Membership dues for 2022 was due January 1, 2022. If you are a National AIHA member, remember to check the box for Pittsburgh Local Section to include your LS dues of $25 for your Pittsburgh AIHA membership. All NON-National AIHA members should pay dues directly to the Pittsburgh AIHA. See the highlighted sidebar link on this homepage to process payment through PayPal -- Note you do not need a PayPal account to pay this way. Any questions, please contact Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With a variety of scholarships available (Pittsburgh AIHA Scholarship is just one!), students in undergraduate and graduate degree programs that lead to a career in industrial hygiene can find varying levels of awards and assistance to further their educational opportunities. See the details HERE:
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The Executive Committee of the Pittsburgh AIHA will hold the winter local section business meeting via Teams. All members are welcome and encouraged to join the meeting!
THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2022 --- 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM.
Register online: 2022-01-27 Business Meeting
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AirTrain System Safety Manager (Job ID: 39167)
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
Location: JFK Airport
Read more - details provided HERE: www.jointheportauthority.com/jobs/7851848-airtrain-system-safety-manager
The Aviation department of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey is looking for an experienced AirTrain System Safety Manager to manage, develop, monitor and the implement a comprehensive system safety assurance program for AirTrain JFK.
About JFK Airport Air Train - In 2019, JFK AirTrain served over 20,900,000 customers operating at an average 98.8% availability. This vital public transportation link to JFK Airport operates 24 hours, 7 days a week, every five minutes during peak periods, connecting passengers to and from the New York MTA Subway and Commuter train and bus lines. AirTrain is a critical gateway to welcome the world to New York City.
Submitted by Frank Pokrwyka
Finally!! A non-virtual gathering in the COVID 19 era. On October 28 the local EH&S community gathered in person for the first time in almost two years in person at the MASHA Safety and Health Conference held at the Cranberry Regional Learning Alliance. Many thanks to Bill Bernhart, Christy Kirsch and others for organizing this gathering of more than 120 Safety and health professionals, students and vendors. A few masks were seen early on but were soon discarded and smiling faces shown forth.
The Pittsburgh Section AIHA was well represented with more than 20 members present. After a moving opening session on Servant Leadership, Six excellent presentations were offered throughout the morning and afternoon. Time was allowed in between the technical sessions to allow attendees to visit the vendor booths that included MSA, SKC, PTA, AM Health and Safety, Premier Safety among others (see MASHA website: mashasafetyconference.org).
Our AIHA local section also had a booth staffed by Frank Pokrywka and Sarmed Shareef. Several new members from Thiel and Slippery Rock Universities were signed up. Plenty of AIHA swag was available for all visitors to our booth.
Tom Blank, one of our LS Directors, headed up a panel discussion on mentoring to close out the conference. Also on the panel were Del Kubeldis, Lucinette Alverado and Frank Pokrywka who each gave a personal account of mentors and mentees throughout their careers who made a difference in their lives. Many comments were heard that this was a great conference and great day!
Josh Maskrey, CIH - Pgh. AIHA Historical Committee Chairperson provided a great article detailing the development of the Pittsburgh AIHA in 1939-1940! Take a minute to read about the formation, inaugural Pgh. section officers, first meeting, and more found on the Historical Committee page: Our History
To learn more about the history of the National AIHA check out this video published on YouTube by National AIHA that is a great presentation of the last 80 years of the AIHA! https://youtu.be/ShXQHa7X4MU
BWX Technologies, Inc. has an opening for a Safety Specialist in their Lynchburg, VA office.
The Safety Technician will work under the supervision of the Site Project Manager and Field Operations Manager to support the safety and health activities associated with Deactivation and Disposition, Construction and Refurbishment projects at a Department of Energy nuclear facility. The Safety Technician will actively support the company's safety programs designed to prevent occupational injury and illness.
See the job posting / apply online here: https://careers.bwxt.com/job/Lynchburg-Safety-Technician-VA-24501/718297200/
Duquesne University is hiring for a Safety Manager within the Environmental Health and Safety Department. The position will report directly to the Director of Environmental Health and Safety.
