AIHA Alberta Local Section'

Alberta Local Section

Welcome & What’s New

Welcome to the online presence of the Alberta Local Section of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The purpose of the site is to provide information on a variety of issues for both the membership and the public at large. The Local Section is open to anyone interested in, or the promotion of, the field of industrial hygiene in the province of Alberta.

More information on the Section can be found in our brochure (Acrobat File 103.0 KB).

2015 PDC/AGM

The 2015 PDC/AGM will be held in March 5 - 6, 2015 at the Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary Airport , Calgary AB. Please refer to Alberta AIHA conference rate at $134.00/night when making reservation. Please refer to group conformation number 491848 or Alberta AIHA conference when booking. Free airport shuttle service available for hotel guests.

MARCH 5th, 2015 1–DAY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE Effective Industrial Hygiene Management of Petrochemical Turnarounds and Related Projects . Stephanie Carter

AGM - Friday March 6, 2015
I- The Search for a Beard Compatible SCBA

Instructed by Paul Verma, Shell Health Canada

II- Workplace Health without Borders: Imagine a World where Everyone goes Home at Least as Healthy as when they Came to Work
Instructed by Ponnachan Joseph, Industrial Safety International Inc.

III - Silica Project Data, part 2: Use of Controls
Instructed by Radnoff CIH, Senior Occupational Hygienist, Alberta Human Services

IV - OHS Futures
Instructed by Annie Young Scientific Lead with the Occupational Disease and Injury Prevention Unit, Alberta Human Services

IV - Managing Key Industrial Hygiene Exposures in the Oil Sands Industry
Instructed by Shamini Samuel, CIH, CSP, ROH, Suncor Energy Services Inc.

To register online click HERE. Below you will find registration fee (an additional processing fee of 7% for online payments):

  PDC Symposium & AGM Attend Both
Member $300 $125 $325
Non-member $400 $200 $425
Student $200 $100 $250

Public input sought on Workplace health and safety rules

Albertans are invited to share their thoughts on proposed changes to Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Code.,

The OHS Code documents the specific rules and requirements governing health and safety practices in the workplace.,

“This review is part of the regular business of making sure our health and safety rules keep pace with best practices. Albertans drive our economy – we want to hear from them. Your feedback will make our health and safety rules stronger and keep people safer”., Honourable Ric McIver, Minister of Jobs, Skills, Training and Labour

The proposed changes will update the OHS Code for the next five years. Feedback is also being sought on a variety of areas, including issues such as:,

- Bullying and harassment in the workplace

- Health and safety management systems in the oil and gas sector

- Workplace air quality

- Underground mines

Significant parts of the OHS Code are updated approximately every five years, to ensure the rules governing workplace health and safety keep pace with changes in industry and technology. In addition to the online survey, ongoing consultations have been held with various stakeholders since 2011.

Please click HERE to completing an online survey and additional information.

The survey will be open until January 31, 2015.