AIHA Connect 2024 Features Multi-Track Approach to Advancing Industry Knowledge

AIHA Connect 2024 Features Multi-Track Approach to Advancing Industry Knowledge

The annual event offers several educational tracks to customize the attendee experience.

The American Industrial Hygiene Association’s annual event, AIHA Connect 2024 (formerly AIHce EXP), allows OHS professionals from various sectors to exchange knowledge and discuss the latest developments in worker health. Hosted at the Greater Columbus Convention Center from May 20-22, 2024, this year’s edition features several educational tracks tailored to address specific aspects of workplace health and safety.

The Academic Track is designed for industrial hygiene and occupational health students, offering a curriculum that enhances career opportunities through specialized education. Topics include “How to Succeed in Your First Job” and “Decoding the Alphabet Soup,” which discusses the value of professional credentials. This track also includes student presentations as well as sessions from the Career Advantage Fair.

Addressing the continuing issue of climate change, the Climate Change Hazards and Risks Track sheds light on the dangers and mitigation strategies associated with this global crisis. With topics such as a heat exposure standards and best practices, thermal stress management, and a variety of pop-up education sessions, this track arms professionals with the latest research and practical strategies to combat climate change.

The ESG/Human Capital Track delves into environmental, social and governance factors that gauge a company’s sustainability and ethical footprint. It also explores the significance of human capital — the collective skills, knowledge, and attributes that contribute to improved organizational performance and societal outcomes — through sessions such as “The New Value of Safety and Health in an Evolving World.”

Made for laboratory professionals, the Laboratory Health and Safety Track emphasizes the importance of health and safety protocols in laboratory settings. Sessions will cover topics like “AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs: Moving Toward Field and Mobile Accreditation,” “Understanding the Hazards Posed by Working in a Laboratory” and “The Role of IH in Achieving Safe, Energy-Efficient Labs and Critical Workspaces.”

The Total Worker Health Track, as its name suggests, aligns with the Total Worker Health approach, focusing on preventing harm and promoting worker well-being both in and out of the workplace. This track includes sessions — such as “The Intersection of Total Worker Health and Environmental, Social and Governance” and the two-part “Keys to Our Future” — dedicated to integrating OHS protection with health promotion. 

For more information on the educational agenda, visit the AIHA Connect 2024 website.

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Robert Yaniz Jr. is the Content Editor of Occupational Health & Safety.

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