NIOSH Activities at the 2018 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce EXP)

May 18, 2018
NIOSH Update:

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The American Industrial Hygiene Conference & Expo (AIHce EXP) provides an opportunity for IH/OH from around the world to learn the latest education and outcomes pertaining to worker health and safety. The conference is taking place May 21-23, 2018 in Philadelphia. The following outlines NIOSH award recipients and presentations by NIOSH researchers. Don’t forget to visit the NIOSH exhibit booth, number 1014.

Awards & Honors

Herbert E. Stokinger Award
This award is given each year to an individual who has made a significant contribution in the broad field of industrial and environmental toxicology. This year’s recipient is Dr. Mark D. Hoover, senior research scientist in the Respiratory Health Division of NIOSH and currently serves as co-director of the Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies and coordinator of the NIOSH Exposure Assessment Program. Dr. Hoover will give the Stokinger Lecture: The Importance of Confirming Protection from Risks in All the Places We Live, Learn, Work, and Play on Wednesday, May 23 at 10:15 a.m. in Room 119.

Lila Albin Award
Since 1997, the AIHA® Indoor Environmental Quality Committee has evaluated journal articles and recognized one each year. The article must (a) be peer reviewed and published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene, (b) provide practical information and expand the knowledge base of IEQ professionals, (c) address a critical IEQ issue, and (d) present the topic clearly and engagingly. This year’s recipients are Aleksandr B. Stefaniak, PhD, CIH, Ryan F. LeBouf, PhD, CIH, Jinghai Yi, Jason Ham, Timothy Nurkewicz, Diane E. Schwegler-Berry, Bean T. Chen, PhD, J. Raymond Wells, Matthew G. Dulling, Robert B. Lawrence, Stephen B. Martin Jr., PhD, PE, Alyson R. Johnson, and M. Abbas Virji, ScD, CIH for “Characterization of Chemical Contaminants Generated by a Desktop Fused Deposition Modeling 3-Dimentional PrinterExternal.”

John M. White Award
The John M. White Award was established by the AIHA® Respiratory Protection Committee to encourage scientific and application- oriented research in respiratory protection. This year’s award goes to Tyler M. Brady, Amanda L. Strauch, Claudia M. Almaguer, George Niez, Ronald E. Shaffer, Jr., PhD, Patrick L. Yorio, and Edward M. Fisher for “Transfer of Bacteriophage MS2 and Fluorescein From N95 Filtering Facepiece Respirators to Hands: Measuring Fomite PotentialExternal.”

Jeffrey S. Lee Lecture
Established in 1999 by the Foundation for Occupational Health & Safety, the Jeffrey S. Lee Lectureship pays tribute to the late Dr. Lee whose unswerving dedication and immeasurable contributions to occupational health and safety worldwide will long serve as a legacy and an inspiration for those who serve in the profession. Dr. Charles L. Geraci, associate director for emerging technologies, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, will present the 2018 Lee Lecture, entitled “Big Bangs and Black Holes – Past, Present, and Future Opportunities and Challenges for Industrial HygieneCdc-pdfExternal,” on Tuesday, May 22 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 115B-C.

Presentations

Monday, May 21

Presentations – Monday, May 21
Title Time Room NIOSH Presenter(s)
A4: Research on Welding Fume Emission and Engineering Control 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Room 103 Jhy-Charm Soo
Poster: Respirator Use and Exposures During Road Building and Repair 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Poster 203 Brent Doney
Poster: Exposures among Workers at an Indium Tin Oxide Production
Facility
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Poster 206 Brie Hawley
C14: How Can We Make Improved Risk Management Decisions With
Occupational Exposure Banding and Checklist Tools? Part 1
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Room 103 Lauralynn McKernan
D10: Nanotechnology: Updates and Challenges for the Future, Part 2 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Room 108A Kevin Dunn
D14: How Can We Make Improved Risk Management Decisions With
Occupational Exposure Banding and Checklist Tools? Part 2
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Room 103 Thomas Lentz

