Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society
MIHS Hosts AIHA TeleWebs - April 2009
There has been a huge positive response to the email polls I sent out to the membership, asking if MIHS should purchase and host AIHA Telewebs. Many responses favored this effort to provide local CIH CM points, due to reduced budgets. Therefore, MIHS has decided to purchase and host as many TeleWebs as possible.
In January, MIHS hosted a TeleWeb on the Toxicology of Engineered and Incidental Nanoparticles. This was held in the Distance Learning Room at the Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum building, located at 259 Mack Ave (corner John R Street) in Detroit, Michigan. There were 28 attendees.
In February, MIHS hosted a TeleWeb on Mold Sampling, Analysis, and Interpretation. This was held in the Training Center at the Argus-Hazco Facility, located at 46400 Continental Drive, in Chesterfield, Michigan. There were 17 attendees.
On March 26, 2009, MIHS hosted the TeleWeb on Update on Control Banding: Fundamentals, Issues, Applications, and Strategies for Implementation. This was held again at the Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum building, located at 259 Mack Ave (corner John R Street) in Detroit, Michigan. There were
On April 28, 2009, MIHS plans to host the TeleWeb on Hazard Recognition: Essential Techniques for the Field Employee. Follow this link to the AIHA website for more details. Please sign-up on the MIHS website. There is an announcement, with links to registration and a flyer, on the Home page.
The TeleWeb is a live video conference that is 2.5 hours long. You would receive 0.5 CM points after you successfully complete the exam at the end of the TeleWeb, and mail it to AIHA with a processing fee of $35. (Checks are made out to AIHA.)
MIHS is going GREEN! There will be no handouts at upcoming TeleWebs. Prior to the date of the TeleWeb, I will email to you a link to the PDF file for the TeleWeb handout materials, which also contains the exam. If you would like these materials, please print them, and bring with you to the TeleWeb. (Note: Sometimes I do not receive the link from AIHA until the day before the TeleWeb, so please check your email frequently.) Or, you can download the materials to your laptop ahead of time, and bring your laptop to the TeleWeb.
If you plan on submitting the exam to AIHA for points, remember to sign the sign-in sheet onsite at the TeleWeb. AIHA cross-references the sign-in sheet with the exams when they receive them. You will not receive CIH CM points if you submit an exam and do not sign-in onsite.
MIHS is now charging a lower rate for its members, since MIHS is no longer providing handouts. The cost is now $20/person for MIHS members to attend the TeleWeb, instead of $25/person. MIHS student-members can attend at a reduced rate of $5/person. Non-MIHS members can attend at $40/person, with no obligation to join MIHS, although membership is encouraged.
The TeleWebs are a relatively inexpensive way to obtain CIH CM points: $20 to attend + $35 for the AIHA exam processing fee = $55 for ½ CIH CM point. Pretty reasonable.
If you would like to offer your facility to MIHS for hosting a TeleWeb, please contact me, and I would be happy to discuss it. Basically, the TeleWebs are set up in two portions: (1) the visual portion, through a computer and projection system, and (2) the audio portion, which is separate, which come through a conference call line, not through the computer speakers. The basic items that would be needed are:
- a conference room large enough to accomodate the attendees
- a computer
- a computer-projection system
- a conference call line with speaker system, so the attendees can hear the audio portion of the TeleWeb.
As an extra incentive, there will be no charge to attend the TeleWeb for the main contact person at the site who provides the hosting. (However, all of the previous hosts have not taken me up on this offer. They have all paid, anyway.)
The Michigan Industrial Hygiene Society would like to extend its sincere appreciation to Wayne State University, Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences Program and Argus-Hazco, for graciously providing (free of charge) their facilities, technology, parking, and staff so that MIHS could host this event. THANK YOU!