The occupational health and safety profession includes many sub-disciplines, including occupational hygienists. Currently there are no Canadian jurisdictions that legally regulate occupational hygienists. Consequently, anyone can call themselves an occupational hygienist and offer such services, some have the required skills, knowledge, and training to protect workers, others do not, which can put workers at risk. The new Alberta Society of … Read more...
Welcome to the online presence of the Alberta Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The purpose of the site is to provide information on a variety of issues for both the membership and the public at large. The Local Section is open to anyone interested in, or the promotion of, the field of industrial hygiene in the province of Alberta.
Due to the current COVID-19 concerns and resulting travel restrictions placed on many of our members the Spring PDC/AGM will be rescheduled to sometime in June 2020. If you were scheduled to attend please make the necessary changes to your travel plans. Another communication will be distributed in the near future with more information on details around refunds and registrations with the appropriate contacts.
AIHA Local Section President
"The University of Alberta has a study on the health effects of welding fumes. The University is presently recruiting professional welders to collect one air and one urine sample for the study. To be eligible the welders have to be male, must have 10 years experience, and have no known health issues. If you know any company that could be interested in participating or if you are an occupational hygienist/health and safety professional for a … Read more...