Upcoming events

    • October 19, 2023
    • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Double Tree by Hilton - Roseville, MN (2540 Cleveland Ave, Roseville, MN)

    Evaluating the Efficacy of Passive Badge Samplers for Formaldehyde Monitoring in Gross Anatomy Labs

    When: Thursday, October 19, 11:30 - 1:00 pm

    Location: Double Tree by Hilton - 2540 Cleveland Ave, Roseville, MN


    •      Members: $20 on or before October 5.
    •      Member late registration: $30 after October 6.
    •      Students: $5
    •      Non Members: $35

    Presenter: Hanna Kaup and Haley Saddoris, U of M Students

    • November 02, 2023
    • 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Double Tree by Hilton - Roseville, MN (2540 Cleveland Ave, Roseville, MN)

    American Industrial Hygiene Association Upper Midwest Section

    26th Annual Professional Development Conference

    Thursday, November 2, 2023

    DoubleTree by Hilton Roseville Minneapolis (formerly Radisson)

    2540 Cleveland Ave., Roseville, MN 55113



     Registration, continental breakfast, exhibitor time


     Welcome and Opening Remarks


     Heat Stress: An update from the AIHA TSWG, and perspectives on occupational heat stress management

     Matt Zock


     Break and exhibitor time


     Introduction to Inhalation Exposure Modeling  Mandie Kramer


     Ventilation design considerations to comply with ASHRAE standard for control of infectious aerosols   Mark Brengman


     Lunch and exhibitor time


     IAQ and Mold

     Neil Carlson


     Break and exhibitor time

    2:30  IAQ Round Table David Abrams, Neil Carlson, Kevin Cairns


     MN OSHA Update

     Ron Anderson


     Raffle Drawing / Closing Remarks


     Meeting Adjourns


    This event contains 6.0 hours which may be eligible for CM points. See the ABIH website for CM credit criteria.

    This course is designed to meet the criteria for COCs as specified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals.


    Matt Zock

    Bio: Matt Zock is the past-chair of the AIHA Thermal Stress Working Group and a Sr. Industrial Hygienist at Amazon. He has over 20 years of health & safety experience in industry and consulting. Matt is a Certified Industrial Hygienist and has a master’s degree in Environmental and Occupational Health Science from Hunter College in New York City. He lives in Pittsburgh, PA with his wife and two children.

    Title: An update from the AIHA TSWG, and perspectives on occupational heat stress management

    Abstract: This is a two-part presentation. The first part will include an update on the recent work by the AIHA Thermal Stress Working Group including projects aimed to provide tools and education for small businesses and health & safety generalists. The second part will be personal perspectives on occupational heat stress management for the health & safety professional, including current practices, risk communication, and emerging technology.

    Mandie Kramer

    Bio: Mandie Kramer is an EHS professional with experience in both product stewardship and industrial hygiene. She has a strong interest in exposure modeling and has experience with inhalation exposure modeling from manufacturing and product exposure perspectives as well as exposure modeling to limit risk of COVID-19 aerosol transmissions. She completed her master’s degree in industrial Hygiene from the University of Minnesota and her undergraduate degree in Environmental Health Sciences from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. She holds both the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certifications.

    Title: Introduction to Inhalation Exposure Modeling

    Abstract: Inhalation exposure modeling is a critical tool for the practicing OEHS professional and is a primary exposure assessment methodology for scenarios where measurements cannot be collected, where high-throughput analysis is needed, or for emergency response planning. This introductory-level session will provide information on the purpose of exposure modeling, how modeling can be utilized to estimate inhalation exposures, and the strengths and weaknesses of modeling as a tool. Attendees will learn where to find exposure modeling resources such as the AIHA Mathematical Modeling textbook, AIHA Risk Assessment Tools page, and other resources. Instruction will be provided on selection of exposure models using a tiered approach recommended by various professional groups and agencies. A brief overview of model input parameter selection methods will be performed using the IHMOD 2.0 tool as an example modeling tool. The session will conclude with a case study.

    Mark Brengman

    Neil Carlson

    David Abrams

    Kevin Cairns

    Ron Anderson

    Presenter biographies are forthcoming.

    AIHA-UMS 2023 Board

    President: Mary Ferrian, CSP                                                    president@aihaums.org         

    President-Elect: Scott Norman, CIH, CSP             Scott@NormanConsultingLLC.com

    Treasurer: Shane Doggett                                                          treasurer@aihaums.org

    Treasurer-Elect: Darius Szewczak, CSP, CIH, CHMM   darius.Szewczak@anteagroup.us

    Secretary: Andre Reed, CIH, CSP                                              secretary@aihaums.org

    Secretary-Elect: Caylin Crawford                                 caylin.crawford@gmail.com

    Student Section Rep: Katherine Twaddle                              twadd013@umn.edu

    Webmaster: Shanna Kuehn                                                       webmaster@aihaums.org

