The Executive Committee will hold their annual Winter Business Meeting on Thurs. December 13, 2018 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. The location is at Aracri's Greentree Inn located in Greentree, just off of the Parkway. This event is open to all members of the Pittsburgh Local Section -- if you have an interest in learning more about our local section, helping to plan events or have any suggestions for meeting topics / venues / speakers, please plan to attend! This is a free event, but space is limited, so register early. Register online through the meeting page.
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.
Respirable Crystalline Silica (RCS) Discussion
RJ Lee Group, Inc. - 350 Hochberg Road, Monroeville, PA 15146
March 22, 2018 – 11 AM to 3 PM
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.
More details are listed on the Upcoming Events page -- Registration to open around March 1 - An email will be sent once registration opens.
On February 8, the Pittsburgh AIHA welcomed National AIHA President, Deborah Imel Nelson, Ph.D., CIH, FAIHA to Pittsburgh for our annual President's Luncheon held at the LeMont restaurant in Pittsburgh (Mt. Washington). Thank you to the attendees who participated in the event and thank you to US Micro-Solutions, Inc. for sponsoring a round of drinks for our group! Dr. Nelson's presentation titled "Journey of a 20th Century American Industrial Hygienist – Where Will Your Journey Take You?" is available for your review / comment - Please click here to access the powerpoint presentations.
Your feedback is requested on the presentations and any questions you may have for Deborah related to National AIHA. Please submit questions using the form below (click READ MORE)...
Thank you! November 10, 2017 Event - Diisocyanates- Regulation, Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology, Covestro LLC
Thank you to the members / guests that attended the Covestro event on Friday Nov. 10. Special thanks to Lucinette Alvarado, Pittsburgh AIHA Vice-President and Covestro employee, who coordinated the event for the local section.
The event held at Covestro, LLC Headquarters in Pittsburgh.
Speakers (Covestro, LLC Staff):
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.
Submitted by Dennis Kelly, Pittsburgh AIHA Past President
The Executive Committee held their annual Summer Business Meeting on Thursday, July 27 at The Walnut Grill in Robinson PA. During this meeting we welcomed the incoming officers and discussed items on the meeting Agenda. Draft meeting minutes will be posted when finalized. Thank you to the following who attended:
These events are not sponsored by the Pittsburgh AIHA -- details are provided for your information:
MASHA Conference - April 27, 2017. Annual Mid-Atlantic Safety & Health Alliance conference held at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry, PA. Registration is now open -- Details can be found on the Conference Page - click here for more information. Space is limited, so register early.
EHS Today - Free Webinars - EHS Today offers free webinars to view on-demand. There are a variety of topics - most are an hour. This is a great resource that can be accessed from your computer at your convenience - watch online!
Industrial Scientific Tour: Wednesday, October 12. The event details are still being finalized, but most likely a 1/2-day (8:30 AM - 11:30 AM) event that includes continental breakfast, presentation, tour. Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.
Update - Tour is FULL - Space Still Available for Lunch / Presentation June 30 Sunoco Facility Tour - Delmont PA
NOTE that this tour has been filled - if you would still like to attend the lunch and presentation held at The Lamplighter, please register online. If you wish to be put on a wait-list for any tour cancellations, please email Christy Kirsch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
11:15 AM - 3:30 PM -- Our day begins with lunch at The Lamplighter, conveniently located on Route 22 in Delmont. Following a presentation describing the pipeline system, origin points, NGL properties and potential hazards and other discussion, we will proceed for a tour of the Delmont Pump Station close by The Lamplighter restaurant. We will see the major components of the pump station, including manifolds, valving, bypasses, pig traps, flare stack, filter vessels, the main line multi-stage centrifugal pump and 10,000-hp motor. We will point out the various safety features of this fully-automated facility. Space is limited to 30 - register early to reserve your spot! Click here to READ MORE and REGISTER ONLINE...
The Pittsburgh AIHA does not have a scheduled event for the month of April - instead it is suggested that our members attend the MASHA Safety Conference (Mid-Atlantic Safety & Health Alliance) scheduled for Thursday, April 28 at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry, PA. Registration is limited to 300 participants - so register early! See links below.
The 2016 Safety and Health Conference will feature educational tracks in General Industry, Construction,
and Oil and Gas Extraction.
Click HERE to visit the conference website for the agenda and online registration.
Click HERE for The Event Brochure.
Thank you to the speakers / members / non-members who participated in our event on Wednesday March 30, 2016, held at The Meadows Casino and Conference Ctr. Speaker presentations have been made available and can be found on the meeting page --
Safety, Health and Wellness in Transportation - A Discussion of Current Research and Practice
A recent NIOSH study reported higher rates of some health risk factors including obesity and smoking among U.S. long-haul truck drivers compared to the working population suggesting a need for targeted interventions and continued surveillance. Current NIOSH efforts are currently exploring safety and health risks associated with short-haul drivers. This session will discuss the research, implications, and potential solutions for safety, health and well-being of on-road fleet workers. The NIOSH Total Worker Health (TWH)® approach will be introduced, as well as other industry approaches to workplace wellness in the trucking industry.
Please plan to join us as we welcome back Dan Anna, PhD, CIH, CSP - National AIHA President for our annual President's Luncheon! The title for Dan's presentation will be "AIHA Strategic Plan Update and State of the Association". The Natl. AIHA's Strategic Plan was in the initial stages last year when Dan visited -- The Board has just approved the Plan during their last meeting. Dan will discuss the final version and provide an an overview of some of the implementation activities that support the plan. He will also discuss recent activities and upcoming events.
Registration is OPEN!!! Click here for more information and to register online-- Deadline to register is Monday, February 22.
Session Title: If we are Doing All the “Right” Things, Why are Workers still dying?
Presented by: Pam Walaski, CSP, CHMM
Updated Abstract: The soon-to-be-published ISO 45001 Standard has been called one of the most significant consensus standard development activities in the last 50 years. Its potential to radically shift the development and delivery of occupational health and safety management globally is being watched by many OSH professionals. With less than a year before its expected publication, it is not too early to be begin preparing your organization. This presentation will provide a framework for understanding the ISO standard setting process and the role of the US Technical Advisory Group (TAG) for ISO Program Committee (PC) 283 in advancing US position on the development of the standard. It will also cover the development of a strategic plan within your organization in advance of and following the standard’s final publication.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER ONLINE
Event Details / Registration:
The Executive Committee will hold it's winter business meeting on Friday, December 9, 2016 at Atria's Fox Chapel - 11:30 AM.
We will review section activities and finalize the program schedule for winter/spring 2017. The group will also discuss upcoming elections and consider candidates for Director, President-Elect, and Secretary for 2017-2018, which will be voted on in February 2017.
We welcome all members / guests - Please consider getting involved! Register NOW at the "Next Meeting" page.
Meeting minutes are now available from our Summer Business Meeting in July 2015. Click HERE to view the file.
Please join the Pittsburgh AIHA on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 for a presentation on the Safe Use and Handling of Diisocyanates/Polyisocyanates. Topics to be discussed include:
For more information and to register-- click HERE to go to the next meeting page.
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