AIHA University Webinar: Engineering Techniques to Mitigate Chemical Exposure for O&G Chemical Laboratories

Date: Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2022 - Wednesday, Jul. 6, 2022
Time: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EDT)
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

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Health damage associated with volatile organic compound (VOC) exposure has been evaluated by different health and environmental protection agencies such as the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTDR).

Some compounds, including benzene, naphthalene, ethylene oxide, and 1-3 Butadiene are considered human carcinogens and can lead to life-threatening illnesses. Within a chemical laboratory, potential exposure to chemical airborne particulates is significantly high.

This webinar will provide a practical guide for OEHS professionals and laboratory personnel on effective exposure control programs for different hazardous routine activities.

You’ll be guided through a study where laboratory employees have been exposed with various hydrocarbons. The primary objective is to eliminate hydrocarbon exposure by implementing the best engineering control methods and practices within an oil and gas chemical laboratory.

Learning Objectives

After this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Identify hazardous activities and exposure control program.
  • Evaluate the chemical toxic health effects of carcinogenic compounds, accessing and evaluating exposure and monitoring methods.
  • Identify the risks associated with potential hazards of chemical substances and then select the appropriate level of laboratory engineering controls to prevent exposures in the breathing zone.

Presenter

Amit Raiyani

Amit Raiyani is a Certified Industrial Hygienist with 14+ years of dynamic experience in industrial hygiene & safety. He is presently associated with Qatar Energy as Occupational Health & Hygiene Lead, joined recently on June 1, 2022. Prior to Qatar Energy, Amit worked for Reliance Industries Ltd. as Lead Industrial Hygienist in Oil & Gas Sector for nine years. Prior to Reliance, Amit worked for Bureau Veritas India as an HSE engineer for three years and managed multiple sites as a consultant. Before that, Amit spent two and a half years as a safety engineer in the cement industry.

He has worked with most progressive organizations and has conducted qualitative and quantitative exposure assessments, developed comprehensive occupational hygiene and respiratory management programs, developed health performance indicators, and assisted in the selection of controls and technical solutions.

Amit was a board member of the Central Industrial Hygiene Association (CIHA), a non-profit organization creating awareness on industrial hygiene in India, and organizes industrial conferences and technical webinars every year.