Computer Applications Committee

Mission Statement 

To provide a forum for advancing the use of computer applications by occupational and environmental health professionals.

Committee Goals 

  • Assemble, evaluate, and disseminate information relevant to computer applications and information systems to occupational and environmental health professionals.

  • Actively participate in identifying and responding to computer application issues.

Committee Objectives 

Objective #1: Discuss and act upon computer applications and information systems issues.
 
Strategies:  
  • Designate specific members to track and report on identified issues.

  • Respond to AIHA Board requests to address specific issues.

  • Solicit papers; organize sessions; and provide session arrangers, chairs, and monitors for the AIHCE. 

Objective #2: Provide education and training on computer application issues. 
 
Strategies:   
  • Develop new professional development courses (PDCs)

  • Update existing PDCs up-to-date. 

Objective #3: Identify and assess needs of occupational and environmental health professionals for computerized applications.
 

Strategies:

  • Review and report on available software.

  • Recommend actions necessary for the development of new software to meet needs of occupational and environmental health professionals.

  • Assist occupational and environmental health professionals in the identification, evaluation, selection, and use of manual and automated information systems.

  • Work with the ACGIH Computer Committee on issues of mutual interest.

  • Interface with AIHA committees that are addressing computer applications as related to that committee's particular area of responsibility.

  • Provide leadership in standard setting, such as a generic industrial hygiene data coding system to facilitate comparison of data from different systems. 

Committee Activities

  •  Annual meeting at AIHce

  •  Bi-monthly conference calls

  • Provide guidance and input for AIHA’s app development team (iOS and Android platforms)

  • Sponsor/conduct educational activities at AIHce and Fall Conferences
    (PDCs, Roundtable, Crossover, and Podium sessions)

  •  Publish computer-related articles in The Synergist

  •  Collaborate with other AIHA committees and organizations regarding data collection and coding. (Currently collaborating with the Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee)

  • Student poster session judging

  • Develop “Quality Website” criteria and an award for local section websites.