Tuesday, May 22

Presentations – Tuesday, May 22
Title Time Room NIOSH Presenter(s)
General Session: Mitigating Opioid Exposure Risks to First Responders –
What’s Been Done, What’s Left to Do & How You Can Help
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Ballroom AB Kemp Chester,
Donna Heidel,
John Howard,
Adam Thiel *
E1: Studies in Real-Time Detection Systems: Measuring Exposures:
Side by Side Evaluation of Real-time Personal Monitors for Respirable Dust
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Room 113BC Emanuele Cauda
E3: The Emerging Cannabis Industry: Worker Safety and Health, Part 1 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Room 103 Bradley King
E15: Jeffrey S. Lee Lecture: Big Bangs and Black Holes – Past, Present,
and Future Opportunities and Challenges for Industrial Hygiene
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Room 115BC Charles Geraci
E16: Ask the Experts: Opioids Panel 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Room 106 John Howard
F1: Toward a Holistic Approach to Occupational Safety and Health:
NIOSH’s Early Explorations
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Room 119 Paul Middendorf,
L. Casey Chosewood,
Thomas Lentz
NIOSH Tech Talks: Current Topics 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Table Topics Zone,
The Hub,
Exhibit Hall B
 Poster: Variability of Concentration between Sorbent Tubes, Sampling
and Analytical Methods, and Extraction Conditions
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Poster 371  Jhy-Charm Soo
 Poster: Enhanced Darkfield Microscopy and Hyperspectral Mapping
for Analysis of Nanoparticulates
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Poster 679 Adrienne Eastlake
G6: Sampling and Analysis of Air Contaminants 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Room 118  Ryan LeBouf
G12: Interesting and Unusual NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations, Part 1 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Room 119 Leonard Zwack,
Kendra Broadwater,
Karl Feldmann
H8: Sampling & Analysis Studies: Potentially Unexpected Exposures for
Workers & Consumers: Bisphenol A Exposure in U.S. Manufacturing Workers:
Should We Be Concerned?
3:15 p.m. – 3:35 p.m. Room 116  Cynthia Hines
H10: Computers and IH: New Applications in Data Center Evaluation,
Smart Inventory Management, and Software for Silica Monitoring:
New NIOSH Software for Field-based Crystalline Silica Monitoring
3:55 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Room 117  Emanuele Cauda
H11: Current Topics in Laboratory Health and Safety: Chemical Exposures
& Ventilation: Direct Reading Methods for Assessing VOC Exposures
3:35 p.m. – 3:55 p.m. Room 108A  Kenneth Brown
H12: Interesting and Unusual NIOSH Health Hazard Evaluations, Part 2 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Room 119 Eric Glassford,
Catherine Beaucham,
Michael Grant

*Kemp Chester, Office of National Drug Control Policy; Donna Heidel, Bureau Veritas North America; John Howard, NIOSH; Adam Thiel, Philadelphia Fire Department

Wednesday, May 23

Presentations – Wednesday, May 23
Title Time Room NIOSH Presenter(s)
I1: Aerosol Measurements: Cyclonic and Spectroscopic Measurement:
Field and Laboratory Study of End-of-Shift Cyclone for Quartz Measurement
Preparation of Mineral Calibration Samples for Fourier Transform Infrared
Spectroscopy (FTIR)
9:20 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Room 113BC Taekhee Lee,
Teresa Barone
J10: Topics in Controls: Respirable Crystalline Silica, Fit-Test, and Welding
Fume: Respirator Fit Capability Test for Full Facepiece Air-Purifying
Respirators
10:35 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Room 111 Ziqing Zhuang
J13: Stokinger Lecture: The Importance of Confirming Protection from
Risks in 
All the Places We Live, Learn, Work, and Play
10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. Room 119 Mark Hoover
Poster: Health Hazard Evaluation of Diesel Exhaust at Two Fire Stations 11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Poster 340 Jessica Li
Poster: The Development and Dissemination of NIOSH Pocket Guide
Mobile App
11:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. Poster 681 Sarah Unthank
K2: Topics in Protective Clothing and Equipment: Focus on Respirators
and Gowns:

Effect of Stockpiling Conditions on Respirators and Surgical Gowns
Evaluation of the Performance of Reusable Isolation Gowns
A Manikin-Based Assessment of Powered Air-Purifying Respirators
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Room 113BC Lee Greenawald,
F. Selcen Kilinc-Balci,
Michael Bergman
K8: Additive Manufacturing: Workplace Health and Safety, Part 2 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Room 108B Duane Hammond,
Kevin Dunn
L14: NIOSH Research on Reducing Welding Fume Exposures in Electric
Power Generation
2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. Room 116 Michael Keane
Page last reviewed: May 18, 2018