The Pittsburgh AIHA would like to thank East Liberty Workwear - Michael Wentzel and Josh Lederer - for their continued support through Corporate Sponsorship. They have renewed their Pittsburgh AIHA sponsorship for 2016-2017. We appreciate your generosity!
The Pittsburgh AIHA does not have a scheduled event for the month of April - instead it is suggested that our members attend the MASHA Safety Conference (Mid-Atlantic Safety & Health Alliance) scheduled for Thursday, April 28 at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry, PA. Registration is limited to 300 participants - so register early! See links below.
The 2016 Safety and Health Conference will feature educational tracks in General Industry, Construction,
and Oil and Gas Extraction.
Click HERE to visit the conference website for the agenda and online registration.
Click HERE for The Event Brochure.
Thank you to the speakers / members / non-members who participated in our event on Wednesday March 30, 2016, held at The Meadows Casino and Conference Ctr. Speaker presentations have been made available and can be found on the meeting page --
Safety, Health and Wellness in Transportation - A Discussion of Current Research and Practice
A recent NIOSH study reported higher rates of some health risk factors including obesity and smoking among U.S. long-haul truck drivers compared to the working population suggesting a need for targeted interventions and continued surveillance. Current NIOSH efforts are currently exploring safety and health risks associated with short-haul drivers. This session will discuss the research, implications, and potential solutions for safety, health and well-being of on-road fleet workers. The NIOSH Total Worker Health (TWH)® approach will be introduced, as well as other industry approaches to workplace wellness in the trucking industry.
Westinghouse currently has an exciting opportunity for a Radiological Protection Program Manager in their Safety & Industrial Hygiene group in the Quality, Environmental, Health & Saftey department at their global headquarters in Cranberry Township, PA. View the job posting online - CLICK HERE for more information.
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The next newsletter will be published March/April 2016 - submit any announcements, articles, member news, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Aaron Trippler, Director of AIHA Government Affairs has posted his latest report (Feb. 4, 2016). Headlines are below:
The National AIHA began membership renewal in October for 2016. Local section members are encouraged to pay their dues through the National AIHA. Pittsburgh Local Section dues continues to be $25 per year again in 2016.
Payment through National AIHA--
Click here for the link for dues renewal through National AIHA, either national or non-national AIHA members can pay online through this link. National AIHA members, please remember to check the box for Pittsburgh local section dues when you submit your payment. Non-national AIHA members who have paid through Natl. AIHA can log in with their previously created user ID/password. If you have not created a profile, you will need to “Sign Up as a New Individual” to be able to pay through National AIHA. You can also visit the National AIHA Membership page for more information.
Payment through Pittsburgh AIHA--
Two options to pay 2016 dues directly to Pittsburgh AIHA
If you have any questions, or want a paper invoice sent via U.S. Mail, please contact Christy at email@example.com or 412-789-4254.
The Pittsburgh AIHA Membership List has been updated (link on the Membership Page) - take a few minutes to open the file and check your information on the list. Some information is intentionally left off of the list at the request of the member. If you would like to add, change, or delete the current contact information on the list, send an email with your request to Christy Kirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank You!
The meeting minutes from the Executive Committee - December 10, 2015 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. Thanks!
Please plan to join us as we welcome back Dan Anna, PhD, CIH, CSP - National AIHA President for our annual President's Luncheon! The title for Dan's presentation will be "AIHA Strategic Plan Update and State of the Association". The Natl. AIHA's Strategic Plan was in the initial stages last year when Dan visited -- The Board has just approved the Plan during their last meeting. Dan will discuss the final version and provide an an overview of some of the implementation activities that support the plan. He will also discuss recent activities and upcoming events.
Registration is OPEN!!! Click here for more information and to register online-- Deadline to register is Monday, February 22.
The 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) Scholarship Application is now available. Every year the AIHF provides support to students completing an undergraduate or graduate studies in Industrial Hygiene or a related field. One application qualifies students for up to 30 different awards.
Session Title: If we are Doing All the “Right” Things, Why are Workers still dying?
Presented by: Pam Walaski, CSP, CHMM
Updated Abstract: The soon-to-be-published ISO 45001 Standard has been called one of the most significant consensus standard development activities in the last 50 years. Its potential to radically shift the development and delivery of occupational health and safety management globally is being watched by many OSH professionals. With less than a year before its expected publication, it is not too early to be begin preparing your organization. This presentation will provide a framework for understanding the ISO standard setting process and the role of the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for ISO Program Committee (PC) 283 in advancing US position on the development of the standard. It will also cover the development of a strategic plan within your organization in advance of and following the standard’s final publication.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER ONLINE
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