Lessons Learned from Quantitative Exposure Assessments Conducted Globally

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021 - Tuesday, Mar. 9, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Event Type: Webinars, AIHA Webinars

Earn 1 Contact Hour



Member $99 | Nonmember $125 | Student $25


Learn how to effectively utilize exposure monitoring results to reduce the potential health risks.

Major decisions on employee health protection, exposure controls, and respiratory protection are made on the outcome of exposure assessment findings.

However, we have learned that more than 50% of exposure assessment results are not reliable, representative, or reproducible from industrial hygiene assessment conducted at 300+ sites in 30+ countries.

Join us for lessons learned from this extensive research and to discuss quality assurance approaches to quantitative exposure assessment.

Who Will Benefit


Mid-career to senior IH/OEHS professionals responsible for quantitative exposure assessment monitoring and interpreting results.

Learning Objectives  


Identify approaches to reliable, reproducible, and representative exposure monitoring based on lessons learned

Implement quantitative exposure assessment strategy (task-based vs full shift, personal vs. area samples, 1 sample vs. 3-6 samples, exposure duration vs. sampling duration)

Identify and address unique exposure monitoring challenges (avoiding breakthrough, ensuring LOQ <1/10 of OEL)

Identify and address unique sample analysis and result in interpretation challenges

Presenters

Maharshi Mehta, CIH, CSP, FAIHA has 30+ years of experience in industrial hygiene conducting industrial hygiene, safety assessments, and EHS audits at 300+ workplaces in 30+ countries.

Maharshi has collected and or analyzed 2000+ disinfectant exposure and area air monitoring results in pharmaceutical and other industries. He has conducted more than 100 training programs and webinars on industrial hygiene, process safety, laboratory safety, and other related subjects.

Maharshi is also the recipient of two President’s awards from AIHA.

Ankit Sharma is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and a Licentiate Faculty of Occupational Hygiene (LFOH) with 10+ years of experience in conducting industrial hygiene and safety assessments at over 150 client sites in 30 plus countries.



Ankit Sharma, CIH, CSP
works as Global Project Manager with International Safety Systems Inc., based out of Houston TX, where he supervises a dedicated team of 25 plus dynamic industrial hygiene and safety professionals from offices in the US, France, Ireland, Germany, China, and India. He has worked with global IH leaders from various industries, including pharmaceuticals, oil and gas, power management, and specialty chemicals, and understands challenges and opportunities in managing global IH programs while supporting their sites worldwide.



Ankit is also a past recipient of the 3M Young Hygienist Award (2015) which was co-presented by 3M UK and British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS). He enjoys delivering industrial hygiene training programs and mentoring recent IH and EHS graduates.

Questions? Contact dlassistant@aiha.org.