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Over the past 30 years, the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) has awarded more than 680 scholarships totally nearly million to students dedicated to studying industrial hygiene and/or occupational and environmental health safety. Building upon this success, the AIHF Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that scholarship applications for 2019 are now being accepted.
Since 2014, the Pittsburgh Local Section Scholarship has been made possible through generous donations from the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s Pittsburgh Local Section. Preference is given to students studying from Slippery Rock, Indiana University of Pennsylvania or West Virginia University with a GPA of 3.0 or better.
The deadline to submit all AIHF application materials is January 28, 2019. All materials must be completed and answered in full. Students who submit a completed scholarship application will be considered for all scholarships for which they are eligible.
CLICK HERE FOR THE APPLICATION AND ELIGIBILITY DETAILS
The Pittsburgh AIHA would like to welcome Cardno ChemRisk to our growing list of Corporate Sponsors for 2019. Cardno ChemRisk is a scientific consulting firm that is respected worldwide for its risk assessment experience, technical capabilities, industry leadership and pioneering spirit. They specialize in helping clients characterize the health and environmental risk associated with complex exposures involving chemicals, pharmaceuticals or radionuclides in a variety of media and environments. Cardno ChemRisk has ten locations across the US including the Pittsburgh office located on Stanwix Street. Thank you to Josh Maskrey, Laura Hallett, Deanna Badger, and Julie Panko for their membership!
The Pittsburgh AIHA would like to thank FirstEnergy Corporation for their continued support as a Corporate Sponsor. They have renewed their sponsorship for 2019! Thank you to Darrick Bertig and Michelle Baber for their membership!
The National AIHA began membership renewal in October for 2019. Local section members who are also National AIHA members are encouraged to pay their dues through the National AIHA. If you are a Pittsburgh AIHA member ONLY, your dues must be paid directly to the Pittsburgh Local Section as noted below. Pittsburgh AIHA dues continues to be $25 per year in 2019. Remember that you must be a member in good standing to take advantage of reduced meeting fees, Natl. e-learning subscription, etc. Your participation is key to our success -- please renew by January 1! STUDENT AND RETIRED MEMBERS ARE FREE.
Pay Local Section Dues Through National AIHA (for Natl. AIHA Members Only):
Click here for the link for dues renewal through National AIHA. When processing renewal, please remember to check the box for Pittsburgh local section dues when you submit your payment. If you have not created a profile, you will need to “Sign Up as a New Individual” to be able to pay through National AIHA. You can also visit the National AIHA Membership page for more information. If you prefer to pay your dues directly to Pittsburgh AIHA, follow instructions below.
Pay Local Section Dues Directly to Pittsburgh AIHA:
If you have any questions, or want a paper invoice sent via U.S. Mail, please contact Christy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-789-4254.
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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