September 29, 2022

Education Connection 2022 October

Featured Blog Post

Essential Strategies for Hearing Loss Prevention
By Jennifer Newell

Hearing is something that many of us take for granted, until it is lost. Sound not only keeps us in tune with what’s going on around us but also helps us interpret and emotionally connect with what we are experiencing.

As wonderful as our auditory system is, it can be easily damaged by hazardous noises and vibrations in our workplaces and communities. Occupational and environmental health and safety professionals are at the forefront of efforts to identify these hazards and prevent noise-induced hearing loss and other disorders.

AIHce EXP Call for Proposals

Additional Opportunities to Present at AIHce EXP 2023

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:

Pop-Up education sessions
are a recent addition to the AIHce EXP program, offering an interactive and casual way to share your knowledge with your peers. The deadline to submit is January 18, 2023.
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.
Learning pavilion sessions
include sponsored-content addressing topics within OEHS and can be delivered in any format from the traditional lecture to interactive problem solving and more.

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.

Fall Virtual PDC Week

Fall Virtual PDC Week is Just Around the Corner!

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!

Cyber Week is Back

November 28 – December 2, 2022

The biggest sale of the year is almost here! Celebrate Cyber Monday all week long by taking 40% off select education products from AIHA University.

The sale starts Monday, November 28th with new products offered every day through Friday, December 2nd. Stay tuned for updates!

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.

Sessions from AIHce EXP 2022 are now available.

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.

NEW from the Product Stewardship Society

Ready to take the next step in your career? Earning the Certified Professional Product Steward® (CPPS) credential can help you stand out. The Society just released two new resources to help you get ahead: the CPPS® Study Guide and CPPS® Review Flash Cards. Check out all study resources to map out your exam prep strategy.

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

Welding Field Guide 2nd Edition: Updates and Control Banding Strategies
October 12, 2022 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Earn 1 Contact Hour

Presenters will review the new information in this field guide and discuss the recategorization of welding fumes as an IARC Group 1 carcinogen during this webinar.

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.

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 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.

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.

Register Early and SAVE on 2022 AIHA University Road Course Training (Virtual)!

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Course – JUST ADDED!
December 5-9, 2022| Virtual via Zoom
32 Contact Hours

Immerse your staff in IH principles and practices with Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, a five-day training course offering sampling and workshop sessions, video lab experiences, demo sessions, and problem-solving exercises.

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

CPAG Spotlight

Emerging Issues for a Changing Workforce
As new technologies emerge, OEHS professionals are challenged with new health hazards being introduced to the workplace. Browse AIHA University’s offerings to keep current on the latest in nanotechnology, 3D printers, biological engineering, and more.