ACGIH® Webinar Recording - Surface Limits: How are they derived and how should they be used in Industrial Hygiene practice?
This SA Chapter Meeting will kick off any announcements/updates from the SA State Liaison Officer, Dr Sharyn Gaskin, and then launch in to trial a new learning content delivery.
We have purchased a webinar recording from ACGIH® that was delivered on 5 December 2019, and been given copyright permission to screen it as Chapter meeting with members as a test case. Run time is 2 hours.
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This webinar will focus on the Surface Limits (TLV®-SL) recommended by the Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances (TLV®-CS) Committee. Surface limits are designed to provide a target level for alternative monitoring strategies for chemical substances that may be absorbed through the skin or eyes or may induce skin or respiratory sensitization following dermal exposure. The webinar is intended to help the practicing industrial hygienist determine what special exposure assessment considerations are needed for these materials to ensure adequate protection of workers. The intent is to give attendees an understanding of surface limits and how they can be used to optimize exposure control programs. The webinar will be comprised of: (1) a brief overview; (2) a discussion of the aims of surface limits; (3) discussion of how TLV®-SL are derived (what information, types of data, and specific criteria are used); and (4) examples of standard wipe sampling methods and other analytical techniques to assess surface contamination levels. “Real-world” scenarios will be used throughout the webinar to illustrate how surface limits are derived and how TLV®-SL should be interpreted and applied by the practicing industrial hygienist.
After participating in this webinar, attendees will:
Understand the basis for surface limits.
Understand how surface limits complement the TLV®-TWAs, TLV®-STELs, and Ceiling values.
Know which chemicals need surface limits and how they are derived.
Understand standard wipe sampling methods and other analytical techniques to assess surface contamination levels.
Will be able to determine how to interpret wipe sample results for their specific workplace.
Understand how to incorporate surface limits within a comprehensive exposure control program.
Susan Arnold, PhD, CIH, FAIHA
Dr. Arnold is an Assistant Professor of Industrial Hygiene in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of Minnesota (UMN) and is Director of the Exposure Science and Sustainability Institute. Dr. Arnold is an AIHA Fellow and was the 2016 ACGIH® Board Chair and 2017 past-Chair. She earned her PhD in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, UMN School of Public Health. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Toxicology from the University of Guelph, an MS degree in Occupational Hygiene (MSOH) from the University of Ohio at Toledo and is a Certified Industrial Hygienist. Her interests include occupational exposure and risk assessment, developing, evaluating and applying exposure models, and using novel Bayesian statistical methods incorporating model outputs to develop accurate qualitative (Bayesian prior) exposure judgments and improve professional judgment.
Hugh Davies, PhD, MSc, BSc, CIH
Dr. Davies is an Associate Professor of Occupational and Environmental Health at the University of British Columbia School of Population and Public Health. He also holds appointments at the Occupational Cancer Research Center and the University of Waterloo, both in Ontario, and is an Honorary Professor at the Faculty of Public Health at Bangladesh University of Health Sciences in Dhaka. Prof. Davies has a PhD and MSc in Occupational and Environmental Hygiene and is board-certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene in Comprehensive Practice (CIH). He has previously chaired the Physiological Effects Group of the International Committee on the Biological Effects of Noise (ICBEN) and is the past President of the Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health (CARWH). Currently, he is a member of the ACGIH®Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances (TLV®-CS) Committee and a consultant on the ACGIH®Threshold Limit Values for Physical Agents (TLV®-PA) Committee.
Tracy Kimmel, PhD, DABT
Dr. Kimmel is currently Principal Toxicologist for SafeBridge Consultants, Inc. She has 25 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, where she worked in various capacities in corporate occupational toxicology groups, culminating as a Manager of Hazard Assessment and Characterization at Pfizer, Inc. Her primary responsibilities have included: management of programs for setting of Occupational Exposure Bands and health-based exposure limits for commercial and proprietary drug substances and other chemical compounds; communication of health hazard information to company facilities worldwide; development and maintenance of Material Safety Data Sheets; performing qualitative hazard assessments of pharmaceutical synthetic intermediates; assisting with environmental risk assessments; and monitoring of toxicology studies for worker safety.
Bruce D. Naumann, PhD, DABT
Dr. Naumann is a consulting toxicologist. He was formerly Executive Director of Toxicology in Merck’s Global Safety and the Environment group. In this role he provided leadership and technical guidance to the Company on a broad range of occupational, environmental and product safety issues. He chaired Merck’s Industrial Toxicology Advisory Committee, which sets formal health-based exposure standards to support worker protection and product quality. He also provided guidance to quality, network, and external manufacturing partners on segregation of highly active compounds. Dr. Naumann received his PhD from New York University and is certified by the American Board of Toxicology. He has over 30 years of experience as an industrial toxicologist in the pharmaceutical industry and his publications have focused on improving the use of science in risk assessment. Dr. Naumann is Vice Chair of the ACGIH®Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances (TLV®-CS) Committee.
Friday 10 July 2020
2:30pm to 4:30pm AEST
AIOH Members : Free
This webinar is only open for AIOH members
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0.25 CM points awarded for attendance
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