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As of 2012, ABIH no longer calculates CM-points or issues course pre-approval numbers. The ABIH maintenance certification requirement now involves the calculation of CM-hours based upon educational contact time. Please refer to the ABIH website​ for details. For CM-point information on Chicago Local Section event​s hosted prior to 2012, click on the appropriate archive calendar; attendance roster and ABIH approval numbers are provided in the right column.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​



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Winter Social EventAberdeen Tap 440 N. Aberdeen Chicago, IL

​The Chicago Local Sections annual Winter Social Event will be hosted on Thursday, December 7th at Aberdeen Tap in Chicago. Complimentary food and drinks will be provided! This year we will also be collecting non-perishables and warm clothing for charity. So stop by to network with other local members and help someone in need.​


EHS Leadership and CommunicationO'Hare Plaza - Building Conference Room 8745 W. Higgins Rd. Chicago, IL 60631

​The Chicago Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association would like to invite you to a full day PDC on Leadership and Communication. The course will be taught by Carter Ficklin III, CIH, CSP who frequently instructs to sold-out sessions at AIHce. 

This PDC has been offered at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) and AIHA Fall Conference for the past five years where it has sold out each year.  In 2017, it was rated #1 in attendee satisfaction of professional development courses that were offered.  This course has also been offered at the 2015 International Occupational Hygiene Association Conference in London and the 2016 Australian Institute of Occupational Hygiene Conference on the Gold Coast.

This PDC is being offered at a significant discount below AIHce rates.

While sound technical and scientific knowledge is paramount in our profession, organizations demand strong leadership and communication skills in their EHS professionals.  Understanding key principles of business communication and building strong leadership skills are what make the difference in achieving organizational and individual success.

Everyone wants to make good things happen in a demanding, complex work environment and to be seen by management, peers, and subordinates as an exceptional leader.... but how do we do this?

  • One of the key elements to becoming an exceptional leader is to understand our own personality traits and characteristics. 
  • This course will use the DiSC personality profile as a tool to facilitate learning exercises related to EHS leadership and communication.
  • Attendees will engage in discussions relating to their own personalities as well as those of others that they routinely interact with as part of their EHS responsibilities.

Additional course elements will include interactive discussions and exercises on listening and communication.

7:30   Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00   Instruction begins
12-1   Box Lunch Provided
5:00   End Program

Carter Ficklen III, CIH, CSP – 20 Years EHS experience, Program Manager for Mission Technologies, Inc. at NASA Langley Research Center.

Full Members: $175
Affiliate Members & Guests: $185
Students: $80

Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference and Golf OutingNIU Naperville Campus 1120 E. Diehl Road Naperville, IL 60563

The annual Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference is taking place next month, September 18-21, 2017 at the Naperville campus of Northern Illinois University. If you have not already registered, do so now at

The Chicagoland Safety Health and Environmental Conference is for professionals who have responsibilities related to safety, health, training, and environmental management. Other key personnel such as owners, managers, supervisors, safety committee members, human resource managers, municipalities, and others are encouraged to attend.  Each year since 1988, hundreds of people attend the conference. Attendees will enjoy dynamic conference workshops and sessions; knowledgeable speakers providing current and timely information; basic, intermediate and advanced level training sessions; a business EXPO featuring great products and services; and a Wednesday evening social with hors d'oeuvres and drinks.

Chicagoland EHS Golf Outing being held at the Village Greens of Woodridge 

This annual event is being held on Friday September 22nd and concludes the week of the Chicagoland Safety, Health and Environmental Conference 

Golfing & Lunch:

The event cost of $85 includes 18 holes of golf, riding cart, continental breakfast, lunch, 2 drink tickets, and various prizes.

Don't have a foursome? That's okay! We'll put you in a foursome, so go ahead and register today.

Networking Lunch:

If golf is not your thing, please join us for a networking lunch at 12:30 pm for only $20.

