May 23, 2023

Education Connection 2023 June

Featured Blog Post

Training a Global Team with AIHA’s Basic Principles Course

By: Cathy Hovde, CIH, CSP

At Amazon, we have a leadership principle called Learn and Be Curious: that is, "Leaders are never done learning and always seek to improve themselves." As our workplace health and safety (WHS) team has grown to over 8,000 professionals, we wanted to ensure they had every educational opportunity available to continue learning. Recognizing the strength and expertise our partners bring—especially with training—we were immediately drawn to the AIHA Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene Course in 2022.

Help Shape the AIHA Connect 2024 Program

Your Input Is Requested!

To help the AIHA’s Conference Program Committee bring you a robust, cutting-edge event in 2024, the committee is seeking your input about what emerging IH/OEHS topics, research, technologies, and trends, outside of core IH topics, you would like to learn about in Columbus, Ohio, at AIHA Connect 2024.

Share Your Expertise at AIHA Connect 2024

Be A Part Of AIHA Connect!

AIHA is now accepting proposals for AIHA Connect 2024 through September 13, 2023. Consider teaching a PDC or an education session. Share your research by presenting a case study, a scientific research presentation, a pop-up session, or a poster to introduce your colleagues to the latest OEHS information, trends, technology, and best practices.

20% OFF Quality Science-Based Education

If you missed the AIHA University discounts offered via AIHce EXP, there’s still time to stock up and save!

  • Top 20 Publications
  • Top 10 eLearning
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Just use CONF23 to take 20% off select education products through June 30.

Featured Education in Exposure Assessment

Curated Exposure Assessment Education & Resources

Learn everything from exposure monitoring methods to communicating results and risks effectively with these exposure assessment resources from AIHA University. Browse our online courses, webinars, presentation recordings, publications, frameworks, and free resources.

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

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!

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.

Basics in Industrial Ventilation On Demand Course from ACGIH

Brought to you in partnership with ACGIH, AIHA Members get $100 off ACGIH’s Basics in Industrial Ventilation on-demand course, offered in both Imperial and Metric systems. Use Discount Code: AIHA100 at checkout. Offer expires September 30, 2023.

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

3-Part Webinar Series: Preparing for and Controlling Biological Hazards
Member $250 | Nonmember $300 | Student $25
Earn 3 Contact Hours

Part 1: Plant Hazards in the Workplace – June 14
Part 2: Insect Hazards in the Workplace – June 21
Part 3: Reptile and Mammal Hazards in the Workplace – June 28

This three-part webinar series will review how to prepare for and control biological hazards that may be encountered in a wide variety of workplaces.

Implementing and Sustaining an EHMR Program
July 27 | 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. ET
Earn 1 Contact Hour

Reusable elastomeric half-mask respirators (EHMRs) can be used during routine and surge situations in health delivery settings. As a result of EHMRs experiencing additional use during the COVID-19 pandemic, this webinar assists employers in adding EHMRs as a part of their respiratory protection program (RPP).

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.

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.

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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 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 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

Strategies for Effective Risk Communication

If you missed the live webinar “Strategies for Effective Risk Communication”, don’t worry, the recording is now available. This webinar explores how effective communication is a learned skill. Building trust and empathy are critical in any two-way conversation, and listening is often the most crucial aspect in effective communication. Learn how storytelling can be more effective than a technical presentation with mounds of data.