June 6, 2019
Industrial Hygine in the Digital Age
Dyron Hamlin, MS, PE, CIH, Chemical Engineer
Smart buildings, controlling the indoor environments where we spend most of our time, require an increased understanding of industrial hygiene challenges, often in real-time. Video industrial hygiene monitoring using body cameras has enhanced our understanding of excursion levels during longer work shifts. Industrial hygiene databases are being leveraged for both real-time and long-term strategic business decisions. New monitoring platforms such as unmanned aerial systems to evaluate difficult to reach locations where workers may be present. New monitoring equipment is becoming available to provide lower and lower detection limits in a world which is increasingly aware of, and concerned about, what is in the air we breathe.
All of these things are becoming more common place in the digital age. The modern industrial hygienist has many new tools and increasing amounts of information that are enhancing the health and safety of the workplace and our communities. This talk will focus upon some case studies with regard to these tools and this information, and provide insight into how they may be used to make better decisions for anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, communicating, and controlling potential human health hazards.