The Summer newsletter is available now -- CLICK HERE to open the file in your browser.
Some of the news items include:
The AIHA Pittsburgh Local Section President, Mr. Matt Zock, CIH and the President-Elect, Lucinette Alvarado, CIH attended the AIHA Local Section Council Business meeting at the AIHce 2018 on Tuesday, May 22 from 2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. in Room 203A-B in the Philadelphia Convention Center. Our leaders were eager to learn about the needs, interests and activities from the other local sections as well as the AIHA new/current protocols for running local sections.
The agenda of the meeting were as follows:
They also had a treat, a leader workshop thanks to Mrs. Peggy Hoffman. The workshop was an interactive problem-solving session where the local section leaders networked with one another and left with ideas/solutions for their current local section issues.
Our leaders gathered a lot of ideas/plans to share with our local section. Stay tuned for exciting future projects. We will work together to be a successful local section!
The Executive Committee has scheduled the Summer 2018 Business meeting for Thursday, July 12 at Steel Cactus in the South Side from 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM. All local section members are welcome to attend. If you would like to have input into the year's events, learn more about how we operate, help out, or network, please plan to attend. Seating is limited.
Click here for more details and to register online.
Pittsburgh AIHA Members are invited to attend the WP ASSP Networking Event Happy Hour at Cadillac Ranch in Robinson PA immediately after the tour at Industrial Scientific. Cost of the Networking Event Happy Hour is $25 and will cover pizza/hoagies and admission. Register online for the Networking Event! You must register for each event (Tour and Networking Event) separately.
Details at: https://westernpa.assp.org/events/networking-event-june-14-2018/
The National AIHA hosted a Town Hall conference call late April to discuss how Local Sections can help promote OSHA’s upcoming Safe + Sound Week August 13-19, 2018. Please refer to the following link to review the recording, http://aiha.ddsync.com/shares/folder/733378151365a7/
The link also provides a customized toolkit that can be used by our local section to promote Safe + Sound. The toolkit contains the following:
Registration is now open for the 92nd Annual PA Governor's Occupational Safety and Health Conference to be held at the Hershey Lodge in Hershey PA October 29 and 30, 2018.
Details can be found on their website http://www.pasafetyconference.com
Thanks to Pittsburgh AIHA Secretary, Frank J. Pokrywka for coordinating the Local Section booth at the 2018 MASHA Safety & Health Conference on April 26, 2018. Pittsburgh AIHA Directors - Stan Liang and Barb Cummings were also on hand to provide support promoting the field of Industrial Hygiene/AIHA during the conference. Frank contacted the National AIHA prior to the event and received a nice supply of related marketing materials to display. Frank, Stan and Barb spoke to many conference attendees and students and signed up new Pittsburgh Local Section members.
Our local section was well represented! Many of our local section members were in attendance at MASHA's 10th Annual Conference - with over 230 participants, it was a great event!!
Visit mashasafetyconference.org to view related information and a few more photos.
We are happy to announce that the AIHF Scholarship Selection Committee has selected Amber Vaughan from Indiana University of Pennsylvania as the recipient of the Pittsburgh AIHA $1,000 local section scholarship. Amber will be recognized during AIHce, along with the other AIHF scholarship recipients, at the AIHF Donor and Scholarship Recipient Reception at Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse (1426-28 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102 ) on May 20, and the Mark of Excellence Break Event on May 23.
Congratulations to Amber!
Thank you to the 30+ members and guests that attended the Pittsburgh AIHA Event on March 22. RJ Lee Group hosted the event that included four presentations/discussion and tour of the Silica Lab at RJ Lee. Special thanks to Keith Rickabaugh, Bob Wheeler, Thad Pajak and Del Kubeldis for their presentations / involvement in this session. The speakers provided their presentation files to share with our members -- please see the event meeting page to download the presentations. A few photos are included too! Thank you to the staff at RJ Lee Group for coordinating this event and supporting the Pittsburgh AIHA as a Corporate Sponsor / Advertiser!
The Spring 2018 Newsletter is available now! Take a few minutes to check it out -- lots of good stuff -- a letter from Pittsburgh AIHA President, Matt Zock, member news, meeting reviews, updates, etc. Click on the newsletter page to view / download. You can also view the newsletter in your web browser - Click HERE.
Pittsburgh AIHA Members are invited to attend the 10th Annual Mid-Atlantic Safety and Health Alliance, Inc. (MASHA) Safety and Health Conference on April 26, 2018 at the RLA in Cranberry Twp., PA. Visit mashasafetyconference.org for details and to register. Conference highlights include:
The Pittsburgh AIHA held their annual Executive Committee election March 5, 2018 through March 12, 2018. 47 Members participated in the online election by casting their vote via electronic ballot. Thank you to the members who participated in the election and the following newly-elected Executive Committee members who will take office this summer:
President-Elect: Renee Cowell, CSP (Hatch, LLC)
Director: Barbara Cummings, CIH (AM Health & Safety)
Treasurer: Paula Sweitzer, CHMM (Duquesne University)
Performance Environmental Services has openings for Entry-Level and Experienced Industrial Hygienists.
See more details provided on our Job Postings Page.
PPG Industries has a position functions as a Corporate Industrial Hygienist. The role has global accountability for the management of the AIHA accredited IH Lab and serve as the AIHA Lab Technical Manager.
This individual is responsible for:
See more details found on the Job Postings Page.
AM Health and Safety, Inc. has a job opportunity for a Health and Safety Associate I reporting to the Director of Industrial Hygiene and Safety Services. In this role, the employee plans, coordinates and conducts industrial hygiene and safety services for clients requiring application of engineering principles and technology to analyze and control conditions contributing to occupational hazards and diseases by performing a wide range related duties. More information can be found on our Job Postings page.
Julie Panko, CIH is the newest Pittsburgh AIHA member to be named National AIHA Fellow -- Congratulations to Julie on this well-deserved honor. Julie will be recognized at the 2018 AIHce in Philadelphia in May.
The Fellow designation (FAIHATM) was established to recognize members who are full members in good standing, have 15 years of continuous membership, and have made recognized contributions to industrial hygiene or related disciplines, either through research, leadership, publications, education, or service to AIHA. The Fellow designation is limited to no more than five percent of the membership.
Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Discussion SPACE IS LIMITED TO 40 ATTENDEES -- REGISTER EARLY!
The meeting will include presentations on how to sample and analyze for RCS, the OSHA regulations and some field perspectives from seasoned IHs. An optional walk through the silica laboratory will be made available at the end of the meeting for those that are interested. Details are provided on the meeting page.
The Pittsburgh AIHA has purchased a National AIHA E-Learning Subscription for 2018 as an added benefit for our local section members. An email link allowing access will be sent to all Pittsburgh AIHA Members who are current / have paid their 2018 dues. Remember, if you are NOT a National AIHA Member, you MUST pay your dues directly to the Local Section -- please refer to the post HERE: https://www.pittsburghaiha.org/home/2017-membership-dues-collection-renew-now.
THE FOLLOWING WEBINARS WILL BE INCLUDED IN THE 2018 SUBSCRIPTION -- AN EMAIL WILL BE SENT TO PAID PITTSBURGH AIHA MEMBERS ALLOWING ACCESS TO VIEW.
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
National AIHA Links:
AIHA Calendar of Events
AIHA Press Releases
About Industrial Hygiene
AIHA IH Professional Pathway
Get Involved - Safety Matters, Outreach, Students, etc.