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Program Schedule

The AIHA Fall Conference features education and enrichment programs for every OEHS niche. Choose from an array of program formats, including table discussions, workshops, networking opportunities, and roundtables. Attendees also have opportunities to earn CM credits and CEU/COC points towards their certifications.

Download our Approval Template if you n​eed help in securing funding for your attendance to Fall Conference.

Most importantly, however, is the numerous opportunities for attendees to network with colleagues from across the IH/OH career spectrum. The AIHA Fall Conference provides a collaborative, intimate, and engaging environment for peers and professionals to gather and share knowledge and experience.  

Start your planning by viewing the Program at a Glance below to see what courses, workshops, and networking functions you'd like to register for. Alternatively, you can view the selection of material grouped by track.

Fall Conference Tracks


Enterprise Risk Management and Risk Assessment
​​​Enterprise Risk Management
and Risk Assessment
​Emergency Response and Preparedness
Emergency Response
and Preparedness
Management and Leadership
Management
and Leadership
Emerging Issues and International
Emerging Issues
​​and International
 
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 Professional Development Courses

 
  
  
collapse Day : 10/28 & 29, Saturday & Sunday ‎(1)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.PDC 5 - OHS Management System Auditor
collapse Day : 10/28, Saturday ‎(4)
8:00 a.m.- NoonPDC 1 - The Ethics of Workplace Violence: Understanding the Problem and Creating Solutions
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.PDC 2 - Legal Issues and Exposures in Your IH Practice
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.PDC 3 - Strengthening EHS Leadership and Teamwork
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.PDC 4 - Flood Disaster Response and Resiliency
collapse Day : 10/29, Sunday ‎(6)
8:00 a.m.- NoonPDC 6 - Introduction to the Recognition, Evaluation, and Control of Legionella in Building Water Systems
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.PDC 7 - Safety, Health, and Environment Culture in Any Culture
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.PDC 8 - Business Value of EHS Audits – Building an Efficient and Effective Process for Risk Management
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.PDC 9 - Developing Meaningful, Leading EHS Objectives for your Organization
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.PDC 10 - OELs: Tools for Assessing Worker Health Risk
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.PDC 12 - Implementing a Water Management Plan to Control Legionella in Building Water Systems
collapse Day : 11/1, Wednesday ‎(2)
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.PDC 14 - Tools for Compliance with the OSHA Silica Standard
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.PDC 15 - Forecasting Exposures Using the New "Well Mixed Room" Models
 

 Conference

 
  
  
Session Description
collapse Day : 10/30, Monday ‎(14)
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Breakfast Discussion 1 - AIHA Fellows Debate
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.Opening Keynote Session - The Psychology of Influence
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Quick Talk 1 - Enterprise Risk Management and Risk Assessment
10:30 a.m.-​11:00 a.m.
Use Less Resources for Better Exposure Risk Assessments

11:00 a.m.-11:3​0 a.m.​​
Use Models and Tools for Better Exposure Risk Assessments
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Quick Talk 2 - Emergency Response and Preparedness
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
What Does Incident Response Synchronization Really Look Like?

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Science and Technology Innovation, Commercialization, and Market Transition of Safety and Health Solutions for Emergency Response
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Quick Talk 3 - Emerging Issues and International
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Transforming Required Training into Inspired Learning

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Moving Toward a Comprehensive Chemical Risk Management Strategy
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Quick Talk 4 - Management and Leadership
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
On Employing Veterans, by a Veteran

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Focusing on One Goal, Forgetting the Rest
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.Lunch Discussion 1 - Future of Occupational Safety and Health
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Special Workshop - The Psychology of Influence
In this highly engaging and experiential workshop, y​ou will experience an almost magical transformation that catapults you from being an average – to above-average speaker to becoming a skilled influencer who moves people to take action.
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 1 - Enterprise Risk Management & Risk Assessment
1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
AIHA Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Body of Knowledge (BoK)

2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Keys to Effective Risk Communication
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 2 – Emergency Response & Preparedness
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Full Scale, Multi-Jurisdictional Exercise Planning

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Health and Safety Considerations and Challenges for Protecting Citizen Responders during Emergency Response
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 3 - Emerging Issues & International
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Your Dermal Exposure Assessment IQ: What Do Your Peers Know That You Don’t?

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics Reporting on OHS Performance
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 4 - Enterprise Risk Management & Risk Assessment
3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
ERM is Essential to Sustained Performance Improvement in Environment, Safety, and Health

4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Leading Indicators: Absolute Proof that Employee Engagement reduces Injury Rates
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 5 - Emergency Response & Preparedness
3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
An IH’s Role during Mercury Response Scenarios

4:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
The IH Role in Response to a Submerged Barge of Benzene in Lake Erie
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 6 - Emerging Issues & International
3:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
21st Century Manufacturing: The Challenge of Emerging Technologies for the OS&H Practitioner

4:15 p.m.-​​5:00 p.m.
Disrupting the EH&S Landscape
collapse Day : 10/31, Tuesday ‎(13)
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.Breakfast Discussion 2 - Seizing the Opportunity to Serve
The Rol​​e of AIHA’s Grassroots Government Relations in the Rapidly Evolving Marijuana Industry
8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.General Session - Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award Lecture
External Influences on the Industrial Hygiene Curriculum​
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Quick Talk 5 - Enterprise Risk Management and Risk Assessment
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Using “Well Mixed Room” Models is Not Rocket Science!

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Identifying Risk, Creating Opportunities: How EHS Practitioners Can Help Drive Business Success
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Quick Talk 6 - Emergency Response and Preparedness
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
Managing the "Worried Well" During an Emergency Response

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Building a Meaningful Relationship with the Incident Command System
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Quick Talk 7 - Emerging Issues and International
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
IAQ in Developing Countries – Elevated Outdoor and Indoor PM2.5 Levels

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Additive Manufacturing & 3D Printing: Lessons from the Field
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Quick Talk 8 - Management and Leadership
10:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
I Asked 25,000 People To Tell Me About Safety Culture. This is What I Learned

11:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Successfully Making the Transition from Doer to Leader
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.Concurrent Session 10 - Management & Leadership, Part 1
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Industrial Hygiene Leaders
- The Self-Empower​ment Habits
- The Habit of Fostering and Seeking Inter-Professional/Inter-Disciplinary Collaboration
11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.Lunch Discussion 2 – AIHA State of Affairs
AIHA’s CEO will provide a brief state of affairs update, followed by sponsored programming.
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 7 - Enterprise Risk Management & Risk Assessment
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Enterprise Risk Management for Products

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Influencing and Impacting Your Risk Culture
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 8 - Emergency Response & Preparedness
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
The IH Role in an Oil Gas Pipeline Release

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
The IH Role During Post-Explosion Response Involving Anhydrous Ammonia in a Flash Freezing System
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 9 - Emerging Issues & International
1:30 p.m.-2:15 p.m.
Globally-Endorsed Occupational Hygiene Training – Proof of Concept for Industry, Academia, and Philanthropy

2:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m.
Assessing Chemical Hazards in the Workplace: The NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding Proces
1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.Concurrent Session 10 - Management & Leadership, Part 2
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Industrial Hygiene Leaders
- Habits Important​ to Leadership Success—One Opinion
- Creating a Culture o​f Habitual Adaptation
- Inter-Professio​nal ​​and Interdisciplinary Collaboration
- Commitment to Leadership
3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.Closing Session - Total Exposure Health
A Revolutionary Way to Think of Exposure and Primary Prevention