Environmental and Occupational Health

Professional Conference on Industrial Hygiene set for Nov. 5-9

July 14, 2011
/ Print / Reprints /
/ Text Size+
PCIH is one of the Academy of Industrial Hygiene’s most important activities, according to a report in the latest Academy newsletter. Last October, PCIH 2010: Big Ideas, Big Solutions was held in Fort Worth, Texas, in partnership with AIHA’s North Texas and Texas Hill Country Local Sections. Program Chair Gayla McCluskey and President Donna Doganiero organized a well-attended and successful conference that included a mix of PDCs, breakfast and lunch discussions, networking breakfast and coffees, general sessions, forums, workshops, technical tours and a very good Expo.

One of the highlights of the conference was the Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award Lecture by Dennis Paustenbach on the global evolution of occupational exposure limits, toxic litigation and their impact on the future of industrial hygiene.

 PCIH 2011: Navigating New Opportunities will be held Nov. 5-9 in Baltimore, Md., in the Inner Harbor area and will incorporate changes based on feedback from Academy of Industrial Hygiene members (all Certified Industrial Hygienists) and leveraging other ideas to incorporate sessions targeted for early career professionals. PCIH is designed for all levels of IH professionals; you don’t need to be a CIH to attend. If you are a CIH, it is a great opportunity to earn CM points and meet your obligation to attend ethics training.

Other changes include the introduction of “theme tracks,” poster sessions (which can help people get their boss’s approval to attend the conference), PDCs during the week of the conference (no longer limited to the weekends) and the official rollout of several new AIHA Registry Programs. The four theme tracks for PCIH 2011 are:

  1. Leadership
  2. ERAM – Exposure Risk Assessment and Management
  3. Stewardship and Sustainability
  4. Public Safety

The lineup of pre-PCIH activities this year includes a risk assessment symposium, an AIHA leadership workshop for incoming technical committee officers, the Future Leaders Institute (FLI) and a selection of previous Top 10 PDCs.

On Monday and Tuesday, PCIH will offer plenary speakers each morning followed by technical platforms, workshops and technical tours for Monday and Tuesday. The tour sites include the National Aquarium, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab, McCormick’s, and a very special tour to be announced in the final program. The conference activities will close on Wednesday morning with PDCs

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to ISHN.

You must login or register in order to post a comment.



Image Galleries

Scenes from the World of Safety

Sights, signs & symbols from the National Safety Congress & Expo held in San Diego, CA, September 15-18

11/4/14 2:00 pm EST

Eye Injuries: You rarely see them coming. Practical Solutions for reducing injuries to the eye.

The 3M Eye Injury Reduction webinar will provide an examination of how to help solve eye injuries in the workplace. This issue continues to challenge virtually every industry, and the solution is often times multifaceted. 3M will share some new tools and approaches to help you in solving this issue.

ISHN Magazine


2015 January

Check out ISHN's first issue of 2015, which features articles about hearing protection as well as the State of the EHS Nation 2015 Survey.

Table Of Contents Subscribe


M:\General Shared\__AEC Store Katie Z\AEC Store\Images\ISHN\safetyfourth.jpg
Safety Engineering, 4th Edition

A practical, solutions-driven reference, Safety Engineering, 4th edition, has been completely revised and updated to reflect many of today’s issues in safety.

More Products

For Distributors Only - January 2015



For Distributors Only is ISHN's niche brand standard-sized magazine supplement aimed at an audience of 2,000 U.S. distributors that sell safety products. Circulation only goes to distributors. 



Facebook logo Twitter YouTubeLinkedIn Google + icon

ishn infographics

2012 US workplace deathsCheck out ISHN's new Infographic page! Learn more about worker safety through these interactive images. CLICK HERE to view the page.