Local Sections

A Way to Network with Other OEHS Professionals in Your Area

Membership in a local section does more than just keep you informed—it provides you with a total spectrum of activities that enhance your professional growth, while promoting the occupational health and safety field. 

What is a Local Section?

Local section is the term used by AIHA to designate regional chapters.  AIHA, the premier occupational health and safety association, has over 60 local sections throughout the United States, and 6 international sections.  Since each region may have their own special concerns, the activities of one local section may vary from another.  However, the purpose of each local section remains the same:  

  • Protect the health and safety of workers and the community

  • Increase knowledge of industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety in a specific region

  • Promote the profession and cooperate with government, industrial, educational, and other professional bodies

  • Share a concern about the health of workers worldwide as well as the special concerns of a regional area 

What are the Benefits of Joining a Local Section?

 

Membership in an AIHA local section provides you with a wide range of networking opportunities in the occupational health and safety field.  AIHA national membership is not required in joining an AIHA local section, but membership in both organizations is strongly encouraged to maximize benefits. Just look at the opportunities our local sections can offer you: 

  • Meet and network with other OEHS professionals and vendors in your region

  • Sharpen your skills with professional development opportunities

  • Learn and exchange best practices at local section meetings  

  • Make key contacts and interact with local allied groups 

  • Gain potential access to webinars, local PDCs, technical sessions and other learning opportunities

How Do I Join?

 

For more information on how to join a local section, contact AIHA at (703) 846-0768 or via e-mail. Also, learn more about an AIHA​​ local section via their website

Local Section​ Events​

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2/16/2017
  

​Presentation #1: Legal Aspects in Litigation Involving Industrial Hygienists or Industrial Hygiene Work
This presentation will explore legal and litigation issues involving our profession, how that affects the practicing professional, and considerations that could arise when in the role of an expert witness
Speaker: Marc Gaffrey, Esquire, Partner, Hoagland, Longo, Moran, Dunst & Doukas

Presentation #2: Be Informed - Preventing Chronic Beryllium Disease (CBD) through Exposure Recognition and Control –
OSHA has finalized a new standard for beryllium (Be) and Be compounds. This presentation will review the hazards to workers and the public, where the hazards occur, key aspects of the new standard and how to control exposures
Speaker: Bernard L. Fontaine, Jr., CIH, CSP, FAIHA, The Windsor Consulting Group, Inc.

NJAIHA 02 17 Meeting Notice - draft.pdfAdditioanl Information, including how to register

New Jersey Local Section
3/3/2017
  

Purpose: This event has something for everyone in the Safety and Health Profession. It Connects Safety and Health Professionals and Students, To Build A Stronger Future For The Profession! Become A Safety and Health Profession Mentor, You May Just Learn Something New.

 
Why Professionals Should Attend: Hear how the changes in the Safety, Health and Environmental will affect
the future of our profession. Earn CIH/CSP points. Share your knowledge with your peers. Connect with
potential future interns, Safety, Health and Environmental candidates, co‐workers. Network with your fellow
Safety, Health and Environmental practitioners. Gain an expanded knowledge of Safety, Health and
Environmental career outlook. Learn more about the missions of AIHA, ASSE, ASHMM and the Deep South
ERC.
 
Why Students Should Attend: Hear how the changes in the Safety, Health and Environmental will affect the
future of our profession. Introduce yourself to Safety, Health and Environmental practitioners. Connect with
potential future internships, Safety, Health and Environmental career opportunities, meet potential future
co‐workers. Network with Safety, Health and Environmental practitioners. Gain an expanded knowledge of
Safety, Health and Environmental career outlook. Learn more about the missions of AIHA, ASSE, ASHMM
and Deep South ERC.
 
Lunch: Is included with your registration and will provide an opportunity for networking.
 
Date: Friday, March 3, 2017
 
Location: Vulcan Park and Museum, 1701 Valley View Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209
 
Alabama Local Section
3/8/2017
  

​Spring PDC and Conference, March 8 -10 at the Hilton University Place in Charlotte, NC.

Additional Information including Registration Information

Carolinas Local Section
5/4/2017
  

Save the date for the Spring Vendor's Meeting on May 4th at Georgia Power in Atlanta, Georgia.  Registration will open on February 27th. 

For more information and online registration, go to www.georgiaaiha.org and click on Events.  If you are a paid member, be sure to log-in to the website to get the member discount rate.

For questions or concerns, please contact Kristen Butler, President-Elect, kristen.butler@gtri.gatech.edu or Brandon Cassidy, Treasurer, bcassidy@southernco.com.               

Georgia Local Section