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AIHA is dedicated to fostering a culture and environment supportive of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), accessibility, and belonging to all people within our membership as well as the broader volunteer community. At its core, our policy is built around respect and value for individuals. AIHA promotes a community that values and respects the unique experience, backgrounds, and perspectives of all its members, volunteers, and staff. Furthermore, AIHA prohibits all harassment, exclusionary and threatening behavior that detracts from the learning experience central to AIHA’s mission. We would like AIHA Members to review our revised DEI Policy and provide their commentary by February 16. If there are any questions, please contact Thursa Pecoraro.

OEESC 2024 Call for Proposals

AIHA is thrilled to announce that we'll be hosting the prestigious Occupational and Environmental Exposures of Skin to Chemicals (OEESC) Conference in 2024! Join the leading international gathering on skin exposure to chemicals, where professionals unite to exchange ideas, network, and address current issues. Submit your proposals by February 13, 2024, and be a part of shaping the future of skin exposure knowledge at #OEESC2024!

Now Accepting Proposals for PSX 2024

Advance the product stewardship profession with a speaking role at PSX 2024! This annual conference, happening Oct 15-17, 2024, in Denver (CO) is the best place to share the latest trends, technologies, and best practices with your peers. Submit a proposal in your area of expertise by March 6.

Make Your Nominations for the 2024 Prevention through Design (PtD) Award

The NIOSH PtD annual award recognizes individuals, teams, businesses, and other organizations that have eliminated or reduced hazards through design or re-design efforts or have contributed to the body of knowledge that enables PtD solutions. NIOSH presents the award in partnership with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP), and the National Safety Council (NSC). Deadline to submit your nomination is March 1, 2024.

ABET: 2024 Awards Call for Nominations

The ABET Awards Committee is now accepting nominations for the following:

  • Linton E. Grinter Distinguished Service
  • Claire L. Felbinger Award for Diversity and Inclusion
  • ABET Innovation Award
  • ABET Fellow Award
  • ABET and The Lemelson Foundation Engineering for One Planet (EOP) Innovation in Sustainability Award (Special Recognition Award)

Please visit the ABET website for more information about these prestigious awards. Completed and signed nominations must be received at ABET Headquarters by April 20, 2024. Please email them to [email protected].

Unlock Your Potential With a Mentor!

Dreaming of career advancement? Unlock your potential with AIHA’s Mentoring Institute. Connect with a mentor who will guide you through the ins and outs of industrial hygiene and occupational health. It's a unique opportunity for personalized growth. Don't miss out – sign up as a mentee today!

Local Section Officer Communications

Input Requested: Academic Programs in Your Area

AIHA has compiled a comprehensive directory of academic programs, covering Associate, Bachelors, Master's, and Doctoral levels within OEHS disciplines. The purpose of this list is to enhance our outreach initiatives, support the growth of our talent pool, share resources from the Academic Portal, and address any other relevant matters. As local section officers, your expertise is invaluable. Please review the list for accuracy, and let Thursa Pecoraro know if any academic programs in your area are missing.

AIHA Distinguished Lecturer Program
Do you need a speaker at your next local section meeting? Remember AIHA will provide up to $400 worth of travel expenses for speakers selected from our Distinguished Lecturer list.

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December 2023

Mark Your Calendars:

December 4, 2023: AIHA Connect 2024 registration opens

December 14, 2023: Defining the Science Brainstorming Session: Area and Personal Sensors

December 31, 2023: Deadline to submit a nomination for AIHA Fellows

January 12, 2024: Deadline to submit a nomination for AIHA Named Awards

February 5, 2024: Deadline to apply for an AIHF Scholarship

Membership News

Stay Connected and Engaged
Join AIHA for another great year of outstanding programs and professional development. Help us continue our mission to empower and advance those who apply scientific knowledge to protect all workers and their communities from occupational and environmental hazards. Renew your AIHA membership today! Thank you for your continued support.

Research Ideas Requested
AIHA’s Defining the Science Advisory Group is looking for ideas that enhance our understanding of the profession and its impact on worker health, from methods and techniques to broader topics like green building codes and leadership. Let's work together to define the science that shapes our industry!

Advertise in the AIHA Consultants Listing: An Exclusive Member Opportunity
The AIHA Consultants Listing, the premier directory of IH and OEHS consulting professionals, is a low-cost, high-impact solution to grow your business and a trusted resource for those looking to connect with qualified OEHS professionals. Feature your practice in the leading directory of industrial hygiene (IH) and occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) consultants. The deadline to be included in the full digital listing is December 18. Learn more.

Support Your Community
Because of generous donations from people like you, AIHF has distributed nearly $2 million to 680 students studying industrial hygiene and related disciplines at 54 different schools and universities.
Receiving an AIHF scholarship allows deserving students and early career professionals to excel in their studies and, one day, become valuable contributors to the profession. Your donation, big or small, helps aspiring OEHS professionals get one step closer to their dream of protecting workers and our communities. We’re just shy of our goal to raise $220,000 by the end of this year. Will you help us close the gap with a tax-deductible gift to AIHF? DONATE NOW!

Ignite Your Professional Journey!
Ready to soar in your career? Join AIHA’s Mentoring Institute as a mentor or mentee! Join our community of IH/OEHS professionals for a dynamic exchange of wisdom and innovation. Sign up today!

FREE Workshop: Linking Risk Characterization and Risk Management - Optimizing Tools for a Safer Workplace
Join AIHA and the Foundation for Chemistry Research and Initiatives (FCRI) on December 7, 2023, for the FREE Workshop, Linking Risk Characterization and Risk Management. Learn how to optimize tools for a safer workplace by tailoring risk management strategies to your specific needs. Don't miss this opportunity to enhance your exposure control plans and ensure workplace safety. Register today.

NEW: Pilot Foundry Exposure Assessment: A Case Study
This case study is intended to help students understand the basic characterization information in an iron foundry. This material may also be useful for other AIHA Volunteer groups as part of a professional development course (PDC) or webinar. PDC instructors and college professors can use it, in whole or part, to suit their specific needs. Learn more!

Local Sections

AIHA Distinguished Lecturer Program
Do you need a speaker at your next local section meeting? Remember AIHA will provide up to $400 of travel expenses for speakers selected from our Distinguished Lecturer list.

Save the Date: LSAG Townhall on Ways to Increase Membership Engagement Efforts
Join us Wednesday, December 6 at 1:00 p.m. (ET) as the Local Section Advisory Group hosts a townhall call on ways to increase membership engagement efforts. A calendar invitation was emailed; if you would like us to resend the invite, contact Thursa Pecoraro.

Input Requested: Academic Programs in Your Area
AIHA has compiled a comprehensive directory of academic programs including Associate, Bachelors, Master, and Doctoral levels within OEHS disciplines to enhance our outreach initiatives, support the growth of our talent pool, share resources from the Academic Portal, and address any other relevant matters. As local section officers, your expertise is invaluable. Please review the list for accuracy, and let us know if any academic programs in your area are missing. If you have any suggested changes/updates, please contact Thursa Pecoraro.

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