Learning Pavilions

Expo Learning Pavilion

The Expo Learning Pavilions are a special area within the AIHce Expo Hall, reserved for product demonstration presentations during select hours. There are two presentation areas, each with seating for approximately 50 attendees. There is no need to register for a seat!

Presentations can be physical demonstrations of equipment, instrumentation, technology, research development, or other materials. Exhibitors will also teach attendees a new skill or application, or show how a product can solve a workplace problem or issue. These demonstrations will be roughly 10 to 15 minutes, with an additional 10 minutes allotted for a Question-and-Answer period. Due to time and space constraints, presentations are limited to a maximum of two presenters.

Schedule

Monday, May 23

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
The Power of the SGS Galson Bundle
SGS Galson
Expo Learning Pavilion 1

Ronald McMahan, Business Development Manager of SGS Galson, presents on leading industrial hygiene laboratories’ expanding capabilities – touching on the future of lab interface technologies, evolution of industry and application-specific testing kits, and the power of using a single and trusted partner for all ones’ sampling needs.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
NIOSH and AIHA present Safety Matters: A Safety & Health Training for Young Workers
NIOSH
Expo Learning Pavilion 2

This interactive presentation highlights Safety Matters, a one hour interactive module providing an overview of foundational workplace safety and health knowledge and skills. During this presentation each section Safety Matters will be discussed and tips on its use in schools and community-based settings will be presented.

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Vapor Shield Military-Grade Anti-Fog Technology
Edge Eyewear
Expo Learning Pavilion 1

Most situations can be handled with standard anti-fog lenses, but for extreme environments Edge® Eyewear developed a revolutionary, military-grade anti-fog technology called Vapor Shield. Whether exposed to hot, cold, or humid conditions, it is completely resistant to fog.

10:10 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Automated mold classification using digital microscopy and machine learning
Sporecyte
Expo Learning Pavilion 2

Sporecyte has developed a web-based service that uses digital microscopy and machine learning to automate the process of classifying mold and air particulate samples. Labs restoration and inspection companies can dramatically reduce the time and cost of delivering an accurate indoor air quality report.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
From ACGIH® to ATSDR: Protecting Workers and the Public
Jeffrey S. Lee Lecture
Expo Learning Pavilion 1

For over 30 years, Dr. Breysse worked as an occupational and environmental health professional, serving as a teacher, researcher, consultant, and member of ACGIH® leadership. He is now the director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). ATSDR was created in 1985 as a federal public health agency under the Department of Health and Human Services. Both ACGIH® and ATSDR play vital roles in protecting the health and safety of workers and members of the public by developing and publishing exposure guidelines that properly trained professionals use to make critical decisions about chemical exposures. ACGIH® publishes TLVs®, which are the chemical levels a worker can be exposed to day after day without adverse health effects. During his tenure on the ACGIH® Board of Directors, Dr. Breysse served as Board representative to the Threshold Limit Values for Chemical Substances (TLV®-CS) Committee during a period of time when the TLVs® were challenged in a number of lawsuits. Similarly, ATSDR publishes Minimal Risk Levels (MRLs), which are the level of daily exposure to hazardous substances likely to be without appreciable risk. With the advent of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the TLV®-CS Committee, Dr. Breysse will draw on his experience at ACGIH® and ATSDR to explore the similar roles TLVs® and MRLs play in protecting workers and members of the public.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Gasmet Presents the Model DX4040 Portable FTIR Gas Analyzer
Gasmet Technologies
Expo Learning Pavilion 2

The Model DX4040 portable FTIR gas analyzer can identify “unknown” gases within minutes of arriving at site by searching the NIST/EPA© reference library of over 5,000 gases. Measuring 25 gases simultaneously at sub-ppm levels, the DX4040 is also a cost-effective solution for performing workplace exposure assessments.

1:05 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Remote Monitoring App for Controlling Noise Dosimeters and Sampling Pumps
Casella CEL, Inc.
Expo Learning Pavilion 2

The ability to remotely access noise exposure data and air sampling pump status – in real time (flow rate, total volume sampled, blockage & restart attempts) from 50, 60 even 100 feet away from the worker – plus starting/stopping and pausing the exposure monitoring session will be interactively demonstrated.

1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Breakthroughs in Benzene Monitoring
Honeywell Industrial Safety
Expo Learning Pavilion 1

RAE Systems offers a suite of benzene specific monitoring tools, including the newly released MultiRAE Benzene, a multi-gas plus benzene specific monitor. This presentation will discuss how the right person using the right took can streamline operations, saving time and money.

