Call for Volunteers: AIHce 2016 Baltimore

AIHce 2016 Baltimore Conference

May 23-26, 2016

AIHce 2016 Conference planning is officially underway!  To get the process started, we are seeking volunteer assistance from our local section membership. .


We are seeking local section volunteer coordinators for the following tasks:

  • Technical Tours
  • Opening Session Video
  • Opening Session Entertainment
  • Fun Run Volunteer
  • Local Conference Committee Hospitality
  • Opening Session Honor Guard/National Anthem Singer
  • Opening Session Dignitary
  • Session Scanning Volunteers

We are preparing the volunteer coordinator roster to submit to AIHA.  Please provide your name, title, organization, address, phone numbers and e-mail address and the position for which you are volunteering. Volunteer assignments will be made on a first come, first served basis.  If you are not interested in being a coordinator and want to volunteer to support a task, please let us know.


Can you provide a technical tour of specific value or interest to an IH?  We are seeking up to 6 tours lasting 3-4 hours including travel time. Tours are scheduled for the morning and afternoons of May 23-25, 2016 and the morning of May 26, 2016. There should be no financial obligation to AIHA.  The tour should ideally accommodate 40 participants (30-50 is acceptable).  Deadline for technical tour submittal to AIHA is November 20th.

Thank you for supporting the Chesapeake Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association!  Please contact Michele Twilley or should you have any questions or wish to participate in the planning of the AIHce 2016 Baltimore conference.

Michele Twilley, DrPH, CIH

Chair, AIHce 2016 Local Conference Committee


Half Day PDC on Aerosol Sampling and Analytical Methods by Martin Harper, PhD, NIOSH

Chesapeake AIHA Local Section

Half Day PDC on Aerosol Sampling and Analytical Methods (with Breakfast)

Thursday, November 19, 2015 – 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM


Presented by Martin Harper, PhD, NIOSH

Please join us for a 4-hour course on aerosol sampling and analytical methods with the following content:

  • History of aerosol sampling
  • Sampling conventions and exposure limits
  • Inhalable/Thoracic/Respirable sampling and samplers
  • Specific issues:
    •  “Total” and “inhalable” sampling
    •  High flow-rate sampling for silica
    •  New NIOSH methods for mineral acids

Issues of analytical procedures and quality assurance will be discussed as they relate to the selection of sampling methods. In addition, there will be short discussions on recent developments in other topics of interest, such as metalworking fluids, isocyanates, semi-volatiles (pesticides and PAHs), ultrafine sampling and biological aerosols.


About the Presenter:
Dr. Martin Harper is Chief of the Exposure Assessment Branch in the Health Effects Laboratory Division of NIOSH in Morgantown, WV, where he has worked for the past 12 years. He has degrees and diplomas in geology, environmental science, pollution control, analytical chemistry and occupational health. He is a CIH and Fellow of the AIHA; he is also a Chartered Chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has taught in the industrial hygiene programs of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the University of the West Indies and has a current adjunct appointment at West Virginia University. He has presented many professional development courses in the USA and in 22 other countries.

Cost:  (includes hot breakfast): $40 students, $50 members, $75 non-members*

*For $25, non-members can purchase local section membership for remainder of 2015 calendar year AND all of 2016.

Tickets and reservations can be purchased via Eventbright.


Towson University Marriott Conference Hotel

10 Burke Ave

Towson, MD 21204

Free parking!