On Wednesday, July 29, we held the local section summer business meeting via ZOOM. Thank you to the participants who joined the meeting. Meeting minutes are now posted on the Meetings Page and available for your review.
The Mid-Atlantic Safety and Health Alliance, Inc. (MASHA) has decided to postpone the 2020 Safety and Health Conference until October 28, 2021 due to the current COVID-19 restrictions in place at the Regional Learning Alliance (event venue). Any questions can be directed to Bill Bernhart at email@example.com.
Our Summer newsletter is posted in multiple formats - please view here:
The next Pittsburgh AIHA Newsletter is expected to be published late September 2020. Submit any announcements, events, items of interest, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
New opportunity in Pittsburgh --
This position is oversees existing organizational compliance with local, state, federal, and international EH&S regulations for a Global Manufacturer. Reporting to the Global Director of Technology and Business Development. Interfaces with Senior Leadership, domestic and global sales force, marketing, purchasing, and manufacturing functions; customers, suppliers, technical consultants.
Details of this job opportunity and requirements can be found here: https://www.pittsburghaiha.org/job-postings.html
Since 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association has been the premier organization serving those who work in industrial hygiene. Now, changes in our industry are inspiring changes at AIHA.
Although more than half of AIHA’s nearly 8,500 members are Certified Industrial Hygienists, our industry is expanding beyond IH to include EHS generalists and “technician-level” practitioners. At AIHA, we embrace this growth and evolution.
Evolving the brand. In order to enhance our member services and recruit the next generation of professionals into our ranks, we felt it was time to evolve our brand—to better reflect the evolution in the industry and remain relevant to all industry stakeholders.
On June 30, 2020, AIHA’s Board President, Lindsay Cook, CIH, CSP, FAIHA, AIHA’s CEO, Larry Sloan and AIHA’s Managing Director of Marketing and Communications, Sue Marchese, held a town hall webinar to answer questions from members about the brand evolution. The recording is now available for the public.
Find all the details related to this subject, including the recording here: https://www.aiha.org/about-aiha/aiha-brand-evolution
The Pittsburgh AIHA is happy to announce that Nicholas Ravotti and Alina Schlichtkrull from Slippery Rock University received 2020 Pittsburgh AIHA Local Section Scholarships. Congratulations to these deserving students!
Each year our local section sponsors this scholarship through the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF). Details of eligibility criteria and past winners can be found here: https://www.aiha.org/get-involved/aih-foundation/aih-foundation-scholarships/pittsburgh-local-section-scholarship
Since 1982, AIHF has distributed over $2 million in scholarship funds to students pursuing a degree in industrial hygiene and/or occupational and environmental health and safety. These scholarships have enabled talented students to complete their education and have encouraged the most promising scholars to enter and remain in the industrial hygiene profession.
The Pittsburgh AIHA Spring 2020 newsletter is now available. Follow the link below to view in your browser.
In February of 2020, the World Health Organization’s director-general declared a public health emergency of international concern over the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus, COVID-19.
Check out the National AIHA Coronavirus Outbreak Resource Center:
This page is updated daily with links to official sources regarding public health resources available for industrial hygienists, occupational safety & health scientists, public health officials, and others working to support front-line workers and personnel fighting the pandemic.
Get the Facts on Coronavirus: https://youtu.be/kIL5m5XznNY
Thank you to our speakers Andy Maier, PhD, MS, CIH, DABT and Scott Dotson, PhD, MS, CIH, DABT of Cardno ChemRisk who gave a presentation titled: OEL Mysteries - Wait, Wait, Do Not Tell Me! to a group of 30+ Pittsburgh AIHA members and guests. Local Section Director, Josh Maskrey, CIH and Pgh. AIHA Member Laura Hallett coordinated this event held in the Cardno ChemRisk offices in downtown Pittsburgh. Josh also gave a short presentation of the benefits of being a Pittsburgh AIHA Member and Corporate Sponsor before the event and distributed a Member Benefits handout to attendees (thanks Laura H.!).
See the meeting review by Pittsburgh AIHA Secretary Frank Pokrywka, Ed.D, CIH - click HERE to go to page.
Pittsburgh AIHA Director, Josh Maskrey, has updated the Pittsburgh AIHA Catalyst User Guide -- download the file below for details on how to access this online community to share ideas, start a discussion with your community, create and reply to posts, retrieve library documents, etc. Visit the Catalyst site at: https://community.aiha.org/home.
