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The Industrial Hygiene Practice Specialty (IHPS) works to advance occupational safety and health in the workplace through sound industrial hygiene practices from asbestos to mold to exposure monitoring and everything in between. IHPS helps members become Certified Industrial Hygienists (CIH), having a strong relationship with AIHA, and Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) and secure maintenance points.

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Join the Industrial Hygiene and Healthcare practice specialties on Friday, March 2, 2018, for a comprehensive presentation about hazardous drugs (HDs) that will cover workers potentially exposed to HDs, health effects of HDs, safe handling during preparation and administration of HDs, hazardous waste minimization for HDs, spill clean-up guidelines and exposure assessment recommendations. Victor D’Amato, CSP, CIH, Morgan Bliss, CSP, CIH, and Amanda Archer, CSP, CIH, will present this special session.

The 60-minute web meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. EST/12:00 p.m. CST/11:00 a.m. MST/10:00 a.m. PST. Here's a quick look at the agenda.

  • Brief update on the Industrial Hygiene and Healthcare practice specialties
  • Presentation: Hazardous Drugs Handling, Spill Clean-Up and Exposure Assessment
    • What are HDs?
    • Which workers are potentially exposed to HDs?
    • What are the health effects for exposed workers (acute and chronic)?
    • What are the safe handling recommendations for HDs during preparation and administration?
    • Which HDs can be volatile?
    • What are the spill clean-up recommendations for HDs?
    • How should sharps contaminated with HDs be disposed of?
    • What are the waste minimization considerations for trace, P-listed, and U-listed HDs?
    • What are the exposure assessment recommendations for HDs?

REGISTER NOW for the virtual meeting.

 

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OSH is too often considered a functional area or a center of specific expertise, and OSH managers see themselves too often and too much as a capsulated competence center. Such an approach to OSH will always fall far short of what is needed for a successful, holistic, proactive and preventive safety culture.

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Volunteer Advisory Committee
Administrator: Victor D'Amato
Assistant Administrator: Ann Schubert
Content Coordinator: Morgan Bliss
Secretary: Morgan Bliss
Membership Chair: Jessica Siron
Awards & Honors Chair: Brian Anderson
Professional Development Chair: OPEN
Government Affairs Chair: OPEN
Body of Knowledge Chair: Jim Morris
Website/Social Media Chair: Amanda Archer
Nominations Chair: Pamela Perrich
Special Projects: David Hunt
Technical Question Coordinator: Amanda Archer

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