AIHce Indianapolis



Interactive Learning

Various formats that lend themselves to networking with colleagues in small, but highly interactive group settings are offered. Take advantage of one or more of these opportunities.

IH Mysteries Workshops - sold out
Monday, June 18 and Tuesday, June 19
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Test your knowledge! Actual case studies involving IH field work are presented. Participants are given all the data — players, circumstances, time lines — but not the outcomes. Working in teams, colleagues discuss the cases and potential remedies and each group reports its findings. At the end of the session, the facilitator explains what actually occurred.

Boxed lunch included.

The workshop is offered Monday and Tuesday and features a different facilitator each day.

  • Monday Facilitator: Ellen Clas, Clas Consulting, LLC, Norfolk, MA
  • Tuesday Facilitator: Fred Boelter, Environ International, Chicago, IL

Fee: $35 by May 30 / $45 after May 30 | Limit: 30 

Town Hall: Have We Accomplished All We Can in Protecting Workers?
Tuesday, June 19
1:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Moderator:  D. Johnson, ISHN Magazine, Philadelphia, PA. Monitor: C. Lorenzo, OSHA, Denver, CO.

Attendees will provide the questions and offer their solutions in this interactive session.  A panel of experts will also offer their insight in addressing the big question, “Where do we go from here in worker protection?    Consider the following:

  • Minor worker injuries and illnesses are going down. Does this mean we have accomplished our goal?
  • Serious worker injuries and fatalities are going up.  What is an acceptable level to claim success?
  • Is OSHA still needed?  If not, what should take its place?
  • Are state plans leading the charge in overseeing occupational safety and health?
  • If resources become scarce what should we expect from government?  What should we expect from the private sector?
  • The public, press, and the Hill are not clamoring for more workplace safety and health protections.  Are we in maintenance mode?  Or, has politics stopped the issue in its tracks?

Bring your questions, concerns, and solutions as both audience and panelists address the future of occupational safety and health.

Panelists: C. Laszcz-Davis, The Environmental Quality Organization, Lafayette, CA; Z. Mansdorf, Sustainability Consultants, Boca Raton, FL; B. Cameron, Center to Protect Workers’ Rights, Seattle, WA; F. White, ORC, Washington DC.

IGNITE! Offering Enlightenment and Knowledge – in a HURRY!
Tuesday, June 19
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Moderator: M. Latko, AIHA, Falls Church, VA. Arranger and Monitor: C. Tobin, AIHA, Falls Church, VA.

IgniteThe “Ignite” session originated in the high technology profession but has spread world-wide. In a five-minute presentation, speakers share their professional and personal passions using 20 slides that auto advance every 15 seconds.

AIHce 2012 is offering its own version of Ignite! Learn what’s on the minds of your colleagues and friends in this innovative and engaging new format. Find out why this new program has become an international phenomenon. Experience first-hand what is meant by the Ignite motto, “enlighten us, but make it quick!”

Session is open to everyone!

  • Breathless: On Top of Colorado’s Highest Peak – Mt. Elbert. C. Lorenzo, OSHA, Denver, CO. 
  • If Video Killed the Radio Star, How Has the Internet Affected the IH Rock Star? C. Ficklen, SQA2, Inc., Hampton, VA. 
  • Real Time Detection Systems and the Industrial Hygienist. J. Driscoll, PID Analyzers, LLC; Sandwich, MA.
  • Subtle Sensory Clues: Influence or Choice? C. Johnson, 3M, St. Paul, MN.
  • Zombiepocalypse: How the IH Saves Mankind. K. Merritt, NASA, Hampton, VA.
  • My Dad’s Ring. J. Klane, Klane’s Education Information Training Hub, LLC; Fairfield, ME. 
  • Please…Check Your Dictionary. S. Bucherl, pH2 LLC, Indianapolis, IN. 
  • Buddhism, Science and Unleashing the Artist Within. C. Redinger, Redinger360, Inc., Harvard, MA.
  • Can Self-Help Books Help? K. Nobrega, Specialty Technical Consultants, Inc., Amherst, MA.
  • How Can I Become a Super IH?  P. Logan, 3M, St. Paul, MN.

New! Train-the-Trainer Workshop - sold out
Thursday, June 21
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Using Statistics in Improving IH Exposure Judgments (“Running from Dart Throwing Monkeys”)

Facilitators: J. Mulhausen, P. Logan, 3M Company, St. Paul, MN; G. Ramachandran, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN; P. Hewett, Exposure Assessment Solutions, Morgantown, WV.

The facilitators teach participants the use of statistical tools for improving exposure judgment. Participants enhance their skills and knowledge in analyzing data in the exposure assessment process while learning tools, tips, and techniques for teaching these skills to others.

The expected outcomes are that participants will:

  • improve their personal statistical decision making skills
  • increase their comfort and familiarity with the workshop presentation materials, exercises, and statistical tools
  • learn how to integrate these materials into their own training programs

Boxed lunch included. Participants should bring a laptop computer. A software program for performing Bayesian decision analysis calculations will be distributed. Note: the software is designed for Windows-based PCs and will not run on a Macintosh computer without an emulator. 

Fee: $35 by May 30/ $45 after May 30

New! Smart Apps for Smart People
Thursday, June 21
8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Drop by this App Open House to share, collaborate, or learn how to bump, download, and swipe your way to better use of your favorite smart phone or tablet. Bring your device, learn from your peers and share your favorites in this loosely-structured, hands-on session.

Luncheon Discussions

Facilitated small group discussions are held in the Expo, Monday through Wednesday. Purchase lunch and pick a topic; seating is open to all, but availability is first-come, first-served. Topics will be posted in late April.

Monday, June 18
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Designed for Students and Early Career Professionals, AIHA members lead discussions on research, career goals, CIH certification, and more.

1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Designed specifically for Product Stewards to discuss current issues, trends, relevant topics, and research.

Tuesday, June 19
12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.
Facilitated by NIOSH researchers, discussions focus on high-interest topics in research and technical content.

Wednesday, June 20
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Facilitated by technical staff, and AIHA® technical committee representatives, discussions focus on high-interest topics in research and technical content.