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AIHce On Demand_Applications (and Misapplications) or Personal Protective Equipment in Non-US Facilities

Recorded at AIHce 2014
Earn 1.5 Contact Hours

Session Arranger: M. Andrew, Sumerra
Session Moderator: M. Roe, 3M Company

Over the last decade, the manufacturing base for many global companies has expanded to include countries in the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East and Africa. As corporations also expand their Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) programs to these regions, several assessments indicate extensive misunderstanding of the principles and limitations of PPE, especially respiratory protection. Issues, such as the startling reliance on facemasks (those used by medical personnel), for primary control of exposure to gases and particulates in many factories in these regions present many opportunities for examination and education. This roundtable will examine the challenges faced in implementing effective global PPE programs and the technical aspects, including intended use and capabilities, of personal protective equipment such as carbon loaded disposable respirators. Practitioners will present observational case studies on the prevalence of misuse of PPE and opportunities for occupational/industrial hygienists to intervene and improve knowledge and application in these environments.

Presentations:
• Implementation of a Personal Protective Equipment Program in the Asia Pacific Region
     L. Anderson, Golder Associates
• Misapplication of Non-Respirator Facemasks for Worker Protection in Asia Pacific Region
     M. Andrew, Sumerra
• Misuse of Respiratory Protection Factors
     J. Singh, JAS International LLC
• Challenges of Implementing a PPE program in Middle East with a Multicultural Workforce
     C. Sall, Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation

Stock #: AOD14_RT210
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