February 1, 2022

Education Connection 2022 February

Featured Blog Post

Emergency Preparedness and Response: A Timely Virtual Conference in the Age of COVID-19
By Alan Leibowitz

OEHS professionals are facing unprecedented changes in the risks we must prepare for and address. While our mission has always been to anticipate, recognize, and address hazards, the past few years have shown us the value of preparation like no other time in recent memory. Companies that had and practiced plans for H1N1 and similar biological risks had a better understanding of the magnitude of the potential impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and what might be required to address them than those that did not.

Be a Part of AIHce EXP

Register early for AIHce EXP 2022
Did you know the education program is already available? You can review education session and Professional Development Course (PDC) titles and descriptions to see what's in store for AIHce EXP 2022 before you register.

Search the conference schedule and start planning your agenda today!

Attend AIHce EXP 2022 on AIHA

AIHA is sponsoring up to five student or early career professional members to attend AIHce EXP 2022, either in-person in Nashville, TN, or via our virtual program.

Eligibility requirements and restrictions apply. Visit us here for more details!

Student Opportuniti
es to Present at AIHce EXP 2022
AIHce EXP is the perfect setting for students and OEHS professionals of all career levels 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 17, 2022.

Call for PDC Monitors at A
IHce 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.

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 16, 2022

Call for Conference Program Committee 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

March Virtual Conference

The Role of OEHS Professionals in Emergency Prep and Response
Earn Up to 12 Contact Hours

Learn how you can successfully contribute to your organization’s continuity and emergency response plans.
Comprised of three online courses, our panel of experts will guide you through continuity planning, building your planning team, and developing and maintaining your emergency response plan. You’ll also work in groups to participate in a simulated emergency response exercise.

Register today to take action and improve health and safety outcomes for your organization!

Can’t make every course? With 60-day access to each session recording post-event, we’ve got you covered.

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.

Ergonomics Education & Resources

Need guidance for your ergonomics program?

Optimize the well-being and productivity of your employees with cost-effective ergonomics resources from AIHA University. From recognizing risk factors to implementing best practices, we’ve got you covered.

Upcoming Webinars

ANSI/ASSP Standards - Impact on OSH Professionals
February 16, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET
Earn 1.5 Contact Hours

Join us for this webinar where presenters will explain the use of ANSI/ASSP Standards, review examples of how the standards are used by government agencies to move occupational safety and health forward, and how they impact the IH profession.

Assessment, Remediation, and Post-Remediation Verification of Mold in Buildings
March 3, 2022 | 1:00 - 2:30 PM ET
Earn 1.5 Contact Hours

Maintain a safe working environment for you, your co-workers, and your community with a review of the comprehensive resource covering the best practice of managing indoor mold: Assessment, Remediation, and Post-Remediation Verification of Mold in Buildings, 2nd edition. Register for the webinar only or bundle your registration with the book for a $20 savings!

Featured Publication

New! The Noise Manual, 6th Edition
Member $109 | Non-Member $153
The 6th edition is finally here! Protect your workplace and the community with the latest hearing-loss prevention strategies. This leading resource includes both fundamental concepts and advanced technical information.

See what’s changed and check out our NEW topic bundles!

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

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Course
March 21-24, 2022 | In-person, Westerville, OH
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

Open Call for Volunteers
AIHA is seeking three members to serve on the Content Portfolio Advisory Group (CPAG)! CPAG provides input and advice to the AIHA board and staff regarding the association’s body of content on industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety. Content may include documents, articles, white papers, fact sheets, etc. Applications will be accepted until 5 PM ET on March 1, 2022.

New Video: How OEB Can Help You Keep Workers Safe
AIHA’s new instructional video explains the three tiers of OEBs and how they are used by industrial hygienists (IH) and occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals to better identify hazardous materials for employees and workers at the workplace. Visit the link below for an overview of exposure banding including AIHA’s two new instructional videos.