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IOHA 2015 Presentations

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Monday 27th April 2015


Session 1 – Keynote Lecture

You have no idea: the role of automatic processes in explaining and changing human behaviour and happiness
Professor Paul Dolan, London School of Economics

Session 2 -Keynote Lecture

Humane Science in Risk Assessment and Beyond Dr Alan Goldberg, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg of Public Health

Session 3 – IOHA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Best Job in the World – But have we lost the ‘Art’ in our craft? Noel Tresider, Petroch Services Pty Ltd

Session 4a – Occupational Hygiene 1

Health and Safety Executive/Local Authority Legionella Intervention Programme, Duncan Smith, HSE

Improving co-operation between workplaces and occupational health services in managing chemical risks, Milja Koponen, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

 Effectiveness of the NEPSI good practice guide ‘Case studies of some applied good practices within the European industrial minerals sector’
Hicham Zilaout, Utrecht University

Raising the level of Occupational Hygiene Expertise in Trinidad & Tobago through OHTA Training. Andreas Wagner, Golder Associates Inc.

Biological monitoring: evidence for reductions in exposure and risk. John Cocker, HSL

Session 4b Occupational Health I

The Effect of Visible Light on Human health and implications for the work environment. Martin Jennings, Department of DefenceReturn to Work and

Quality of Life of Tunisian Women Attended by Breast Cancer, Bouzgarrou, Lamia, Faculty of Medecine of Monastir

A historical review of silicosis and its relationship to the work conditions of dusty trades in Hong Kong. Tai-Wa Tsin, WINCO & Associates Limited

Fatal Accidents Keep Occuring in Enclosed Spaces with Oxygen Depleting Cargos, Urban Svedberg, Sundsvall Hospital

Identification of biological markers in nasal lavage fluid in individuals with work related upper airways symptoms associated to moldy and damp buildings, Pål Graff, Linköping University Hospital

Validation of the ats (american thoracic society) respiratory questionnaire for lung function assessment among an occupational group of textile workers. Tanzil Jamali, Aga Khan University

Session 4c – Go Quiet Instead of Deaf

How to Recommend Self Financing Noise Control Instead of Ineffective PPE’. Peter Wilson, INVC

Session 5a – Occupational Hygiene II

Identification of workstations with potential exposure to engineered nanomaterials within EPINANO epidemiological surveillance program. Laurene Delabre French Institute for Public Health Surveillance

Fabrication of Single Walled Carbon Nanotube (SWNT) Sorbent for Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) Sampling. Jonghwa Oh University of Alabama

Characteristics of elemental carbon (EC) and organic carbon (OC) exposure of municipal waste collectors, Donguk Park Korea National Open University

Potential occupational exposures to nanomaterials and associated protection measures along nanotechnology value chains in Singapore. Michael Riediker IOM Singapore

Nanoparticle exposure levels at a research facility during handling of TiO2, ZnO and carbon nanotubes. Maija Leppänen University of Eastern Finland

Nano-objects release during drilling and sawing of nanofiller composites. Yaobo Ding Institute for Work and Health

Session 5b – Occupational Toxicology I

The production of antibodies to the benzene biomarker s-pma and the development of test kits for cost-effective labortaory analyis and on-site benzene exposure screening. Lathan Ball Chemitrace Limited

Acetone and styrene co-exposure in fiberglassreinforced plastic plant. Monica Gherardi INAIL Research Area

Validity of different biomonitoring strategies in the polyacrylonitrile fibre production. Thomas Göen IOM

Bioaccessibility of lead in airborne particulates from car battery repair work.
Emmanuel Dartey University of Education, Winneba

Establishing reference ranges of elements in human lung samples. Jackie Morton HSL

The production of antibodies and the development and characterisation of novel immunoassays for Polycyclic Aromatic. Lathan Ball, Chemitrace Limited

Session 5c – Occupational Hygiene in Universities – The Future

Shaun Lundy University of Greenwich
Sue Reed ECU Australia
Terry McDonald BOHS Faculty of Occupational Hygiene
David Zalk Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Session 6 – OHTA

Big Oaks from Little Acorns – the next phase of development for the OHTA International Training and Qualifications Scheme in occupational hygiene


Tuesday 28th April 2015


Session 7 – Keynote Lecture

Friendly ways of Communicating Acute and Chronic Lethal Risk Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter University of Cambridge

Session 8a – Risk Communication I

1. Beer, tigers and other household items. The communication of hazard and risk. Amanda Parker Ineos8

2. How to improve risk communication along the supply chain of chemicals? Iris Schweitzer-Karababa Federal Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA)

3. Building awareness of occupational hygiene. Mike Slater BOHS President

Session 8b – Nano

Nano Hazardous agent emissions including nanoparticle and aldehydes from desktop 3D printers. Chungsik Yoon Seoul National University

Investigating airborne stability of nanomaterials – aerosol generations and characterizations.Yaobo Ding Institute for Work and Health

Assessing Exposure to Two Engineered Nanomaterials in the Inks and Pigments Industry. Sally Spankie IOM

Session 8c – IOHA 7th International Control Banding Workshop

Limits Based on Control Banding.

