As IH/OH professionals, you are responsible for the safety, health, and environment of today’s workspace around the world. A session of note at AIHce features Andrey Korchevskiy, who was born and raised in the former Soviet Union. After earning his PhD in Mathematics in Kazakhstan and his doctorate in Biology in Moscow, Korchevskiy moved to the U.S. in 2009 to receive his CIH designation. Over the course of the past few years, he’s kept an active connection to the diverse and complex environment of Eastern Europe, Caucasus, and Central Asia.

In 2016, Korchevskiy has a chance to participate in an international training program for nanotoxicology, presenting a few lectures in Kazan Medical University in Russia. His most recent trip was to Ukraine to discuss potential collaboration between American and Ukrainian scientists.

His session will be from 3:15 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Monday. His session will discuss globalization, which significantly impacts environmental, health and safety issues and policies all over the world. This technical session will give industrial hygienists a unique opportunity to learn about industrial hygiene practices in Ukraine while making a transition from a post-Soviet republic to a more European status.

Korchesvkiy says all people interested in international collaboration should attend his session. He said, “We want to start some kind of a movement for industrial hygienists to learn more about Eastern Europe, to participate in discussions and projects, to find like-minded people there, to travel, to teach, to learn. It should be fun, and we can really bring value and improve health and safety conditions not only in Ukraine, but in Russia, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Armenia, beautiful countries that would be fascinating to travel to.”