2021 Education Sessions You Don’t Want to Miss

Rene Rodriguez

The heart of every AIHce EXP is its education sessions, which comprise most of every conference’s programming. 2021 offers a unique lineup of over 100 educational sessions held over three days online.

The 2021 program is comprehensive in scope, offering attendees chances to learn about topics ranging from traditional IH/OEHS issues, such as control of Legionella and other common workplace diseases, to recent developments like COVID-19 response, leading health metrics, and NIOSH’s Total Worker Health program, to skills outside of strict IH/OEHS practices, such as leadership and even the IH/OEHS role in TV, film, and news productions. The following list provides only a small sample of the many sessions you won’t want to miss.

Session A7: Embracing “Totals Principles” Worldwide—TWH, TWE, TEH Veteran consultant Fred Boelter, CIH, PE, BCEE, FAIHA, presents various perspectives on whether IH/OEHS professionals should incorporate Total Worker Health, Total Worker Exposure, and Total Exposure into their daily practice.

Session B5: Lessons Learned From 9/11/2001—20th Anniversary Review Celia Booth, CIH, CSP, and Frank Ehrenfeld III, lab director and vice president of International Asbestos Testing Laboratories, take an OHS perspective on one of the most tragic days in American history.

Session C7V: A Total Worker Health Approach to Address Emerging OSH Needs in a Changing Workforce Jennifer Cavallari, ScD, CIH, discusses how IH/OEHS professionals can address recent work organization changes and current impacts on workers well-being, including the aging workforce.

Session D7: Case Studies in Participatory Action Research and Its Role in Total Worker Health Zoe Philip and Abigail McEwan introduce Participatory Action Research, a methodology and guiding principle that focuses on collaboration and equality between researchers and subjects, as a tool for tailoring IH/OEHS programs to fit the needs of various organizations.

Session E7: OHS Strategies to Address COVID-19 Impacts in Minority Communities Subena Colligan, CIH, CSP, and Jennifer Hsu, MPH, CSP co-present data regarding the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on racial and ethnic minority groups in the US.

Session L3: Confined Space Challenges in the Wind Turbine Industry An essential source of green energy, wind turbines also propel one of the economy’s fastest-growing sectors. Jim Tyler, BA, and Bob Siegel, BS, discuss safety aspects of this developing industry.

Session L4: The Role of the OHS Professional in TV, Film, and News Productions A collaboration by Justine Parker, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CPH, Corey Boles, PhD, and A. Michael Ierardi, MES, MS, these presenters dive into the health and safety needs of the entertainment industry, including those of feature films, television series, theater, and news broadcasts.

Session N5V: Cultural Heritage Emergency Response Training Katharine Wagner of Smithsonian Libraries and Archives and Elaina Gregg of the American Institute for Conservation consider how to tackle EHS issues in museums historical sites after a disaster.

If you happen to miss a session you looked forward to, don’t worry! AIHce EXP OnDemand, a service included with full registration, will allow you to view and earn CM hours for all sessions online starting from 6-8 weeks after the conference.

Register today! You'll find many great sessions that fit your professional niche.

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