FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Release No. SPR-14-0122-01
Nicole Racadag, AIHA Communications
(703) 846-0700; firstname.lastname@example.org
FALLS CHURCH, Va.
(January 22, 2014) — The American Industrial Hygiene Association®
(AIHA) recently released the Norwegian, Russian and Turkish translations of IHSTAT. The translations were made possible by the following individuals:
Hans Thore Smedbold, an occupational hygienist at Proactima in Norway
Kateryna Zhylenko, an occupational Hygienist at WESA, a BluMetric company, in Canada
Arzu Firlarer, a lecturer at Baskent University in Turkey
“Industrial hygienists in training and veterans of the profession, who engage in occupational exposure assessment work, continue to benefit by having an easy-to-use implementation of mathematical modeling and analysis methods. We are grateful to all the contributors,” said Daniel Drolet, MSc, a member of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and a chemist with the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) in Quebec.
IHSTAT is a data interpretation statistical package that computes descriptive statistics, determines if the distributions are normal or log normally distributed, and calculates associated confidence limits on the mean and the tolerance limits of the distribution. IHSTAT and IH MOD are flexible spreadsheets that implement many basic modeling and statistical analysis algorithms and help industrial hygienists use modeling and statistical analysis in exposure assessments. The spreadsheets provide for a transparent understanding of each algorithm’s function, parameters, and results.
IHSTAT is available in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, German, and Czech. IH MOD is available in English, French, German, and Korean versions.
IHSTAT and IH MOD programs and users guides are available for free from the
Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee website.
Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA’s 10,000 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government and academia. AIHA will celebrate 75 years of protecting worker health and serving the industrial hygiene community at AIHce 2014, the premier event for IH and OEHS professionals.