At the second year of IIHA (Indonesian Industrial Hygiene Association) since the first time the organization was launched last year (31 May 2017), IIHA ran “IIHA-CONNECT 2017”. There were three main agendas which are Conference, Exhibition, and Training. The theme chosen for this year conference was “Managing IH as Integrated Element of HSE”. Over 200 industrial hygiene and HSE practitioners from various industries and institutions attended the conference that held in Margo Hotel of Depok, West Java at 6 May 2017. The opening ceremony of the conference was symbolized by beating a gong by SKK Migas (Special Task Force for Upstream Oil and Gas Business Activities – Republic of Indonesia) representative Mr. Nurwahidi (Head of Operations Support and Oil and Gas Safety Division SKK Migas) and was accompanied by IIHA President (Elsye As Safira, SKM, MKKK, MSc., HIMA, CIH) and IIHA Board of Advisory Chairman (Sjahrul M. Nasri, Dr., Ir., MSc-Hyg, HIU).

Symbolization of IIHA-CONNECT 2017 Opening

A day before the conference, IIHA carried out four sessions of industrial hygiene trainings with the following topics:

  • Key Principles of Industrial Hygiene Monitoring [by Elsye As Safira, SKM, MKKK, MSc., HIMA, CIH / President of IIHA]
  • Chemical Hazard Communication according to GHS [by Mila Tejamaya, PhD / General Secretary of IIHA]
  • Vibration: OEL and Measurement [by Sjahrul M. Nasri, Dr., Ir., MSc (Hyg), HIU / Advisory Board Chairman of IIHA]
  • Ergonomic Study [by Baiduri Widanarko, PhD / Treasury II of IIHA]


By attending the training, participant gained credits that will be accumulated for further professional certification. The topic of training was defined based on review process conducted by a commission under Training Division of IIHA. Feedbacks / proposal from IIHA members were also considered.


In addition to the internal speakers, IIHA invited international and external speakers to broaden the insight of the participants and enrich their experience in the field of industrial hygiene implementation. Related to the theme, two keynote speakers – Brian Eva, COH (Secretary of Australian Institute of Occupational Hygienists / AIOH) and Norhazlina Mydin, MS, CIH, CPIH (President of Malaysian Industrial Hygiene Association / MIHA) explained the strategies in managing industrial hygiene programs and integrating it into overall HSE program. They offered best and applicable approaches based on their own experiences which were very beneficial for our local hygienists. Other speakers with the respective topic of presentation during the plenary session were Sjahrul M. Nasri, Dr., Ir., MSc (Hyg), HIU with IIHA Professional Certification, Wenny Ipmawan, Ir., MKKK with IH Risk Management, and Soehatman Ramli, Ir., Dipl.SM with HSE Risk Management Program.

Moderator, speakers, and IIHA representatives for Plenary Session 1. L to R: Mr. Susatyo (moderator), Mr. Sjahrul (speaker), Mr. Brian Eva (speaker), Ms. Elsye (IIHA President), Ms. Norhazlina (speaker), and Ms. Mila (IIHA General Secretary)

Moderator and speakers for Plenary Session 2. L to R: Mr. Wenny (speaker), Mr. Hendra (moderator), Mr. Soehatman (speaker)

In term of IH qualification, speakers agreed that profession of industrial hygiene requires specific qualification that cannot be achieved only through a short course and pass the exam. It needs a gradual competency development programs that are internationally recognized, and adequate professional experience in the field of industrial hygiene. Other thing was the important of conducting risk assessment and uses the result of it to develop risk-based industrial hygiene program.


This event was not only aimed to preserve an annual tradition of the organization, but more than that to provide all members with the access to quality education sessions, broader network, updated standards and technology in industrial hygiene field in order to improve their professional competency.


