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How Can We Make Improved Risk Management Decisions With Occupational Exposure Banding and Checklist Tools? Part 1
With increasing environmental health and safety responsibilities, occupational hygienists do not always have the time or resources to do extensive traditional exposure assessments for every task or chemical combination in their facilities. For chemicals with Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs), "The Checklist" tool can quickly identify which chemicals warrant further controls. Using a combination of OELs, vapor pressure and existing ventilation, the tool determines expected exposure levels and recommends the level of ventilation needed to reach a desired exposure level for both particulates and gases/vapors. For some chemicals without OELs, the proposed NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding process can assign chemicals to appropriate exposure bands or ranges based on chemical toxicity, and the occupational hygienist can use that information to focus on risk management options. TLVs: Use, Misuse, and Misunderstandings
Threshold Limit Values TLVs© are voluntary exposure guidelines, that are widely used to guide workplace chemical exposure evaluations. But, TLVs need to be used within the limitations identified by ACGIH. The presentation will include the uses and misuses of TLVs, the process for developing TLV Documentations, and the science underlying a specific TLV. The presenters have been affiliated with ACGIH and the ACGIH TLV Committee, but are not speaking as representatives of ACGIH. How Can We Make Improved Risk Management Decisions With Occupational Exposure Banding and Checklist Tools? Part 2
Practitioners often rely on authoritative Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) to implement the hierarchy of controls, to identify chemicals for elimination or substitution, and to target engineering controls. However, chemicals are being introduced into commerce at a rate that outpaces the development of authoritative OELs. Occupational Exposure Banding is a process that uses available toxicological data to determine a range of concentrations, called an Occupational Exposure Band (OEB), to support exposure control strategies. An OEB corresponds to a range of exposure concentrations that is expected to protect worker health. The proposed NIOSH occupational exposure banding process uses available toxicological data to determine a range of exposure levels to guide risk management decisions. The purpose of this session is to share existing OEB tools and lessons learned from individuals who have used them. Explore other AIHce EXP 2018 Bundles.
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