March 30, 2023

Education Connection 2023 April

Featured Blog Post

Now Available: The Updated SDS and Label Authoring Course
By: Denese A. Deeds, CIH, FAIHA, SDSRP

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) and label authoring is a critical component of an effective hazard communication plan. To better protect workers from hazardous products, a solid foundation in the knowledge and skills required for efficient SDS and label authoring is essential.

If you are interested in becoming a Safety Data Sheet Registered Professional (SDSRP), the SDS and Label Authoring Registry offers the only credential for the professional hazard communicator.

April Featured Education

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.

Be a Part of AIHce EXP

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.

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.


Call for Student Poster Judges?

AIHA is seeking volunteers to judge student posters for the Best in Show awards. Judges will review digital student poster files online from May 1 through May 12 to select the first place (gold), second place (silver), and third place (bronze). Student winners will each receive a certificate and gift card. Winners will be determined prior to AIHce EXP no later than May 15. Award winners will be featured in an issue of The Synergist after the conference.

As in past years, AIHA’s technical committees will also judge student posters separately at their discretion in consideration for specific committee awards. Please get in touch with Laurie Mutdosch for additional details.

This is a wonderful opportunity to give back to the profession. If you would like to serve as a judge for the Best in Show awards, email Diana Kane no later than April 19, 2023.

Featured eLearning

New Course: SDS & Label Authoring Course

Earn 16 Contact Hours
Member Price: $549 | Non-Member Price: $849

AIHA University’s updated SDS & Label Authoring Course is here! Increase your knowledge of effective SDS preparation with expanded content, self-study materials, and interactive knowledge checks. A re-takeable online assessment is also included to help you adjust your studying of difficult topics. Sign up today to add to your skills!

Cost-Effective Education at Your Fingertips

It’s easier than ever to invest in your professional development with a 2023 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 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.

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.

Featured Publications

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

Learn how you can prevent noise-induced hearing loss, both in the workplace and the community! This unique resource includes scientific content relevant to diverse disciplines, including students, physicists, safety managers, nurses, and so much more.

A Case-Based Introduction to Modeling Occupational Inhalation Exposures to Chemicals
Member $89 | Non-Member $115

This collection of case studies is written to provide an application-based “on-ramp” to the mathematical modeling of inhalation exposures to chemicals. Seeing the models as integral tools for everyday exposure assessment will help you improve the quality of your exposure judgments.

Upcoming Webinars

Strategies for Effective Risk Communication
April 25, 2023 | 1:00-3:00 PM ET
Earn 2 Contact Hours

The science of risk assessment has advanced over the past 30 years, but the human brain has not fundamentally changed in thousands of years. Communicating OEHS concepts is a priority for all industrial hygienists – but how can you help workers better understand the importance of these concepts?

Beat the Heat! Considerations for Your Heat Stress Management Plan
May 11, 2023 | 1:00-2:00 PM ET
Earn 1 Contact Hour

During this webinar, presented by Dr. Margaret Morrissey, attendees will be educated on the latest information on occupational heat stress and evidence-based approaches to building an effective heat stress management plan.

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

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Course
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.

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.

Understanding and Applying ARECC to Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Framework
The Anticipate, Recognize, Evaluate, Control, and Confirm (ARECC) framework provides a comprehensive process to anticipate and recognize hazards, evaluate exposures, and control and confirm protection from risks. This framework summarizes the competencies required to demonstrate awareness, understanding, and the ability to apply core knowledge about the occupational hygiene decision-making framework and process of ARECC.

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.

CPAG Spotlight

Serving the Changing Workforce
Seeking volunteers to help advance the Serving the Changing Workforce content priority. This priority focuses on educating OEHS professionals on the circumstances driving the changes in the workplace and workforce, their implications, and how the OEHS community can respond to protect human health in the workplace and community. Reach out to Tara Laptew, if you’re interested in becoming involved with this content priority.