See you in the next IIHA events…


Photos of IIHA-CONNECT 2017

Ms. Elsye as IIHA President & Mr. Nurwahidi as speaker from SKK Migas

IIHA-CONNECT 2017 participants

Ms. Elsye gave an opening remark

One of Indonesian traditional dances named Bajidor Kahot

IIHA-CONNECT 2017 participants

Ms. Elsye with doorprize winners

Ms. Elsye  & Ms. Iting from IIHA with  moderator & speakers for Concurrent Podium 1. L to R: Mr. Finanta, Mr. Aditya, Ms. Elsye, Ms. Muthia, Ms. Mila, Ms. Iting, and Ms. Kenya

Mr. Asduki from IIHA with mederator and speakers for Concurrent Podium 2. L to R: Mr. Asduki, Mr. Frans, Mr. Fauzi, Mr. Hendra, and Mr. Hendry


Presentation Slides of IIHA-CONNECT 2017


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The newsletter of the International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA): Global Exposure Manager for December 2016 Edition is now available.

Read a special article on page 3 written by IIHA President, Madam Elsye As Safira, MSc, CIH. There’s a brief explanation about Industrial Hygiene in Indonesia and IIHA as a new member of IOHA.

Another issues in this newletter are:
– IOHA past and present activities
– Report from November Board Meeting
– Meeting reports: South Africa, Malaysia, and Norway
– ILO’s Global Action Programme
– Vietnam project improves conditions for textile workers
– A round-up of latest news from Chemical Risk Manager

You can access and download IOHA Newletter: Global Exposure Manager for December 2016 Edition by clicking here

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On October 11—12, 2016, IIHA, in partnership with Center for Assessment and Application of Occupational Health and Safety (known as Pusat Kajian dan Terapan Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja (PKTK3) Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Indonesia), held our very first workshop on Heat Risk Assessment and Chemical Risk Assessment at Gedung Rumpun Ilmu Kesehatan Universitas Indonesia.


The workshop was presented by Prof. Dino Pisaniello, FAIOH, FSIA, FRACI, lecturer from School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, as well as the External Board Advisor of IIHA.

The workshop was opened by a welcoming speech by Mrs. Elsye As Safira, SKM, MKKK, MSc, CIH, President of IIHA. Then it proceeded with a pre-test session and a nano lecture before focusing in two explanatory lectures. The lectures were not only focusing in theory but also case studies, group discussions, and practice.




Participants were divided into groups for discussion.

Heat Risk Assessment Workshop was held on the first day. The suggested workshop outcomes were:

  • Outline the occupational health significance of heat stress;
  • Characterize sources of heat stress within the working environment;
  • Understand the nature of heat strain on the body;
  • Understand procedures for the assessment of a hot environment through appropriate measurement and other means;
  • Evaluate the likely risk from exposure to heat stress;
  • Suggest appropriate control approaches for the hot environment.

Chemical Risk Assessment Workshop was held on the second day. The suggested workshop outcomes were:

  • Outline the occupational health significance of chemical hazards;
  • Describe the main routes by which hazardous chemicals can enter the body, and the factors which influence their absorption;
  • Describe relevant sources of information on hazardous chemicals and processes;
  • Understand the role of epidemiology and toxicology in chemical health risk assessment;
  • Describe the general approach to health risk assessment, including the role of atmospheric monitoring and dermal exposure assessment, and biological monitoring;
  • Select appropriate equipment to measure selected airborne contaminants and devise a suitable sampling strategy;
  • Understand reporting guidelines for health risk assessment purposes to enable management to comply with relevant legislation;
  • Suggest appropriate control approaches for chemical exposure.

Mr. Taufik, one of the participants, shared his opinion about a case related to heat risk.

In the lecture, Prof. Dino Pisaniello emphasized that it is important for hygienists and hygiene students to not only think about the technical risk assessment issues, but also appreciate the epidemiology and perceptions of both workers and professionals. He also encouraged the participants to share their own experiences in industrial hygiene and discuss them with the whole class.


