"What's in a name?" The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) apparently believes a name is important.
The AIHA Board of Directors voted to change the name of its annual meeting to the Environmental Health & Safety Conference & Exposition (EHSCE), effective for the 2001 conference.
AIHA said this name will better prepare AIHA members for the continuous changes facing the profession in the new century.
According to AIHA President James Thornton, the new name will address changes to IH job responsibilities, job titles, and member demands for broadening knowledge and information.
"The new name EHSCE shows the world that the profession is not just about protecting the workplace. Our members also work in schools, homes, and apartment buildings to ensure health and safety for everyone in the community," said Thornton.
The name "EHSCE: The Premier Conference & Exposition for Protecting the Workplace and Community" will replace AIHCE for the New Orleans conference June 2-7 2000.
However, the name will be used starting in February 2000 to market the 2001 conference.