AIHA Seeks Volunteer SMEs for Body of Knowledge Project on Field Use of Direct-Reading Instruments

Posted August 8, 2014

AIHA is seeking volunteer subject matter experts (SMEs) to participate in further developing a Body of Knowledge (BoK) for a focused area of industrial hygiene practice: the use of multi-gas meters and photoionization detectors in emergency response situations, on environmental field locations, for confined space entry operations, and more. Such direct-reading instruments are used to assess environmental conditions to identify those that might pose a potential hazard to workers or other persons in the immediate vicinity. The goal of this BoK project is to refine the list of skills and knowledge that persons at the technician and professional levels should have in order to be able to competently complete their work.

It is expected that the final BoK document will include the full body of knowledge of the area of practice—not only what is generally accepted as traditional practice, but also innovative and/or advanced practices that may not be generally acceptable; not only knowledge, but also include skills and abilities; and only empirical knowledge, knowledge that is verifiable and can be described and delineated.

Volunteer SMEs may participate in one of three ways: as a core team member, as a member of the review team, or as a Stakeholder.

For more information on this project, please see theroles and responsibilities sheet and the participant application, available on the AIHA website.

Applications are due no later than August 15, 2014. Please submit application forms and supporting materials to Mary Ann Latko.