Category Archives: Professional Development

link to 2017 eLearning content posted

The link to the AIHA webpage for the 2017 eLearning subscription has been posted in the members-only area of the website (look for the eLearning link in the sidebar of this page).  Once there, members can view online learning content for free.  Only the current year content is available for free certification point documentation from AIHA.

This annual subscription costs the local section about $1,500 per year and is paid with funds generated by the section’s annual $25 membership fees.  Without the local section elearning subscription, these webinars cost $99 each for course access and an additional $35 each for course completion documentation services, but local section members receive all of this at no additional cost for 8 or 9 eLearning events each year.  The local section has maintained an annual elearning subscription since 2012.    For more background information on the features and benefits of the elearning subscription, please see:

Dinner Program: 11/16/2015 Pewaukee, WI

Topic: Legionnaires disease: Finally on the radar of Public Health

Legionnaires disease is a deadly but preventable disease that is increasing across the US. Public health agencies have historically considered this disease low priority, and have only responded after disease has occurred.  Recent events are changing that policy and new guidelines will provide IH’s the information to finally prevent this disease.

Speaker:  Brian G. Shelton, M.P.H., President and CEO

During his career with PathCon, Shelton has directed numerous high-profile investigations, including those involving Legionnaires’ disease, Norovirus and Anthrax. In his work with Legionella bacteria, Shelton was the first to show an association between Legionella concentrations and risk of disease in cooling towers. The company’s hazard criteria guidelines for Legionnaires’ disease outbreaks has been adopted by OSHA as its standard; as well, his interpretive criteria is the basis for many other health agencies around the world. Shelton was also the first to link a decorative fountain to a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak. Under Shelton’s guidance, PathCon played a vital role in the discovery of Anthrax-contaminated news media facilities in New York City and U.S. Postal facilities around the country after the 9-11 attacks – including the Brentwood Postal Distribution Center in Washington, D.C. Shelton received his M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Emory University in Atlanta, and his B.Sc. degree in Microbiology from the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and chaired its Indoor Environmental Quality Committee in 2001.

Date & Time: Monday, November 16, 2015

4:00 to 5:30 Board Meeting

5:00 to 6:00  Social Hour/ Networking (meet at bar)

6:00 to 7:00 Dinner

7:00 to 8:30 Meeting, Program

Location: Thunder Bay Grille, Pewaukee WI

N14 W24130 Tower Place Pewaukee,  WI  53072 Phone: 262-523-4244

Directions: I-94 and take exit 294 onto Hwy. WI-164 N, (Pewaukee Rd).  Go one block north of interstate and turn left on Tower Place.  Follow Tower Pl for 0.1 mile and restaurant on your right.

Cost: $30.00 Includes dinner buffet (Chicken Jambalaya, Baked Southwestern Cod, Penne Pasta Bake with red potatoes, vegetable, salads and dessert) tax and gratuity.

Reservations: Please register online with your credit card or complete the attached reservation slip and send it with a check payable to WI Section-AIHA. Payment must be received no later than the end of business on Thursday 11-12-15.  If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Steve Strebel at 608-224-6216 by the 13th or your fees will not be refunded.

PDC: Metals & Silica Update, Whitewater, 10/7/2015

Metals and Silica Update

Abstract: This Professional Development Course (PDC) will cover a range of topics associated with industrial exposure to metals and silica: covering some of the occupational health and toxicity considerations of overexposure; case studies involving manganese, beryllium, and lead; ventilation strategies for minimizing exposure to various metals; and a review of helmet design changes and available control technologies for MIG welding.

Date: October 7, 2015
Location: Esker Hall, University of Wisconsin – Whitewater
Whitewater, WI
Esker Hall Room 108 – Corner of North Prairie and Lauderdale Drive. Parking is available in northern half of Lot #4. Do not park in the restricted or metered spaces.
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