EVENT DATE: Thursday, February 20, 2020 OEL Mysteries – Wait, Wait, Do Not Tell Me!
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ABSTRACT: As an industrial hygienist, have you ever wondered why there are so many occupational exposure limits (OELs) for a specific chemical? Or, why the OELs from NIOSH, ACGIH, and OSHA for that chemical vary? What should I do if there are no OELs? OELs are important resources for industrial hygienists involved in protecting workers from chemical exposures. Knowing how to select and apply them for a given scenario is not always a straightforward process, but is a fundamental skill for industrial hygienists. This presentation will highlight key considerations related to 1) the OEL development process, 2) OEL selection, 3) alternative OEL methods for data poor chemicals, and 3) how to implement OELs as part of an overall risk management strategy. The materials will be presented in an active trivia format to encourage audience participation. SPEAKERS:
Andrew Maier, PhD, MS, CIH, DABT - Andy has over 25 years of professional work experience in the areas of environmental health, occupational hygiene, and toxicology. He currently serves as a Senior Managing Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk. Prior to joining Cardno ChemRisk, he served as an Associate Professor of Environmental and Industrial Hygiene at the University of Cincinnati (UC) College of Medicine leading a research program in occupational exposure assessment, toxicology and risk assessment. Prior to joining UC he served as the Director for the non-profit organization Toxicology Excellence for Risk Assessment (TERA). He has a PhD in Toxicology from the University of Cincinnati and MS in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Michigan. In addition, he is a board certified industrial hygienist (CIH) and toxicologist (DABT).
Scott Dotson, PhD, MS, CIH, DABT - Scott is a Managing Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk with over 15 years of experience in areas of toxicology, industrial hygiene, risk assessment, and occupational health. Much of his career has focused on characterizing exposures and risk associated with workplace exposure to a wide range of chemicals. Prior to joining Cardno ChemRisk, he was employed by NIOSH as a health scientist for over 10 years. He has a Ph.D. in Toxicology and Risk Assessment from the University of South Florida. In addition, he is a board certified industrial hygienist (CIH) and board-certified toxicologist (DABT). Scott is the past chair of the Risk Committee and a member of SOT and SRA.
Date: Thursday, February 20, 2020
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM
Location: Cardno ChemRisk Office Building, 20 Stanwix Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. See the map at left or click this link.