Annual Meeting Resources
Health & Safety Sessions: The Health & Safety Committee maintains a strong presence at AIC’s Annual Meetings. The committee hosted a full-day session dedicated to health and safety topics at the 2014 conference. Presentations covered topics such as ergonomics, safe chemical alternatives, handling of hazardous collection materials, and mold remediation. In addition, the committee also periodically organizes workshops and luncheon lectures at the Annual Meeting.
Respirator Fit Testing:
The Committee provides low-cost respirator fit testing to attendees at the AIC Annual Meeting. Respirator fit testing is now much easier, and much of the preparation can be done via an online course.
Exhibit Booth: The Health & Safety Committee provides sample publications for perusal, samples of respirators, gloves, and other personal protective equipment (PPE) by various manufacturers and answers questions about health and safety issues. In 2014, the Health & Safety Committee held a session with J.R. Smith (Safety Manager, Smithsonian Institution), "The Safety Doctor Is In" with J. R. Smith to discuss creating a Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) and other safety issues.