Cast Your Ballot in the 2012 AIHA® Board Elections
Once again, AIHA has partnered with Votenet, a nationally-recognized company, to provide a safe, secure Web-based voting system during the March 2012 Board of Directors election cycle. Beginning in early March, AIHA
members will use their e-mail address and membership identification number to access the voting system.
Members who require a paper ballot must submit their request by e-mail to email@example.com no later than Friday, Feb. 24. The paper ballot will be mailed by early March and must be returned postmarked no later than
Friday, March 23, to be counted in the election. For more information, please contact Judy Keithline at (703)
846-0702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
AIHA® Staff, Members Highlighted on ISHN’s “Power
Several members of AIHA and its staff were named to ISHN’s
“Power 101” list, which was released in November. The annual list honors the exceptional leaders in the occupational
health and safety industry.
AIHA Executive Director Peter O’Neil, CAE, stated, “This
list of notable individuals reflects the high caliber of inno-
vative and creative people at the forefront of the health and
safety industry. Appearing alongside them is not only an
honor, but lends to the collaboration and integration which
is the foundation of our industry and central to our organi-
ISHN’s “Power List” is available from www.ishn.com.
Register Early for AIHce 2012
Register for AIHce 2012 by March 15 and save more than
$350 on your registration. Compared to other national OEHS
conferences, AIHce has the lowest registration fees and offers
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.
AIHce 2012 will take place June
16–21 in Indianapolis, Ind. For more
information or to register, visit
www.aiha.org/SynergistCommunity to read more
about these and other AIHA news items.
Updated “Facts about Mold” Document Released
AIHA’s “Facts about Mold” document represents a consensus statement by a group of experts about important
aspects of the “state of the science.” The guidance offered is practical information based on years of experience addressing mold issues. The document does not
claim to be a definitive or comprehensive position statement. Because it is not comprehensive, it should always
be used in conjunction with other existing guidance
documents, as well as professional judgment by qualified
consultants and public health officials.
An updated version of “Facts about Mold” was approved by the AIHA Board of Directors in November. To
access the document, visit the website of the AIHA Indoor Environmental Quality Committee at http://bit.ly/
Ergonomics Committee Releases New Reference
The AIHA Board of Directors recently approved a new ergonomics document created by the Ergonomics Committee. Aimed at clarifying common ergonomics
misconceptions, the reference document discusses the
scientific validity of ergonomics, the financial costs of
ergonomics regulations and controls, and the proper
diagnosis of ergonomics-related injuries.
The AIHA Ergonomics Committee
was formed to advance the use of
ergonomics principles in the practice of industrial hygiene and to
exchange and disseminate ideas
and information about ergonomics
and human factors to health professionals and the public.
The Ergonomics Reference Document
is available from http://bit.ly/sPx1Nr.