Register now for our next event as we welcome National AIHA President Cindy Ostrowski to Pittsburgh. Cindy will present A Field Practitioner’s Collaborations to Produce the Best Sampling Results following lunch at one of Pittsburgh's finest, The LeMont, located on Mount Washington overlooking the beautiful City of Pittsburgh! This event has always been a favorite among our members - please consider joining us. Register online before March 26, 2019 through the meeting page.
The Executive Committee has extended the voting deadline to March 15, 2019. Please be sure to find your ballot and vote! Ballots were sent via email on February 26, 2019 - you should have received an electronic ballot. If you can not find your ballot, and need it re-sent, please contact Christy at email@example.com as soon as possible.
AS a PAID Pittsburgh AIHA Member, you can take advantage of the Pgh. AIHA's E-Learning Subscription allowing access to five National AIHA Webinars. These are available to view / download at your convenience throughout the year. Note that webinar availability is dependent upon the recording being archived. Details will be sent in an email to all 2019 PAID Pittsburgh AIHA Members. For 2019 we have selected the following webinars:
IMPORTANT - YOU MUST BE CURRENT 2019 DUES-PAYING MEMBER. Our Pgh. AIHA subscription roster includes only members current on their 2019 dues. Pgh. AIHA 2019 Corporate Sponsors and students / retired members (dues waived) are already included in the roster. If you are unsure of your membership status, please contact Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Carnegie Science Center is currently recruiting sponsor judges for the 80th Covestro Pittsburgh Regional Science, Engineering & Technology Fair (PRSEF) which connects nearly 1,100 students in grades 6-12 with our area’s scientists and engineers. Mark your calendar for Friday, March 29, 2019! The competition takes place at Heinz Field – Club Levels!
Each year, the Pgh. AIHA sponsors two $500 awards - we need two more members (two have already registered) to participate as judges. As a judge, you will help to choose the recipients of our LS Awards. To register to be a sponsor judge, please go to https://www.scitechfestival.org/mainsf/Registration/sponsorjudge.aspx.
There will be an orientation for new sponsor judges on Tuesday, March 12 from 11a - 2p at the Carnegie Science Center.
For those who are not comfortable judging, a variety of other science fair volunteer opportunities are also available at https://www.volunteersignup.org/8QEPF.
By Frank Pokrwyka, Secretary, Pittsburgh AIHA
(Photos and Attendee List provided - click post to view)
Who says you can’t teach and old dog new tricks? This local section presentation on IH air modeling by Laura Hallett and Josh Maskrey from Cardio ChemRisk has convinced me of the fallacy of this adage. I must admit, when Josh threw up his first slides showing integral calculus equations I almost headed for the exit. But as he went further into his talk, the subjects of exposure modeling and computerized software to do the math, the topic became less intimidating, even cool.
As the SHE professional’s world becomes more complicated, the role of ethics becomes increasingly important. There has been little discussion about the ethical dilemmas that SHE professionals face and how to resolve them. Please plan to join us as we welcome Dr. Lon Ferguson, CSP, CFPS and Dr. Jan K. Wachter, CIH, CSP who will discuss ethical theories, decision frameworks and codes of ethics that can aid in ethical decision-making. These will be applied to real-life SHE cases in this 2 hour class. Register online by Feb. 15.
EHS Manager - Integrated Solutions & Services (14467)
Apply today to join our 4000 professionals around the world as we pursue our purpose: Transforming Water. Enriching Life. Evoqua is hiring! We’re seeking an experienced EHS Manager to join our team at our Corporate Headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.
You’ll manage the company's EHS functions in accordance with corporate policies and procedures to meet company’s business requirements. This is the mid-tier EHS position for our Integrated Services and Solutions Segment but performs work within policies and frameworks established by the larger corporation.
Read more in the online job description - CLICK HERE
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Over the past 30 years, the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) has awarded more than 680 scholarships totally nearly million to students dedicated to studying industrial hygiene and/or occupational and environmental health safety. Building upon this success, the AIHF Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that scholarship applications for 2019 are now being accepted.
Since 2014, the Pittsburgh Local Section Scholarship has been made possible through generous donations from the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Pittsburgh Local Section. Preference is given to students studying from Slippery Rock, Indiana University of Pennsylvania or West Virginia University with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
The deadline to submit all AIHF application materials is January 28, 2019. All materials must be completed and answered in full. Students who submit a completed scholarship application will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.
CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY DETAILS
The Pittsburgh AIHA would like to welcome Cardno ChemRisk to our growing list of Corporate Sponsors for 2019. Cardno ChemRisk is a scientific consulting firm that is respected worldwide for its risk assessment experience, technical capabilities, industry leadership and pioneering spirit. They specialize in helping clients characterize the health and environmental risk associated with complex exposures involving chemicals, pharmaceuticals or radionuclides in a variety of media and environments. Cardno ChemRisk has ten locations across the US including the Pittsburgh office located on Stanwix Street. Thank you to Josh Maskrey, Laura Hallett, Deanna Badger, and Julie Panko for their membership!
The Pittsburgh AIHA would like to thank FirstEnergy Corporation for their continued support as a Corporate Sponsor. They have renewed their sponsorship for 2019! Thank you to Darrick Bertig and Michelle Baber for their membership!
The National AIHA began membership renewal in October for 2019. Local section members who are also National AIHA members are encouraged to pay their dues through the National AIHA. If you are a Pittsburgh AIHA member ONLY, your dues must be paid directly to the Pittsburgh Local Section as noted below. Pittsburgh AIHA dues continues to be $25 per year in 2019. Remember that you must be a member in good standing to take advantage of reduced meeting fees, Natl. e-learning subscription, etc. Your participation is key to our success -- please renew by January 1! STUDENT AND RETIRED MEMBERS ARE FREE.
Pay Local Section Dues Through National AIHA (for Natl. AIHA Members Only):
Click here for the link for dues renewal through National AIHA. When processing renewal, please remember to check the box for Pittsburgh local section dues when you submit your payment. 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. If you prefer to pay your dues directly to Pittsburgh AIHA, follow instructions below.
Pay Local Section 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.
National AIHA Links:
AIHA Calendar of Events
AIHA Press Releases
About Industrial Hygiene
AIHA IH Professional Pathway
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