August 1, 2023

Education Connection 2023 August

Featured Blog Post

ESG: Why You Need to Engage and Lead

By: Charles F. Redinger, PhD, MPA, CIH, FAIHA

Whether you're in the field or engaging in policy or governance-level activities, you are expected to understand the basics of the IH and OHS metrics that feed into the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) decision-making process.

Advance Your Career with a Speaking Role at AIHA CONNECT 2024

Present at AIHA Connect!

Presenting at AIHA CONNECT (formerly 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!

Get started on your proposal today! Deadlines are coming up fast:

September 13, 2023: PDCs, education sessions, and professional posters

January 17, 2024: Education Pop-Ups

March 13, 2024: Student presentations and student posters

DEI Conference

Announcing AIHA University's new DEI Conference

This week-long online event (October 16-20, 2023) will explore data related to DEI in the occupational safety and health profession, the latest legislative updates, salary surveys, and more.

AIHA University’s Updated Digital Catalog is Here!

Look no further for a comprehensive selection of resources to earn contact hours, learn more about a specific topic, or stay informed on the latest OEHS trends.

Featured eLearning

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) & Label Authoring
Earn 16 Contact Hours
Member Price: $549 | Non-Member Price: $849
Gain proficiency in Safety Data Sheet (SDS) & Label Authoring with AIHA University’s updated self-study course. So much new content has been added, you can now earn 16 contact hours and test your knowledge with interactive quizzes!

IH Controls

Take control of your workplace hazards with these education resources from AIHA University. Controlling exposures to occupational hazards is the fundamental method of protecting workers. Stay up to date on the latest risk assessment options and best practices for hearing loss prevention, respiratory protection, and more.

Our Best-Selling Resources from AIHA University

Choose from this list of our best-selling IH resources to earn contact hours and stay on top of the latest OEHS industry updates. There are options for everyone from self-study/live courses, webinar/presentation recordings, to books and frameworks

Introduction to Product Stewardship Webinar Recordings

Enhance your understanding of core product stewardship frameworks and strategies. You’ll learn from industry experts as you tap into 5 modules covering product compliance, risk management, sustainability, and toxicology.

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.

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

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.

Industrial Hygiene Performance Metrics Manual, 2nd edition
Member $71 | Non-Member $92

This manual provides IH and safety managers with clear and concise measures for tracking operations and organizational performance. It presents metrics that focus on anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of techniques and implementation to improve the function of industrial hygiene programs and aid in the prevention of health hazards.

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.

Upcoming Webinars

An IH and a Data Scientist Swap Perspectives on Big Data

August 23 | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
Earn 1 Contact Hour

Rescheduled from March! How can you best leverage data to improve worker protection programs? Join us for this webinar to learn data best practices and more.

Save the Date

Registration will open for these AIHA University webinars soon!

  • Professional Ethics and Practice of Industrial Hygiene - Wednesday, September 20, 2023 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. ET
  • CIH Exam Equation Sheets Explained - Wednesday, December 13, 2023, | 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET

Featured Technical Frameworks

Susceptible Worker Protection Framework

This new technical framework is a special addition to the bodies of knowledge and provides detailed insight into the topic of susceptibility and occupational exposure. The relevant competencies within are organized by early, mid, and senior career levels. Readers will also find helpful scenarios to think through their organizations' processes and procedures.

Emergency Preparedness and Response for the Industrial Hygienist Framework

Industrial hygienists are undoubtedly an asset during disaster situations. It is a helpful resource to learn more about qualifications, certifications, and training for safety officers. This framework also serves as an essential tool for those needing a refresher on all the necessary considerations when serving as a safety office or technical specialist during the phases of emergency management.

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 Opportunity

Help Shape the AIHA Connect 2024 Education Program - Volunteer to be a Technical Reviewer!

Contribute to building the educational content for AIHA Connect 2024 by serving as a technical reviewer! AIHA is seeking active committee members to serve as PDC and/or Education Program reviewers. A technical reviewer serves as the subject matter expert and reviews submissions to ensure they are scientifically sound, innovative, and relevant to the profession. The review is done entirely online between September 18-29, 2023. Training is provided.

Each Volunteer Group is asked to email AIHA the names of reviewers (two for PDCs and two for the education program) by Wednesday, August 23, 2023. The same two volunteers may review both PDCs and education sessions.

Register Early and SAVE on 2023 AIHA University Road Course Trainings - In-person!

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 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!

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

Seeking Volunteer Support

CPAG is seeking volunteers to help advance the Communicating OEHS Concepts content priority. The Communicating OEHS Concepts Working group generated ideas for 3 projects that are outlined in this form. If you are interested in helping to develop one or more of these projects, please complete this form. Reach out to Tara Laptew with any questions.