Comprehensive Industrial HygieneThe Application of Basic Principles

July 10 – 14, 2017

  • $1,995

Harvard Longwood Campus, Boston, MA

We work with the slogan ‘no one gets hurt’ and the knowledge I gained at this program will assist us in keeping up that promise.
  • —Athar Shah, MB, MD

Program Overview

Work-related injury and illness significantly impact both employee productivity and employers’ bottom line. Beyond these direct costs, public perception of an organization can be adversely affected by health, safety, and environmental issues. Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene: The Application of Basic Principles will help you address these challenges. The program focuses on how to anticipate, evaluate, prevent, and control a wide range of hazards in the workplace. The skills and strategies taught in this course will help you protect employees from workplace health hazards, improve employee safety, and increase productivity.

This program is designed both for professionals with direct responsibility for industrial hygiene and for those managing the health and safety function. As a participant in this continuing education course, you will learn the concepts critical to creating a safe work environment and hone your technical expertise in protecting employees from workplace health hazards.

Industrial hygiene concepts covered in this course include:

  • Ergonomics
  • Exposure assessment
  • Radiation protection
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Respiratory protection
  • Ventilation
  • Quality of the indoor environment
  • Noise reduction
  • Sampling and instrumentation

This course enables you to practice skills you can immediately apply to improve employee health and safety in your organization.

What is Industrial Hygiene and Why is it Important?

Organizations are responsible for the overall health and safety of the people they employ, from workers on the manufacturing floor through executives in their offices. Industrial hygiene is the science behind keeping workers safe through the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication, and control of environmental stressors in the workplace that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or otherwise affect the wellbeing of workers and community members.1

The ultimate goal of industrial hygiene is to protect employees from workplace hazards and dangers. While this minimum level of protection is required by law, industrial hygienists and the organizations that employ them can also look beyond protecting employees to promoting worker health. There is significant evidence suggesting that organizations can reap significant productivity benefits from employee health and wellness programs, often led by those in the health, safety, and industrial hygiene functions.

Build a Network of Your Fellow Health and Safety Professionals

Participants in this program will be health and safety professionals, those responsible for managing the health and safety function, and others focused on improving the work environment. By bringing together professionals from across industries, sectors, and functional backgrounds, this program offers a truly rich experience. During the program, you will network and engage with others working towards similar goals and exchange ideas on how best to solve problems you face every day.


1 What is Industrial Hygiene?, NIH

 

Objectives & Highlights

Curriculum

This program is designed for participants with direct responsibility for industrial hygiene, employee health, and safety. Participants will learn the concepts critical to creating a safe work environment and hone their technical expertise in protecting employees from workplace hazards.

Participants will explore topics including ergonomics, exposure assessment, radiation protection, personal protective equipment, respiratory protection, ventilation, quality of the indoor environment, noise reduction, and sampling and instrumentation.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize health hazards in occupational settings
  • Determine the physiological and toxicological effects of exposures to workplace hazards
  • Understand the physical and chemical behavior of aerosols and gas mixtures
  • Identify methods to measure and control noise stress in the workplace
  • Understand the effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
  • Analyze and control risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders and design workplace ergonomics programs
  • Evaluate work practices and engineering control techniques for the prevention of occupational disease
  • Analyze industrial exhaust ventilation systems
  • Select control measures specific to exposures

Program Highlights

  • Explore the future of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health with past-president of the American Industrial Hygiene Association, former US Assistant Secretary of Labor, and director of OSHA, John L. Henshaw
  • Enhance your air sampling skills with sessions and breakouts on sampling and instrumentation

Credits, Fees, and Logistics

Please note: A laptop or other portable personal computing device is strongly recommended for course enrollees.

Accommodations

The Courtyard Marriott, Brookline
40 Webster Street
Brookline, MA 02446
Toll-Free Reservation Center: 1-866-296-2296
$239/night plus 11.7% tax, includes internet, shuttle to and from hotel

To book online: click here

A limited number of rooms have been reserved at a reduced rate until June 9, 2017. These rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please be advised that hotels in the Boston area can sell out very quickly. We recommend making your hotel reservation as soon as you receive registration confirmation. Please mention Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to receive the special rate. A shuttle from the hotel to the school and back is included in the rate.

