November 29, 2022

Education Connection 2022 December

Featured Blog Post

2022: A Year of Transition for AIHA’s Education and Technical Initiatives
By Alla Orlova, MA

The mission of AIHA’s Education and Technical Initiatives (ETI) department is to provide a full suite of OEHS educational resources that empower professionals who apply scientific knowledge to protect workers from occupational hazards. ETI fulfills its mission through the work of four teams: on-site education, e-learning, publications, and technical initiatives...

AIHce EXP Call for Proposals

Student Opportunities to Present at AIHce EXP 2023

AIHce EXP is the perfect setting for students to share ideas and expand their expertise.

We are still accepting proposals for the following presentation types:

Student posters and presentations allow students to bolster their presentation skills, deepen their knowledge, and build their network as they prepare to enter the workforce. The deadline to submit is March 15, 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!

The deadline is coming up fast, so get started on your proposal today.

Last Call for AIHce EXP 2023 Pop-Up Education

If you’re interested in adding public speaking to your skillset, consider presenting a pop-up education session at AIHce EXP.

The deadline to submit your proposal for a pop-up education session is quickly approaching on January 18.

These interactive 25-minute presentations are a fantastic way to dip your toe into public speaking and spark conversation with your peers. You can even invite up to 2 colleagues to join you!

Featured eLearning

Earn Up to 24 Contact Hours with an eLearning Subscription

An AIHA University eLearning Subscription is perfect for individuals and organizations looking for cost-effective training on the latest OEHS topics. You can earn up 24 contact hours with flexible access to select AIHA education webinars and AIHce OnDemand recordings.

Train your entire team for the cost of one subscription, with pricing conveniently tailored to your group size. Or spend less than $21 per contact hour when you subscribe as an individual! Subscribe to the 2023 program by Dec. 31 before our early bird rates expire.

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 climate change hazards and risks 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.

AIHce EXP 2022 OnDemand Recordings are Now Available

Get on-demand access to curated, peer-reviewed education from AIHce EXP 2022!

AIHce OnDemand session recordings bring the best of AIHce EXP directly to you. Choose from individual sessions, save 15% on our topic bundles, or save 50% with the full package. You can even earn contact hours!

Tap into AIHce OnDemand to stay up to date on the latest OEHS topics.

CIH Exam Prep Resources

Preparing to sit for the CIH exam can seem like a daunting process. But it doesn’t have to be!
AIHA University can help you prepare with convenient and affordable study materials. We’ve lined up some of the best resources to help you get ahead as you take this important step in your career.

Use of Direct Reading Instruments Certificate Program
Earn 4 Contact Hours
Member Price: $300 | Non-Member Price: $350

This introductory-level certificate program is perfect for anyone who uses DRIs to monitor work environments for worker health and safety.

Upcoming Webinar

AIHA and the IH/OEHS Community: Your Role in Consensus Standards
January 26, 2023 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Earn 1 Contact Hour

Learn more about AIHA's involvement in the consensus standards development process during this webinar from the AIHA Standards Advisory Panel.

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 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 Framework

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.

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

Call for PDC Monitors at AIHce EXP 2023

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 by serving as a Research Roundup session moderator This is a great opportunity to serve in a leadership role, provide support to speakers, and contribute to the overall flow of the presentations at AIHce. Moderators must plan to be in-person at AIHce EXP 2023.

Open 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: March 15, 2023

Register Early and SAVE on 2023 AIHA University Road Course Training (In-person and Virtual)!

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Course
March 13-16, 2023| In-person, Westerville, OH
July 17-21, 2023| Virtual via Zoom
September 11-14, 2023| 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, video and in-person 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 9-11, 2023 | 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.

CPAG Spotlight

Updates to Content Priorities

Two significant changes to the CPAG content priorities are underway. Exposure Banding is being sunset as a content priority and will no longer be under the purview of CPAG and the Total Exposure Health content priority will be renamed Total Worker Health®. There will be more information about these changes in the coming weeks.