Prof. Dino Pisaniello and Mrs. Ratih, one of the participants, during Q&A session.

The workshop was attended by a total of 27 people from various industries or backgrounds. For added fun, door prizes were given away at the end of the workshop. The winners were handpicked by Prof. Dino Pisaniello himself.







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The September issue of the IOHA newsletter, Global Exposure Manager, is now available on the IOHA website ( . The newsletter can be directly accessed and downloaded here.

Individual links to the main articles can be accessed as follows:

  • Training for everyone, everywhere (OHTA)

  • South Korea wins bid to host 2020 IOHA meeting

  • Investing in foreign exchange (National Association Spotlight – NVVA)

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The second IOHA Board meeting of 2016 will take place in Yokohama, Japan on 6th November. The meeting will also include the 2016 AGM. The date and location have been chosen to align with the ISRP Conference, to strengthen links between IOHA and ISRP. Further details of the conference can be found here.

The venue for the Board meeting will be the Mielparque Hotel (very close to the Hotel New Grand where the ISRP Conference is taking place). Hotel accommodation at reduced (conference) rates is available for the nights of 5th and 6th November at two hotels, the Hotel New Grand and the Star Hotel.

Below you can find attached information that includes a booking form, further details of the hotel options and rates, as well as directions to the hotels. If you wish to make your reservation, please complete the booking form and send it to the travel agency of Tokyo Express International Co., Ltd.  The contact at the travel agency is Ms Setsuko Miyazaki, e-mail:,   FAX: +81-3-3433-1721.

Venue and accommodation information for IOHA BOD Meeting


The deadline for booking accommodation with the travel agency is 1st October. Board members are asked to bear in mind that the hotels tend to get very busy in Autumn with sight-seeing visitors, and that visa applications for Japan take at least two months.

Currently there are visa exemptions for 67 countries or regions. Nationals and citizens of those countries and regions are not required to obtain visas to enter Japan when their visits are tourism, commerce, conferences etc, as long as they do not engage in paid activities in Japan, or their periods of stay exceed those stipulated in each country’s arrangement of short-term stay (most countries are 90 days – Indonesia, however, is 15). For the list of countries and more information about visas, please see the links below.

Exemption of Visa (Short-term Stay) – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Visa Information – Japan Tourism Organization

Countries that are not on this list of visa exemptions include: Brazil, Colombia, Macedonia, Vietnam and South Africa. Nationals from Malaysia are only visa-exempt if they have an e-passport. Nationals from Taiwan are only visa-exempt if they have a passport with a Personal Identification Number. Nationals from Indonesia are only visa-exempt if they have an e-passport registered to one of the diplomatic missions in Japan. Please be sure to check whether you require a visa.

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Indonesian Industrial Hygiene Association (IIHA), in partnership with Center for Assessment and Application of Occupational Health and Safety (known as Pusat Kajian dan Terapan Keselamatan dan Kesehatan Kerja (PKTK3) Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Indonesia), will be conducting our very first workshop this October. It will take place at Faculty of Public Health Universitas Indonesia, Depok*. The workshop will be delivered by Prof. Dino Pisaniello, FAIOH, FSIA, FRACI from School of Public Health, The University of Adelaide, South Australia.

We provide the workshop with two topics: heat risk assessment and chemical risk assessment. Each topic will be held on:

  • October 11, 2016 for heat risk assessment
  • October 12, 2016 for chemical risk assessment

This workshop and practice is limited for only 30 seats. Reserve your seat now!



*Specific venue of the workshop will be notified later to the participants

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The MIHA ICE 2016 will be held at Seri Pacific Hotel in the city of  Kuala Lumpur from 18th to 20th October.  The theme of the conference, ‘Managing OSH through Challenging Times’, was chosen for the OSH professional to share, learn and network specifically in Industrial Hygiene matters.

For more information about MIHA ICE 2016, check out the poster below or visit


MIHA ICE '16 (2)

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