Program Check-in

Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
FXB Building
651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
617.432.2100

The program takes place at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, located in the heart of the Harvard Longwood Campus in Boston. Public transportation is also readily available to the city’s many shopping districts, museums, and restaurants.

For directions, click here.

Continuing Education Credit

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health designates this activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units (CEU’s)*, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, equivalent to contact hours of education.

*Participants can apply these contact hours toward other professional education credits. Some of which include CSP, CHMM, NRRPT, etc.

The American Academy of Health Physics will grant 40 Continuing Education Credits for completion of this course.

ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this program. The current program can be claimed for CM credits.

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has an Education and Research Center (ERC) that is funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

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All credits subject to final agenda.

The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has an Education and Research Center (ERC) funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).

What is Included in the Fee?

  • Continental breakfasts, lunches, and refreshment breaks
  • Reception
  • Comprehensive take-home reference materials
  • Continuing education credits
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health certificate of participation

Faculty

Current faculty, subject to change.

Louis J. DiBerardinis, MS, CIH, CSP

Program Director

Instructor in Industrial Hygiene
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Director
Environment, Health and Safety
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Adjunct Professor
Department of Work Environment
University of Massachusetts Lowell

Robert F. Herrick, MS, ScD, CIH

Program Director

Senior Lecturer on Industrial Hygiene
Executive and Continuing Professional Education
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

John M. Price, PhD, CIH, CSP, PE

Program Director

Director, Office of Environmental Health and Safety
Northeastern University
Instructor
Executive and Continuing Professional Education
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Mark A. Bennett

Faculty

Associate Industrial Hygienist
Executive and Continuing Professional Education
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Corey W. Briggs, BS, MS

Faculty

Senior Manager
Ramboll Environ US Corporation

Howard Brightman, ScD, PE, CSP, CIH

Faculty

Director of Enterprise Project Management Office
Boston Children's Hospital

Frank Cichon, MS, CIH

Faculty

Industrial Hygiene Consultant, Retired
Corporate Safety and Health
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Michael J. Ellenbecker, ScD, CIH

Faculty

Professor, Department of Work Environment
University of Massachusetts, Lowell

Dara M. Feddersen, PhD, BS

Faculty

Scientist
Hollingsworth and Vose

Thomas H. Gassert, MD, MS

Faculty

Assistant Professor of Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Visiting Scientist and Medical Residency Advisory Committee Ombudsman
Environmental and Occupational Medicine and Epidemiology Program
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Staff Physician
Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Boston Medical Center

John L. Henshaw, MPH, CIH

Faculty

Senior Vice President
cardno
Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Labor and Director
OSHA
Senior Vice President
Managing Principal IH and Safety
ChemRisk, LLC

Victor Hillman, CIH, CSP, MS

Faculty

Senior Consulting Industrial Hygienist
Liberty Mutual Insurance

Martin R. Horowitz, MS, CIH, CSP

Faculty

EH&S Engineer
Department of Environmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Health and Safety Manager
Analog Devices Semiconductor Manufacturing

Edward F. Maher, ScD, CHP

Faculty

Instructor, Department of Environmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Associate and Senior Health Physicist
Dade Moeller & Associates

Frederick W. Malaby, CIH, CSP

Faculty

Industrial Hygienist
FMalaby, LLC

James J. McDevitt, CIH, PhD

Faculty

Visiting Scientist
Molecular and Integrative Physiological Sciences Program Department of Environmental Health
Harvard. T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Sandra V. Pirela, ScD, MS

Faculty

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology Department of Environmental Health
Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

Albert F. Rielly, MD, MPH

Faculty

Preventive Medicine Physician
Cambridge Health Alliance
Instructor
Harvard Medical School
Visiting Scientist
Harvard. T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Nancy Long Sieber, PhD

Faculty

Adjunct Lecturer on Physiology
Harvard Chan School of Public Health

James H. Stewart, PhD, CIH, CSP

Faculty

Instructor
Instructor on Industrial Hygiene
Exposure, Epidemiology and Risk Program Department of Environmental Health
Harvard. T. H. Chan School of Public Health
Director
Advanced Analytics
Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc.

