Goals and Objectives

  • Promote Excellence
    Provide up-to-date technical resources related to gas and vapor detection systems.
  • Primary Member Resource
    Provide professional development courses (PDCs), technical sessions, publications, website and workshops related to real-time detection systems (RTDS).

  • Consensus Builders
    Develop joint poster sessions with other AIHA committees such as Sampling & Lab Analysis Committee, roundtable and technical sessions with Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology Committee and Exposure Assessment & Strategies Committee.

  • Public Policy Advocacy
    Provide input and support to AIHA position statements.

  • Sound Data for Sound Decisions
    Develop and update publications, PDCs and projects with the Policy, Standards & Guidelines Committee; disseminate technical GVDS information to environmental health and safety professionals.

  • Book Development on Real-Time Detection Instrumentation and Methods
    Important Instrumentation and Methods for Field Detection.

  • Equipment Specification Sheet Standardization
    Develop a market driven standardized spec sheet for real-time equipment.

  • The Real-Time Detection Registry
    4-Gas Meter/PID Operators recognizes individuals who have the minimum education, training and experience of a competent 4-Gas Meter and PID operator and who regularly demonstrate their competency in the use of the instrument and application of the meter's readings.

Standardized Equipment Specification Sheet Program

The Standardized Equipment Specification Sheet (SESS) program is designed to be a common language with which the manufacturer and end user can effectively communicate, thereby allowing the end user to better understand the capabilities and limitations of the instruments. This manual describes the programmatic approach to developing an AIHA Standardized Equipment Specification Sheet. It describes the definitions for the specifications to be included, the methods for determining the specification parameters (when available), and a template for the specification sheet. The SESS was developed by a consensus-based subcommittee, including stakeholders representing equipment manufacturers, military, government, academia, emergency response, and commercial end users.

Standardized Equipment Specification Sheet Program

Important Links

Technical Framework:
Guidance on Use of Direct Reading Instruments

This Framework establishes a practical approach for the appropriate use of DRIs, provides guidance on common challenges with their use, and identifies references for the further development of these competencies.