- 2017 Pittsburgh AIHA Scholarship Winner
- Meeting Review—May Sustainability Event
- 2017 Covestro Science Fair Award Winner
- Member News
- Free Distracted Driver Webinar - Natl. Safety Council
- Thank You Corporate Sponsors
- Pittsburgh AIHA - E-Learning Subscription 2017 UPDATE
- Join OSHA for the inaugural Safe + Sound Week!
- Natl. AIHA Fall Conference Announcement
- AIHA’s Response to President Trump’s FY 2018 Budget Request
- Upcoming Event: Western PA ASSE PDC
- IUP Safety Sciences Career Fair Invitation
The May newsletter is now available -- take a few minutes to check it out! The contents include:
The Pittsburgh AIHA would like to thank East Liberty Workwear for their continued support as Pittsburgh AIHA Corporate Sponsors. Thank you to Josh Lederer and Michael Wentzel who recently renewed their membership as Sponsors for 2017.
Thank you to Renee Cowell, CSP for her presentation on Thursday, May 18! It was a great event at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh - thanks to those who attended!
Active Role of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Professional: An Integrated Approach to Sustainability
Abstract: Sustainability is an important growth strategy in business today. Companies see Sustainability as a way to improve efficiencies; make decisions and represent their values to key stakeholders. Many individuals and companies today only want to buy goods or have business relationships with those who embrace excellence in Sustainability. The three pillars of environment, society, and economy are frequently used to model how Sustainability can be incorporated into an organization’s mission, goals, and practices. The presentation aims to outline the key points and lessons learned from OSHA’s white paper titled, “Sustainability in the Workplace”, and other resources on Sustainability for OSH professionals. Specifically, the presentation will discuss how a more integrated approach to Sustainability is the optimal way for companies moving forward to better include OSH within their Sustainability framework. Because of the presentation, OSH professionals will identify more collaborative and innovative ways they can have an active role in their company’s Sustainability efforts. This is particularly important for “Green Initiatives”, LEED Certification or Well Building projects.
The March 2017 Newsletter is now posted -- take a few minutes to check it out!
Our next newsletter will be published in May - member contributors are always welcome - forward anything newsworthy for consideration! Please submit to Christy Kirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These events are not sponsored by the Pittsburgh AIHA -- details are provided for your information:
MASHA Conference - April 27, 2017. Annual Mid-Atlantic Safety & Health Alliance conference held at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry, PA. Registration is now open -- Details can be found on the Conference Page - click here for more information. Space is limited, so register early.
EHS Today - Free Webinars - EHS Today offers free webinars to view on-demand. There are a variety of topics - most are an hour. This is a great resource that can be accessed from your computer at your convenience - watch online!
The Pittsburgh AIHA recently purchased an E-Learning Subscription (Lite Version) from the National AIHA. This is a new benefit to PAID Pittsburgh AIHA Members as described below:
The Election ballot link was distributed via email on March 5, 2017 to all current active members of the Pittsburgh AIHA. The deadline to vote was March 10. The candidates running for office are listed below:
President-Elect: Lucinette Alvarado, CIH (Covestro)
Director: Ashlyn Landgraf, GSP, R.T.(N) (FedEx Ground) and Barry Momyer, CIH (AM Health & Safety)
Secretary: Frank Pokrywka, PhD, CIH (University of Pittsburgh)
Results will be posted once the candidates are notified. If you have any questions, email to email@example.com.
There are a number of members who still have not paid their 2017 dues. Please note that we have subscribed to the National AIHA E-learning program and only members who are current on their membership dues will be granted access to the program. Click "Read More" for Dues Collection details -- if you have questions, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you to the over 50 members, non-members/guests that attended the event on January 24, 2017 at the Energy Innovation Center in Pittsburgh. Guest Speaker Bill O'Rourke gave a wonderful presentation on business ethics and provided examples of the different issues that we face in business / industry today. Bill also lead discussion on how best to handle these situations and addressed specific issues brought up by session attendees. Bill published the book "The Power of Ethics" with co-author Pete Geissler. And, he just concluded another in August, 2016; "The Business Ethics Field Guide," with co-authors Dr. Bradley Agle and Dr. Aaron Miller. Thanks to Michael Wentzel of East Liberty Workwear for providing assistance coordinating this event.
The most recent newsletter is now available! Take a few minutes to look --
Sentry Insurance is seeking an experienced, self-motivated, technical and results driven individual to fill a highly skilled position in our National Accounts - IH Services Division. As an Industrial Hygiene Consultant Sr. you will work with Corporate Risk Management, Safety Management, and Plant/Facility Management contacts as well as brokerage firms to complete Industrial Hygiene Services for our casualty line of business primarily for our National Account customers with premium in excess of $500,000.
Position will be located preferably in Toledo, OH; secondary locations include Cleveland, OH, Detroit, MI or Pittsburg, PA.Travel responsibilities would include Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, western New York and Western Pennsylvania. Read more on the Job Postings page. . . .
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