This course includes fundamental EHS risk assessment concepts and internationally accepted risk assessment terminology. The authors will discuss exposure assessment priorities and health risk ratings. A Modified Health Risk Rating (HRR) and IH Failure Mode and Effect Analysis methodology were developed for this course. Nanomaterials risk assessment tool will be discussed briefly since one of the case studies includes nanomaterials. Most of the risk assessment tools are linear. Therefore, a new IH risk assessment tool was developed to address the additive or synergistic effects of multiple chemicals exposures. A dermal exposure risk assessment tool is also included in the course materials.

Finally, a real case study is used to demonstrate the alignment of occupational health risks and the Prevention through Design (PtD) risk assessment process. The course ends with an assignment where the participants will select one of the Risk Assessment techniques and demonstrate a successful risk reduction methodology.

Prerequisites

None. However, the participants are encouraged to complete the basic IH risk assessment course prior to enrollment in this course.

Value Added

Participants will receive free IH risk assessment tools on the day of the class.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Discuss fundamental EHS risk assessment concepts
  • Introduce Industrial Hygiene Risk Assessment techniques
  • Utilize Health Risk Assessments and Prioritization
  • Align Occupational health risk alignment with PtD Risk Assessment process
  • Apply IH risk assessment model based on a real-world case study

Course Outline

  • Discuss IH Risk Assessment, Health risk assessment, Exposure Assessment, and Exposure Risk Assessment and Management (ERAM).
  • Differentiate between exposure assessment and Risk Assessment.
  • Discuss international and US risk assessment standards
  • Determine the Exposure Assessment Priority
  • Modified Health Risk Rating (HRR) and IH Failure Mode and Effect Analysis methodology
  • Linear vs. Risk Summation Models
  • IH Dermal Risk Assessment Tool
  • Occupational Health Risk and PtD Process Alignment

Transfer of Knowledge

  • Group activities
  • Hands-on demonstrations and practicum
  • Practice exercises
  • Workshops

Business Case/IH Value Statement

Participants will learn to use proper risk assessment terminology and internationally recognized risk assessment process. This course builds on the prior knowledge gained in the fundamental risk assessment course. We will utilize new interactive IH risk assessment tools developed for the updated AIHA® Value Strategy/Business case. One of the real-world case studies presents opportunities to align EHS risks with business risks and opportunities.

Instructors:

Georgi Popov, PhD, CSP, QEP, SMS, ARM, CMC, FAIHA, University of Central Missouri School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety

Dr. Georgi Popov is a professor in the School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety at the University of Central Missouri. He is a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP) Safety Management Specialist (SMS), Associate in Risk Management (ARM), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC). Georgi Popov received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the National Scientific Board and an M.S. in Engineering Physics from Defense University in Bulgaria. In 2001, Dr. Popov graduated from the Command and General Staff College in Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. He also has a post-graduate certification in Environmental Air Quality. Dr. Popov is a recipient of the ASSP Global Safety Management, Executive Program in Safety Management and Risk Assessment Certificates.

Tsvetan Popov, PhD, CIH, CSP, Assistant Professor, University of Central Missouri School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety

Dr. Tsvetan Popov is an assistant professor in the School of Geoscience, Physics, and Safety at the University of Central Missouri. He is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), and a Certified Safety Professional (CSP). In 2005, Tsvetan Popov received a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the Defense Advanced Research Institute in Sofia, Bulgaria. In 2019 Tsvetan Popov graduated with a master’s degree in industrial hygiene from the University of Central Missouri.