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AIHA Announces Professional Development Courses for 2009 Call for Proposals

The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) announced today that it will be accepting proposals for professional development courses (PDCs) to be held Saturday and Sunday, May 30June 1, 2009, in conjunction with the 2009 American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce) in Toronto, Canada. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2008.

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OEHS professionals can participate in industry excellence through this highly competitive PDC program

FAIRFAX, VA (June 13, 2008) ¾ The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) announced today that it will be accepting proposals for professional development courses (PDCs) to be held Saturday and Sunday, May 30–June 1, 2009, in conjunction with the 2009 American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce) in Toronto, Canada. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2008.
“The City of Creativity” will host the premier conference and exposition for occupational and environmental health and safety professionals (OEHS). Each year, AIHce offers unrivaled educational opportunities and 2009 will be no different, with over 70 PDCs and more than 100 technical sessions that will focus on current OEHS issues. AIHA offers this competitive program to promote OEHS excellence by offering fresh, dynamic solutions through its superior professional education program. PDCs provide information on new standards, regulations, and innovations in technology; traditional occupational and safety issues; new chemical and biological threats; and upcoming career challenges. 
 
To request a printed brochure, contact Bruce Hermit, AIHA’s continuing education coordinator, at (703) 846-0752 or bhermit@aiha.org. AIHA’s online PDC submission site for AIHce 2009 is www.aiha.org/callforpdcs.htm.
Each year attendees participate for the sole purpose of discovering new ideas and solutions they can apply in their own practices. In 2009, AIHA is seeking PDC course proposals that will highlight topics such as:
  • Aerosol Technology
  • Biological Monitoring
  • Biosafety
  • Communication and Training Methods
  • Computer Applications
  • Confined Spaces
  • Construction
  • Consulting
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Emerging Trends and Issues
  • Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Ergonomics
  • Exposure Assessment Strategies
  • Gas and Vapor Detection
  • Health Care
  • IH General Practice
  • Indoor Environmental Quality
  • Instrumentation Techniques
  • International / Globalization
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Lab Health and Safety
  • Law and Regulations
  • Management
  • Mold
  • Nanotechnology
  • Noise
  • Nonionizing Radiation
  • Occupational Epidemiology
  • Occupational Standards
  • Occupational Medicine
  • Protective Clothing and Equipment
  • Regulatory and Occupational Standards
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety
  • Sampling and Lab Analysis
  • Social Concern
  • Stewardship and Sustainability/Going Green
  • Toxicology
There is no fee to submit a PDC program proposal. Selected presenters will receive an honorarium. All submissions must be received online by August 15, 2008. Presenters and students at the PDCs in 2009 will earn certification maintenance points, continuing education units, and continuance of certification points to obtain and maintain professional certifications. 
 
AIHA and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) cosponsor AIHce. Please contact Stacey Talbot, AIHA’s education manager, at (703) 846-0747 or stalbot@aiha.org; or Bruce Hermit at (703) 846-0752 or bhermit@aiha.org, with questions regarding PDCs. For more information, please visit www.aiha.org/callforpdcs.htm.
 
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Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA’s 10,600 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government, and academia. For more information, go to www.aiha.org.