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Welcome to the Potomac Local Section of the AIHA

The AIHA Local Potomac Section is based in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and Southern Maryland. We offer our members monthly meetings, networking opportunities, continuing education for professionals, job announcements, and more. 

We are a professional organization dedicated to preserving occupational and environmental health and safety in the workplace and community. Our members work as industrial hygienists, EHS specialists, & safety professionals; however, anybody is welcome to join! We offer special discount membership rates for students.

The Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit: A Conversation on Its Impact and Future Direction

When: Thursday, 6 April 2023; 5:00 – 6:45 pm (in-person only)

Where: Smithsonian American Art Museum, G St NW & 8th St NW, Washington DC

The Potomac Local Section and the Washington Conservation Guild are excited to host this joint meeting focusing on the history and future of the Safety and Cultural Heritage Summit, our annual professional development seminar coordinated by Potomac LS, WCG, and the Smithsonian Institution.

Speakers Kathy Makos (Potomac) and Anne Marigza (WCG) have been members of the Summit Planning Team since its 2016 inception. Using a key example from each year, they will explain its importance to OEHS and cultural heritage work, its impact on future case studies and the expansion of the Summit from 100 attendees to an international online audience of 700+.

The presentation will be followed by a moderated audience discussion of what health and safety themes in cultural heritage research, collection care and facility management should we focus on as we begin planning for the Fall 2023 Summit (now being offered every 2 years).

For more details and to register click here.

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The Future of Work: The Impact on Safety and Health and Safety Professionals

Please join us on Tuesday, March 28, 2023

In Person. Register here

New materials and new technologies create unforeseen hazards and opportunities for workers. Occupational safety and health professionals can observe signals of change that can help us predict both the evolution of changes to the way we work as well as to attempt to understand the potential impact of introducing new, and sometimes disruptive technologies. Using strategic foresight, we can seize opportunities to use new technologies for our benefit as well as to plan for and control any hazards they may create.

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