March 31, 2022

Education Connection 2022 April

Featured Blog Posts

Stock Up on the Latest OEHS Resources
By: Jennifer Newell

Do you need to refresh your occupational and environmental health and safety resource library? With new technologies and research constantly evolving, you can find the most up-to-date information in the AIHA University Bookstore. The publications offered set the standard for the profession, from continuously updated text editions to white papers covering the latest research.

From the Archives: Readings to Prepare for Upcoming Webinars
By: Ed Rutkowski

AIHA University recently released its 2022 webinar schedule, featuring topics familiar to readers of The Synergist. In this post, I’ve identified articles in the digital Synergist that will serve as interesting background reading for planned AIHAU webinars on ventilation, ergonomics, hydrocarbon exposure in the oil and gas industry, and Big Data.

Be a Part of AIHce EXP

AIHA University Conference Sale

Can’t attend AIHce EXP this year? You can still take advantage of our annual conference discount and save 20% on our:

  • Top 20 Publications
  • Top 10 eLearning
  • New Releases
  • Fall 2022 Virtual PDCs

The sale starts May 21!

    Call for PDC Monitors at AIHce EXP 2022

    As a monitor, you will be responsible for attendee sign-in, course announcements, and assisting the instructor as needed. In return for your assistance, AIHce EXP will waive your PDC registration fee. Assignments are made on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Call for Education Session Moderators

    Get involved in AIHce EXP and serve as an Education Session Moderator. Moderating is a great opportunity to serve in a leadership role, develop relationships with fellow colleagues, and contribute to the overall success of AIHce EXP 2022. Moderators must plan to be in-person at AIHce EXP 2022. Moderators provide support to the speakers and the overall flow of the presentation.

    Call for CPC Members

    Would you like to play a role in reviewing and selecting education sessions for AIHce EXP? Then consider responding to the Call for CPC Volunteers. The Conference Program Committee is comprised of subject matter experts who can have an attendee perspective as they annually select, relevant programming and top-quality speakers for the education program at AIHce EXP.

    DEADLINE DATE: April 11, 2022

    Call for Continuing Education Committee Membership

    Would you like to get more involved? Are you looking for a way to connect with, and help, other members? Do you have valuable skills and perspectives that could benefit AIHA’s Continuing Education programs? If your answer is yes to any of these questions, consider responding to the Call for Volunteers.

    DEADLINE DATE: April 11, 2022

    Featured eLearning

    Cost-Effective Education at Your Fingertips

    It’s easier than ever to invest in your professional development with a 2022 AIHA University eLearning Subscription. You’ll not only be up to date on the latest trends, but you’ll save on your education costs for the year.

    Get year-long access to 24 contact hours of eLearning on the hottest topics affecting OEHS professionals for just $499. With access to included webinar and AIHce OnDemand recordings in the online classroom, it’s easy to work education into your busy schedule.

    Catch Up On Contact Hours With OnDemand

    AIHce OnDemand session recordings are a convenient and cost-effective way to tap into the AIHce EXPerience and earn CM contact hours!

    From COVID-19 response to Total Worker Health®, there are several IH/OEHS topic areas covered to help you do your best work.

    Choose the sessions that best meet your needs and get access to cutting-edge presentations through your computer, tablet, or smartphone 24/7.

    Get Ahead of Emerging Health Hazards

    As new technologies gain momentum, new health hazards are also being introduced into the workplace. Keep current on the latest in nanotechnology, 3D printers, biological engineering, and more to identify the appropriate control strategies to serve our changing workforce.

    Browse our self-study courses, webinars, presentation recordings, publications, and frameworks, tailored to your learning preferences.

    Access Interactive Case Studies in Product Hazard Assessment

    The Product Stewardship Society’s newest online course explores the distinction between hazard and risk, different types of risks, and how to determine the corresponding exposures for workers and consumers. Learn at your own pace as you review real-world product hazard assessment approaches from ideation to market.

    Upcoming Webinars

    Smart Devices and the EHS Professional

    April 19, 2022 | 1:00 – 3:00 PM ET
    Earn 2 Contact Hours

    Smart devices are not the same as laptops from even five years ago. Join us for this webinar and learn how you can utilize your smart device to streamline your daily workflow with these efficient methods.

    Assessing Ventilation for COVID-19 Mitigation and Beyond: Proactively Identify Ventilation Vulnerabilities

    May 4, 2022 | 1:00 – - 3:00 PM ET
    Earn 2 Contact Hours

    Register now for this webinar that draws from two years of field experience. Attendees will review real-world examples, learn more about Indoor Air Quality assessment equipment and more.

    The Effects of the Pandemic on Physical Activity and Strategies to Prevent MSDs

    June 23, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET
    Earn 1 Contact Hour

    Learn practical approaches to prevent musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) and injuries by guiding company policies and individual behavior changes.

    Engineering Techniques to Mitigate Chemical Exposure for O&G Chemical Laboratories

    July 6, 2022 | 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET
    Earn 1 Contact Hour

    This webinar will provide a practical guide for OEHS professionals and laboratory personnel on effective exposure control programs for different hazardous routine activities.

    Cleaning Out Your Data Closet

    July 20, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET
    Earn 1 Contact Hour

    Learn how to take your data analysis to the next level - whether you are just starting to clean out your data sets or turning your attention to aggregating data sets for better project planning.

    Featured Publication

    The Noise Manual, 6th Edition

    Member $109 | Non-Member $153

    Released earlier this year, this new edition includes updated information on hearing-loss prevention strategies relevant for professionals across multiple disciplines. Get your copy of this comprehensive resource today!

    AIHA Volunteer Groups' Bodies of Work

    Healthcare Working Group - Fact Sheet March 2022

    Members of AIHA’s Healthcare Working Group completed the revision of the fact sheet, Decommissioning Process for Chemotherapy Hoods in March 2022.

    Register Early and SAVE on 2022 AIHA University Road Course Training (Face-to-Face or Virtual)!

    Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Course

    July 11-15, 2022 | Virtual, via Zoom

    September 26-29, 2022 | In-person, Westerville, OH

    32 Contact Hours

    Immerse your staff in IH principles and practices with Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, a training course offering sampling and workshop sessions, hands-on lab experiences, demo sessions, and problem-solving exercises. Join us in Westerville, OH, or online, to gain hands-on experience and earn up to 32 contact hours.

    Exposure and Chemical Monitoring - Beyond IH Fundamentals

    October 3-5, 2022 | In-person, Westerville, OH

    24 Contact Hours

    Are you looking for interactive IH training to meet your professional development goals?

    Gain hands-on experience in conducting qualitative exposure assessments and learn effective communication techniques for explaining results to employees and management. You’ll also earn 24 contact hours while you’re at it!

    CPAG Spotlight

    Feedback for Serving the Changing Workforce Content Priority

    AIHA’s Content Portfolio Advisory Group (CPAG) recognizes that there are some dramatic changes that have been taking place quickly in the workplace. Challenges such as meeting skilled labor shortages; overcoming communication and cultural barriers to create a safe environment; rapid adoption of new technologies and materials and the impact that has on workplace safety; are some of the areas being expressed by practicing OEHS professionals that need up-to-date knowledge and skills. This brief survey is an opportunity to give direct feedback on this challenging priority issue.