Half Day Ethics SeminarLafarge Conference Room 8700 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago, IL 60642

The Chicago Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association would like to invite you to our annual Ethics Seminar on Friday, August 25. Attendance in this course will fulfill the ABIH Ethics requirements.

Nancy M. McClellan, MPH, CIH, CHMM
Group / Global Industrial Hygiene Manager

Please feel free to park in the main lot between the two buildings or in the parking garage in front of the 8700 building. Do not park in the spots marked visitor in front of the 8700 building as they have two-hour limits and you will be towed.

The conference room will be located to the right of the security desk at the front entrance of 8700, near the elevators. The elevators will be directly visible from the desk. Please feel free to ask the guard at the desk for directions.

Registration: 11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Class: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Full Members: $75
Affiliate Members & Guests: $85
Students: $30​

AIHA Chicago Local Section's May Social EventSmylie Brothers Brewing Co. 1615 Oak Ave. Evanston, IL 60201

​Join us for the AIHA Chicago Local Section's May Social Event being held in the private mezzanine at Smylie Brothers Brewing Co. in Evanston!

In an open floor format, audience members will be encouraged to share their real life IH case studies.  All of the data - players, circumstances, and timelines - is shared, but not the outcomes.  At the end of the session, the facilitator explains what actually occurred.  Inspired by the sold out IH Mysteries workshop featured at AIHce.  As always, come prepared to share some drinks with your fellow colleagues.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Smylie Brothers Brewing Co.
1615 Oak Ave.
Evanston, IL 60201

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm Board of Directors Meeting (all attendees welcome but not required)

5:00 pm - 7:00+ pm Happy hour and Unsolved IH Mysteries event

No charge to attend this event!

Appetizers provided and craft beer menu available

Confined Spaces Planning and Preperation for IHsOAI, Inc. 180 N. Wabash, Suite 750 Chicago, IL

The Chicago Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association would like to invite you to a Professional Development Seminar entitled "Confined Spaces Planning and Preparation for IHs".

This seminar will focus on supervision and preparation for confined space entry. The level of presentation will be targeted to industrial hygienists. The primary topics will include:

  • General & Construction Industry regulations;
  • Recognition and evaluation of the space;
  • Pre-entry requirements;
  • Atmospheric sampling;
  • Ventilation;
  • Entry equipment;
  • Continuous monitoring;
  • Rescue equipment.

Jamar Sullivan, Lieutenant (Chicago Fire Department)

Salvatore Cali, MPH, CIH

8:30 am – 8:45 am     Registration
8:45 pm – 2:45 pm     Instruction and activities (detailed agenda to follow)
2:45 pm                      Summary and conclusion

Students: $60
Full Members: $125
Affiliate Members & Guests: $150

Please complete advance registration due to the attendance limitation. Registration closes at 5:00 pm, March 8, 2017.

2017 Chicago Student NightWilliam Tell Restaurant, 6201 Joliet Rd. Countryside, IL 60525

The Chicago Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association would like to invite you to Student Night 2017.

Our annual student night offers a unique opportunity to view student research, visit with friends and colleagues, and receive information on employment/internship opportunities. Support the industrial hygiene profession and share your personal experience by participating in job-sector round tables with undergraduate and graduate students.

The event format for this year includes:

- Undergraduate poster session and networking during cocktails.
- Dinner while graduate students provide podium presentations to the audience.
- A peer smartphone / text message SMS e-voting process for student poster contest. Your voting directly affects the outcome of the student prizes.
- "Job-Sector Roundtables" during dessert.

