2019 Nebraska-Western Iowa Lite eLearning Subscription

Please see the information below regarding our Lite eLearning subscription. As an AIHA Nebraska - Western Iowa Local Section member, you have free access to these webinars.

Your membership in NE-Western IA AIHA Local Section gives you access to the AIHA 2019 eLearning LITE Subscription. We wanted to kick off this subscription year with some instructions on how the 2019 program will operate and update you on the content that is already posted and ready for you to dig into.

One change for this year is that you will now login to your online classroom to view the content associated with the eLearning Subscription. Some items of note around this:

  • You do not need to be an AIHA member to have AIHA credentials to login to the online classroom. Many of you had AIHA accounts from previous participation with us. If we weren't able to locate an existing account, we created one for you. If you are receiving this email, you have an AIHA account and do not need to create a new one.
  • If you don't know your AIHA credentials (or were new and just had one created), go ahead and click on the forgot password link on the login page. Enter your email address and it will walk you through having your username and a link to set your password sent to you.
  • If you have any issues with your login, please email us with the name of your subscription group at [email protected] and we will get it sorted out for you.

There's a tutorial video posted in the online classroom that covers accessing content in the online classroom and submitting evaluations for credit. We strongly suggest you review this information. If you run into any issues along the way, please get in touch so we can help at [email protected].

Once you have your AIHA credentials, go ahead and login to see what's available for you:

Peracetic Acid: Overview of the Chemistry, Uses and Exposure Assessment Webinar Recording

Explore the current technical and regulatory issues associated with Peracetic acid (PAA), an organic compound commonly used as a disinfectant, sterilant, and sanitizer. This webinar will cover an overview of PAA, governmental involvement, health concerns, and scientific considerations. This highly effective antimicrobial agent is used in various settings including hospital, poultry and food processing, and wastewater treatment. However, available toxicological data indicates that PAA is irritating to the respiratory tract and eyes. Numerous governmental agencies, including USEPA, NIOSH, OSHA, and FSIS, are currently investigating occupational or consumer health concerns of PAA.

Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (aka Emotional Quotient) Webinar Recording

Explore how to practice high levels of emotional intelligence (EI) by viewing this webinar, Introduction to Emotional Intelligence (aka Emotional Quotient). Managing professional relationships ties directly into EI, making or breaking the chances at getting a promotion, closing a deal, or achieving any business endeavor. Presented by Larry Sloan, AIHA’s CEO, and Stacey Croghan, a founding member of the Women in Industrial Hygiene committee, this webinar describes the nature of emotional intelligence and how necessary it can be to move up the organizational ladder and achieve career success. Since emotional intelligence can be strengthened over time, participants will receive actionable advice on how to immediately take steps to boost their EI through effective communication. We’ll also discuss the four main components of emotional intelligence: awareness of one’s emotions, awareness of others’ emotions, self-management, and relationship management.

Communicating with Impact

The job of industrial hygienists involves regularly communicating the value of what they do to internal departments. In many circumstances, IHs are required to publicly present their projects to upper management with the goal of justifying their business value. Senior IH professionals are also expected to provide comprehensive, high-quality technical training to groups that might not even be familiar with industrial hygiene. These situations raise the question: how can industrial hygienists, clearly and persuasively, communicate complex information to colleagues, stakeholders and business partners? Our August webinar will have the answer. Led by Isabel Bacarella, Enbridge’s Manager of Occupational Hygiene, and Kristin Osterkamp, an instructor at MIOSHA Training Institute, attendees will gain valuable presentation techniques to make the case for their technical decisions and business needs, ultimately invoking the desired action from their audience.

The Worst Plant: A Virtual H&S Audit

Thousands of companies around the world currently utilize internal, external, or a combination of technical and management resources to conduct regulatory compliance audits, inspections, and assessments of their operations with the results being used as one of the company’s many health and safety performance metrics. This highly audience-participative webinar will take participants through a photographic tour of “the worst plant in the world’ through an assemblage of photographs of various regulatory compliance issues. As photos are shown, the instructors will quiz participants on the various issues noted and where they might be found in the OSHA regulations.

*Ethics* The Role of Context in Ethical Decision-Making for the Industrial Hygienist

Explore the role of context in ethical decision-making by attending The Role of Context in Ethical Decision-Making for the Industrial Hygienist. By exploring context, attendees will better understand the drivers influencing ethical decision-making and the theoretical frameworks supporting the use of such drivers. Real case studies will be provided to analyze how the specifics of each situation influence the ethical and unethical behaviors by industrial hygienists. The webinar will also outline the four major ethical theories that can be used to argue for or against the role of context in ethical decision-making and discuss some of the common ethical dilemmas faced by industrial hygienists.

A reminder that the overall deadline to view content associated with the 2019 subscription and submit for credit is January 31, 2020.