1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Stop the Mess – Pumps and EHS – Using Engineering Controls for Chemical Safety
GoatThroat Pumps
Expo Learning Pavilion 2

Learn about point-of-use chemical transfer systems which meet new NFPA30 standards, the value of informed equipment selection vs the hazards of using the wrong equipment, including OSHA’s mandate to use engineering workplace controls as the preferred way to minimize worker exposure to hazardous materials and to minimize repetitive motion injuries.

Tuesday, May 24

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Overcoming the Challenge of Bulky and Obtrusive Personal Monitors for Exposure Assessment in the Occupational Environment
RTI International
Expo Learning Pavilion 1

RTI will present its MicroPEM™ personal exposure monitor, a significant advancement in personal particulate matter exposure assessment. User-friendly and easily deployed, the MicroPEM™ produces reliable real-time data that approaches analytical desktop instrument performance in a miniaturized, wearable form. Built-in accelerometers determine individual activity levels while predicting how fast individuals breathe pollutants in their environment. This advancement enables Industrial Hygienists to calculate potential dosage – how much pollutant enters the respiratory system – in real time. The Micropem also collects a filter sample for gravimetric and chemical analysis of the aerosol.

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
Improvements in Real-time Personal Aerosol Monitoring
TSI Incorporated
Expo Learning Pavilion 2

An introduction to the new SidePak AM520 Personal Aerosol Monitor. Learn how this second generation personal aerosol monitor provides an easier approach to personal exposure monitoring and task-based sampling to help industrial hygienists assess a worker’s “exposure trail” to dusts, fumes, mists, and smoke.

9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Comprehensive Air Quality Monitoring
Airy Technology
Expo Learning Pavilion 1

Introducing the Airy Technology line of air quality monitors, and highlight the features and benefits that allow a single instrument to monitor in real time for Particulates, PM Values, Temperature / Relative Humidity, CO2, and TVOC. View data remotely, and log results in a large data buffer for trending / analysis.

9:40 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Uvero Tailor-Made Hearing Protection: Direct 3D Ear Scanning for Custom Hearing Protection
Uvero
Expo Learning Pavilion 2

Uvero Tailor-Made Hearing Protection delivers all the benefits of custom hearing protection devices (HPDs) without the drawbacks of earmold impressions. We will describe a novel direct-ear scanning technology which captures over 100,000 data points in the ear/ear canal within 90 seconds, enabling digital manufacturing of comfortable, and hassle-free custom HPDs.

10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
The Role of Contraception in a Pigeon Management Program
Innolytics, Inc.
Expo Learning Pavilion 1

Many of today’s common techniques for pest bird mitigation are not necessarily practical or cost effective in a large plant or facility environment.  At larger sites, it is most often necessary to abate the pigeon population.  While increasing mortality — trap, shoot or poison — provides some satisfaction, since they breed so rapidly, it does not represent a long-term or sustainable solution.  Contraception, birth control for birds, represents a solution to manage down the population of pigeons in an environmentally sound and effective manner.  

10:20 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
The Migration to Mobile: The Evolution of EHS Auditing Software
Dakota Software
Expo Learning Pavilion 2

The purpose of presentation is to demonstrate how mobile technology can enhance EHS audit and management programs. This session will cover some of the common concerns of integrating mobile devices into EHS Auditing and management programs including connectivity, security, and multi-user auditing.

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
MapAtWork: A Fit for Purpose Software for Making Interpolated Contour Maps based on Measurements
DGMR Software
Expo Learning Pavilion 1

Erwin will present and explain the MapAtWork software for mapping any airborne contaminant or human comfort survey data at workplaces. MapAtWork has been developed by DGMR Software BV in the Netherlands out of a need for a more efficient solution for the creation of interpolated contour maps based on measurements.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Yant Award Presentation
Stronger Together:  Working Together to Grow Industrial Hygiene and Tackle the Global Burden of Occupational Illness
Expo Learning Pavilion 2

A decade ago, a shortage of industrial hygienists appeared to be evidence of a long-term trend. In 2009, the Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA) was established to help address this problem. This presentation will explain why OHTA was needed and how far it has come. Lessons learned will be shared and ideas for future collaboration and development will be explored, focusing on solutions rather than barriers.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Continuous, Benzene-Specific Monitoring
Ion Science Inc.
Learning Pavilion 1

The Titan is the world’s first fixed-mounted monitor that can measure benzene specifically in a mixture of petroleum hydrocarbons, at the 0.1-ppm level required for industrial hygiene, and do so on a nearly continuous basis at 60-second intervals.  The latest applications will be described.

