AIHA Carolinas Section Meetings and Conferences

Upcoming Meetings

Carolinas AIHA Spring 2018 PDC/Conference

March 7–9, 2018
Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham/Research Triangle
Cary, N.C.

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Spring PDC Overview

Applied Toxicology for Industrial Hygienists: Acutely Hazardous Chemicals in the Workplace

Toxicology principles are an integral part of the practice of industrial hygiene. Toxicology is a scientific discipline to help us understand the effects of chemicals on living organisms. Occupational toxicologists, together with industrial hygienists work together to assess exposures and determine the likelihood that harmful effects may occur under certain exposure circumstances. If the risks are present, then we must be able to deal with them effectively via the hierarchy of controls. Acutely hazardous materials are substances with a high degree of acute toxicity. At very low concentrations these chemicals may cause death, disability, or serious injury after a single, relatively low-level exposure. Many life-saving drugs may pose a challenge for the industrial hygienist. While they may be invaluable in treating disease to heal and extend the lives of many patients, they require special measures to protect individuals involved in the manufacturing, packaging, and administration of these products. This PDC will provide an overview of toxicology principles, discuss practical applications of toxicology in occupational safety and health and present a case study on the practical applications of toxicology and industrial hygiene to control exposures in the manufacture of potent pharmaceuticals.


Wednesday, March 7

12:00 pm PDC Registration opens
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDC: Toxicology
John Snawder, NIOSH/CDC

Thursday, March 8

7:30 am – 8:00 am Continental Breakfast (vendor display area)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm PDC: Toxicology
12:00 pm Conference Registration opens
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Welcome
Timothy Hicks, HHS Consulting
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Make Your EH&S Training Come to Life!
Bryan Heard, Sustainability Alliance
2:15 pm – 3:15 pm Break in Vendor Display Area
3:15 pm – 4:15 pm Work with Antibody Drug Conjugates
Brent Altemose, Kent Rader and Mike Olson - SafeBridge Consultants, Inc.
4:15 pm – 4:45 pm Student/Faculty Presentation
4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Business Meeting
Timothy Hicks, HHS Consulting
5:15 pm Past President's Reception

Friday, March 9

8:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast (Vendor display area)
8:30 am – 9:00 am North Carolina OSHA Update
Scott Mabry, NC DOL
9:00 am – 10:00 am AIHA National Update
Lawrence Sloan
10:00 am – 10:30 am Break and Vendor Presentations (Vendor Display Area)
10:30 am – 11:15 am Ergo Toolbox for the Safety and Health Practitioner
Mirtha Perazza, The Ergonomics Center - NCSU
11:15 am – 12:00 pm What is Integrated Security and Why Does It Matter to You?
Christine Peterson, Protus 3
12:00 pm Closing Remarks
Timothy Hicks, HHS Consulting

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