Travel Approval - American Industrial Hygiene Conference And Exposition- New Orleans, Louisiana
Meeting Date: March 21, 2001
Subject: Travel Approval - American Industrial Hygiene Conference And Exposition- New Orleans, Louisiana
It is recommended that the Commission approve:
(1) request for travel approval for Maryanne Langdon, Superintendent-Occupational Hygiene and Environment, Occupational Hygiene and Environment Section, Safety Department to attend the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHCE) in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Sufficient funding is available in the 2001 Toronto Transit Commission Operating Budget.
The American Industrial Hygiene Association and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists sponsor the AIHCE. It is attended by approximately 10,000 occupational health and safety professionals from around the world and precipitates the single largest exposition of occupational hygiene technology and related equipment. This is the most important annual event for Occupational Hygienists since it provides an opportunity to:
1. Attend Technical Sessions on topics that are directly applicable to issues and health concerns at the TTC. These programs are presented for a professional level audience;
2. Develop professionally by receiving up-to-date information in a rapidly growing field through open discussions, poster sessions and professional development courses;
3. Keep abreast of recent developments in training materials, instrumentation and personal protective equipment to evaluate the most efficient applications for occupational hygiene activities at the Commission;
4. Network with other Occupational Hygienists who are developing and refining programs.
Departure from Toronto will be Friday June 1, 2001, returning on Thursday June 7, 2001. The employee will attend two full-day Professional Development Courses on Saturday June, 2 and Sunday June 3, 2001. The AIHCE Technical Program begins on Monday June 4, 2001. The total estimated cost is $3,706.08.
It is necessary that Occupational Hygiene staff continue to develop professionally and keep current on developments in the field. This will ensure that the Commission’s Occupational Hygiene programs and practices are up-to-date for the protection of employee health.
February 7, 2001
Attachment: Conference Information