- The Safety Potential of Real-time Measurements of Mental Fatigue
Rustin Reed, an assistant professor of safety science at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., helps develop approaches for monitoring worker fatigue. He shared some of his experiences in a session on real-time exposure measurement at the 11th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Occupational Hygiene Association in Washington, D.C.
- Game-planning Emergencies: Modeling Technique Simulates Effects of Explosions, Chemical Releases
For industrial operations, emergency preparedness often involves imagining worst-case scenarios in intricate detail. For example, what if a plant starts leaking a dangerous chemical? Where is the vapor cloud likely to travel given prevailing wind conditions? In the crucial first moments following an accidental release, what should be done to protect workers and surrounding communities?
- IOHA Presenters Seek to Close Gaps in Occupational Hygiene Capacity Worldwide
Organizations like Workplace Health Without Borders are made up of passionate volunteers who work to reduce and prevent occupational diseases worldwide, but many more volunteers are needed to address occupational hygiene and safety needs in underserved areas. More than two billion workers lack basic access to occupational safety, health, and hygiene professionals, said WHWB board member and AIHA Fellow Lydia Renton at a session on Monday, Sept. 24, at the 11th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Occupational Hygiene Association in Washington, D.C.
- IOHA Keynote: Occupational Health and Safety as Social Justice
Nancy Leppink, a minister with the International Labor Organization, called on occupational health and safety professionals to be instruments of social justice at the 11th Annual Scientific Conference of the International Occupational Hygiene Association in Washington, D.C.
- IAC Establishes Emerging Economy Projects Fund
The Micro-Grants Subcommittee of AIHA's International Affairs Committee is accepting applications for funding for international projects and training in developing countries.
- AIHA Urges OSHA Not to Rescind Tracking Requirement
On Sept. 6, AIHA submitted comments to OSHA on its proposal to amend its recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for employers with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301.
- Updated Modeling Tool Available from AIHA.org
IH Mod 2.0, a free suite of mathematical models used to estimate air concentrations of chemicals, is now available from the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee’s web page.