Social Media:

Throughout the night we will be encouraging participants to follow our AIHA Chicago twitter account (@AIHAChicago) and tweet at the event using #ChiStuNight

Keep an eye on our twitter account prior to the event to receive “special” updates and instructions for the event. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

William Tell Restaurant
6201 Joliet Rd.
Countryside, IL 60525


3:00 – 4:00      Board of Directors Meeting (All attendees welcome but not required)
4:30 – 5:00      Registration & Undergraduate Poster Setup
5:00 – 5:45      Undergraduate Poster Presentations and e-Voting
5:45 – 7:00      Dinner Announcements followed by Graduate Student Podium Presentations
7:00 – 8:00      Dessert & Job-Sector Roundtables

Student Poster Competition:
For more information regarding the poster competition, judging criteria, prize values, or e-voting process, please send an e-mail to

Students: FREE - Sponsored by our generous program sponsors (To be announced)
Full Members: $35
Affiliate Members & Guests: $40


Advance registration is required to participate in e-voting for student poster judging.
Registration closes on February 10, 2017 at midnight.

Register today!

Credit card and PayPal now accepted! Conversely, checks can be made payable to Chicago Section AIHA, cash also accepted.

Silica Half Day PDC30 N. LaSalle St., Suite 2650, Chicago, IL 60602

​The Chicago Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association would like to invite you to a half day PDC on silica. The seminar will review the major requirements and challenges of the general industry and construction Respirable Crystalline Silica standards. The seminar will help participants understand regulatory issues which will impact the industry, including a focus on compliance issues and practical solutions to the challenges facing the industry on a daily basis. Participants will learn how to interpret existing exposure results in light of the new standard. This PDC will count for four (4) continuing education credits (CEUs).​

Registration: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Seminar: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Lunch: 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Seminar: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Saundra Harris, CIH, CSP, CET
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

Saundra Harris has worked for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for 29 years. Saundra worked in the "field" before coming to the OSHA Training Institute performing safety, health and construction inspections six years ago. Saundra is a certified industrial hygienist (CIH), certified safety professional (CSP) and a certified environmental trainer (CET) with a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Central Missouri. Saundra also has a Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Theological Seminary. Saundra worked as a medical technologist for the Veterans Administration in Kansas City, Missouri prior to working for OSHA.

"Education is a process of imparting knowledge from the instructor to the student. It is my job to share as much as my experience to equip the compliance officer or the consultant with the 'tools' to be successful in an ever changing and challenging work environment."

Thomas J. Slavin, CIH, CSP, CSHM, CPEA
Cardno ChemRisk, Slaving OSH Group

Tom  Slavin is a Consulting Industrial Hygienist for Cardno ChemRisk and President of Slavin OSH Group. He brings over 30 years of experience in managing occupational safety and health, retiring as Global Safety and Health Director for Navistar, Inc. Tom chairs the ASTM E34 safety and health committee and the American Foundry Society (AFS) 10Q Safety and Health Committee. He participated in the OSHA silica rulemaking process, providing comments and testimony, and has written and spoken widely on the new standard.

Tom is a certified safety professional (CCSP), certified industrial hygienist (CIH), certified safety and health manager (CSHM) and certified professional environmental auditor (CPEA). He has been named fellow by both ASTM and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA).

Full Members: $75
Affiliate Members & Guests: $85
Students: $35

Click here to register:

April Technical Tour: Tour of Kastalon, Inc.Kastalon, 4100 W. 124th Pl., Alsip, IL 60803

Tour of Kastalon, Inc.

Please join us for a tour of Kastalon's facility in Alsip, IL on April 28. Process operations include polyurethane casting of covers on process rollers, and casting of industrial parts for many large corporations. We will get an intimate look at their operations and a tour led by company representatives. The tour will be followed by a luncheon, during which we will continue the discussion of the tour and relevant processes and controls.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

9:00 AM - Registration
9:30 AM - Tour
10:30AM - End tour
11:30 PM - Lunch at 
Bartolini’s, including discussion of tour
1:00 PM - End program

Tour guide will be Bruce DeMent, President of Kastalon

Please note that all attendees are required to wear safety shoes and safety glasses. The site has some glasses, but please bring your own if available.

4100 W. 124th Pl.
Alsip, IL 60803

See map below for details on location. Parking will be in the company lot. 

