AIHA recently released the free IH Calculator LITE app, a calculator that aids industrial hygienists in performing OH&S calculations quickly and efficiently on their mobile device. Topics include: Noise, Heat Stress, Ventilation, Exposure Assessment and is complimented with a range of conversions such as volume, distance, pressure, temperature, TLVs, and more. The app is currently only [...]
Multiple organizations have adopted laboratory hood safety standards to determine the effectiveness of a hood in limiting occupational exposure. One such measure of determining the effectiveness of the hood is by measuring the speed of air entering the hood (i.e. the face velocity). While face velocity is not the only test method [...]
AIHA recently conducted a survey to assess the attitudes pertaining to the profession of the membership base. Highlights include the following:
Most respondents expected to see an increase in work related stress. Many respondents expected to see work hours increase A majority of respondents support/would support fines & penalties and as a result expect it to [...]
The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) and the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) announced that they continue dialogue regarding the proposed strategic alliance announced in May 2009 to develop occupational exposure guidelines. With the originally proposed alliance, AIHA would be an industrial hygiene member professional organization, and ACGIH would be a non-member scientific [...]
The American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) is the “must attend” event for thousands of industrial hygiene and occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. Spend the day virtually at AIHce and gain:
New perspectives and up-to-date research via phone Guided presentations and abstracts over the web Opportunities to interact via question and answer [...]
Have you checked out AIHA’s Safe & Sound Podcast lately? Very good information being delivered by Craig & Melissa at AIHA. Take a listen at home, work, or in the car (all files are .mp3 format).
Some of the latest highlights include:
John Astad, Director and Research Analyst of the Combustible Dust Policy [...]
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) has started a new weekly podcast that will cover safety, worker health, industrial hygiene news, and general information relevant to the AIHA membership. The podcast will be hosted by AIHA’s Melissa Hurley and Craig Sorrell.
Episode 1 of the Safe & Sound podcast is entitled “Ergonomics” and features Sheree [...]
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) recently released a white paper on the need for research of respiratory protection to “enhance the safe and effective use of respiratory protection.”
Among the research needs are:
Measurement of respirator performance Qualitative fit testing for full facepiece respirators Appropriateness of fit factor safety margin criterion In-facepiece measurements Effectiveness [...]
A revision to the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s (AIHA) postion statement regarding ergonomics has been recently issued. AIHA defines ergonomics as the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) and their risk factors in the workplace.
According to AIHA, the goal of ergonomics is to:
Decrease the risk of MSD Decrease worker discomfort [...]
“AIHA commends the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on its recent decision to implement a multi-tiered enforcement program to ensure worker protection on projects related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Early in the year, the Obama Administration proposed creating more than one million new construction and manufacturing jobs.