1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Emerging Trends in Particle Detection Technology
Nanozen
Expo Learning Pavilion 1

Nanozen discusses the benefits that new particle sensor technology brings to the Industrial Hygiene industry and market.  Nanozen Industries Inc. was incorporated in 2007 out of the University of British Columbia to focus on providing product solutions to combat peoples’ exposure to dangerous airborne particles.

1:40 p.m. – 2:10 p.m.
Automated mold classification using digital microscopy and machine learning
Sporecyte
Expo Learning Pavilion 2

Sporecyte has developed a web-based service that uses digital microscopy and machine learning to automate the process of classifying mold and air particulate samples. Labs restoration and inspection companies can dramatically reduce the time and cost of delivering an accurate indoor air quality report.

Wednesday, May 25

9:20 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
GfG Instrumentation
Choosing and Using Gas Detectors for Construction Confined Space Entry
Expo Learning Pavilion 2

29 CFR 1926 Subpart AA, “Confined spaces in construction” incorporates provisions that address construction-specific hazards and many additional categories of confined spaces.  It includes a permit program to protect employees from atmospheric and physical hazards, and increases the obligation to use monitoring equipment to ensure the atmosphere is safe.

9:20 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Aura™ – New Technology for Personal Air Sampling
Restek
Expo Learning Pavilion 2

Replace clunky and noisy sampling pumps with Aura™ in combination with a light weight 400cc mini-can that captures a whole air sample from the breathing zone.

11:50 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.
Bactiquant Water: A Rapid Onsite Screening Tool for Assessing Legionella Risk & Water System Hygiene
Mycometer
Expo Learning Pavilion 1

High bacterial loads in water systems increase the risk of the presence of pathogenic bacteria such as Legionella and Pseudomonas. Hospitals, hotels, universities and other facilities with large potable water systems, cooling towers and decorative water features are particularly vulnerable. Although routine biocide treatment will mitigate most concerns, dead legs, scale buildup and biofilms can hide bacterial amplification. Traditional monitoring methods require sample collection and culture plate analysis which can be time consuming, highly variable and costly. Oftentimes, the risk assessment is conducted when an outbreak has occurred. In these instances, time is of the essence to locate and mitigate the source.

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cummings Award Presentation
A Modest Proposal: Leverage Our Deep, Diverse and Adaptive Capacity
Expo Learning Pavilion 1

A healthy and sustainable economy will always need healthy workers and a healthy environment. Our profession has a past and future requiring of us inquisitiveness, endless learning and reinvention.  Advances in knowledge and technology, changing expectations, re-definitions of the workplace, blurred lines between occupational and non-occupational, new forms of the built environment, and globalization have placed extraordinary demands on us to meet the needs of stakeholders. Who isn’t a stakeholder when questions and concerns arise and decisions are required regarding health, safety and the environment? In this perpetually risky natural and manmade world of ours, stakeholders judge consequences but nevertheless want to feel safe. However, reducing risk is neither free nor absolute. Characterizing, communicating, and managing risk has always been the domain of our profession but risk is a demanding, imprecise, and fickle subject well beyond exposure. Charting a clear pathway rooted in science and packaged in practical if not pragmatic practice allows us to adapt and progress toward expanded and continued leadership and influence.

Here’s the Details for Exhibitors

AIHce will provide a screen, laptop, and microphone, as well as the designated stage presentation area. Exhibitors are encouraged to provide handouts and literature for attendees. You can also advertise your presentation by purchasing a banner ad for the conference app.

Each time slot costs $500 and includes audio-visual equipment, a one-time pre-show mailing list of registered attendees, and an enhanced listing on the AIHce 2016 Virtual Expo page. Currently, exhibitors are restricted to only one presentation.

The deadline to apply for a demonstration slot is May 15, 2016. All applicants will be notified by mid-April as to whether their presentation has been accepted and when the scheduled time will be. Payment will be due at the time of acceptance; failure to complete payment at that time will result in the presentation time being released and possibly filled by another applicant.

If you have any questions, please contact Laura Cilano Garcia, AIHce Expo Manager, at 703-846-0748 or via email.

Submit your Learning Pavilion presentation application today!