Healthier Workplaces | A Healthier World


  • 26 Sep 2021 9:27 PM | Effy Castaneda (Administrator)

    Please contact potomacaihals@gmail.com if you are interested in the following free pieces of equipment:

    • MSA Combustible Gas Indicator MOdel 40 part no. 74711
    • 31, 32, 33, & 34 Series Oil-less Vacuum Pumps and Compressors
    • MSA Kwik-Draw Pump
  • 12 Sep 2021 6:00 AM | Janice Ruggles (Administrator)

    HEALTHY BUILDINGS AMERICA 2021 CONFERENCE

    https://hb2021-america.org/

    The International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ) will hold their HEALTHY BUILDINGS (HB) America 2021 Conference from January 18–21, 2022. The event will be presented both on-site (with appropriate social distancing measures) and via digital livestream. The theme “Bridging the Gap Between Research and Practice – In the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond.” This groundbreaking conference will connect the scientific research of ISIAQ’s core membership with the experience of practitioners and technicians in the fields of IAQ pertaining to ventilation, buildings, building maintenance, indoor chemistry, cleaning, disaster restoration, biological contamination, comfort, and health implications of indoor exposures. Special emphasis will be placed on COVID-19 and implications on the indoor environment for this and future generations.

  • 3 Jun 2021 7:01 PM | Kathryn Makos

    FREE Virtual Professional Development Seminar 

    The 6th Annual Seminar will again be hosted by the Washington Conservation Guildthe American Industrial Hygiene Association Potomac Section, and the Smithsonian Institution’s Lunder Conservation Center, National Collections Program, and Office of Safety, Health, and Environmental Management.

    Dates and Times:

    Tuesday, 19 October (1:00 – 5:00 pm ET)

    Wednesday, 20 October (1:00 – 5:00 pm ET)

    Highlights include:

    Panel on: Improving visual literacy skills to improve working safely.

    • Presentations on: Safe exhibit installation and visitor access; ergonomic challenges in conservation work; creating safe Covid-19 digitization practices for people and material culture; fire retardant coatings best suited to cultural heritage.
    • Collection Based Hazard Management studies: Comprehensive hazardous materials team policies, guidelines, and regulatory/licensed training; residual DDT, arsenic, other pesticides in archival/rare book collections; tin-mercury exposure assessment.
    • Virtual museum exhibits, including those related to worker health and safety.

    Please register at Safety & Cultural Heritage: Eventbrite by Oct 16th.

    Instructions for entering the virtual platform will be provided closer to the Event.

    We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations that allow all participants to engage fully.  American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and live captioning will be provided for all main panels and presentations.  If you need accommodations for breakout sessions or other parts of the conference, please reach out to us at the email address as soon as possible.

    Questions Welcomed! 

    SafetyCulturalHeritageSummit@si.edu

  • 25 May 2021 5:44 PM | Effy Castaneda (Administrator)

    The Potomac AIHA Spring Newsletter can be accessed through the link below:

    2021 AIHA Potomac Section Spring Newsletter.pdf

  • 16 May 2021 11:32 AM | Deleted user

    Board member Joy Erdman created this resource of virtual tours with an emphasis on Occupational Health and Safety.  Check it out!

    Virtual Museum Exhibits .pdf

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