The primary responsibility of this role is to ensure Covestro products and procedures meet the requirements of the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This includes interpretation of new regulations resulting from the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, implementing compliance strategies to support the sale of new and existing products, as well as implementing procedures for TSCA reporting requirements. This role will also include support for other regulatory areas such as FDA and DEA regulations.
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!!
Our newsletter is available to view - click here for the link to the HTML file. Take a few minutes to look through - Contents include a letter from President of the Pittsburgh AIHA, Matt Zock, CIH, several meeting reviews, an update on the Puerto Rico call for help, and more. You can also scroll through or download(PDF) the document on the "current newsletter" page. Beginning in 2018, we will revise the newsletter schedule to publish 4 per year, Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall. Our next newseletter will be out later in February. Please email to email@example.com with any questions or comments.
Please mark your calendar for our next continuing education event to be held on January 18, 2018 from 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM. Donna Bartlett, CIH is the Manager, Environmental Health and Safety at PPG and will be presenting PPG ergonomics best practices.
Some topics will include:
This event will be hosted by Repsol, USA at their Warrendale, PA office. See the meeting announcement page for details and to register online.
The Pittsburgh AIHA would like to thank US Micro-Solutions for their continued support as a Corporate Sponsor. They have renewed their sponsorship for 2018. Thank you to Deanna Kiska, President and Technical Director and Sharon Fanchalsky, Laboratory Manager for their membership and continued support!
The National AIHA annouced recently in a press release that Dr. Robert (Bob) Soule is the 2017 recipient of the Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award!! Bob is a long time member of the Pittsburgh AIHA and has served twice as a Pittsburgh Local Section President-Elect and President, and is also a National AIHA Fellow. Dr. Soule is Professor Emeritus at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and is currently the Vice Chair of Operations of the Applied Science Accreditation Commission of ABET, a position that will progress to Chair Elect and Chair of the Commission in the future. He has been intimately associated with the academic preparation of nearly 4000 safety, health and environmental professionals via the development and delivery of undergraduate and graduate courses in safety sciences programs. In addition, Dr. Soule has been responsible for providing technical assistance to private-sector businesses by serving as the first director of the Pennsylvania/OSHA Consultation Program and has directed broad-ranging consultative services in evaluation and control of health hazards as Vice President of Industrial Hygiene Services for Clayton Environmental Consultants.
Read all about it here https://www.aiha.org/about-aiha/Press/2017PressReleases/Pages/AIHA-Announces-2017-Henry-F.-Smyth,-Jr.-Award-Recipient.aspx.
The National AIHA began membership renewal in October for 2018. 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 2018. 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!
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 2018 Corporate Sponsorship drive is underway! The benefits of a Corporate Sponsorship contribution of $200 include:
The Executive Committee will hold their annual Winter Business Meeting on Thurs. December 7, 2017 from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. The location is at the Penn Brewery on the North Side. 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.
All PAID local section members have access to our E-Learning Subscription through the National AIHA. We have selected 5 webinars for 2017 as shown below. An email with webinar information/link is sent directly from National AIHA E-learning contact Jessica Pagel to Pittsburgh AIHA members in good standing. The following recorded webinars are available to view at your convenience:
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):
The Pittsburgh AIHA will once again sponsor a $1,000 scholarship award through the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation. AIHF Scholarships are awarded based on the availability of funds provided through contributions from AIHA members, individuals, corporations, and local sections. Students do not apply for a specific scholarship. Students who complete an application will be considered for all the scholarships for which they are eligible. The AIHF Scholarship Selection Committee will determine the scholarship awards during the selection process.
All full or part time students who will be enrolled in one of the following programs at the start of the fall semester are eligible to apply to the AIHF Scholarship Program.
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