The meeting minutes from the July 2017 business meeting are posted on the Meetings page -- take a few minutes to review the items discussed at the meeting.
All PAID local section members have access to our E-Learning Subscription through the National AIHA. Currently we have four webinars available. An email with webinar information/link is sent directly from National AIHA E-learning contact Jessica Pagel to Pittsburgh AIHA members in good standing. The following recorded webinars are available to view at your convenience:
Earlier in September we sent out a survey request to gather information on member preferences related to event topics, meeting venues/locations and more. The information gathered from this survey will help the Program Committee plan future events. Thank you to President-Elect Lucinette Alvarado, CIH for coordinating this survey AND the 36 members who responded to the request! The results are below -- Click "read more" for a summary.
Congratulations to 2017 Pittsburgh AIHA Local Section Scholarship recipient Dana Marie Piper, a student at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) and Pgh. Local Section student member. Dana was extremely grateful and honored to be the recipient this year. This award will assist Dana as she continues her education at IUP. Dana noted in a thank you letter that she would like to become a Certified Industrial Hygienist and work to advance the profession of IH through the elimination and control of health and safety problems. Her ultimate goal is to protect worker health and safety. Best wishes to Dana as she works towards reaching her goals!!
The Industrial Hygiene Program Manager provides leadership and advanced technical expertise for multiple Institute safety program elements. The incumbent provides technical guidance and process control measures to ensure high level performance within the assigned portfolio. Specific responsibilities include development of original SOPS and training elements, development of program goals, use of detailed process control tools, provides direct support of OES activities as needed and contributes to the development of department and Institute policies. . . . Apply online HERE
Submitted by Dennis Kelly, Pittsburgh AIHA Past President
Tuesday, Sept. 19 - 1:00-2:00 PM. Earn 1 Contact Hour. Recent changes in regulations from OSHA and other governing bodies concerned with workplace safety have driven a renewed adherence to safety standards when it comes to occupational hazards, but misleading and incorrect information continues to circulate. This webinar seeks to refute erroneous information and answer questions regarding the proper selection, wear, care, and maintenance of flame-resistant/arc-rated (FR/AR) clothing.
This webinar is sponsored by Bulwark and is free of charge for participants. Register today to stay up to date on the regulations, standards, and program implementation "best practices" regarding FR/AR garments for arc flash and flash fire hazards.
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