Upcoming Courses by C&IH at the 2017 AIHce – See You in Seattle!

Upcoming Courses by C&IH at the 2017 AIHce – See You in Seattle!

The 2017 American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Exhibition (www.aihce2017.org) is fast approaching. This year’s conference is taking place June 4th through 7th in Seattle, Washington. C&IH will be presenting on several relevant topics described below. We hope you will join us!

PDC 801: Risk Assessment Boot Camp for IHs: Asbestos, Silica, Metals & Organic Compounds

This PDC will take participants for an intensive ride! We will begin by reviewing the basics and methodology of risk assessment related to typical hazards industrial hygienists face at workplaces and in community exposure situations. During the course, approaches for a health risk assessment will be demonstrated on the examples of asbestos, crystalline silica, lead, and benzo(a)pyrene. Structural components of the risk assessment paradigm (hazard identification, exposure assessment, dose-response assessment, and risk characterization) will be reviewed from a practical point of view. Participants will learn how to apply various risk calculation methods and models to evaluate probabilities of disease in exposed cohorts and populations, as well as other important estimators of a risk level. Various factors influencing risk values will be explored, along with different health endpoints.

Thursday, June 8, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Professional Development Course
Washington State Convention Center
Room: 615, 616, 617
CM Credit Hours: 8
Instructor: Andrey Korchevskiy, PhD, CIH (C&IH)
Instructor: Eric Rasmuson, MS, CIH (C&IH)

Course information on AIHce website

H3: Industrial Hygiene in the Healthcare Industry: What’s Your Diagnosis?

Numerous occupational and patient hazards exist within the healthcare industry and the need for IHs is critical. However, the healthcare administrative structure may not include occupational H&S management systems involving IHs. An illustration of how IHs can be integrated into this setting to establish a bridge between the various departments (e.g., facilities operations, property planning and design, infection prevention, occupational health, and safety and security) that have historically operated independently, will be provided. Audience participation will be solicited to help resolve potential problems and priorities for enhancing the role of industrial hygienists in this industry.

Tuesday, June 6, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Education Session
Washington State Convention Center
Room: 608, 609
Lead Presenter: Robert Strode, MS, CIH, FAIHA (C&IH)

Session information on AIHce website

I8: Erionite: The Ghost of Asbestos Past

Fibrous erionite can be found in different regions in the United States and Mexico. In spite of significant toxicological concerns, erionite fibers are still not specifically regulated in the U.S. or internationally. This technical session will discuss the erionite properties and ongoing toxicological studies. Various proposals for an occupational exposure limit (OEL) for erionite fibers will be demonstrated and compared. The audience will be involved in a discussion about potential regulatory steps to ensure the safety of workers and communities.

Wednesday, June 7, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Education Session
Washington State Convention Center
Room: Ballroom 6A
Lead Presenter: Andrey Korchevskiy, PhD, CIH (C&IH)

Session information on AIHce website

H2: Measuring and Modeling of Air Concentrations: Are the Results Close?

Air dispersion modeling is one of the powerful tools for environmental and occupational exposure assessment. During the session, a team will demonstrate a recent measured to modeled comparison and validation study. The audience will participate in an engaging discussion: What to expect from the models? Is it possible that a model is more reliable than monitoring?

Tuesday, June 6, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Education Session
Washington State Convention Center
Room: 606, 607
Moderator: Andrey Korchevskiy, PhD, CIH (C&IH)
Lead Presenter: Daniel Hall, PE, CIH (C&IH)

Session information on AIHce website

D1: IH and Safety in Ukraine: Focus on Collaboration

Globalization significantly impacts environmental, health and safety issues and policies all over the world. Our technical session will give industrial hygienists a unique opportunity to learn about industrial hygiene practices in Ukraine while making a transition from a post-Soviet republic to a more European status.

Monday, June 5, 3:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Education Session
Washington State Convention Center
Room: 602, 603
Moderator: Eric Rasmuson, MS, CIH (C&IH)
Lead Presenter: Andrey Korchevskiy, PhD, CIH (C&IH)

Session information on AIHce website

G2: Nanoparticles and Industrial Ventilation Solutions: No Small Matter

More and more toxicological studies confirm the toxicity of nanoparticles. However, our knowledge about IH strategies and controls related to nanoparticles is limited. This technical session will demonstrate an experiment where a process workstation was tested for operations related to the generation of nanoparticles. It will be shown that containment can be reached, using a properly designed ventilated enclosure.

Tuesday, June 6, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Education Session
Washington State Convention Center
Room: 606, 607
Moderator: Rob Strode, CIH, FAIHA (C&IH)
Presenter: Andrey Korchevskiy, PhD, CIH (C&IH)

Session information on AIHce website

I2: Environmental Surface Disinfectants Use in Healthcare

Disinfection is recognized as an important aspect of infection prevention, especially for healthcare acquired infections (HAIs) caused by certain microorganisms on environmental surfaces. New products and processes for disinfection are creating opportunities for industrial hygienists to apply their expertise. This technical session will cover the AIHA Guideline for Selection and Use of Environmental Surface Disinfectants 2017 and how it is intended to be used by the practicing industrial hygienists and H&S professionals working in health care.

Wednesday, June 7, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Education Session
Washington State Convention Center
Room: 606, 607
Co-presenter: Robert Strode, MS, CIH, FAIHA (C&IH)

Session information on AIHce website