August 25, 2023

Quick Takes September 2023

September is full of essential activities:

Join AIHA for September Worker Health and Safety Month
AIHA has established September 2023 as the inaugural Worker Health and Safety Month. In the coming weeks, AIHA members will lead a campaign to raise awareness about workplace health hazards and underscore the importance of collaborative efforts in establishing healthier workplaces and communities. Visit our website to learn more and join this initiative.

Sign Up for AIHA's Virtual Congressional Advocacy Week
From September 25 through 29, AIHA will hold its inaugural Virtual Congressional Advocacy Week during which the Association encourages members to schedule online meetings with their Members of Congress. Visit our Healthier Workplaces website to learn more about how you can schedule meetings with your Members of Congress.

AIHA Launches Salary Survey
On September 6, 2023, AIHA will launch a comprehensive salary and compensation survey of the occupational and environmental health and safety profession. The goal is to create a valuable tool for OEHS professionals looking to understand the current job market, benchmark their salaries, and make informed career decisions. Visit our website to learn more!

Workshop 4: Dermal Exposure and Risk Assessment Approaches – Not Just Scratching the Surface
Don’t forget to join us on September 21, 2023, for a FREE workshop covering current dermal exposure and risk assessment methods and options for enhancing those practices. The workshop is part of the AIHA and Foundation for Chemistry Research and Initiatives (FCRI) free workshop series on occupational risk assessment. Register today!

Important dates:

September 13 is the submission deadline for the following AIHA CONNECT proposals:

  • Professional Development Courses (PDCs)
  • Education Sessions
  • Case Studies
  • Scientific Research
  • Professional Posters

September 15 is the application deadline for the following volunteer positions:

  • AIHA Human Capital/ESG Task Force
  • Indoor Air Quality Task Force
  • AIHA Guideline Foundation’s Emergency Response Planning Working Group
  • Review and Update OEHS Math eLearning Course

From the AIHA Communication Center

AIHA Supports Relief Efforts, Urges Donations to Maui Communities Devastated by Wildfires
In response to the devastation caused by wildfires in Maui, AIHA has donated $2,500 to Maui Strong Fund’s ongoing relief efforts on the Hawaiian island.

AIHA and Board for Global EHS Credentialing Want You to Be a Game Changer
AIHA has released a new short video titled “Be a Game Changer: Level Up on Health and Safety at Work,” highlighting the critical role played by occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) professionals. The video, developed in collaboration with the Board for Global EHS Credentialing (BGC), aims to spread awareness of accessible resources and support systems to address workplace hazards and create safer working environments.

AIHA CEO to Join STEM Society Professionals Association
We are happy to announce that AIHA Chief Executive Officer Lawrence D. Sloan has joined the board of directors for the Council of Engineering and Scientific Society Executives (CESSE).

Volunteer Groups' Bodies of Work

Check out the latest resources developed by AIHA Volunteer Groups in their areas of specialty on various topics of interest.:

FREE Resources for Academics

AIHA is pleased to provide free access to various resources that can be incorporated alongside your formal academic program curricula. These topics enhance the student learning experience and help them be better-prepared professionals as they embark on their occupational and environmental health and safety careers. “Basics of Chemical Hazard Recognition” is the latest training material added to our list of resources. Learn more!

From AIHA University

Appointed AIHA members and volunteers work collaboratively to develop guides, known as Frameworks, which outline the knowledge and skills a competent person should possess and be able to demonstrate in a specific topic or specialty. Download today your free copy of the latest Frameworks:

Healthier Workplaces Show

Get ready for an engaging experience with episodes 22 and 23 of our Healthier Workplaces Podcast!

In episode 22, AIHA members Lucinette Alvarado, CIH and Laurence Svirchev, CIH, MA talk about AIHA's International Committee's efforts to support OEHS professionals and worker health and safety in developing countries. In episode 23 AIHA members William Bullock, DHSc, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, and Steven Jahn, MBA, CIH, FAIHA, discuss the significance of accurate exposure judgment. Tune in now!