AIHA-NCS Dinner Meeting - Student's Night - May 7, 2020

UPDATE: AIHA-NCS has decided to postpone Student Night on 3/10.  We made this decision based on an abundance of caution and to be consistent with UC Berkeley’s decision to suspend in-person classes and events.  We have tentatively rescheduled this event for Thursday, May 7 for a virtual meeting.  If you already registered, your registration will be valid for the May 7 event. Stay tuned for further details.

Thank you for your understanding.




Student Night

Please join us in celebrating the student recipients of the Bernard D. Tebbens, Robert T. Legge and Charles H. Powell awards for 2020. The students will share brief presentations of their work.  We encourage you to sponsor a student for $10 or $20.  You may add this to your registration.  Please enter "student" as the name and your own email if you choose to sponsor a student in general. If you want to designate a specific student, then add their name and email address. Thank you.

We’ve designed the evening to have one cumulative hour of technical content (equivalent to 0.17 CM point for ABIH Diplomates). As always you will be able to mingle and network beforehand and afterwards.

We welcome any vendors who would like to register and exhibit. We also welcome volunteers to help at the registration table. Please contact Laurel Davis at: [email protected]

We hope to see you there!

Meeting starts at 6:30 PM 

Executive Committee:  The AIHA-NCS Executive Committee will meet from 3:30 - 5:30 to conduct local section business.  Interested parties are encouraged and welcome to attend.






H&S Regulatory and Legal Trends: What You Should Know

This one-day symposium will focus on regulatory and legal trends in health and safety. Topics will include Cal/OSHA regulatory input processes, legal case studies, and key issues pertaining to wildfire smoke, lead, silica, and heat stress.
Speakers include experts affiliated with the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and Occupational Safety & Health Standards Board.

Topics  Speakers
Keynote: Regulatory Trends Douglas Parker, J.D.
Chief, Cal/OSHA Division of Occupational Safety and Health
California Occupational Safety & Health
Standards Board—What It Is, What it’s Not
Chris Laszcz-Davis, MS, CIH, COH, FAIHA, AIC Fellow
Founder and President, The Environmental
Quality Organization
California’s Emergency Wildfire Smoke
Amalia Neidhardt, MPH, CIH, CSP
Senior Safety Engineer, Cal/OSHA Research
and Standards Occupational Health Unit
Silica Exposures & Implementation of the
OSHA Standard by Industry
Brent Doney, MS, MPH, PhD, CIH
Industrial Hygienist, Surveillance Branch, NIOSH
Lead: Health Effects, Standards Susan Eckhardt, MPH, CIH
Senior Safety Engineer, Cal/OSHA Research
and Standards Health Unit
Cal/OSHA Indoor Heat Standard Joel Cohen, MPH, CIH
President and Founder, The Cohen Group
Legal Case Studies Len Welsh, MS, JD
Principal Consultant at Baker & Welsh, LLC


Continental breakfast, lunch, & snacks are included. Parking is free.  

Cancellations received prior to 12:00 PM, PST, October 20, 2020, will have course fees refunded, less a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be made on cancellations received after that date.

We hope to see your there!


Donate to the Developing World Outreach Initiative (DWOI) and Help Make a Difference!!

The DWOI is in need of sampling equipment donations for a project in India. Specifically we are looking for 5 Hi-Flow and 5 Low-Flow sampling pumps in good working conditions plus one flow calibrator. If anyone has any to donate they should contact Karen Gunderson at [email protected].


Your donations and assistance allow you to do what matters and enables the activities of the Developing World Outreach Initiative (DWOI).

Do you prefer that your charitable donation goes straight to a worthy organization that needs it? With no administrative fees or overhead?

Here's your chance to donate directly to an occupational health and safety cause that matters and has made an impact. This year, DWOI volunteers have screened numerous applications from international non-governmental organizations and universities and awarded five $500 training grants and three $2,000 technical grants, but there are still additional worthy projects awaiting funding! We have exhausted all available technical grant funds contributed by National AIHA ($6,000) and training grant funds contributed by AIHA NCS member David Kahane ($2,500) along with remaining historical DWOI funds.

We are asking for donations from you,  AIHA NCS members,  to try to raise $2,000 to fund the following runner up projects:

-Two training grants ($500 each)  for safety training for farm workers in Kenya and electronic workers in Mexico.

-One technical grant ($1,000) for an assessment of DDT application practices for malaria eradication in Uganda.

If we can also raise an additional $500 to match David Kahane's generous $2,500 donation,  DWOI can do even more good work!


From the DWOI Technical and Training Grant Screening Subcommittee Volunteers:
Garrett Brown
Perry Gottesfeld
Karen Gunderson
Richard Hirsh

David Zalk