The 2018 Chesapeake Local Section Board

The 2018 Chesapeake Local Section Board

Michelle Coutu – President

Theresa Clay – Incoming President

Tony Schwegmann – Secretary

David Martinez – Treasurer

Rachel Seymour – Past President

We are in the process of planning our fall program.

Please send your feedback to


AIHA Chesapeake Updates March 2016

AIHce 2016 Baltimore, early registration deadline is May 20th

Register here.


Orioles Vs. Toronto Baseball Game April 20th at 7:05 pm

$15 for 2016 Local Section Members and students

$20 for Non-Members

Meet us at Pratt St. Ale house at 6pm to pick up your tickets before the game.

RSVP via Eventbrite

Tickets are limited.


2016 Chesapeake AIHA and ASSE Educational Seminar

April 21, 2016 at Johns Hopkins Applied Physical Laboratory, Laurel, MD


Event details and speakers can be found here.

$95.00 for Individuals

$75.00 Each for Groups of 5 or More

$20.00 Full-time Students

Walk-in Registration fee: $125.00 for Individuals and Each for Groups on the day of the conference.


Registration can be completed thought the event website or by to Keith Choi on at


If you are interested in volunteering for this event please contact Jim Lewis at


MD Legislative updates by Aaron Tippler



2016 E-Learning Lite Subscription FAQ

The Chesapeake Local Section has purchased a E-Learning Lite Subscription for 2016 in order to support our members with CM points .

Check out our AIHA Chesapeake LS eLearning Info Sheet to learn how to take advantage of this opportunity.


AIHA Chesapeake Local Section Updates Februrary 2016

AIHF Scholarships Deadline is February 29th, 2016
Read more about application requirements and eligibility here.


Local Section Meeting February 25th, 2016 
The AIHA Chesapeake Local Section has purchased an E-Learning Subscription Lite for 2016. The subscription allows members to attend 5 webinars (Live or recorded) and earn up to 5 contact hours.
Join us as our president elect Rachel Seymour demonstrates how to register and use this system.
Sandwiches will be served.
We will also watch the year’s first recorded webinar: How Low Do You Go?



State Legislative Report – Aaron Trippler 

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!