Industrial Hygiene

09/12/2023: Community-Engaged Research: Increasing Occupational Health Equity Among Historically Marginalized Populations

About the webinar:

Community-engaged interventions that address structural/social dimensions of health and occupational health equity are lacking among low socioeconomic status and migrant workers, especially waterfront workers like fishermen and seafood processors. Community-based participatory research (CBPR) is a relational model that values participants as equal partners in research, dissemination, and implementation. CBPR, when applied to high-risk occupational settings with under-reached populations, can improve health and prevent injury. This presentation will detail the...

11/07/2023: Evaluating United States Air Force Hearing Conservation Educational Materials

About the webinar:

Hearing loss and tinnitus are the two most prevalent service-connected disabilities affecting United States veterans as of 2022. The United States Department of Defense protects Airmen from noise-induced hearing loss using various approaches across the spectrum of NIOSH’s Hierarchy of Controls, to include hearing conservation programs and training. However, each of the service branches are allowed to execute their hearing conservation programs and training as they see fit, so long as they keep to federal and Department of Defense regulations. This presentation will...

10/10/2023: What does Total Worker Health® have to do with Industrial Hygiene?

About the webinar:

Since 2018, the American Industrial Hygiene Association and other professional associations have partnered with the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to advance this TWH initiative. While some may call concepts related to TWH ‘the future of occupational health and safety,’ others refer to it as an opportunity to further what industrial hygienists and other OSH professionals already do well, while integrating with other disciplines to best foster worker safety, health and well-being. In this session, we will define TWH and illustrate its...

02/01/2024 - 02/02/2024 - Hot, Dusty, and Smoky: Navigating Extremes, Climate Change Impacts on OEH

Thursday, February 1 (Online) &
Friday, February 2, 2024 (In-Person | Berkeley, CA)

Climate change is pressing public health crisis that is already impacting the world of work. Join the Northern California Centers for Occupational and Environmental Health for a deep dive into the chemical, biological, and physical hazards of navigating climate extremes. Learn about the rising prevalence of Valley Fever, a fungal infection caused by inhaling dust or soil particles, particularly in drought-affected regions. Discuss the impacts of rising temperatures on worker safety, heat-...

Become an Industrial Hygienist with Richard Hirsh

Richard Hirsh, MPH, CIH, FAIHA, is certified in the comprehensive practice of IH and currently works as Sr. Director, EH&S for Nektar Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical firm with operations in the U.S. and India. Before that, Richard served as Global Safety and IH Manager for Stiefel Laboratories and previously worked for Rohm and Haas Company in the Global EHS department for 20 years.

Become Director of Safety, Health and Wellness with Audrey Lawrence

Audrey Lawrence, MPH, serves as the Director of Safety, Health, and Wellness at the San Francisco International Airport, where she has worked for 30+ years.

06/13/2023: Sampling Methods For Personal Exposure to Herbicides

About the webinar:

Many herbicides can exist in the atmosphere as both a droplet and evaporated vapor. Therefore, methods to assess personal exposures to herbicides samplers must be developed to optimize capture of both droplet and vapor phases. This webinar will describe the qualities of two such samplers. Measurements taken in both the lab and field will be presented to demonstrate sampler qualities and to detail the considerations needed to properly assess herbicide exposures.

05/09/2023: Occupations at Risk for Vector-Borne Diseases

About the webinar:

The incidence of vector-borne diseases spread by ticks and mosquitoes are increasing in the United States. Various occupations, such as agriculture, logging, outdoor recreational, and construction workers, are especially at risk for these diseases. This presentation will describe the primary insect vectors, major diseases they spread, risk factors, and methods to prevent exposure to insect vectors.

03/06/2023 - 03/07/2023: Ventilation Assessment Using Balometers, CO2, and PM 2.5

Ventilation is an essential engineering control for optimizing indoor air quality and minimizing the impact of wildfire smoke events, climate change exacerbated allergies, COVID-19 surges and variants, and in preparing for future pandemics. This in-person, hands-on training will review the basics of assessing ventilation at the occupant level, and help you identify a framework to identify and address ventilation vulnerabilities.

During the workshop, learners will use balometers to collect and analyze data, and to calculate air changes per hour. Learners will also receive hands-on...

02/03/2023 - 02/04/2023 - COEH Builds Bridges: Algorithm Based Work, Wearables, and Surveillance

Friday, February 3 - Saturday, February 4, 2023 | Sacramento, CA

Join COEH for a conversation on the impact and future of data-driven technologies in the workplace. We will discuss how data is collected and used in the workplace; the intersection of humans, robots, and artificial intelligence; and ethical considerations, including how algorithms can reinforce discrimination and erode worker privacy. We will also explore the role of wearables in reducing musculoskeletal injuries, and how human-centered design of textile-based wearable products can improve health and