For more information and to apply:
We are pleased to announce that MSA Safety, Inc. is a new Corporate Sponsor of the Pittsburgh AIHA! Thank you to Zane Frund, Ph.D., CIH, MBA and Jillian Tilko of MSA Safety who are members of the Pittsburgh AIHA.
ALL sessions are available in online classroom! See the 2021 list below -- The eLearning team at AIHA has updated online classrooms for our members. An email was sent to inform members that the content is available.
We are excited to announce that the Pittsburgh AIHA renewed the eLearning Subscription for 2021. Member feedback has been positive regarding the value of the eLearning events which can be accessed through the Catalyst site/online classroom.
The 2021sessions selected include:
The E-Learning roster has been updated with National AIHA for the 3rd Quarter of 2021 --
All 2021 members in good standing (dues paid/membership renewed for 2021) should receive an email from National AiHA with details and login steps. If you did not receive the email, please contact Christy Kirsch at email@example.com to confirm your membership status.
On Wednesday, July 28, the Pgh. AIHA held their local section summer business meeting via ZOOM. Thank you to the members who participated in the event. The DRAFT meeting minutes are currently being compiled and will be posted when complete.
The meeting agenda is linked HERE. Items discussed during this meeting included:
- Treasurer and Secretary reports
- Local section committee updates
- Local section scholarship
- Meeting topics / speakers / venues, etc.
- Student sections
- Corporate Sponsors/Advertisers
The 2021-2022 Executive Committee is pleased to announce the formation of a new committee: the Pittsburgh Local Section Historical Committee.
The purpose of the Historical Committee is to document, preserve and curate information about our rich history and impact on the local community as a local section since our formation as one of the inaugural local sections of AIHA in October of 1939.
Josh Maskrey will chair the committee for 2021-2022.
If you are interested in getting involved the committee, or if you have historical documents, meeting records, photographs, or other information that pertain to our section’s history, please e-mail PittsburghAIHAhistory@gmail.com.
Our initial points of focus will be gathering information on the formative years of our local section (1939-1945) and developing a timeline of significant IH contributions through the present day. However, we welcome any and all historical information!
The Pittsburgh AIHA is pleased to announce that Alina Schlichtkrull of Slippery Rock University is this year's recipient of the Pittsburgh AIHA Local Section Scholarship awarded through the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation.
Alina Schlichtkrull is an undergraduate at Slippery Rock University and she is currently studying Safety Management with minors in Human Resources and Psychology. Alina is involved in multiple student organizations, one of them being AIHA. She participated in the meetings conducted by the student section and plans to stay an active member in the upcoming school year. This past year, Alina was the ASSP Student Chapter President at Slippery Rock University. SRU's ASSP Student Section conducted online meetings to keep students involved in the organization throughout the pandemic and from their accomplishments, they were awarded the ASSP Outstanding Student Section of the Year Award. Alina is currently interning with The Cincinnati Insurance Companies over the course of the summer and plans to graduate in the spring 2022 semester. Continue reading the post by clicking below....
We would like to welcome the following New Members to the Pittsburgh AIHA:
Thank you to speaker Jeffrey Komrower from Noise Control Engineering who was the presenter for our June 22, 2021 virtual event titled "Quieter is Better: Basic Noise Control Concepts".
The presentation was fantastic and well-received by the 27 Pittsburgh AIHA Members / Guests who participated in the virtual event. A special thank you to Jeff for supporting the Pittsburgh AIHA by taking the time to present to our group.
The School of Public Health is now home to West Virginia University’s Master of Science in Industrial Hygiene program – one of 20 programs in the country accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
Formerly housed in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, the master’s program officially transitioned to the School of Public Health’s Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences following a vote of approval during a recent WVU Board of Governors meeting (April 23).
The industrial hygiene program is designed for students with undergraduate training in the areas of engineering, chemistry, biology, medical sciences, animal sciences or the physical sciences who have an interest in occupational and environmental health and safety. Through this program, working professionals and full-time students learn to address modern day occupational health issues as they gain the ability to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control occupational health hazards.
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Pittsburgh AIHA Member Annual Dues - Deadline Jan. 1, 2022
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