Synergist Team Introduces Two New Types of Free Webinars

Posted January 31, 2019

For many years, The Synergist has hosted webinars by sponsoring companies on topics of importance to industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety professionals. These educational webinars are presented in a traditional format and are typically 45 minutes long followed by a 15-minute Q&A session. Now The Synergist is introducing two new webinar types: Town Halls and Product Demos.

Similar to educational Synergist webinars, Town Hall webinars are typically 60-minute presentations. Unlike educational webinars, Town Hall presentations are created from questions submitted by IH/OEHS professionals. Beginning this month, The Synergist and sponsor Bulwark FR will collaborate on a Town Hall series focused on FR/AR clothing. Late last year, Synergist Editor-in-Chief Ed Rutkowski called for questions about FR/AR clothing on Catalyst, AIHA’s online community. Bulwark’s Technical Training Manager, Derek Sang, is building a presentation around as many questions as possible for the time allotted. The first Town Hall webinar will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, and registration will open soon. The second Town Hall is scheduled for early May, and a call for questions has been posted to Catalyst.

The second new Synergist webinar format is the Product Demo, a short presentation of practical tips for using a specific product, similar to the demonstrations that take place at conference exhibits. These online presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10-minute Q&A. Registration is open for the first Product Demo webinar, sponsored by ILC Dover. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, ILC Dover will provide an overview of its Sentinel Clear PAPR, a powered air-purifying respirator that offers a virtually clear hood engineered with advanced film technology for superior visibility, comfort, and mission-critical protection from pharmaceutical ingredients.

Registration is also open for the next educational Synergist webinar, “The Selection, Use, Care and Maintenance of FR/AR Clothing,” which will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12.

Important information about educational transcripts and certification maintenance: AIHA will update webinar participants’ educational transcripts to reflect their attendance of educational Synergist webinars and Town Hall webinars. Participants can use their transcripts for certification maintenance. AIHA will not update participants’ educational transcripts for Product Demos, and participation in Product Demos is not eligible for CM points. More information about Synergist webinars is available on AIHA’s website.