, tactics, and traits that leaders employ, including those that are ethically or morally questionable. Anyone who has searched for leadership books knows there are thousands published on this subject. It is best to start with Sun Tzu's "Art of War" or John Kotter's "Leading Change." Once a leadership step is taken, you must look ahead, and sometimes back, to continually adjust your path to success. No matter how far you are on your journey (first steps or on the way), this course will provide insight and learning opportunities for developing successful leaders.

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Course offered Friday, November 12

AIHA Business Case – EHS Value Communication

This simplified Business Case (BC) in Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) course provides the participants with a framework and interactive tools. BC in EHS can be defined as a structured method used to justify a project (intervention) for decision-makers. It captures the effects of implementing programs or activities on employee health and safety (injury or illness), risk management, and the business process. The effects include customary financial business metrics, such as net present value (NPV), internal rate of return (IRR), return on investment (ROI) and Pay Back Period (PBP), which are meaningful to business management. This tool also includes non-financial measures, those that cannot be directly or easily monetized. In reality, the Business Case answers the question: What’s in it for the company?

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