1. Welcome to 7ICBW. Jimmy Perkins IOHA President and David Zalk Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

2. On the validation of Control Banding schemes. Theo Scheffers DOHSBase v.o.f.


Session 9a – Occupational Hygiene III

1. Occupational noise sources, exposures and controls in small enterprises in New Zealand. Ian Laird Massey University

2. The source of endotoxin exposure and indications for an effective exposure control strategy. Suzanne Spaan TNO

3. Reduction of indoor NO2 in an air pollution hot spot area. Alexander Reyes-Lingjerde University of Bergen

4. Case study: Controlling exposure to isoflurane used in animal surgical procedures in Research & Development. Michel Vangeel Janssen Pharmaceutica

5. Exposure Assessment in the Australian Firefighters’ Cancer and Mortality Study. Deborah Glass Monash University

6. Managing Occupational Hygiene in a multinational company. Danny Martland BAE Systems

Session 9b – Status and needs of occupational exposure assessment for chemicals management

1. Overview of US EPA’s Occupational Exposure Assessment Related Tools and Models. Nhan Nguyen US Environmental Protection Agency

2. SysDEA – A research project on occupational dermal exposure. Gudrun Walendzik Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin

3. Proposal for a Tier-1 dermal exposure assessment approach. Andrew Phillips ECHA

Applicability of screening (tier-1) exposure assessment tools. Jan Urbanus Shell

Session 9c – IOHA 7th International Control Banding Workshop

1. Evaluation of REACH Tier 1 Tools. Background and aims of the ETEAM Project. Martin Tischer German Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

2. Conceptual evaluation and uncertainty of Tier 1 Exposure Assessment Models used under REACH. Susanne Hesse Fraunhofer Institute for Toxicology and Experimental Medicine

3. Between-User Reliability of Tier 1 Exposure Assessment Models used under REACH. Judith Lamb IOM

4. Assessment Models used under REACH. Martie van Tongeren IOM

5. On the international harmonization of exposure assessment tools. Theo Scheffers DOHSBase v.o.f.

Session 10 – Keynote Lecture

Whispering Health and Shouting Safety in the Construction Industry Steve Hails Crossrail

Session 11 – Construction I

1. Exposure to respirable crystalline silica and elemental carbon during Crossrail tunnelling works.Karen Galea IOM

2. Development of a Health Risk Management Maturity Index for the Construction Industry. J Lunt HSE

3.  Occupational Cancer in Construction – Diesel Engine Exhaust Emissions, Painters and Decorators. Duncan Smith HSE

Session 11b – Risk Communication II

1. What pupils in vocational schools learn about risk at work. Gunnar Rosén Dalarna University

2. Prevent respiratory problems by increasing knowledge on safe use of RPEs in Northern Norway. Ann-Helen Olsen University Hospital of North Norway

3. Visual aids to risk management in small businesses and teams. Philip Roberts HSE

4. Emerging Risk Identification Support for early detection of upcoming occupational risks. Eef Voogd TNO

Session 11c – IOHA 7th Control Banding Workshop

CB & Successful Risk Management.

1. Business Wise chemical management successful interventions using an evolutionary implementation ladder. Henri Heussen Cosanta BV

2. EORM – The Banding of EHS. David Zalk Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Session 12a – Construction II

1. Worker Health in Construction. Karen Baxter & Melodie Gilbert Park Health and Safety Partnership

2. Working with the industry to improve health risk management – A Supply Chain Project approach. Clare Forshaw HSE

3. Achieving impact on health risk management in house building – putting occupational hygiene into practice. Clare Forshaw HSE

4. Biomarkers of inflammation and coagulation in tunnel construction workers. Dag Gunnar Ellingsen National Institute of Occupational Health

5. Effectiveness of a multidimensional intervention among Dutch construction workers on espirable quartz exposure: results from a cluster randomized controlled trial. Erik van Deurssen Institute for Risk Assessment Sciences

6. Predicting Silica Exposures in Construction Using Input from Chamber and Field Studies. Susan Arnold University of Minnesota

Session 12b – Exposure Modelling I

Uncertainty and variability in the exposure reconstruction of chemical incidents – the case of acrylonitrile. Daan Huizer Caesar Consult

Task-based occupational exposure assessment and particle number concentration: two important data resources to perform risk assessment for occupational exposure to particles. Susana Viegas Polytechnic Institute of Lisbon

How systematic exposure monitoring can predict changes in long-term temporal trends in personal exposure concentrations in the workplace. Hans Kromhout Utrecht University

A new Bayesian toolkit for the estimation of occupational exposure levels compared to exposure limits. Jérôme Lavoué University of Montreal

Modeling dose-metrics for indium lung disease at an Indium-Tin Oxide (ITO) manufacturing facility. M. Abbas Virji The Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention Measurement error near the Limit of Detection and the estimation of geometric statistics in exposure groups. Pascal Wild INRS

Session 12C – IOHA 7th Control Banding Workshop

Risk Assessment Landscape – Present and Future.

