2018 AIHce On Demand - Emergency Preparedness and Response Bundle


​This AIHce On Demand Bundle includes 4 Emergency Response session recordings from AIHce EXP 2018.

Earn 4 Contact Hours


** Please note that you have 90 days from the date of purchase to watch and submit credit.
** All sessions in the bundle must be viewed before submitting for credit.


​​Pre-Incident Planning: The Most Important Step in HAZMAT Preparedness

This course provides an in-depth exploration of the consensus standard, NFPA 1620, Pre-Incident Planning and its use in HAZMAT emergency preparedness. Presenters will provide participants with a pre-incident plan template based on NFPA 1620 and discuss each of the elements. The session will also highlight planning for an incident command structure or unified command structure as part of pre-incident preparation.​

When Disaster Strikes: OS&H Professional Support During the Hurricane Harvey Response

On August 25, 2017, the Category 4 Hurricane Harvey made landfall over Texas. Hurricane Harvey was declared a Major Disaster. Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) under the National Response Framework were activated. Response and recovery operations have inherent hazards associated with them including uncharacterized and uncontrolled work sites. Safety and Occupational Health (SOH) professionals need to be experienced in a wide range of issues, but also highly adaptive to meet the needs of the situation. For this session, IHs will discuss their roles, responsibilities, and lessons learned supporting ESF 6 - Temporary Housing, ESF 9 - Search and Rescue, and ESF 10 - Oil and Hazardous Materials Response.​

IH Perspective in Emergency Response to a Process Plant Fire

This presentation will review how industrial hygienists are useful in the 3 stages of emergency response (prepare, respond, recover) by using a real world example of a process plant fire. Information will show how an IH can aid: 1) preparation for an incident by developing/reviewing facility response plans, reviewing legislation, training, etc.; 2) response during an incident with decision tools, sampling options and training requirements; and 3) recovery through hazardous materials handling training, assessment tools and protocols.​

Emergency Preparedness and Response After Crisis and Catastrophe

Chlorine Exposure During a Biological Decontamination Study

During a mock subway system decontamination (decon) study, personal chlorine exposure was monitored during a Level A entry into the exclusion zone. Chlorine exposures were observed up to 5 times the IDLH value of 10 ppm. While this decon method is very efficacious, this study demonstrates the health hazards involved with manual spray decon using pH-amended bleach in a subway tunnel if used after a biological terror event. 

The Flint Water Crisis: Institutional Ethics Considerations

The National Academy of Sciences recently created a committee to review their Standard on Scientific Integrity. The existing standard was largely focused on individual misconduct. It was lacking institutional and behavior aspects that can create ethical conflicts. The Flint Water Crisis provides a real life example on how institutional factors may have influenced actions and inactions within organizations that resulted in a major population exposure to lead contaminated drinking water. This presentation includes an overview of the events that preceded the lead contamination event, the delay in public disclosure, and the consequences from a loss of public confidence in local and State authorities. 

Industrial Hygiene in the Wake of a Catastrophe

We typically think of industrial hygiene as something that is practiced during the course of normal business, during regular business hours,and in a fairly predictable manner. This session will discuss what if a catastrophic event beyond your wildest nightmares just occurred rendering the entire facility a giant mangled field of hazards? How will you safely and effectively facilitate the post disaster investigation, the requisite demolition, and the rebuilding of the plant? ​