This new, intermediate level, self-study course is
designed to guide you through a series of lessons
on laboratory quality assurance/quality control
Three NEW chapters explore the implementation
of a well-designed laboratory QA/QC program,
compliant with ISO/IEC 17025 and AIHA Laboratory
Accreditation Programs (LAP) requirements.
Gain up-to-date knowledge on:
• Concepts of quality assurance and quality control
• Basic elements required to implement and evaluate an
effective laboratory QA/QC program
• How defined principles affect analytical data
• ISO/IEC 17025 and AIHA LAP compliance requirements
Industry Information—Stay on top of the latest trends, industry
standards and regulations through AIHA’s many publications and
Networking Opportunities—Exchange ideas and solve challenges
through a national network of OEHS professionals that’s 10,460
Knowledge—Gain priceless information and expertise from involvement in some of AIHA’s volunteer committees, task forces,
working groups or special interest groups.
AIHA has the benefits and services you need—start using them
today! For additional information, or to renew, visit www.aiha.org.
Membership renewal information will be e-mailed to you later
this month. To update your e-mail address with AIHA, please
contact AIHA member services at (703) 849-8888.
Available in a NEW on-demand
electronic format—Fall 2009!
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2010 Board of Directors Nominations
AIHA® is currently seeking nominations for five AIHA Board positions that will be vacated in June 2010: vice president, secretary-elect and three director positions. The deadline for nominations
for elected leadership positions is Nov. 1, 2009. Electronic submission forms are available on the AIHA website. The annual online
election will be held the first quarter of 2010.
The Board of Directors plays a critical role at AIHA. The Board
is the face of the association. It establishes the direction and
goals of AIHA and monitors the progress toward reaching those
goals on behalf of the membership. For more information or a
nomination form, visit www.aiha.org.
DOL Cites Opposition from Public in Withdrawal
of Risk Assessment Rule
Citing opposition from worker advocacy organizations, labor
unions, and risk assessment experts, the U.S. Department of Labor
has withdrawn a controversial risk assessment rule that critics
charged would have unnecessarily delayed rulemaking to protect
workers from toxic substances. AIHA® opposed both the substance
of the rule and DOL’s determination to proceed without allowing
additional public comment.
In August 2008, DOL published a notice of proposed rulemaking intended to codify DOL’s risk assessment procedures for health
standard rulemakings that address workplace exposure to toxic
substances. The proposal would have required DOL agencies to
issue an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking (ANPR) for
every health standard involving toxic substances or hazardous
chemicals, apart from emergency temporary standards; post documents related to a rulemaking on the Internet; and discard the assumption of a 45-year working life per worker in favor of
industry-by-industry exposure data.
Opponents contended that the ANPR requirement would delay
rulemaking, that a 2002 law already required department agencies
to post information related to rulemaking on the Internet, and that
a reliance on industry-by-industry data would underestimate
DOL declined requests from members of Congress to hold
public hearings on the proposed rule and extend the 30-day
public comment period.