ISHN noted these trends at the AIHce in Baltimore: • Globalization is alive and well in EHS. Being promoted at the conference is the 2nd China-US Occupational Health Symposium, July 12-13, in Guangzhou, China, and the 2018 International Occupational Hygiene Association meeting in Washington, DC.
Robots are everywhere these days – from tackling robots on football practice fields to assembly lines to warehouse retrieval systems to surgical operations. At this year’s American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo, which kicked off officially Monday in sunny Baltimore, ISHN talked to one expo vendor, RoboVent, about the invasion of robots into the welding field.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) will debut five new publications during the 2016 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce), which is taking place May 21-26, in Inner Harbor Baltimore, Md. Attendees of the annual conference may view and purchase the new titles at a discounted rate at AIHA's booth in the Expo Hall.
A Monday morning session at the AIHce studies the risks of microbiology exposure. Workers in many different jobs may be exposed to various infectious biological agents either intentionally or accidentally.
A roundtable discussion Monday morning at the AIHce tackles the subject, “Big Legal and Business Issues in the Small World of Nanotechnology.” Also Monday morning, the Henry F. Smyth, Jr. Award Lecture focuses on “The Challenge of Setting Occupational Exposure Limits for Engineered Nanomaterials.”
A Monday afternoon session at the AIHce delves into the topical issue of Electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes. E-cigarettes have only recently been regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Because of this, there are no safety checks or requirements for what can go into an e-cigarette.
On Monday afternoon AIHce attendees will hear a first-hand account of GE’s world-class program for managing environmental, health and safety (EHS) risks. GE has learned that the way to deliver high EHS performance is through operational ownership.
Dr. Dan Anna, Ph.D., CIH, CSP and AIHA President hosts this “show” with guests Dr. David Michaels and Dr. John Howard. This is an interesting time to hear both the longest-serving OSHA chief ever and the longest-serving NIOSH director.
At 20, Adam Stelzner was an aspiring rock star; on his way home from a gig, he noticed that the constellation of Orion had shifted from where it was hours before. That’s all it took to spark his desire to know everything about the laws that govern the universe.
The second TOS+H Expo (Turkish Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition) continued the success of the premiere event two years ago and recently concluded in Istanbul with a large increase in visitor participation: 5,223 trade visitors (3,540 in 2014) participated to see the latest trends in personal protection equipment, health at work, occupational safety presented by 106 exhibitors from 17 nations. TOS+H Expo 2016 was jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf and the local trade fair company Tezulas Fuar.