This is an intermediate three-day course designed to provide additional training and knowledge in the aspects of industrial hygiene chemical monitoring through group exercises and discussion.
Attendees work in groups of four and build on their knowledge gained in the Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene course. Each group is assigned to a department of a fictitious company. The groups will review SDS, identify similar exposure groups (SEG), conduct qualitative assessments, design quantitative sampling plans based on OSHA and NIOSH sampling methods (both direct reading and integrated sampling), calibrate equipment, prepare laboratory analysis requests, interpret monitoring results (SAE, mixture rule, extended shift OEL), identify potential control measures, and then communicate the results to both management and workers.
Value Added Items
- Most recent TLVs® and BEI® from ACGIH®
- Electronic course manual (see details below)
- Most recent AIHA® ERPG and WEEL Handbook
- Online access to NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
- Industrial Hygiene Desk Reference Card
- Instructor-led discussions of case studies/real-life experiences
- Interactive workshops and question and answer sessions
- 24 contact hours which may be counted toward the Board for Global EHS Credentialing® (BGC®) prerequisite to sit for the CIH Exam
2021 Course Fees
|Early Registration - 30 days before the course start date||$1050||$1150|
|Substitution||no charge||no charge|
|Transfer - same year||no charge||no charge|
|Transfer - next year||$50||$50|
|Cancellation (3 weeks in advance)||$100||$100|
Health and Safety at BIHF
The safety of all BIHF participants and staff is paramount. We are working closely with SafeX to ensure compliance with all local, state, and national safety guidelines and regulations.
We are continuing to monitor the health and safety challenges presented by COVID-19 and plan to implement enhanced measures which may mean changes to the participant experience.
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More information will be provided to confirmed registrants in late early September as we monitor conditions leading up to the conference dates. Thank you for your assistance in our efforts to protect the health and safety of your colleagues during the course.
Here’s what we are planning:
Updated on August 11, 2021
- Daily attendee temperature check and completion of health screening upon arrival to the building.
- All guests - vaccinated and unvaccinated - wear masks while indoors.
- Hand sanitizing stations throughout the meeting spaces.
- Enhanced cleaning both after lunch and at the end of the day, each day
- Individually packaged food or boxed lunches.
- Our instructors are all vaccinated.
- We will not require proof of vaccination unless it is mandated by the state of Ohio.
Each participant MUST bring a scientific calculator and laptop computer.
Upon course completion, attendees will be able to:
- Apply the concept of Similar Exposure Groups (SEG).
- Conduct a Qualitative Exposure Assessment for an SEG.
- Demonstrate the ability to properly calibrate exposure monitoring equipment.
- Determine the appropriate sample flow rates, time, and volume using validated sampling, and analytical methods.
- Properly apply the appropriate sample results calculations for interpreting exposure data and comparing the results to the applicable exposure limits.
- Discuss and demonstrate effective communication techniques for explaining results to employees and management.
Day 1-Monday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Participant Introductions and Course Objectives
- IH Exposure Assessment Overview
- Occupational Exposure Limits Review
- Qualitative Exposure Assessments and Workshop
- Introduction to Exposure Modeling and Workshop
- Quantitative Assessments Overview
Day 2-Tuesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Direct Reading Instrument Review
- Integrated Sampling Review
- Design of Sampling Strategy Workshop
- Equipment Calibration Principles Review and Workshop
- Interpreting Sampling Results
Day 3-Wednesday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Reassessment Plan
- Control Options/Corrective Actions
- Non-Manufacturing Assessments—Offices, Labs, etc.
- Results Communication Review
- Results Communication Preparation and Presentations
- Course Summary
Topic Areas of Focus
- Occupational Exposure
- Qualitative Exposure Assessment
- Equipment Calibration
Transfer of Knowledge
Instructors will evaluate participants' understanding of the materials presented based on:
- Hands-on demonstrations and practicum
- Group activities
This was a very high quality course and very clearly presented. Dianne and her team did an excellent job presenting the information and taking care of all the details. SafeX's facilities are excellent and I cannot say enough positives about the overall learning experience, setting and people."
Aaron Wagner, MS, CIH
A very good class to develop IH management strategies and quantitative techniques."
Royal EcksteinIndustrial Hygienist • U.S. Air Force Reserve, Milwaukee, WI
This course has been very informative on conducting qualitative/quantitative assessments and provides tips on how to communicate the results to employees and management."
Freddie KightSafety Advisor • Battelle, Columbus, OH