Seeking New AIHA-LAP, LLC Volunteers
AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA-LAP), LLC is seeking qualified volunteers to fill positions on the Analytical Accreditation Board (AAB) and the Technical
Advisory Panel (TAP). New members will begin their terms in January 2011. Applications for these positions are due by June 30, 2010.
The AAB oversees the governance and processes related to laboratory accreditation,
including responsibility for approving applications submitted for accreditation and
reaccreditation once site assessments are conducted. AAB members are also responsible
for approving policy changes and participating on ad hoc task forces.
TAP members advise the AAB on technical laboratory matters and review 20 percent
of all accreditation applications for the major programs: industrial hygiene; environmental lead; and environmental microbiology. TAP members conduct a thorough assessment
of the accreditation process steps to ensure conformance with policies and technical
requirements. See www.aihaaccreditedlabs.org/Pages/VolunteerLeadership.aspx for
AAB and TAP applications. For additional information, please contact Margie Breida
AIHA® Member Nominated to Chair CSB
Rafael Moure-Eraso, CIH, PhD, was recently nominated to chair the Chemical Safety
and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB) by President Obama. As chair, Moure-Eraso will
be responsible for investigating industrial chemical accidents and advising the Obama
administration on how to respond in order to avoid incident reoccurrences. Regulatory
recommendations made by CSB are often implemented by occupational health and
safety stakeholders, namely OSHA and the EPA.