IH Computer Applications Cheri Marcham, PhD, CIH, CSP, CHMM AIHA Board Coordinator November 15, 2012
Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee • IH STAT • IH MOD • IH Skin Perm • IH DIG http://aiha.org/insideaiha/volunteergroups/EASC/Pages/EASCTopics.aspx
Are you a dart throwing monkey? Find out with this Industrial Hygiene Data Interpretation Game (IHDIG) that you can download on your smartphone or tablet PC? This game illustrates the need for industrial hygienists to use statistical tools every time they interpret sampling data. The IH DIG is a fun app to help Exposure Assessors train their unconscious data interpretation algorithms to better match a Bayesian Likelihood analysis. • IH DIG for iPad- http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ih-dig-for-ipad/id433825032?mt=8- Or search from your iPad or in iTunes • IH DIG for iPhone - http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ih-dig/id433823028?mt=8- Or search from your iPhone/iPod or in iTunes • IH DIG for Android - https://market.android.com/details?id=com.noblecanary.ihdig- Or search from your phone/tablet
Academy of Industrial Hygiene • AIHA members who are CIHs are Diplomates of the Academy, as well as CIHs who join the Academy as Academy Affiliate members • Projects • Value Strategy http://www.aiha.org/votp_NEW/index.html • Case Studies http://www.aiha.org/votp_NEW/study/casestudies.html
Apply the AIHA Value Strategy Learn this new competency to… • Gain support for your EHS interventions • Be part of the decision making team • Achieve organizational goals • Continue to protect worker health
Value Strategy • The goal of the Value Strategy Project was to illustrate the “business case” for IH programs and activities. • To accomplish this goal, a multiphase research project was funded to develop and test a strategy that enables IH professionals to qualitatively and quantitatively analyze the business value of IH activities and programs. • An IH value proposition can be generated, which is the sum total of benefits that industrial hygienists will return to customers for their investments. In making the value proposition, industrial hygienists demonstrate to the stakeholders of a business that investing in an occupational hygiene program or hazard control measures will provide a return on that investment in the form of financial or other benefits (see Excel Spreadsheet).
AIHA's IH Calculator App • AIHA's new mobile app, IH Calculator LITE, is a free, interactive calculator that aids industrial hygienists in performing occupational health and safety calculations quickly and efficiently. A tab is also included for simple conversions including distance, mass, temperature, and more.
AIHA's IH Calculator App • The Android version will be ready in late December. • If you have suggestions for improvements or other apps, let us know.
Not AIHA Products • Mention of specific products in this presentation does not constitute endorsement by AIHA
Chemical Compatibility Database • http://www.coleparmer.com/Chemical-Resistance
Engineering Toolbox • http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com • http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/nr-noise-rating-d_60.html • http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/equivalent-diameter-d_205.html • http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/volume-units-converter-d_1034.html • http://apps.engineeringtoolbox.com/volume-converter-a_3.html
OSHA Heat Safety App • http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/heatillness/heat_index/heat_app.html
NIOSH Skin Permeation Calculator • Allows users to simulate typical occupational exposure scenarios and estimates fluxes, skin concentrations, and amounts absorbed from any size skin dose applied to partially or fully hydrated skin. • http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/skin/skinpermcalc.html
WISER for iPhone/iPad/Android • http://wiser.nlm.nih.gov/
Ergonomic Tools NIOSH Lifting Equation • Inches https://www.emcins.com/losscontrol/quick_links/employee_safety_health/ergonomicsNIOSH.aspx • Centimetershttp://www.ccohs.ca/oshanswers/ergonomics/niosh/calculating_rwl.html