January 2018
American Industrial Hygiene Association
St. Louis Local Section

Publication of the St. Louis Local Section to keep members up to date on events and environmental health & safety topics.  
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President's Corner

From Richard Shoaf, President

Happy New Year!  As we look forward to 2018 I am excited with the slate of board members.  It is a group of returning and new board members, all experienced professionals to help manage our chapter.  We do have some exciting changes this year with some new speakers, new locations and even a couple of times that seemed to work out last year to better serve our membership.  

Any professional association has the challenge of its value proposition.  What value to you as a member in exchange for your investment of coin and time.  The latter is the most valuable to me. We want to hear from you on what is most important to you to become or stay involved.  This year you will see some new locations for our monthly meetings and some returning favorites.  If you have a topic or a speaker you would like to hear or share with our membership please share it with us.  

Take a look at our evolving newsletter, Facebook page and twitter account.  We will keep you posted on all three.  The response last year showed that email is still the preferred method of communications for most of you so the newsletter will be moved to a monthly format with occasional flash notices if necessary.  

Job postings are more time sensitive and will be posted in our LinkedIn group and Facebook page. Both links will always exist in our newsletter if you forget.  If you're not a member of our LinkedIn group, please ask to join and we will get you in post haste.  

If you have an idea to help our section grow or engage, do not hesitate to reach out.  Our board meetings are always open so feel free to join us there as well.  

Lastly, get engaged and have fun as our group of professionals in our industry is a valued resource and we are here for you.  

Richard C. A. Shoaf, 
AIHA Saint Louis Section 
We asked, you answered and we have made improvements to the PDC 2018!
We are scheduling quality speakers for the following:
  • Industrial Hygiene 
  • Safety 
  • Environmental
  • Emergency Response
  • Public Health 
Will have up to 15 specific topics suggested sessions include:  
Fleet Accident Analytics
Emergency Response
Environmental Response 
Work Comp Updates

Online registration! 
NEW Online Meeting Registration Click HERE
Meeting Schedule
Subscribe to our calendar here:  Subscribe 

Monthly Meetings Dates:
January 18th 1130 at L'Ecole Culinaire 
February 15th 1130 at McCormick & Schmick's 
March 5th 7a - 5p AMEREN - PDC 
April 19th or 20th 1130 at TBD
(Proposed Joint Meeting with ASSE?)
May 17th 1130 at Bishop's Post
June 21st 0830 at Kaldi's Chesterfield 
July 19th 1130 at PIO's in St. Charles
August 16th 1130 at TBD
September 20th 1130 at Favazza's on the Hill
October 18th 1130 at TBD
November 15th - McCormick & Schmick's
December 6th 4p-7p Trailhead Brewery


Board Meetings Dates:
January 18th 11a L'Ecole Culinaire
March 15th - ATT  
May 17th 11a Biship's Post
July 19th 11a PIO's in St. Charles
September 20th 11a Favazza's on the Hill
October 25th - TBD
December 6th 3-4p Trailhead Brewery - End of Year Report

NEW YEAR - Chapter Membership Dues ($20): Don't forget if you do not automatically pay your chapter dues with your national membership, please get your dues into:  

St. Louis AIHA
8816 Manchester Road
PMB #106
Brentwood, MO 63144-2601

Or bring to the next meeting will also work!  

$25 Professional Development Lunch fee includes lunch & meeting. 
Draft – National Occupational Research Agenda for Traumatic Injury Prevention
Currently Open for Comment until February 5th, 2018
U.S. Department of Labor Urges Employees and Employers Engaged In Snow Removal and Cleanup to Be Aware of Potential Hazards
AIHA Professional Development By Attending Lunchons

Did you know you receive a certificate of attendance during our lunch conferences for use in your own Continued Education documentation?  Another added value of membership.  Just remember to register online at our Eventbrite page (even if after the meeting)  Meeting Registration 

Current Job Postings

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Current job postings on our Facebook Page @AIHAStLouis

EH&S photo of the month.  
"No its Not Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade"
[LOCATION - Saint Peters, MO]
Pressure test on vapor tight ensembles.       
Have an interesting photograph you want to share?  
Send it to us via Facebook or Twitter @AIHAStLouis 
2018 Executive Board
Richard Shoaf, JD, CFI
Safety Training & Consultations International
(636) 625-8083
Rachael Phillips, MPH
(314) 349-9206
Matt Orr, CIH, CSP
(314) 326-1397
John Malone, CSP, CIH
(314) 606-5313
Don Ridenhower, CIH
Environmental Health & Safety Solutions
(314) 565-9877
Mike McCormick, CSP
Mallinckrodt Pharmaceuticals
(314) 803-0219
Chris Merli, CSP, CIH
Chris' Safety and Health Consulting, Inc.
(314) 805-3232
Donn Cahill, CIH, CSP
(314) 393-4251
Media Coordinator
Marcia Kram, CIH
Independent Consultant
(314) 409-4238
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