We will be working on the next newsletter due out late October - please submit any announcements, job postings, member news, events, etc. to Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 27, 2016.
Thank you to Industrial Scientific for inviting our local section members to tour their state-of-the-art facilities! As the global leader in providing gas detection products and services, Industrial Scientific and its employees have a singular focus – ending death on the job in this century. At this event, Director of Applications Engineering & Product Knowledge, Dave Wagner discussed Industrial Scientific’s history, mission, vision, and products and also led the members on a tour of the 200,000 square foot facility. Thanks to all who attended!
The Pittsburgh AIHA would like to thank US Micro-Solutions for their continued support as a Corporate Sponsor. They have renewed their sponsorship for 2017. Thank you to Herb Layman, Owner and Technical Director and Sharon Fanchalsky, Laboratory Manager for their membership and continued support!
The Manager, Regulatory Compliance is responsible for planning, initiating, and managing the policies, procedures and business practices required to assure compliance with domestic and international chemical and environmental regulations as they relate to LORD materials and products worldwide. This position reports directly to the Director, Environmental, Safety, Health and Regulatory Compliance. Read more on the Job Postings page. . .
Thank you to the 35 members / non-members who attended the Particulates Seminar on Sept. 22 - your support and participation allows the Pittsburgh AIHA to continue to offer these events! Special thanks to our speakers - Dr. Dietrich Weyel, Occupational Health Consultants, Debbie Dietrich, SKC, Inc., Mark Sullivan & Sandi Linatsas of Environmental Devices Corp., and Keith Rickabaugh, RJ Lee Group. The Council Building at the Keystone Mountain Lakes Regional Council of Carpenters facility was a perfect venue for this event! Attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch in the 3-story atrium. Waterfall Catering's pasta bar, meatballs / grilled chicken, salad, fruit and cookies was a big hit! Overall, a great event - thanks Frank Pokrywka (Pittsburgh AIHA Secretary) for taking the lead on coordinating this event!
The meeting minutes from the Executive Committee - July 14, 2016 Business Meeting are posted for your review. A link to the file is posted on the "meetings" page. Thank you to the members who participated in this meeting and provided input. Please email if you have any questions or comments.
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The next newsletter will be published in October 2016 - submit any announcements, articles, member news, etc. to email@example.com.
The 2016-2017 Corporate Sponsorship drive is underway! The benefits of a Corporate Sponsorship contribution of $200 include:
Industrial Scientific Tour: Wednesday, October 12. The event details are still being finalized, but most likely a 1/2-day (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM) event that includes continental breakfast, presentation, tour. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
At our July 2016 Business Meeting we welcomed our new Executive Committee Members (see below). Thank you to those who continue to serve our Local Section and dedicate their time for the benefit of our membership. Members who are interested in running for office during our February 2017 Election are asked to contact Frank Pokrywka, CIH at firstname.lastname@example.org to express their interest. In 2017, we will select a President-elect, Secretary (2 yr. term), and Director (2 yr. term). Please consider getting involved!
Thank you to the 2016-2017 Executive Committee:
Past-President: Bernie Quinn, CIH - AM Health & Safety
President: Dennis Kelly - Sunoco Logistics Partners, LP
President-Elect: Matt Zock, MS, CIH - FedEx Ground
Secretary: Frank Pokrywka, CIH - University of Pittsburgh
Treasurer: Maureen Kelly - EMSL Analytical, Inc.
Director: Keith Rickabaugh, CIH - RJ Lee Group
Director: Stan Liang, CIH, CSP - Golder Associates
The Executive Committee held their annual Summer Business Meeting on July 14, 2016 at Aracri's Greentree Inn. Thank you to those who attended and provided input on local section event planning for the Fall 2016 through Summer 2017 months. We will prepare meeting minutes and make them available once complete.
West Virginia University - Safety & Health is sponsoring a training session on Silica -- Sept. 2, 2016 - Morgantown WV - http://safetyandhealth.ext.wvu.edu/training/silica-summitt
2016 Shale Insight Conference to be held in Pittsburgh - Sept. 21-22, 2016 - David L. Lawrence Convention Center - Register online: http://shaleinsight.com/registration
2016 Safety Leadership Conference - Sept. 19-21, 2016 - Marriott City Center Downtown Pittsburgh - http://safetyleadershipconference.com/slc16/public/enter.aspx
2016 IUP Safety Sciences Career Fair - Oct. 13-14, 2016 - Organizations / Employers interested in offering co-ops, internships, employment to IUP Safety Students are encouraged to attend to this fair. www.iup.edu/safetysciences/events/career-fair/
The July 13 edition is available now - click here to view: https://www.aiha.org/government-affairs/Documents/Happenings-07-13-16.pdf. This monthly report is written by Aaron Trippler, Director of the Natl. AIHA Govt. Affairs Department.
The June 28 edition is available now - click here to view: https://www.aiha.org/government-affairs/Documents/Happenings-06-27-16.pdf. This monthly report is written by Aaron Trippler, Director of the Natl. AIHA Govt. Affairs Department.
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