$300 Member/$400 Non-Member

Recorded in March 2019, AIHA University’s Exposure Assessment Virtual Conference offered education from AIHA’s Exposure Assessment Strategy Committee. Learn exposure assessment strategies for judgments of exposure prior to and following the collection and interpretation of occupational exposure monitoring data. Learn strategies for effectively and efficiently managing data derived from exposure assessments and monitoring. Get an introduction to exposure modeling as a tool for exposure assessment.

Course Outline

Intro to Exposure Assessment Strategies and Statistics (Introductory, 4 contact hours)

Learn exposure assessment strategies for judgments of exposure prior to and following the collection and interpretation of occupational exposure monitoring data. Based on the concepts contained in AIHA’s recently updated Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures, 4th edition, this two-part course will provide the skills and techniques to develop strategies for effectively judging and managing workplace exposures and monitoring data. The content from this week is the foundation of exposure assessment strategies sponsored by the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategy Committee and is a great refresher or gateway to other topics in exposure assessment strategies.

Sessions include:

  • Fundamentals of Exposure Assessment – Part 1
  • Fundamentals of Exposure Assessment – Part 2

Data Management & Data Statistics (Intermediate, 2 contact hours)

Learn strategies for effectively and efficiently managing data derived from exposure assessments and monitoring. Based on the concepts contained in AIHA’s Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures, 4th edition, this course will provide the skills and techniques for developing strategies for effectively judging and managing workplace exposures and monitoring data. This topic is a great refresher or gateway to other topics in exposure assessment strategies and is one of the foundations of exposure assessment strategies content developed by the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategy Committee.

Sessions include:

  • Integrating AIHA Sampling Strategy Principles into your Industrial Hygiene Data Management Systems
  • Survey Strategy and Data Statistics

Foundations of Exposure Modeling (Advanced, 4 contact hours)

Get an introduction to exposure modeling as a tool for exposure assessment.

Based on the principles contained in AIHA’s Mathematical Models for Estimating Occupational Exposure to Chemicals, 2nd edition, the course will cover the rationale and fundamental principles behind using exposure modeling as part of a comprehensive exposure assessment strategy. Case studies will introduce basic models and provide a foundation for approaches to selecting models, determining model inputs, and interpreting results. More advanced techniques will be described and software to assist in exposure modeling will be demonstrated.

Session include:

  • Case-Based Introduction to Mathematical Modeling
  • Easy Tools for Mathematical Modeling for Exposures
  • Further Applications for Mathematical Modeling Exposure Assessment

Course outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Understand the Exposure Assessment tools from the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee (EASC) Toolbox, as well as rudimentary use of the tools and concepts presented in this course to develop and implement an effective exposure assessment strategy program.
  • Determine where to find more information and subsequent opportunities for further education and elaboration on other EASC sponsored PDCs.
  • Create system requirements for your IH Exposure Data Management Systems.
  • Select, apply, and interpret results from appropriate statistical methods for your survey data.
  • Understand the basic aspects of uncertainty, variability, and data distributions.

Who will benefit

With content ranging from introductory to advanced, these virtual conference recordings are perfect for OEHS professionals of all career levels.

Time to complete

Participants will have 90 days from the date of purchase to complete the session recordings and the online evaluations for credit.

Questions?

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Presenters

Billy Bullock, DHSc, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA

Dr. Bullock has practiced professionally and held academic and instructional positions for more than 30 years. His breadth of education, experience, and professional certifications have served the public, industrial, and commercial sectors, in the health, safety, exposure assessment science, and emergency response disciplines.

Dr. Bullock is currently the Director of Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Health Testing for CSX Transportation. Duties include the oversight of industrial hygiene programs, medi-cal surveillance, and worker training for CSX operations within the U.S. and Canada. His previous positions include Global Manager of Health & Safety for the Arizona Chemical, and Sr. Process Industrial Hygienist for International Paper. Dr. Bullock is a past chair of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and co-editor of the 3rd & 4th edi-tions of the text (A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures). Dr. Bullock holds adjunct appointments at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health; Columbia Southern University; the University of West Florida’s School of Public Health, and Tulane University Center for Applied Environmental Public Health.

Dr. Bullock is a board Certified Industrial Hygienist and a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Dr. Bullock served as an elected member of the Board of Directors for the American Industrial Hygiene Association. He is also a board Certified Safety Professional.

Andrew D. Perkins, MS, CIH, CSP, COHC

Mr. Perkins has worked in the Occupational Safety and Health field since 1999 and is currently Corporate, Senior Industrial Hygienist at Alabama Power a Southern Company. Andrew holds a BS in Computer Information Systems and a MS in Occupational Safety and Health/Industrial Hygiene from Murray State University in Murray Kentucky. He has earned the professional credentials of Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP) and Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist (COHC). Mr. Perkins is a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association’s, Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee. In his current role he provides Industrial Hygiene services to Alabama Power and Southern Company’s electrical generation, transmission, distribution and supporting organizations. He was previously employed with Briggs and Stratton in Murray, KY from 1999 to 2004 and Vulcan Materials Company located in Birmingham, AL from 2004 to 2013. His work has allowed him to have responsibility for company-wide quality and effectiveness of Safety and Health/Industrial Hygiene work being provided at over 700 locations in more than 30 states, the District of Columbia, Canada, the Bahamas and Mexico.

Thomas W. Armstrong

Thomas W. Armstrong is the Principal Investigator at his sole proprietor consulting company, TWA8HR Occupational Hygiene Consulting, LLC since 2008. Tom has his Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Masters of Science in Environmental Health, and PhD in Environmental Engineering, all from Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA. He is certified in the comprehensive practice of industrial hygiene (CIH), and is a Fellow of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Tom is a longtime member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association and the Society for Risk Analysis. Before he retired from ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences in 2008, his last position there was as Senior Scientific Associate in Exposure Sciences. His career in anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, controlling and confirming control of occupational health risks spans over 40 years in multiple industries. While at ExxonMobil, he developed exposure assessment strategies for and provided support to multiple epidemiology studies, including work under contract to the University of Colorado to support multiple general population epidemiology investigations in Shanghai, China. He provided the original innovative design of the exposure assessment methods used in the Imperial Oil Limited study that was adopted for use in the Institute of Petroleum and Health Watch studies. His ongoing research activities include exposure assessment for epidemiology studies, mathematical methods to estimate exposures to chemicals, statistical methods for industrial hygiene data, quantitative risk assessments for Legionella and Legionnaires’ disease. He has over 40 peer reviewed publications, and has contributed multiple chapters to three books on exposure assessment strategies, mathematical modeling to estimate exposure, and risk assessment approaches. He was the lead instructor for American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) professional development courses on mathematical modeling to assess chemical exposures, Monte Carlo Simulation techniques in exposure assessment, and has taught in other courses, including invited lectures at graduate university level. He remains active in AIHA risk assessment, epidemiology and exposure assessment committee activities. He has been a member of National Academy of Sciences Risk Assessment review committees and has been on peer review panels for US EPA occupational and consumer product chemical risk assessment.

Chris Keil

Chris Keil is a Professor of Environmental Science at Wheaton College, IL. He has been involved in chemical exposure modeling research and teaching for over two decades. Chris is the author of numerous journal articles of modeling and contributed to and edited both editions of the AIHA publication "Mathematical Models for Estimating Occupational Exposure to Chemicals". He has taught university and professional development courses on exposure modeling in diverse locations across North America, Europe, and Africa.