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January 2020
American Industrial Hygiene Association
St. Louis Local Section
Newsletter

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

Here I sit on the eve of 2020.  It is hard to imagine that 20 years ago the world was in a state of panic wondering if computer systems would crash when the year changed from 1999 to 2000.  That is where I am right now, well maybe not in a panic, but in a state of being overwhelmed.  As I see it though, the transition will be smooth just like it was in 1999 and I have a great support team in place.
 
Before we begin 2020, I would like to thank Rachael Phillips for the outstanding job she did this last year.  Rachael brought new ideas to the organization and streamlined the planning process for the annual professional development conference.  Thank you, Rachael!!!
 
As for 2020, I hope we can find some new places for our organization to meet, grow our attendance at our monthly meetings, and involve/highlight some of our young professionals that are finishing their degrees.  I also see a huge opportunity for use to have a very successful professional development conference with a variety of outstanding speakers and topics.  However, the success of the organization doesn’t totally belong to the board.  The success is also dependent on our members and their participation.  
 
I welcome your ideas.  If you have an idea to help our section grow, please do not hesitate to reach out.  Our board meetings are always open so feel free to join us there as well. 
 
I look forward to this new and exciting adventure as this year's Saint Louis AIHA Local Section President. Hope to see you all at the January 9th meeting.  
  
Donn Cahill – CIH, CSP
 
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Meeting Schedule
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Monthly Meetings Dates:
January 9th at Ameren 11:30 – 1:00 
February 13th at Sybergs 11:30 – 1:00
March 2nd at Ameren 8:00 – 5:00 PDC
April 9th at Trailhead 11:30 – 1:00

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!  
 
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  Watch your email when you attend (and pre-register) for your certificate!  
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Safety note of the month  
"Happy & Safe New Year?"
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Contact info for your 2020 Executive Board
President
Donn Cahill, CIH, CSP
Monsanto
donn.o.cahill@monsanto.com
(314) 393-4251
President-Elect
Paige Jones, MS, CIH
ADP
paigej@ou.edu 
(405) 205-3322
Past President
Rachael Phillips, MPH
Ameren 
rphillips2@ameren.com
 
Secretary
Eric Olson 
Western Group
Treasurer
Don Ridenhower, CIH
Environmental Health & Safety Solutions
ridenhower44@gmail.com
(314) 565-9877
Director
Chris Merli, CSP, CIH
(314) 805-3232
Director
Martin UpChurch
SEA Limited 
Director
Mike Kester
Beyer
Media Coordinator 
Richard Shoaf, JD, CFI
Safety Training & Consultations International
RShoaf at stci.us
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