The Mid-Atlantic Safety and Health Alliance, Inc. (MASHA) is pleased to announce that their 14th annual Safety and Health Conference will be held on Thursday, October 26, 2023 at the Regional Learning Alliance Center (RLA) in Cranberry Township, PA. The Pittsburgh AIHA is a proud sponsor and exhibitor at this event.
Register online: https://mashasafetyconference.org/
CANCELLED -- Next Event - Sept. 28, 2023: "The Shocking, Sordid, and Sometimes Tawdry History of Exposure Sampling Strategies”
This event has been cancelled for September and will be held in January 2024.
Thank you to MaryAnn Hoff (PPG) and Andy Maier (Stantec) for their presentations at the event "The Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) in the Workplace" held on August 31, 2023 at PPG Industries located in Monroeville, PA.
Pittsburgh AIHA President-Elect, Barry Momyer (AM Health and Safety, Inc.) did the introductions and local section announcements for the group of 23 attendees (both in person and remote).
Thank you to Carol Delfino, CIH, CSP (Pgh. AIHA Secretary/Delfino Health & Safety) who provided the presentation summary below.
Reviewing New Chemicals Under the Toxic Substances Control Act:
The EPA reviews new chemicals under TSCA to ensure their safety and to protect human health and the environment. TSCA was updated in 2016 to provide the EPA with more comprehensive authority to evaluate and regulate chemicals. Their process for evaluating is summarized below (click the read more link):
The Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum is dedicated to the victims of the infamous Donora Smog of 1948 that occurred in October of that year.
In their 75th Year of Remembrance of that fateful event, they are hosting an Environmental Symposium on Wednesday, October 18, 2023, in Donora just a few blocks from "ground zero" of the Donora Zinc Works that was the impetus of the deadly smog that killed dozens, sickened thousands and eventually led to clean air legislation and our moniker that "Clean Air Started Here." Their goal on October 18th will be to remember the victims of the 1948 Smog by discussing past, current and future environmental issues.
As a primer for the symposium, on Tuesday, September 26 at 7:30 p.m., they will be doing a combination in person (at the Smog Museum) and Zoom presentation on the 1948 Smog for the Battle of Homestead group.
A lineup of presenters for the Environmental Symposium has mostly been established and they can be found at the link below along with other details of the symposium, including registration for the Sept. 26 7:30 PM zoom presentation:
The mission of the Donora Historical Society and Smog Museum is to preserve, research, interpret and promote Donora history through cooperative continuing educational relationships with individuals and institutions, focusing on causes and effects of the 1948 "smog" tragedy and its impact on global environmental concerns and issues.
The Pittsburgh AIHA will increase membership dues to $35 for 2024. Members that pay their Pgh. AIHA dues along with their National AIHA dues will notice this increase on the renewal form. National AIHA will begin collecting 2024 dues in October 2023.
Some of the valuable Pgh. AIHA membership benefits include:
Corporate Sponsor membership will increase to $250 per year for 2024. The benefits still include:
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