The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA®) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH®), will host 5,000+ members at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce) in San Antonio, Texas, May 31-June 5, 2014, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.  AIHA will celebrate 75 years of protecting worker health and serving the industrial hygiene community at AIHce 2014, the premier event for IH and OEHS professionals.

Stewardship conference

Running concurrent with AIHce 2014 is Stewardship 2014, sponsored by the Product Stewardship Society (www.productstewards.org). Educational tracks include: Stewardship profession and core competencies, emerging global chemical regulations, product stewardship risk assessment, product stewardship management systems, and product stewardship in the value chain/supply chain.

Educational opportunities

Special sessions: Pandemic Preparedness – Respirator Supply Issues; Unsolved IH Mysteries Workshop; Train-the-Trainer Workshop: Improving IH Exposure Judgments; SDS Authoring and Reviewing, and IH Insomnia: What’s keeping you up at night? Keynote speakers: The Next Tech Paradigm Shifts That Will Change Your World, Peter Leyden, Founder and CEO, Reinventors Network, San Francisco, CA; Evolution & Journey to a Safer Tomorrow,John Howard, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, Director, NIOSH; and Globalization and the Cost of Worker Health & Safety Worldwide,Scott Nova, Executive Director, Worker Rights Consortium, Washington DC.

Interactive sessions:  ”Ignite” — Share what’s on your mind with colleagues and friends in this innovative and engaging and captivating format. The submission deadline is Saturday, March 15. Visit www.aihce2014.org. AIHce Movie Matinée – Blackfish: Safety when Swimming with Killer Whales, the fascinating and though-provoking screening of “Blackfish” (83 minutes) which includes an interactive post film discussion of the issues raised from the perspective of a safety and health professional.

Features technical sessions: Occupational Exposure Banding – Who Is Using It and How Well Can It Be Applied; Occupational and Community Health Issues Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations; and Characterizing Risks From Dermal Exposure – From Exposure Judgments to Toxicity.

General session topics:  Nanotechnology: Assessment & Control; Exposure Assessment Strategies; • IAQ Case Studies; • Effective EHS Metrics Reviews – How to Maximize Engagement and Maintain a Repeatable EHS Operating Rhythm; • Learning to Minimize the Impacts of Shift Work on Your Workforce; ? Risk Management Systems 4.0: Integrating ISO 22301, 14001, and 31000; • Measuring Cognitive Bias and PSM Weak Signals; • GHS – The New Hazard Communication for North America: Where are we now?; • Fall Hazard Risk Assessment: Achieving Acceptable Risk; • Notable Confined Spaces; ?

Expo

Activities: 75th Anniversary Celebrations — Cocktail Reception; Coffee Break in the Expo; Expanded Expo Learning Pavilion; Daily noncompete Expo time; Daily prize drawings; Show floor lounges and charging stations to relax and network; Web & Software Showcase; and Restaurants

SHOW AT A GLANCE

WHAT: AIHce 2014

WHERE: San Antonio, TX

WHEN: May 31-June 5, 2014

CONTACT INFO: American Industrial Hygiene Association; (703) 849-8888; www.aiha.org

HOW TO REGISTER:

Register online at http://registration.experientevent.com/ShowAIH141/

For registration or hotel inquiries: email mailto:aihce@experient-inc.com