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AIHA and the IH/OEHS Community: Your Role in Consensus Standards LIVE WEBINAR


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.

Learning Objectives
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


  • John Suter, CIH, CSP, ARM

    John Suter, CIH, CSP, ARM
    Assured Health and Safety Solutions, LLC
    Marlton, NJ
    United States of America

     John is Chair of AIHA's Standards Advisory Panel. He is a member of ASTM Subcommittee F23.65 on Respiratory Protection. He is also a member of the ASSP committee developing ANSI/ASSP Z590.7, Technical Report on Total Worker Health. John was previously a member of ASTM F42.06 on EH&S of Additive Manufacturing, and was an ASTM representative to ISO/TC 261, JGs 68, 69 and 78 on EH&S of Additive Manufacturing. He also served on the America Makes & ANSI Additive Manufacturing Standardization Collaborative (AMSC)/Standardization Roadmap Version 2.0 Process Control Workgroup. John is also a member of the AIHA Total Exposure Health/Total Worker Health Advisory Group. John is currently serving as President-Elect of the ASSP Philadelphia Chapter, and Assistant Administrator of the ASSP Consultants Practice Specialty. He is also a member of the New Jersey State Industrial Safety Committee. John is a safety professional with over 35 years of experience assisting companies in improving their safety performance. He is owner and principal of Assured Health and Safety Solutions in Marlton, NJ, specializing in industrial hygiene, ergonomics, machine safety and safety management. John has a Master's degree in Safety Management from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Rutgers University.

  • Thomas Slavin, CIH, CSP, CSHM

    Thomas Slavin, CIH, CSP, CSHM
    Slavin OSH Group.
    Chicago, IL
    United States of America

    Tom Slavin (CIH, CSHM, CSP, CPEA, FAIHA, FASTM) is a Consulting Industrial Hygienist with more than 40 years of experience in health and safety. He joined Cardno ChemRisk after retiring as Global Safety and Health Director for Navistar, Inc. He has served on voluntary standards development committees for ANSI, ISO, ASTM and NFPA. He has been named fellow by both ASTM and AIHA.

  • Mark Drozdov, SSM,RSO,CAI,CMA,GPRO

    Mark Drozdov MS,SSM,FSM,BSI,RSO,CAI,CMA,GPRO is known for his diverse work in environmental, health, and safety (EHS) projects worldwide including HazMat remediation; industrial hygiene; hazard/risk assessment; compliance training, certification, and audits. He contributes to the AIHA/RIA/IICRC Crisis-Response Joint Task Force, IICRC Board of Directors, ISO infection control and EHS standards, and AIHA government relations. Co-founded and successfully built an EHS & Sustainability firm CES, acquired by BSI Group. Mark Drozdov's PALMS program is the go-to method for dealing with contaminants of concern. Email him at

  • Ryan Graff, CIH

    Ryan has more than 20 years of industrial hygiene experience at Merck in the pharmaceutical industry. During this time he's managed IH programs and coached EHS professionals at approximately 40 research, development, and manufacturing sites around the globe. He's a past-president of Philadelphia AIHA local section, many-time AIHce attendee, first-time AIHce speaker. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Ryan contributed IH insights into the development and publication of ASTM F3502 Standard Specification for Barrier Face Coverings, and is recognized as 'the mask guy' in his company and among peers. He is a rookie member of AIHA Standards Advisory Panel, joining after seeing an opportunity to influence how AIHA proactively engages in the consensus standard process.

January 26, 2023
Thu 1:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 0M

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