Jamie Tessler, MPH

Faculty

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Tufts School of Medicine

Agenda

This agenda may be subject to change.

Monday, July 10, 2017
7:15–7:45 am Check-In and Continental Breakfast
7:45–8:00 am Classroom Technology Orientation
8:00–8:45 am Herrick, DiBerardinis, Price Program Introduction and Overview of Industrial Hygiene
8:45–10:00 am Feddersen Properties of Aerosols Important for Industrial Hygiene Practice
10:00–10:30 am Refreshment Break
10:30 am–12:00 pm Pirela New Developments: Nanotechnology
12:00–1:00 pm Lunch
1:00–2:30 pm Sieber Portals of Entry: Pulmonary Deposition and Clearance of Particles
2:30–2:45 pm Refreshment Break
2:45–4:15 pm Rielly Toxicity and Occurrence of Metal Fumes and Dusts
4:15–4:30 pm Break
4:30–5:30 pm Rielly Occupational Exposure to Solvents
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
7:30–8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:30 am Price, Bennett Respirators
9:30–10:00 am Refreshment Break
10:00–11:00 am Stewart Exposure Modeling
11:00–11:45 am Herrick Measurement of Airborne Contaminants: Part I: Air Sampling Strategies
11:45 am–12:45 pm Lunch
12:45–1:45 pm Horowitz Measurement of Airborne Contaminants: Part II: Gas / Vapor Sampling
1:45–3:00 pm Horowitz Measurement of Airborne Contaminants: Part III: Particle Sampling
3:00–3:15 pm Refreshment Break
3:15–5:30 pm Breakout Sessions
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
7:30–8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:30 am Gassert Lung Disease from Mineral and Organic Dusts and Fibers
9:30–9:45 am Refreshment Break
9:45–10:30 am Gassert Occupational Asthma
10:30 am–12:00 pm DiBerardinis Principles of General and Local Ventilation
12:00–12:45 pm Lunch
12:45–1:00 pm Travel to Breakout Rooms
1:00–2:15 pm Price, DiBerardinis Principles of General and Local Ventilation (Demonstration)
2:15–2:30 pm Refreshment Break
2:30–3:45 pm Tessler Ergonomics and Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace
3:45–4:00 pm Break
4:00–5:00 pm Malaby Update on OSHA Regulations Pertaining to Industrial Hygiene Practice
5:00–6:00 pm Reception at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health for Program Faculty and Participants
Thursday, July 13, 2017
7:30–8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00–10:00 am Maher Ionizing and Non-Ionizing Radiation
10:00–10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:15–11:00 am Herrick Recognition of Occupational Hazards
11:00 am–12:15 pm Henshaw Future of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health
12:15–1:00 pm Lunch
1:00–3:00 pm Stewart Industrial Health Management with Case Study
3:00–3:15 pm Refreshment Break
3:15–4:15 pm Brightman Hazards in the Healthcare Industry and Workplace
4:15–5:45 pm McDevitt Indoor Environmental Quality with Case Study
Friday, July 14, 2017
7:30–8:00 am Continental Breakfast
8:00–9:00 am Briggs Chemical Protective Clothing
9:00–10:00 am Hillman, Cichon Noise I
10:00–10:15 am Refreshment Break
10:15 am–12:00 pm Hillman, Cichon Noise II
12:00–12:15 pm DiBerardinis, Herrick, Price Program Closing and Evaluation

Who Should Participate

This course is for professionals directly responsible for the health, safety, and security of employees and the work environment. New and experienced health and safety professionals will benefit from a comprehensive review of the technical skills required for industrial hygiene practice. Industrial hygiene and safety program leaders will become more accustomed to the challenges facing professionals and become more effective managers of those with technical expertise in this functional area. Professionals with the following roles and responsibilities are encouraged to attend:

  • Employee health
  • Environmental health and safety
  • Facilities management
  • Human resources
  • Industrial hygiene / occupational hygiene
  • Management of health, safety, security, or industrial hygiene programs
  • Occupational health and medicine
  • Others involved in improving the work environment