This year’s Expo has
something for everyone
One of the new features at the Expo is the Product Demo Theater, sponsored by the Colorado Safety Association. Eighteen organizations will
present an assortment of products and services in 20-minute demonstrations, followed by 5-minute Q&A sessions. Product demonstrations will
be held Monday through Wednesday, from 9 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m.
Product Demo Theater items include air quality monitors, gas and
vapor dectors, MSDS software, personal monitoring devices, PID detectors, personal dosimeters, TDI/MDI detection tools, and microbial
testing instruments. Services and products involving ergonomics techniques, LEED testing, carbon filter demonstrations, and an explosion
proof/dust ignition proof vacuum cleaner system will also be demonstrated.
Conference attendees can share their thoughts, ideas and opinions
about current and emerging industry topics during the Soap Box Talk
Sessions. Participants will be given five minutes to discuss their topics
and five minutes to address questions from attendees. Soap Box Talks
will be held on Monday, May 24, from 2: 30 p.m. to 4 p.m. To participate, submit topics to AIHce2010soapbox@aiha.org.
An exciting new addition to this year’s Expo is the photo display
created by photojournalist Earl Dotter in collaboration with Cindy A.
Becnel and four tribal communities. Holding Mother Earth Sacred
depicts the significant contributions these independent nations have
made in enhancing energy resources, creating jobs, and preserving
worker safety. The photo exhibit also illustrates the tribal beliefs and
values that help sustain their communities. For more details about the
photo display, visit www.aihce2010.org/aihce10/pdf/MotherEarth.pdf.
New activities and exhibits aren’t the only expansions to the Expo—
luncheon discussions will offer greater opportunities for attendees to
engage one another and increase their knowledge. Luncheon discussions will be held Monday to Wednesday, with a new focal point each
Share your OEHS expertise or improve your industry knowledge at
the luncheon discussion facilitated by the Students and Early Career
Professionals Committee on Monday, May 24, at 12: 30 p.m. to 1: 30
p.m. On Tuesday, May 25, from 12: 30 p.m. to 1: 30 p.m., NIOSH representatives will lead a discussion on implementation of strategic plans
for the NIOSH National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA). Members of the AIHA Technical Committee and staff from NIOSH will host
the “Tech Talks” luncheon discussion on Wednesday, May 26, from
noon to 1 p.m. Tech Talks will focus on current issues surrounding research and technical content. Seating for each luncheon discussion is
available on a first-come, first-served basis.
This year’s Expo has something for everyone. Be sure to take advantage of all the Expo has to offer—start by planning your Expo
schedule using the AIHce Virtual Expo. For more information, visit
Brooke Morris is assistant editor of The Synergist. She can be reached at (703) 846-0737
May 2010 ; The Synergist