Happy summer 2016! It’s hard to believe that we are past the Memorial Day weekend and nearing the halfway point for the year; where has the time flown?! If your schedule has been anything like mine, your year has been filled with a variety of interesting and exciting professional challenges and successes, with more certainly to come! One of those highlights was spending a week recently in Baltimore attending the 2016 American Industrial Hygiene conference and exposition (AIHce). Like many of the past years’ conferences, it was filled with a variety of great educational and networking opportunities. To start the conference off, we heard from Adam Steltzner, Team Leader and Chief Engineer for NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover Project, who led a team of engineers in landing the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars in 2012. His reflections on team leadership skills, creating an organizational culture of success and sustained performance, and managing innovation were key lessons that can be applied in our own industrial hygiene/occupational health field. Throughout the course of the conference, technical sessions were presented on topics as varied as new detection and assessment technologies, preparedness and response to the Ebola crisis, exposure assessment data analysis, welding fume hazards, indoor environmental quality issues, and development of NIOSH skin notations, amongst a host of others. These provided a great way to keep up-to-date on the latest research and developments in our field.
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The 2016 Fall Technical Conference will be held on September 20-21, 2016 at the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities! Are you interested in presenting at the event? Our call for abstracts is out and you can apply here. For more conference information updates check out our Conference Page.
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