Please note that the luncheon will be held at nearby Bartolini's:
14420 South Pulaski Rd
Midlothian, IL 60445

Full Members: $50
Affiliate Members & Guests: $60
Students: $35

Lunch menu
Tossed salad w/ three dressings
Green beans
Baked mostaccioli pasta
Italian beef sandwiches with hot giardiniera and sweet peppers
Fried chicken

here to register. Registration closes on April 27, 2016 - please note that there are a limited number of spots available; onsite registration may be available.

All payments will be made at time of event. We accept cash, checks, credit cards, and PayPalMake checks payable to Chicago Section AIHA. No shows will be billed. Substitutes cheerfully accepted.

Register today!
Developing and Delivering Active EHS TrainingDowners Grove, IL

​Speaker: Ted Hogan​

Bayesian Decision Analysis - Full Day PDC8745 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631

Registration Now Open!​ 

Bayesian Decision Analysis

Full Day Course on November 23

The Chicago Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association would like to invite you to a full day PDC on the applications of Bayesian Decision Analysis (BDA) towards the practice of industrial hygiene and exposure assessment. The course will be taught by Dr. Paul Hewitt who developed the popular IH Data Analyst software package and frequently instructs to sold-out sessions at AIHce.

PDC attendees can expect to learn about the fundamentals of Bayesian statistics and why the application of BDA results in improved professional decision making when evaluating IH data. Attendees will be provided with a free version of IHDataAnalyst-LiteEdition software to use during class as we work through example data sets on laptop computers.

Attendees must bring a Microsoft Windows based personal laptop computer to participate in exercises. Software will be distributed electronically to registered attendees in advance of session.


O'Hare Plaza - Building Conference Room
8745 W. Higgins Rd.
Chicago, IL 60631


7:30   Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:00   Instruction begins
12-1   Lunch Provided (Gino's East Pizza Bar)
5:00   End Program


Dr. Paul Hewitt,
 Ph.D. CIH is the founder and president of Exposure Assessment Solutions, Inc. Previously, Paul worked for twenty-five years as an industrial hygienist for NIOSH's Division of Respiratory Disease Studies., specializing in the measurement and characterization of pneumoconiosis producing dusts. His credentials include a masters in industrial hygiene from Central Missouri State University (1978) and a doctorate in industrial hygiene from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Public Health (1991). Paul is also the author of numerous articles and chapters on exposure assessment and statistics for industrial hygienists, as well as a past chair of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee.


Full Members: $150
Affiliate Members & Guests: $160
Students: $75

Enrollment is limited to the first 34 registrants.

Make checks payable to Chicago Section AIHA. Cash and major credit cards also accepted. Due to high demand for this course and limited enrollment space - No shows will be billed. Substitutes cheerfully accepted.​
Ergo by the Numbers - Half Day PDC (Morning)Morton Arboretum, Sycamore Room, 4100 Illinois Route 53, Lisle, IL 60532

​Ergo by the Numbers - Ergonomic Stress Measurement Tools

BOD Lunch meeting to follow

The Chicago Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association would like to invite you to a half day PDC titled: Ergo by the Numbers – Ergonomic Stress Measurement Tools. This seminar is a follow up to the seminar given last year on ergonomics which was a huge success. This year’s seminar will go into more detail about the measurement tools used to evaluate ergonomic stress such as the NIOSH Lifting Formula, REBA, RULA, Job Strain Index, SNOOK, etc…. Learn when to use and how to use these tools. Though it will be helpful to have taken last year’s seminar, it is not necessary to being able to understand the content in this seminar.

Entrance to the park is included in the seminar fee - stay afterward and enjoy the Arboretum!


