The Executive Committee held their annual Winter Business Meeting on Thurs. December 13, 2018 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM at Aracri's Greentree Inn located in Greentree. Eleven Pittsburgh AIHA Members attended the meeting - minutes are currently pending review and will be distributed via email / Catalyst post when finalized.
The 2019 Corporate Sponsorship drive is underway! The benefits of a Corporate Sponsorship contribution of $200 include:
The Pittsburgh AIHA held an afternoon presentation at the offices of AM Health and Safety in Pittsburgh on Thursday, November 15. Marc Kolanz, CIH from Materion spoke on Beryllium and the pending OSHA Standard. Pittsburgh AIHA Secretary Frank Pokrywka provided a summary of the event in the linked file (click). Thanks to all who participated and AM Health & Safety for providing the venue and refreshments!
The Department of Labor-Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) is seeking to hire an Interdisciplinary Supervisor (Industrial Hygienist, Engineer, Chemist, Physical Scientist) to manage a branch of professionals who provide industrial hygiene-related assistance primarily involving chemical hazards. The position also directs gas chromatography analytical work. The position will be posted on usajobs.gov through 12/10/18.
There is a federal job opportunity with the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Position is for a Chemist to oversee/manage the Quality Assurance program for MSHA's internal Industrial Hygiene laboratories. The position is currently posted on usajobs.gov through 10/22/18 - Click HERE for Job listing on usajobs.gov
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LORD Corporation has an opening in their Dayton, OH facility for Environmental Health & Safety Manager. The Environmental Health & Safety Manager drives a safety focused culture through the engagement and empowerment of all team members while ensuring compliance with all applicable regulations. Details online or visit the Job Postings page.
LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance.
Sr. Health & Safety Engineer (Industrial Hygiene Focus)
ARCONIC has an opening in their New Kensington facility for a Sr. Health & Safety Engineer (IH Focus). This position provides safety, health and industrial hygiene technical support along with informal leadership to ATC production, R&D and facilities operations. APPLY ONLINE: https://careers.arconic.com/en-US/job/sr-health-safety-engineer-industrial-hygiene-focus/J3T6TF6WL02RK7XQ6BN
On October 18th, please join your fellow AIHA members as we revisit the heyday of coal mining at the Tour-Ed Mine and Museum just off Route 28 (Exit 14) in Tarentum PA. See and hear what it was like for miners and their families to live and work in a coal camp. Visit the museum to see mining and domestic artifacts from the turn of the century. Experience the daily life of the coal miner as we don our hard hats, climb into the mine car and descend several thousand feet into earth. In the deep down dark, our hosts (all former coal miners) will demonstrate and discuss the techniques and equipment used to mine coal past and present. You don’t want to miss this adventure.
Register now on the meeting page -- space is limited to the first 40 to register!
Michael Baker - Director Health and Safety - (181358)
Job Type - Full-Time Exempt
Primary Location - US-PA-Beaver
The Director of Health and Safety leads the organization’s effort to enhance the safety culture, integrate safety into standard business practices, monitors and reports key metrics, develops and implements policies, programs and practices to help ensure compliance with all federal, state and local laws, regulations and standards concerning health and safety. Visit the Job Opportunities page and search for the job posting using the job ID and title listed above.
The Executive Committee held their summer business meeting at Steel Cactus in the South Side on July 12, 2018. Meeting minutes are posted and available for download. Click HERE for the PDF file.
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!
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AIHA Calendar of Events
AIHA Press Releases
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AIHA IH Professional Pathway
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