Current Pittsburgh AIHA Members have access to Catalyst. If you are unable to log in or have trouble accessing the site, please contact Janice Allen at the National AIHA by sending a message through the contact page: https://community.aiha.org/contactus.
We would like to welcome the following New Members to the Pittsburgh AIHA:
Thanks to AM Health & Safety for sponsoring the January 30 Event with guest speaker Andy Teague, CIH of Analytics Corporation. During this event Andy discussed Monitoring and Laboratory Analysis Pros and Cons of Petroleum Distillates/Hydrocarbon Multi-component, Oil Mist/Metal-working Fluids (MWF) and 3D Printing.
Meeting review and photos by Pittsburgh AIHA Secretary, Frank Pokrywka, Ed.D., CIH are available now - CLICK HERE!
Pittsburgh AIHA 2020-2021 President-Elect, Laura Hallet of Cardno ChemRisk prepared a presentation highlighting the benefits of Pittsburgh AIHA Membership or Corporate Sponsorship. Some of the valuable benefits you receive as a member include E-learning credits (up to $1,000+ on continuing ed.), reduced meeting fees (25-30% discount), Catalyst access, and certification credit for EC participation. As a Pittsburgh AIHA Corporate Sponsor, you receive website advertising, newsletter promotion, 2 local section memberships, and more. Take a few minutes to look and share with anyone you feel might be interested to join our group!
POSTPONED -- date to be determined--------March 26 Pgh. AIHA President's Luncheon with Lucinette Alvarado, CIH
Registration is now OPEN for our next event to be held on Thursday, March 26 from 11:30 AM - ~2:00 PM at the LeMont restaurant located on Mt. Washington overlooking the city of Pittsburgh.
Pittsburgh local section member and National AIHA Director, Lucinette Alvarado, CIH will be the guest speaker for this year's event. In addition to giving us an update on National AIHA, Lucinette plans to speak on Coronavirus and the role of the IH in a pandemic.
The 2020-2021 Pittsburgh AIHA Election has ended and results are as follows:
President-Elect: Laura Hallett, Cardno ChemRisk who will serve a 1-year term as President-Elect followed by 1-year term as President.
Director: Carol Delfino, CIH, CSP (SE Technologies, LLC) who will serve a 2-year term.
Treasurer: Maureen Kelly (Transitional Services) who will continue serving the Pittsburgh AIHA for another 2-year term.
Congratulations to these newly-elected Executive Committee members who will take (or continue) office later this summer and thank you to the Pittsburgh AIHA members that cast their vote this year!
The Winter 2020 Newsletter is posted and can be found at this link, or on the Newsletter page.
Thank you to our newsletter advertisers - SKC, Inc., RJ Lee Group, and U.S. Micro-Solutions, Inc. who continue to support the Pittsburgh AIHA year after year! We greatly appreciate it!
The Executive Committee held their annual Winter Business Meeting on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 from 11:30 AM - ~2:00 PM at Aracri's Greentree Inn located in Greentree. Thank you to the members who attended and provided committee updates and valuable input regarding Pgh. AIHA activities and 2020 program calendar. Meeting minutes are available now to review - please see the file posted on the Meeting page.
Pittsburgh AIHA Member and Past-President Dennis Kelly (Energy Transfer Partners) provided a great write-up / meeting review of our recent event on Cannabis EHS and Security Concerns. Thanks to Andy Wright, CIH owner and President of ProTect-All Solutions, LLC for presenting to our members/guests! Thanks to Pittsburgh AIHA President Renee Cowell, CSP (Energy Transfer Partners) for coordinating the event. Take a few minutes to read Dennis' meeting review and check out the photos taken at the event found on the meeting review page...
A mentor can be a valuable career and personal development resource for students and early career professionals. And, becoming a mentor to help others advance in their career can be a rewarding experience. If you are an AIHA member and you are interested in obtaining or becoming a mentor, information can be found on the AIHA website at https://www.aiha.org/get-involved/mentoring-program. If you are an AIHA local section member, or a student or non-member in the Pittsburgh area and you are interested in local mentor/mentoring opportunities, please contact Matt Zock. email@example.com
Member Dues 2021
Pittsburgh AIHA Member Annual Dues - Deadline Jan. 1, 2021
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