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Consensus standards are critical tools for the industrial hygienist. They are a collaborative effort to maintain a baseline in protecting workers and the community from health and safety hazards. In 2011, AIHA changed course on consensus standards involvement, from being a Standards Developing Organization (SDO) itself to representing the interests of the industrial hygiene profession on standards developed by other SDOs. This webinar will review the progress made on this new course, the lessons that have been learned, and further changes that are necessary to ensure the continued relevance of AIHA and its members in the consensus building process. The webinar is being presented by members of the AIHA Standards Advisory Panel, and the audience will be invited to provide input to future AIHA standards activities.
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
- Explain why consensus standards are important to an industrial hygienist
- Describe AIHA's involvement in the consensus standards development process
- Suggest possible paths forward for AIHA regarding standards
- Determine their own career development interest and objectives regarding standards