AIHA Publishes Body of Knowledge on IAQ, Respiratory Protection, and Direct Read Instruments

AIHA has begun publishing technical documents that represent the “body of knowledge” that a competent and skillful practitioner should possess. The documents are available for free on AIHA’s website and currently consists of the following:

Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) – Indoor Air Quality Practitioner (637) Respiratory Protection – Respiratory Protection Program Administration and Fit […]

AIHA Releases IH Calculator App

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 […]

Adequate Face Velocity for Laboratory Hoods

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 Survey Highlights the Profession’s Attitudes

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 […]

ACGIH and AIHA Continue Alliance Discussions for OELs

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 […]

Attend AIHce 2010 Tech Sessions... Virtually

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 […]

AIHA Podcasts: Combustible Dust, CIH Certification, Noise

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:

Combustible Dust

John Astad, Director and Research Analyst of the Combustible Dust Policy […]

AIHA Begins New Podcast: Safe & Sound

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 […]

AIHA Releases White Paper on the Need for Respiratory Protection Research

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 […]

AIHA Position Statement: Ergonomics

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 […]