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Summer 2022

Recent Events

AIHA-RMS Student Night 
On Wednesday, April 27th AIHA Board Members hosted an AIHA-RMS Student Night at New Belgium Brewery in Fort Collins, CO. Thirteen graduate and undergraduate students attended and board members shared their stories getting involved in AIHA and the benefits of membership with the students. Appetizers, beer and a wonderful brewery tour were provided by New Belgium and AIHA-RMS. We plan to host another student night during fall semester and hope to have even more students join the local section!

AIHceEXP 2022  
The RMS hosted a networking happy hour after the first day of AIHceEXP 2022 in Nashville. Around 30 members and friends of the RMS attended the event. It was great to finally see everyone in person at the conference again! Photos courtesy of Don Archibald.

AIHA Announces 2021 Publications Award Winners 
In May AIHA selected The Role of the Industrial Hygienist in a Pandemic, second edition, as the recipient of 2021 Critics’ Choice Award. The Role of the Industrial Hygienist in a Pandemic, second edition, was edited by Roger D. Lewis, PhD, CIH, FAIHA, and AIHA- RMS's very own Robert D. Strode, MS, CIH, FAIHA. This publication provides resources, information, and tools to advise and assist general workers, healthcare workers, and management on protecting workers during pandemics. The full announcement can be found here. Check out the RMS website for a free download of the book. 

Congratulations Robert!

June Lunch & Learn- EHS challenges of the Boulder Wildfires 
On 23 June Bill Hayes from the Boulder County Public Health Department shared his stories and EH&S challenges dealing with the Boulder wildfires. The event, which is part of the Rocky Mountain Section of AIHA’s Lunch & Learn series, was held at CU Environmental Health and Safety Center. The turnout was great and all the proceeds from the event were donated to a fund raising effort for one of Bill’s coworkers who lost her home in the Marshall fire. 

Thank you to everyone who attended and a big thanks to those that were able to donate. 
2022 Fall Technical Conference 
Exhibitor & Sponsor Registration Now Open
Exhibitor and sponsor registration for our 2022 Fall Technical Conference is now open! Our 2022 conference is scheduled for September 13-14, 2022. The exhibit hall is open Tuesday, September 13th and sponsors will be featured throughout both days of our conference. Our sponsorships now include being featured on our website!
Exhibitors Sponsors If you have never sponsored, exhibited or attended our conference before, we always encourage new folks. The exhibit hall is a great networking opportunity and sponsors keep our conference running and successful! We look forward to seeing you there! 
Member's Corner
Welcome New Members

David Barboza

Matt Wilder

Other New Members (Not Pictured):
Travis Farquhar
Andrew Fredericks
Meagan Harrington
Mellisa Blevens
David Pegram
Madeline Saraduke

Fall Technical Conference - Alison McGrath
Planning for the 2022 Fall Technical Conference is underway – the conference will be held in-person at the Arvada Center on September 13th and 14th. We are still seeking volunteers for the planning committee; please email Alison McGrath at if you are interested. Serving on the planning team only takes about 2 hours of time per month, and as a perk volunteers are eligible for reduced admission to the conference!
The FTC abstract submission form is also live and has been simplified. Consider submitting an abstract today, or sending the link along to someone you know who would be a great speaker for our local section.
Education & Programs- Deborah Nelson & Don Archibald
Look out for more RMS events coming your way this summer! Up next is a Ventilation 101 course; date and location coming soon.  

Legislative - Gabi Schmitt
Our Legislative Committee chair, Gabi, has updated the format of our legislative to a shorter, one-page communication (see image below, too). 

All comments, questions, and suggestions are welcome!  If interested in helping rack and review legislative activities at either the federal or the state level, please contact us at

Webmaster - Marlyn Gitomer
We're streamlining our content to improve navigation of our website! You might notice shorter descriptors for our events, resources or other information followed by a "Read more..." link. You can now scan each page and focus on topics that are important to you. Additionally, we're adding our monthly Board of Director meetings to the Events Calendar. We welcome members to sit in on our meetings, learn more about our initiatives and offer any additional input you might have.
Do you have any ideas on how to improve our website? Feel free to submit comments, suggestions or questions via email at
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