Category Archives: Professional Development

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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AIHA Upper Midwest PDC – Nov 21, St. Paul, MN

AIHA Upper Midwest Section’s annual Professional Development Conference!  This year’s PDC features speakers and topics that represent a blend of local, national, and international interests.  Topics include MN Taconite Workers Exposure Assessment, Biological Risk Assessments, International Vendor Management, Nanoparticulate Monitoring, Repetitive Stress Tools, and an AIHA Governmental Affairs Update.  Read on for the details, and don’t forget to register now to take advantage of the great early-bird registration rate!

Date: November 21
Time: 7:30 to 4:30
Location: Town and Country Club, 300 Mississippi Blvd N, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Speakers: Jeff Hoyle, Aaron Trippler, Gurumurthy Ramachandran, Betsy Kupskay, Terry Foecke
Topics: Nanoparticulate monitoring, Repetitive stress tools, AIHA governmental affairs update, MN taconite workers exposure assessment, Biological risk assessments, International vendor management
Refreshments: Registration includes a continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages.
CE: ABIH has previous awarded CM credit for all hours of this event’s educational content.
Registration: Advanced registration is $100 for members; $125 for non-members; $50 for students, retirees, and members between jobs. To pre-register by November 7, click HERE. Walk-in registrants welcome, $125.

Dinner Meeting: 2/20/13, Delafield. Heat Stress.

Wisconsin AIHA Meeting Announcement
February 20, 2013

Topic: Managing Heat Stress in Hot Industrial Work Environments

Speaker: Robert C. (Bob) Scholz, P.E., CIH

Hawaiian Theme night. All guests are encouraged to wear summer themed clothing. Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and coconut shell bras are acceptable. Leis will be provided.

Aloha members. With the cold February winds blowing we thought it would be fun to think of the warmer days ahead and have a Hawaiian theme meeting to discuss heat stress. Bob Scholz is a mechanical engineer and CIH with 42 years of experience in helping industry manage worker exposures to air contaminants, noise and heat. Much of his experience has been in the metals industry, where all of these exposure risks are present. Bob has authored publications based on his experience, one of which is entitled, “Establishing a Foundry Heat Stress Management Program.” The premise of this presentation is that heat disorders are preventable by managing heat stress. The specifics of that management will be detailed and discussed. Some of the key aspects of heat stress management include: Personal preparedness for hot work activity, Managing work activity to control heat buildup in the body, Recognizing and responding to early warning signs that the body’s ability to compensate to the heat load has been exceeded, Heat strain assessment and recovery, and Risk assessment and proactive response to heat stress risks

Date & Time: Wednesday, February 20, 2013
4:00 to 5:30 Board Meeting
5:00 to 6:00 Social Hour/ Networking (meet at basement bar)
6:00 to 7:00 Dinner (Buffet)
7:00 to 8:30 Meeting, Program

Location: Delafield Brewhaus
3832 Hillside Drive
Delafield, WI 53018
Phone: 262-646-7821

Directions: Take I-94 and exit on Hwy. 83S (Exit 287) in Delafield. Go 2 blocks and turn left on Hillside Drive. Follow Hillside for 1 mile, going past the theater and Home Depot. Brewhaus is at the top of the hill on the right.

Cost: $30.00 (includes dinner buffet, tax and gratuity)

Reservations: Please register online with your credit card or complete the February 20, 2013 Dinner meeting reservations slip and send it with a check payable to WI Section-AIHA. Payment must be received no later than the end of business day on Friday, February 15, 2013. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact Steve Strebel at 608-224-6216 by February 18th or your payment will not be returned.