The Potomac Section

of the American Industrial Hygiene Association

Meeting Annoucement


Priya Nagarajan of Sandler Occupational Medicine Associates will present

"The Silica Story - Exposure Assessment and Exposure Management"



Wednesday March 29, 2017


6pm - 8:15pm




The presentation will briefly cover the new OSHA silica standard, various industries where silica exposure is an issue and silica exposure assessment methodology. Silica exposure management and the challenges in multiple industries/scenarios/operations will be discussed including sampling data collected over the years, control measures implemented to reduce silica exposure along with success stories of exposure management.  Furthermore the value of establishing baseline exposure data and the strength of regular sampling will be presented.



Date:    Wednesday March 29, 2017


Time:   Social Hour 6:00-6:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm

   Speaker Presentation 7:00 pm to 7:45 pm

   Closing Remarks:  8:00 pm


Place: Amphora Restaurant (Herndon)
           1151 Elden Street
           Herndon, Virginia 20170.




Cost   $30 members $35 non-members through 3/22/17, after 3/22/17 $35 and $40 respectively. 



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 The Potomac Section is one of two local sections of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) in the nearby vicinity of the Association's National Headquarters in Fairfax, Virginia: the Potomac Section, encompassing the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area,  includes the nearby Maryland and northern Virginia suburban areas; and the Chesapeake Section, including the Potomac Valley north of the Washington Metropolitan area and eastward to the Susquehanna River and the Eastern Shore, which includes the metropolitan Baltimore area.  The sections were one until the the Potomac Section evolved into a separate section in the early 1980s.

    The Potomac Section web site intends to keeps its members, friends, community, and its national, parent association informed of its many activities.  The section provides its members continuing education and networking opportunities through its monthly section meetings that are held during the school year, from September through May; some are joint meetings with other professional associations, as Health Physics Society, American Association of Safety Engineers, Occupational Nurses Association, and the Chesapeake Area Biological Safety Association.  In addition, the section routinely sponsors a professional development conference each year, inviting members of other professional associations to attend, and sponsors awards and provides judges for local middle school and high school science fairs.