Register Early for AIHce 2011
To be eligible for discounted member registration
fees for AIHce 2011, be sure to renew your AIHA®
membership by Dec. 31, 2010. Beginning Jan. 1,
2011, members who have not renewed will be
charged nonmember rates for AIHce.
Registration for AIHce 2011, to be held May 14–19
in Portland, Ore., is now open at www.aihce2011.org.
The following tips will make your registration easy:
Start your approval process now. As early as possible, begin the process within your organization to
enable you to attend AIHce. A sample document for
gaining approval to attend AIHce is posted on
Register early and online. Registering early will increase your chances of getting the hotel (price and
location) and PDCs (price and topic) you want—and
will also lock in early registration fees. Since hotel
and PDC enrollment is first-come, first-served, waiting for the Advance Program, which mails in early
February, can put you at a disadvantage.
Make a case for the value of AIHce—to you and
your organization. AIHce 2011 has an exceptional
conference program featuring diverse topics, special
tracks and presentation formats. Plus, few conferences
provide the opportunity to earn so many CM points
in one trip.
Compared with other national OEHS conferences,
AIHce has the lowest registration fees and offers
more education. Get more for less money than at
any other OEHS conference. Register by Mar. 15
and save over $350 on your registration.
Attendees consistently point to the high quality
of the conference program and repeatedly praise
the quality of the networking and the opportunities
for renewing acquaintances with colleagues, meeting new friends and developing valuable business
contacts. Attendees also consistently applaud the
quality of the exposition, with its multitude of
products, services, and interesting OEHS displays.
Have questions? Ask staff. If at any time you
have questions, don’t hesitate
to ask staff. Staff e-mail
addresses are listed at
AIHA® and ACGIH® End Alliance Discussions
On Oct. 25, AIHA and ACGIH announced they will end talks regarding the strategic alliance originally proposed in May 2009. The alliance discussions were temporarily suspended in 2010 when it
became clear that ACGIH needed to make significant changes to its
organizational structure. ACGIH and AIHA may resume alliance discussions following the approval of a new ACGIH business model by
its board and membership.
The AIHA/ACGIH alliance discussions reflected the AIHA/ACGIH
collaboration in developing occupational exposure guidelines and
ACGIH’s efforts to fund the enhancement and maintenance of TLVs®.
Over the past year, a joint AIHA/ACGIH task force worked to establish specific operating agreements that would delineate the terms of
an effective, resourceful strategic alliance between the two organizations. However, a modification to the ACGIH governance approach
could affect the result of any dialogue with AIHA; therefore, the associations have agreed to terminate the current alliance discussions.
“We respect the ACGIH leadership team’s effort to develop a new
organizational structure that will create an enduring and sustainable
process for TLV development,” stated AIHA President Michael
Brandt, DrPH, CIH, PMP, in the AIHA/ACGIH joint press release. “
Occupational Exposure Guidelines are important tools for our profession, and our members need the capacity to develop and maintain
more of them. The parallel efforts of AIHA and ACGIH will ensure
we retain this capacity into the future.”
2010 Rachel Carson Award
The Environmental Issues Committee (EIC) presented the 2010 Rachel
Carson Award to Garrett Brown and the Maquiladora Health and
Safety Support Network (MHSSN) at AIHce 2010 in Denver, Colo.
As a founding member of MHSSN, Brown coordinates activities for
MHSSN is a volunteer network of nearly 400 OHS professionals
who provide information, technical assistance and on-site instruction regarding workplace hazards in the 3,000 “maquiladora” (
for-eign-owned) assembly plants along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Established in 1987, the Rachel Carson Award is presented to an
individual or group for attaining outstanding success and distinction
in the OEHS field. The EIC is accepting nominations for the 2011
award, which will be presented at AIHce 2011 in Portland, Ore., May
14–19. If you or someone you know is a qualified recipient, contact
Patty Beach at email@example.com. For more information and to
download the nomination form, visit www.aiha.org/insideaiha/