Scope of Work

Assessment of health hazards in the workplace, inhalation exposure modeling, dermal exposure modeling, product exposure assessment, and modeling.

Goals and Objectives

EASC is focused on providing the practicing professional with the tools necessary to demonstrate the value of industrial/occupational hygiene to workers and to the organization they work for through the use of professional knowledge, judgment, and tools that result in high-quality exposure assessments while reducing the time and resources required to reach a decision regarding the exposures.

Membership Diversity

The committee is composed of a diverse group of professionals from industry, government, and academia with a wide range of academic qualifications and experiences. There are many ways to participate in the EASC, e.g., work on a project team, teach a PDC, organize a roundtable or work on the production of a white paper or textbook.

Advocacy and Influence

The EASC reviews and provides comments (through the AIHA) on pending regulatory and current issues in occupational health and safety.

Outreach

The EASC provides tools and training to improve the understanding and application of:
• Mathematical Modeling of Chemical Inhalation Exposures
• Deterministic Exposure Data Analysis Techniques
• Probabilistic Exposure Data Analysis Techniques
• Bayesian Decision Analysis for Exposure Acceptability
• Downstream Product Exposure Assessment
• Dermal Exposure Assessment
• Sampling Strategy Development
• Approaches to Improved Professional Judgment

Operational Excellence

The EASC Committee is a recognized model for operational excellence within the AIHA. The Committee is composed of dedicated and energized professionals and is a recognized source of exposure science information for the occupational environment. The Committee is committed to outreach and development of future practicing industrial hygiene professionals, expanding AIHA membership, and educating the general public on the practice of industrial hygiene.

The following software tools provide the practicing industrial hygienist with quick and easy access to the information necessary to evaluate exposure profiles and determine if the exposures are acceptable, not acceptable or if more data is needed to make the determination of acceptability.

Current Projects

1. Development of an entry-level case study-based modeling book
2. Taking up the 5th edition revision of the Exposure Assessment Strategies Book.
3. Bringing new instructors into our highly rated PDCs.
4. Working on an Exposure Assessment chapter for a book on IH Metrics.
5. Beta testers to create and maintain a national IH/OEHS research-to-practice agenda.
6. Supporting improvements to The Checklist tool.

Project Teams

  • Bayesian User Group.
  • Data Quality Objectives.
  • Dermal Exposure.
  • Mathematical Modeling of Exposures.
  • Product Exposure Assessment.
  • Professional Judgment in Exposure Assessment.
  • 5 Year-Strategic Planning.

Products Produced by the Group

A number of publications, PDCs, and IH tools such as IH MOD 2.0, The Checklist, IHStat, and ODHMOD.

Collaboration Efforts

We collaborate with exposure control banding, and other groups as requested.

Group dynamics

Our members range from students to mid-career professionals, with a strong mix of industry, academia, government/military, and consulting. You can choose the level of involvement that fits your availability and earn CM points by:

  • Joining a project team and learn from each other while producing real-world solutions and tools to protect the health and safety of workers around the world.
  • Participate in quarterly committee meetings—provide feedback, recommend areas to explore, communicate opportunities to collaborate.
  • One and done micro-volunteering tasks as the needs arise.
  • #IAMIH Challenge—public awareness and attracting the next generation of IH/OEHS professionals.
  • Mentorship and professional development.
  • Leadership development (serving as an officer of the group, project team leader).

TOOLS

(For the Practicing Industrial Hygienist)

Software tools have been developed to provide the practicing industrial hygienist with quick and easy access to the information necessary to evaluate exposure profiles and determine if the exposures are acceptable, not acceptable or if more data is needed to make the determination of acceptability. The tools are all free and are regularly updated. Several are available in multiple languages. To access these tools, please click here.

Legal Disclaimer: These tools were developed by volunteers over the years, and are not copyrighted by them to our knowledge. While AIHA's logo appears on at least some of them, the Association does not control ownership rights. As directed by legal counsel, AIHA cannot enter into any agreements with third parties for the production of derivative works (e.g., translations into other languages) unless the original authors assign rights under separate agreements.