Thanks to the 2017 Fall Technical Conference Attendees, Sponsors, and Vendors!

The 2017 AIHA-RMS/ ASSE Fall Technical conference was a success! With the generous support of our sponsors and vendors, attendees had an opportunity to have two information-packed days of learning and networking! Once we obtain all of the slides from the presenters they will be posted to our conference webpage.   In addition, if you need proof that you attended for CE credits, rosters are posted in the member's section. 

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Thanks again and we look forward to seeing you in 2018. 


IH of the Year Awards

Each year at the Fall Technical Conference we honor an AIHA-RMS member with outstanding achievements in the field of Industrial Hygiene. Here is a list of our past awardees.

2017: Herb Gibson  
2016 Eric Esswein 2007: Linn Havelick
2015: Joe Gifford 2006: Ken Schmerber
2014: Mike Richen 2005: Chris Lorenzo
2013: Doug Herrick 2004: Eric Esswein
2012: Mary Ann Heaney 2003: Dennis Driscoll
2011: Rob Strode 2002: Unknown- are you the winner? contact
2010: Jeff Citrone 2001: Ron Hill
2009: Jim Liberman 2000: Cynthia Ellwood
2008: Ed Reed 1999: John Martny

Just Over Half of Adults with Work-Related Asthma Report Having Received a Pneumococcal Vaccine- People with work-related asthma at high risk of pneumococcal pneumonia

September 27, 2017- CDC. 

Adults with asthma are at increased risk for pneumococcal disease, yet according to a new CDC study published today in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, just 54 percent of adults with work-related asthma—asthma triggered by an exposure at work—have been vaccinated against the infection. CDC recommends all adults 19 through 64 years old with asthma get the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.

CDC’s National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) researchers found that adults with work-related asthma were more likely to have reported receiving a pneumococcal vaccine than adults with non-work-related asthma — 54 percent compared with 35 percent, respectively. Among adults with work-related asthma, pneumococcal vaccine coverage was lowest among Hispanics (36 percent), those without health insurance (39 percent), and adults ages 18 to 44 years (42 percent).

“People with work-related asthma are particularly vulnerable to pneumococcal pneumonia,” said NIOSH Director John Howard, M.D. “Vaccination is the best way to prevent pneumococcal disease, including pneumonia, and CDC recommends that all adults with asthma, whether work-related or not, get the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine.” Read more here




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