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August 2017 Newsletter


Recent Updates:



 Welcome members, corporate sponsors, and advertisers to a new year for our...

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Attend this full-day seminar to educate yourself about the current...

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The Executive Committee held their annual Summer Business Meeting on Thursday,...

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All PAID local section members have access to our E-Learning Subscription...

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Pittsburgh AIHA Member News

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Welcome to the following new members of the Pittsburgh AIHA:

Zarreen Amin - currently working as a research technician at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Zarreen graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 with a degree in Biology.  She has joined the Pittsburgh AIHA to further explore the IH profession with the goal of becoming a successful industrial hygienist practicing abroad in Bangladesh.   Click here to read more about Zarreen... 

Andrew Krivan - is a student from Indiana University of Pennsylvania currently working at FedEx Ground on a summer internship.  Andrew attended our July 2017 Summer Business Meeting where he asked the Committee Members for guidance / assistance forming an IUP Student AIHA Chapter.  Andrew will be a senior at IUP this coming fall and expects to graduate in May 2018 with a BS in Safety, Health, and Environmental Applied Sciences.

Laura Hallett - recently joined the Pittsburgh AIHA and is currently working as an Associate Health Scientist at Cardno ChemRisk in Pittsburgh.  She received her MS in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Iowa in 2017 and also holds a BS from The University of Georgia in Environmental Health.

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Job Opportunity - AECOM Industrial Hygiene

AECOM has an opportunity for a Senior Industrial Hygienist in their Pittsburgh PA location.

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#IAmIH Challenge

Are you an industrial hygienist passionate about your work? Why not share your career and the wonders of the profession with your community? The Natl. AIHA has issued a challenge to IH/OH leaders to go forth and educate the next generations about how amazing and awesome this career can be.  Click to learn more about The #IAmIH Leadership Challenge 

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2017 AIHA Distinguished Lecturer -
Pittsburgh AIHA Member

Carl W. Heinlein, CSP, ARM, CRIS

Congratulations to Pittsburgh AIHA Member Carl Heinlein who was recently selected as a 2017 AIHA Distinguished Lecturer. The AIHA Distinguished Lecturer Program focuses on providing lectures on national and international occupational and environmental health issues that affect the practice of industrial hygiene. See the National AIHA webpage for the details...

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2017 State of the EHS Industry Report

The Natl. AIHA and Enviance are proud to unveil the results of our inaugural State of the EHS Industry Survey, including feedback from over 700 EHS professionals!

Download your complimentary copy of the full 2017 State of the EHS Industry Report, and feel free to pass on the link to a colleague.

DOWNLOAD THE FREE REPORT HERE

Please enjoy and we hope you'll consider participating when we conduct a follow-up survey next year. Contact smarchese@aiha.org with any questions.

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Get Involved - Natl. AIHA Volunteer Opportunities

From volunteers to related organizations, there are a lot of people that help make up the AIHA family. These smaller, more focused groups are often the oil that keeps the AIHA machinery running. Click below to explore:

Volunteer Groups
Local Sections
Students and Early Career Professionals 
Future Leaders Institute 
Special Interest Groups (SIG) 
Outreach 
AIHA Guideline Foundation
AIHA Standards Activities​ 
AIHA Foundation


AIHA Urges Congress to Reverse Course on Worker Health and Safety Funding

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is concerned over the funding cuts to several key federal agencies and programs designed to protect worker health and safety. 

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (July 26, 2017) — Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations approved draft legislation to fund several federal government entities that help protect worker health and safety. In response, AIHA has issued the following statement:

“Although in some ways a slight improvement over President Trump’s proposed Fiscal Year 2018 budget requests, the House’s draft funding bills largely miss the opportunity for change, falling into the same old patterns that have prevented our workplaces from being as healthy and safe as they could be,” said AIHA’s CEO Lawrence Sloan. “By recommending funding cuts for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), these bills make it more difficult to protect worker health and safety—the very key to unlocking the latent potential productivity of the American economy.”

“These funding cuts have the potential to undermine fundamental research and educational and training grants, which strengthen our nation’s commitment to a safe and healthy workforce,” Sloan continued. “It is AIHA’s sincere hope that our elected officials pay heed to these programs that help safeguard our workforce.”

For more information, visit AIHA’s Government Relations Action Center at http://capwiz.com/caiha/home.

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Recent News From OSHA

New guide will help small businesses comply with OSHA's silica rule for general industry and maritime

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OSHA has released a Small Entity Compliance Guide for General Industry and Maritime to help small business employers comply with the agency's Final Rule to Protect Workers from Exposure to Respirable Crystalline Silica. The guide describes the steps that employers are required to take to protect employees in general industry and maritime from the hazards associated with silica exposure. These requirements include: assessing worker exposures; using engineering and work practice controls to keep exposures below a specified safety threshold; and offering medical exams to certain highly exposed workers. Enforcement of the final rule in general industry and maritime is scheduled to begin June 23, 2018.

Upcoming Events to Consider:

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