Conference Countdown: One Month to Go
AIHce 2011 Advance Program Mailed
The Advance Program for this year’s AIHce—to be held
May 14–19 in Portland, Ore.—was mailed in February
and can be downloaded from the AIHce website. Featuring a full list of educational opportunities, the Advance Program provides a detailed breakdown of every course, session, and
symposium; highlights of events and activities offered during the conference
and exposition; and exhibit information. You can also find important information and deadlines on registration and hotel accommodations. Advance
registration and hotel reservations for most AIHce hotels close on April 27.
For more information about the conference, see the article on p. 34.
To register for AIHce 2011, visit www.aihce2011.org.
Attendees: Take Advantage of Free Rail
AIHce will use Portland’s world-class public transportation system instead
of shuttles to transport registrants to the Oregon Convention Center. The
Metropolitan Area Express (MAX) light rail system offers door-to-door
access to many city attractions, including AIHce. You can ride MAX at
no cost within Portland’s Free Rail Zone, which includes the Oregon
Convention Center, where AIHce will be held. Every AIHce hotel is conveniently located close to a light rail stop.
The MAX red line train also runs from Portland International Airport
to downtown. The one-way fare costs $2.35 and takes 40 minutes.
For more information on getting around Portland, visit www.aihce2011.
org/aihce11/travel/ around-portland.aspx. AIHce 2011 conference information is available at www.aihce2011.org.
Show Your Support for AIHF
Bring your running shoes to Portland and support the American Industrial
Hygiene Foundation (AIHF) by participating in the 27th Annual AIHF
Fun Run/Walk at AIHce 2011, Tuesday, May 17, sponsored by Scott Health
& Safety. Run 5K or walk 2K on a great course along the banks of the picturesque Willamette River.
Participants in the Fun Run/Walk contribute to scholarships for students studying industrial hygiene and related disciplines while enjoying
some morning exercise with fellow IHs before a day at AIHce. In the past
thirty years, AIHF has awarded over $1,000,000 in scholarships to students entering the IH profession.
On-site registration is $40 and must be completed by Monday, May 16.
All registrants must stop by the registration booth at the Oregon Convention Center to sign a waiver form and receive a shirt and race number.
You can also show your support of AIHF by purchasing the AIHce
2011 conference pin for a $10 donation. Order it on the AIHce registration form or stop by the AIHA® booth or Volunteer Collaboration Café.
Show your support throughout conference week!
Further details about the AIHF FunRun/Walk are on the AIHce 2011
website ( http://bit.ly/gRol7m). For more information on AIHF, including
ways to contribute, visit www.aiha.org/foundations/Pages/default.aspx or
visit the AIHF Fan Page on Facebook (http://on.fb.me/gowfGF).
to read more about these and other AIHA news items.
COMMUNITY | DEPARTMENT
April 27: Advance registration Deadline for
May 1–7: North American Occupational Safety
and Health (NAOSH) Week 2011: Celebrating a
Century of Safety.
May 4: Occupational Safety and Health Professional (OSHP) Day.
May 14–19: AIHce 2011: Innovate, Integrate,
Inspire, in Portland, Ore.
Dates and Deadlines
Celebrate a Century of Safety:
NAOSH Week 2011
May 1– 7, 2011 marks the 9th
Annual North American Occupational Safety and Health
(NAOSH) Week, which includes
Occupational Safety and Health
Professional (OSHP) Day May 4. This year’s
theme, “Celebrating a Century of Safety,” commemorates the progress made in protecting
worker health and safety over the last 100 years.
NAOSH Week occurs every year during the
first full week of May and is intended to raise
awareness about occupational safety, health and
the environment and the OEHS profession.
Through its alliance with OSHA, AIHA® is a
partner in NAOSH Week. The American Society
of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian
Society of Safety Engineers (CSSE) are also
sponsors. For more information, visit www.asse.
April JOEH Features Mercury Sampling,
Guidelines for Legionella Control
The April Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (JOEH) offers articles on environmental sampling for mercury in eastern Ukraine,
a musculoskeletal injury prevention program
among direct health care workers, the validity of diagnostic
evaporative cooling system
maintenance guidelines for
Legionella control, asbestos-containing fluid sealing devices, and how to reduce the
number of agents to be studied in an occupational
epidemiologic study. To read abstracts of these
and other articles, visit http://oeh.informaworld.
com. Members can access the full-text of JOEH
articles via www.aiha.org.