July 27, 2022

Education Connection - August 2022

Featured Blog Post

Meet Chuck Geraci, Chair of AIHA’s Content Portfolio Advisory Group

By: Ina Xhani and Chuck Geraci, PhD, CIH, FAIHA

Early this summer, AIHA member Chuck Geraci started his new role as head of the AIHA Content Portfolio Advisory Group. In a recent SynergistNOW blog post Ina Xhani, AIHA's communications specialist, chats with him about his involvement with AIHA, what CPAG is, and what he hopes to achieve during his one-year tenure.

AIHce EXP Call For Proposals

Advance Your Career with a Speaking Role at AIHce EXP 2023

Presenting at AIHce EXP is a fantastic opportunity for you to advance the OEHS profession by introducing your colleagues to the latest information, trends, and best practices.

You’ll also boost your professional creditability by demonstrating your expertise – you never know who you’ll meet!

Deadlines are coming up fast, so get started on your proposal today.

  • September 14, 2022: PDCs, education sessions, and professional posters
  • January 18, 2023: pop-up education
  • March 15, 2023: student presentations, student posters, learning pavilion sessions

Virtual PDC Week is Back

Join us November 7-11, 2022 | Earn 7 Contact Hours per course

Mark your calendar for a week of virtual career advancement! From November 7-11, you can register for a variety of courses that fit your schedule and budget, and add to your skillset through live demonstrations, group activities, and practice exercises!

More details will be available mid-August.

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 webinars 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.

Details on sessions from AIHce EXP 2022 will be available in late August.

Upcoming Webinars

The Role of Context and Reason in Ethical Decision-Making for the Industrial Hygienist
September 15, 2022 | 1:00-3:00 PM ET
Earn 2 Contact Hours

Register now to fulfill your ethics requirement! Learn more about ethical decision-making through a review of four major ethical theories and real-world scenarios.

Featured Publication

The Noise Manual, 6th Edition
Member $109 | Non-Member $153

Are you responsible for your organization’s hearing conservation program? The Noise Manual, 6th edition is your go-to resource for hearing loss prevention strategies regarding noise-related issues within the workplace and in the community.

Featured Technical Frameworks

A Resource for Respiratory Protection Programs Framework
This recently updated technical framework breaks down the competencies of an effective Respiratory Protection Program (RPP) into the user level, supervisor level, program administrator level, and the fit tester level. The project team, which included volunteers from AIHA and NIOSH, shared their expertise in modernizing the RPP requirements and expanding upon the training-related proficiencies.

Role of the OEHS Professional in Emergency Planning
There is no denying that OEHS professionals are an important part of any disaster response effort. This framework identifies specifically how an OEHS professional can contribute to the 6 steps of the emergency planning process.

AIHA Volunteer Groups' Bodies of Work

AIHA Total Exposure Health aspects of Total Worker Health®: Advancing Worker Well-Being Guidance Document
This guidance document uses the Total Worker Health® graphic from the NIOSH website and focuses on areas that have exposure-based inputs. The document highlights these areas that have a connection to industrial hygiene and explains where the IH professional can fit in. The document was sponsored by the AIHA® Total Exposure Health/Total Worker Health® Advisory Group with Nancy Wilk as the project lead.

Volunteer Opportunities

Help Shape the AIHce EXP 2023 Education Program - Volunteer to be a Technical Reviewer!
Contribute to building the educational content for AIHce EXP 2023 by serving as a technical reviewer! AIHA is seeking active committee members to serve as PDC and/or Education Program reviewers.

Each volunteer group is asked to email AIHA the names of four reviewers (two for PDCs and two for the education program) by Thursday, August 18, 2022. The same two volunteers may review both PDCs and education sessions. This is the minimum number needed, but more can volunteer to review, if desired.

Share your Expertise at AIHce EXP 2023
AIHce EXP is now accepting proposals for AIHce EXP 2023 through September 14, 2022. Consider teaching a PDC or an education session. Share your research by presenting a case study, a scientific research presentation, a pop-up session, or a poster to introduce your colleagues to the latest OEHS information, trends, technology, and best practices. Learn more about the types of sessions we are seeking.

Before you get started, check out our helpful tips on how to put your best foot forward when submitting your proposal, based on the needs and wants of our members and past conference attendees.

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

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Course –JUST A FEW SEATS LEFT!
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 four-day training course offering sampling and workshop sessions, hands-on lab experiences, demo sessions, and problem-solving exercises.

Join us to gain hands-on experience from industry experts. Hurry, space is filling up fast!

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.