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NIOSH Occupational Exposure Sampling Strategies Manual Update Meeting

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November 8 and 9, 2007
Washington Court Hotel
Washington, DC

NIOSH is soliciting input from its Stakeholders on their needs for information and guidance to be included in a revision of the “Occupational Exposure Sampling Strategies Manual†(OESSM)," which is sometimes referred to as "Leidel, Busch and Lynch" or "The NIOSH Yellow Book". This meeting is an excellent opportunity for you to provide input on the update and help shape the future of occupational exposure assessment.

The OESSM has been a seminal document on exposure assessment and has served as the basis for NIOSH recommendations and guidance to OSHA and the professional community for many years. However, the underlying science supporting occupational exposure assessment as well as the needs for, and uses of, occupational exposure assessment have advanced and evolved since the Manual was published. In response to these advancements, NIOSH has decided to update the guidance and recommendations to reflect these changes and help move occupational exposure assessment into the future.

The input of stakeholders such as practicing industrial hygienists, educators and researchers, students, safety practitioners, and regulators is critical to assuring that the guidance and recommendations developed meet the needs of today’s and future practitioners.

There is no cost to attend the meeting, but pre-registration is required to ensure that we can adequately accommodate all those interested. A reduced cost for Hotel accommodations has been arranged at the Washington Court Hotel for the evenings of November 7 and 8. Complete meeting information is available at www.team-psa.com/niosh-OESSM07/home.asp.

NIOSH Occupational Exposure Sampling Strategies Manual Update Meeting Agenda

November 8, 2007 - Thursday

I. Plenary Session
TimeTopic:Speaker
8:30 – 9:00Introduction & Overview: Focus of the MeetingNIOSH Representative
9:00 – 9:30NIOSH OESS ManualAbbas Virji
9:30 – 10:00AIHA Exposure Assessment StrategiesMark Stenzel
10:00 – 10:30British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) and Dutch Occupational Hygiene Society Joint Working Group on guidance on sampling strategiesTrevor Ogden

 


II. Panel Sessions
TimeTopic:Speakers
10:45 – 11:35The Academics’ Perspectives: Education & ResearchGurumurthy Ramachandran
Steve Rappaport
Noah Seixas
1:00 – 1:50The Practitioners’ PerspectivesPerry Logan
Susan Arnold
Pam Susi
2:00 – 2:50The Compliance PerspectivesMike Seymour
Don Lofgren
Steve Smith

 


III. Breakouts:

3:00 – 4:30pm
Breakout 1. Sampling Strategies and Study Design
Facilitator: John Mulhausen
Within the context of the purpose of the exposure assessment, the breakout will identify and discuss the methods that are available, their strengths, limitations, and desired improvements, as well as how well the topics are covered in various sources available to the exposure assessment community.

3:00 – 4:30pm
Breakout 2: Data Handling and Evaluation
Facilitator: Sheryl Milz
The breakout will identify and discuss current methods used in data handling and evaluation, their strengths, limitations, and desired improvements, as well as how well the topics are covered in various sources available to the exposure assessment community.

November 9, 2007 - Friday

8:30-10:00am
Repeat of Breakouts 1 and 2

IV. Reporting on Breakouts

10:30-11:45
Reports from facilitators on issues and priorities

11:45 – 12:00
Meeting WRAP-UP

 
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