    2023 PDC Planning Committee

    Scott Norman, CIH, CSP          

    Mary Ferrian, CSP

    Andre Reed, CIH, CSP

    Haley Saddoris

    Caylin Crawford

    Molly Coskran, CIH

    Darius Szewczak, CSP, CIH, CHMM

    Cathy Hovde, CIH, CSP

    Phil Jensen, CIH, CSP, CHMM

Past events

September 21, 2023 Chapter Meeting - Facilitated IH Challenges Conversation
May 18, 2023 Chapter Meeting - Combustible Dust
April 20, 2023 Chapter Meeting - AI Visual in Health and Safety
January 25, 2023 “A Day Like Any Other” – A Combined Meeting with ASSP & AHMP
November 10, 2022 AIHA UMS Fall 2022 Professional Development Conference
April 21, 2022 AIHA-UMS Meeting, Virtual - Student Presentations
February 24, 2022 AIHA-UMS Meeting, Virtual - ODHMod, a new tool for the modelling of Oxygen Deficient Hazard in workplaces
January 20, 2022 AIHA-UMS/ASSP Joint Meeting, Virtual - All I Need is the Air that I Breathe
November 11, 2021 AIHA UMS Fall 2021 Professional Development Conference
November 11, 2021 AIHA UMS Fall 2021 Professional Development Conference (PDC)
September 29, 2021 EHS Professional Summer/Fall Boat Cruise
September 16, 2021 AIHA-UMS Meeting, Virtual - The Science and Craft of Stories
April 15, 2021 AIHA-UMS Meeting, Virtual - Student Presentations
March 18, 2021 AIHA-UMS Meeting, Virtual - New Product Vendor Showcase
February 18, 2021 AIHA-UMS Meeting, Virtual - Using Ventilation to Reduce COVID Exposure at Home and Work
January 21, 2021 AIHA-UMS/ASSP Joint Meeting, Virtual - Covid-19 Management at Los Alamos Laboratory
November 12, 2020 AIHA UMS Fall 2020 Virtual Professional Development Conference
October 15, 2020 Virtual Chapter Meeting - COVID-19 Contact Tracing and Long-hauler’s
September 17, 2020 Virtual Chapter Meeting - Unusual IH Investigations
August 20, 2020 Virtual Chapter Meeting - COVID-19 Testing Behind the Scenes at the Minnesota Department of Health
May 21, 2020 Virtual Chapter Meeting- Annual Meeting with Students - Research & Networking
March 19, 2020 Chapter Meeting- Tales from the Field: Interesting and Unusual IH Investigations
February 20, 2020 Chapter Meeting- How OSHA’s New 2½ Minute Fit Test Is Revolutionary For Respiratory Protection Programs
January 21, 2020 January 2020 ASSP Joint Meeting with AIHA- Safety, Health and Security at MSP
November 14, 2019 AIHA UMS Fall 2019 Professional Development Conference
October 10, 2019 Technical Tour of St. Croix Sensory
September 19, 2019 Technical Tour of Orfield Labs
August 08, 2019 2019 EHS Boat Cruise
April 18, 2019 Chapter Meeting - Students' Presentations
March 30, 2019 Volunteer Opportunity-- Science Fair Judges
March 06, 2019 Joint Meeting (TEAM Approach) -- AIHA/ASSE/AHMP/MAOHN "Why Do We Sleep? What Happens When We Don't Get Enough?"
February 21, 2019 Monthly Meeting - Free Online Learning Resources
January 17, 2019 Joint Meeting - A Critical Review of Various Banding Approaches
December 07, 2018 Joint Meeting -- ASSP/AIHA Holiday Party
November 15, 2018 AIHA UMS Fall 2018 Professional Development Conference
October 18, 2018 Chapter Meeting - UMN Professor Topic: Evaluation of Local Exhaust Ventilation for Nail Salons.
October 09, 2018 UMN SESCON 2018
September 25, 2018 IOHA Day 2
September 24, 2018 Student Mixer
September 24, 2018 IOHA Day 1
August 07, 2018 Live AIHA Webinar -- Inver Grove Heights, MN
August 01, 2018 2018 EHS Boat Cruise
June 21, 2018 Chapter Meeting - Learn About Tick borne illnesses, and OSHA Safe + Sound Week
April 19, 2018 Chapter Meeting - Students' Presentations
March 21, 2018 Joint Meeting (TEAM Approach) -- AIHA/ASSE/AHMP/MAOHN "Pills and Weed: Managing Injury Risks"
February 22, 2018 Chapter Meeting - Hosted by TSI Inc. "Something New for Everyone"
January 31, 2018 Live AIHA Webinar -- Stillwater, MN
January 31, 2018 Live AIHA Webinar -- Fridley, MN
January 20, 2018 UMN Eat Learn Gather (Alumni Society)
January 09, 2018 Joint Meeting -- AIHA/ASSE "Eliminating the Dangers of Silica Dust"
December 12, 2017 ASSE Chapter Meeting
November 15, 2017 AIHA UMS Fall 2017 Professional Development Conference
October 19, 2017 Chapter Meeting -Update UMN IH program and Measurement of Virus Aerosols in the Workplace
September 21, 2017 Chapter Meeting - Visit to Pace Analytical IH Lab. Presentation on Vapor Intrusion
August 01, 2017 2017 Summer Boat Cruise for EHS Professionals
May 05, 2017 Nora Symposium
April 20, 2017 Chapter Meeting - April
March 30, 2017 Chapter Meeting - March
March 08, 2017 Updated OSHA Silica Regulations
February 23, 2017 Chapter Meeting - February
January 10, 2017 Chapter Meeting - January
November 18, 2016 Webinar: Sustainability Concepts and Tools for Responsible Decision Making
November 17, 2016 Professional Development Conference - PDC - November 2016
November 15, 2016 Webinar: Examining the Code of Ethics for the EHS Professional
October 20, 2016 Chapter Meeting -October
September 15, 2016 Chapter Meeting - September
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