  • 7:30   Registration and Continental Breakfast
  • 8:00   Speakers
  • 12:10  Wrap Up
  • 12:15  End Program


Steve Jones is an experienced ergonomist with 25 years of experience in office and industrial ergonomics.  Steve has his BSIE from Western New England College in Springfield, MA, and his Masters in Industrial & Systems Engineering, Occupational Safety & Ergonomics from Auburn University in Auburn, AL.  Steve attended Auburn on a NIOSH training grant.  Steve is also a Certified Industrial Ergonomist since 1999.

Steve’s major interests in ergonomics include risk assessment and prioritization, developing solutions to unique and challenging problems, lean manufacturing, vibration exposure, office ergonomics, effective training, and manufacturing processes.

Steve currently works as Ergonomics Global Program Manager for Ecolab in Naperville. His past experience includes Boeing, Alcoa, Nissan, Magna Powertrain, Beacon Mutual Insurance, Lenox China, North Carolina Ergonomics Center, and Ensign-Bickford Company.

Dr. James D. McGlothlin is President and CEO of McGlothlin Ergonomics and VEM Systems, LLC. The first company focuses on ergonomic applications for the workplace and the home, the second company focuses on cutting edge exposure assessment tools that integrate videography and real-time sensors to improve health and safety in the workplace and environment.  Dr. McGlothlin was a commissioned officer (Captain 0-6) in the U.S. Public Health Service and directed research in ergonomics and occupational hygiene for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC/NIOSH) in Cincinnati, Ohio, focusing on engineering controls to reduce and control occupational health and safety hazards. He then taught and conducted research as a Professor of Ergonomics and Industrial Hygiene at Purdue University, in West Lafayette, Indiana.  At Purdue, he was twice recognized as a faculty scholar, was the Director of the NIOSH Training Program Grant, and Director of the Purdue graduate program in Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences.  Dr. McGlothlin has over 200 government, technical and academic peer-reviewed publications, 3 patents, and has won numerous international and national awards for his research, service, and teaching.


  • Full Members: $75
  • Affiliate Members & Guests: $85
  • Students: $30

Make checks payable to Chicago Section AIHA. Cash and major credit cards also accepted. No shows will be billed. Substitutes cheerfully accepted.


Chicagoland Safety, Health, and Environmental ConferenceNorthern Illinois University campus, Naperville, IL9/21/20159/24/2015
Ethics seminar - Half Day PDC (Morning)Northrop Grumman Corp. 1605 Rohlwing Road Rolling Meadows, IL 60008


  • Registration: 11:30AM-12:00PM
  • Class: 1:00PM - 4:00PM
  • Lunch will be provided and served at noon.


Nancy M. McClellan, M.P.H., CIH, CHMM
Global Occupational Hygiene Manager

AbbVie Biopharmaceutical

Prior to joining AbbVie Biopharmaceutical in 2010, Nancy McClellan invested over 20 years in practicing occupational hygiene in a very wide variety of high hazard industries throughout the United States.  As a self-employed consultant she has provided services to a multitude of industries such as the automotive, military, hospital, electronic, food, pharmaceutical, chemical, and housing industries.  She has also provided legal expert witnessing to nationally-profiled occupational hygiene cases.

Beyond gaining certification with the American Board of Occupational Hygiene (ABIH), Ms. McClellan is also a past director and committee chair for the ABIH Board of Directors.  She continued to represent ABIH as the Chair of the Joint Occupational Hygiene Ethics Education Committee after completing her term in 2010.  Recently, she was elected to the AIHA Board of Directors as well as the global Occupational Hygiene Training Association Board of Directors.  She also is a member of the British and Irish Occupational Hygiene Societies.


  • Full Members: $75
  • Affiliate Members & Guests: $85
  • Students: $30

Note - Important instructions for registration

  • Registration is limited to 20 participants.
  • If you are not a US citizen or if you represent a foreign government or foreign-owned company, please finish registration then contact Jennifer Schuster at 224-625-6337 (ASAP) as more information is needed.
  • Government-issued photo ID required for entry.
  • Please note that walk ins will not be accepted at this event.