Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 11:30 AM to 2:30 PM
Please join the Pittsburgh AIHA on Thursday, March 28, 2019 as we welcome Cynthia Ostrowski, National AIHA President to Pittsburgh!
Presentation: A Field Practitioner’s Collaborations to Produce the Best Sampling Results
Evolving technology and innovations in sampling are rapidly changing the way industrial hygiene is practiced. Sensor technology, which can enable real time monitoring, sampling and job analysis, has the potential to change if and how laboratory testing is conducted. All field practitioners (whether using new or traditional sampling methods) should better understand and appreciate the testing laboratory’s role in producing exposure data. Field practitioners should be aware of the quality control, instrumentation, methods and accreditation requirements involved in analytical testing. Laboratory specialists need to better understand the work conducted by field practitioners. This presentation will focus on the importance of collaboration between field practitioners and testing laboratories in producing valid and defensible data.
Cindy Ostrowski is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and AIHA Fellow, who
stablished her own consulting firm, CAO Consulting, LLC after leaving a regional
insurance company. She has over thirty years’ experience in the field of industrial
hygiene conducting comprehensive surveys to evaluate employee exposures to
occupational hazards. Prior to her career as an industrial hygienist, she was a registered
medical technologist and practiced as a microbiologist in a clinical laboratory. She holds
a Masters of Science degree in occupational and environmental health from Wayne State
University. She has taught health and safety courses as an assistant professor for Wayne
State University and an adjunct professor at the University of Michigan. Cindy has
served as Treasurer (2013-2016), Secretary (2008-2011) and a Board of Directors
(2004-2007) for the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). She is the
current AIHA President. She is also the chair for the Industrial Hygiene Division, a
board member and member of the scholarship committee for the Michigan Safety
If you have any questions regarding registration or payment, contact Christy Kirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.