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OEHS professionals can participate in industry excellence through this highly competitive PDC program
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 31-June 1, 2008, in conjunction with the 2008 American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The deadline for submissions is August 15, 2007.
AIHA offers this competitive program to promote occupational and environmental health and safety (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 AIHA's online PDC submission site for AIHce 2008 is http://www.aiha.org/callforpdcs.htm . The site will open on Friday, June 29, 2007.
Some areas of interest include:
· Consulting topics (legal, choosing the best business model, insurance, small business taxes, and best negotiation practices)
· Health care
· International standards and effect on businesses in the U.S. and abroad
· Noise issues
· Presentation techniques for selling yourself and your ideas
· Legal, regulatory, and occupational standards
· Instrumentation techniques
· Environmental trends and issues
· Emerging trends and issues
Please go to http://www.aiha.org/callforpdcs.htm for additional topic selection information.
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, 2007. Presenters and students at the PDCs in 2008 will earn certification maintenance (CM) points, continuing education units (CEUs), and continuance of certification points (COCs) to obtain and maintain professional certifications.
AIHA and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) cosponsor AIHce. Please contact Barbara Maestro, AIHA's continuing education manager, at (703) 846-0747 or or Bruce Hermit at (703) 846-0752 or with questions regarding PDCs. For more information, please visit http://www.aiha.org/callforpdcs.htm .
About American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)
Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA’s 11,600 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.
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Melissa A. Hurley
American Industrial Hygiene Association
2700 Prosperity Avenue, Suite 250
Fairfax, VA 22031-4321
Direct: (703) 846-0740
P: (703) 849-8888
F: (703) 207-3561
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