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AIHA University Webinar: Engineering Techniques to Mitigate Chemical Exposure for O&G Chemical Laboratories

Course Description:
Health damage associated with volatile organic compound (VOC) exposure has been evaluated by different health and environmental protection agencies such as the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ASTDR).

Some compounds, including benzene, naphthalene, ethylene oxide, and 1-3 Butadieneare considered human carcinogens and can lead to life-threatening illnesses. Within a chemical laboratory, potential exposure to chemical airborne particulates is significantly high.

This webinar will provide a practical guide for OEHS professionals and laboratory personnel on effective exposure control programs for different hazardous routine activities.

You’ll be guided through a study where laboratory employees have been exposed with various hydrocarbons. The primary objective is to eliminate hydrocarbon exposure by implementing the best engineering control methods and practices within an oil and gas chemical laboratory.

Learning Objectives:
After this webinar, participants will be able to:
  • Identify hazardous activities and exposure control program. 
  • Evaluate the chemical toxic health effects of carcinogenic compounds, accessing and evaluating exposure and monitoring methods. 
  • Identify the risks associated with potential hazards of chemical substances and then select the appropriate level of laboratory engineering controls to prevent exposures in the breathing zone.
Contact Hours: 1

Presentation Date: 7/6/2022

  • Amit Raiyani