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Computers and IH: New Applications in Data Center Evaluation, Smart Inventory Management, and Software for Silica Monitoring
New Applications for IH Evaluation Methods in Large Data Centers
With the growth of cloud-based information management, modern data centers are emerging as a major new source of high-technology jobs. The operation of these facilities has also introduced many new challenges in atmospheric and contaminant control, not only for employee protection, but also, to protect sensitive electronic equipment and confidential data. New applications of traditional IH methods for recognition, evaluation and control have demonstrated high value in a series of field studies in Data Centers. This presentation summarizes real-world examples of practical field applications of IH methods for this new industry and provides some lessons learned and recommendations. New NIOSH Software for Field-based Crystalline Silica Monitoring
The NIOSH Mining Program has worked on the development of a new monitoring approach for the quantification of respirable crystalline silica (RCS) directly at the mine site. The new approach will allow IHs to generate RCS exposure data within a few minutes of sample collection. The NIOSH Mining Program identified the need for a new software tool to support the professionals in conducting this field-based protocol. This session will present the development of the new NIOSH software and its features. A New Silica Control Tool in British Columbia, Canada
A round table format will be utilized to discuss a new online silica risk assessment and control tool (Tool) developed for the British Columbia Construction Safety Association (BCCSA). The Tool assists employers in conducting appropriate silica risk assessments and implementing effective controls and safe work practices. Panel members will discuss the history of the tool, the field data that has been used in the tool, the inputs, and limitations of the tool. Also, a project aiming to validate and optimize the tool for another jurisdiction, Alberta, will be discussed. Topics in Controls: Respirable Crystalline Silica, Fit-Test, and Welding Fume
Effectively Reduce Employee Exposures to Respirable Crystalline Silica
OSHA recently revised their crystalline silica regulation. Based on historical sampling results, a company with two glass manufacturing sites was out of compliance with the regulation and was provided with estimates up to $10 million to reduce exposures. This presentation will provide an overview of sampling methodologies and practical ideas for exposure reduction. Although some situations may require expensive engineering controls, some exposures can be substantially reduced with simple and inexpensive controls. Respirator Fit Capability Test for Full Facepiece Air-Purifying Respirators
This study was conducted to evaluate if the RFC test methods developed for half-mask respirators are applicable to full facepiece respirators. Benchmark RFC test data for full facepiece air-purifying respirators were collected by using PortaCount Plus. As the required fit factor increased, the panel passing rate (PPR) decreased slightly. This study concluded that the test methods developed for half-mask respirators are appropriate for full facepiece respirators. Explore other AIHce EXP 2018 Bundles.
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