Risk Assessment Landscape – Present Practice and Future Visionary Promise.

IOHA2015 Risk Session

Karen Niven Shell International
Chris Laszcz-Davis The Environmental Quality Organization, LLC
Fred Boelter ENVIRON Corporation
Andy Gillies Gillies Associates Ltd
David O’Malley Genesis Environmental Ltd Imm BOHS Past President
Mary O’Reilly SUNY School of Public Health


Wednesday 29th April 2015


Warner Lecture

Friendly ways of Communicating Acute and Chronic Lethal Risk. Dr Alistair Fraser Shell

Session 14a – Occupational Hygiene III

Noise and noise exposure of personnel aboard vessels in the Royal Norwegian Navy (RNoN), and hearing loss in the RNoN. Erlend Sunde University of Bergen

Local exhaust ventilation air recycling and the exposure to metal working fluids. Arto Säämänen Finnish Institute of Occupational Health

Exposure Assessment of 1-bromopropane for Golf-club Head Workers.Pu-Hsuan Lin Chang Jung Christian University

Session 14b – Respiratory Protection

Moving Forward with Respiratory Protection. Mike Clayton HSL, President ISRP

Exposure to aerosols when visor of air fed respiratory protective equipment is raised during spraying of motor vehicles. Nicholas Baxter HSL

The effect of wearer stubble on the protection given by Filtering Facepieces class 3 (FFP3) and Half Masks. Mike Clayton HSL, President ISRP

Fit of N95 filtering-facepiece and half-mask respirators as determined by qualitative versus quantitative fit tests. Yi-Chun Lin China Medical University

Session 14c – Product Stewardship

Product Stewardship & Industrial Hygiene “Collaborations.” Allan Fleeger ExxonMobil Chemical Company

Product Stewardship: Why Hygienist Are Built For This Job Tom Grumbles Sasol

Product Stewardship Competencies: Why Hygienists Need to Broaden their Repertoire and Expanding Their Competencies Perry Logan 3M

Session 15a – Occupational Hygiene IV

Hazardous Occupational Exposures and Injuries in Home Care: Results from the Safe Home Care Study. Margaret Quinn University of Massachusetts

Does sex make a difference to exposures in the welding trades? Nicola Cherry University of Alberta

A French silica job-exposure matrix: uses in occupational health surveillance and research. Laurene Delabre French Institute for Public Health Surveillance (InVS)

Terpene hydroperoxides identified as occupational contact allergens in masseurs. Lina Hagvall University of Gothenburg

Reducing occupational disease through effective exposure control. Alvin Woolley Alvin Woolley Associates Ltd

Acute effects of exposure to low levels of acrolein in human volunteers. Lena Ernstgård Institute of Environmental Medicine

Session 15b – Models vs Measurement

Current and future strategies for monitoringexposure. Noah Seixas University of Washington

The art of occupational exposure modelling.
Jody Schinkel TNO

What did we collect over the years? Experiences with collecting and analysing measurement data. Hans Kromhout Utrecht University

Large exposure measurement databases: experiences from CAREX Canada. Cheryl Peters University of British Columbia

The Promise and Limitations of Occupational Exposure Banding. Lauralynn McKernan NIOSH

Session 15c – Product Stewardship

Challenges of compliance in a multinational multi discipline organisation
Lynn Bickle Procter and Gamble Ltd

Developing a Framework for the Quantitative Risk Characterization of Dermal Sensitizers in the Workplace
Perry Logan 3M

Toxicity testing in the 21st century – an introduction and how this impacts on the 3R’s of reducing Animal testing using alternatives that add business value
Karen Niven Shell International

Supply chain HSE – the key role of IH in Downstream user companies to interpret hazard communications and ensure safe use of products
Tom Grumbles Sasol

SHE trigger model – Integration of SHE into development of pharmaceuticals
Lena Fahlqvist Kozicic Astra Zeneca

The role of Product risk assessment in Dow’s EHS Business Risk Review process
Jan Twisk Dow Chemicals Europe

Multi-disciplinary partnerships to manage product stewardship issues
Tamara Nameroff Shell Chemicals LP

Session 16 – Keynote Lecture

Why is This Man Exploding? The impact of the GHS on Industrial Hygiene and Safety. Denese A. Deeds Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc.

Session 17a – Career Development

17a – Kate Cole – Whats the Point
Holly Fletcher – Career Development

Session 17b –  Retrospective Assessment of Occupational Exposures

Pierluigi Cocco University of Cagliari

Session 17c – Product Stewardship

How Wide is the Pond – Understanding Differences Between EU GHS (CLP) and Hazcom 2012.

Chandra Gioiello Industrial Health & Safety
Consultants, Inc.
Denese A. Deeds Industrial Health & Safety
Consultants, Inc.

Session 18a – IGNITE

Craig Hendry – Tomatoes or Tomatoes
Bruce Appleton – Offshore noise control –solved in five minutes!
Neil Grace – How to loose 12 pounds In a day! EBA rationalisation on a toxic gas plant
Kevin Hedges – Workplace Health Without Borders, Together We Will Make A Difference!
Michelle Waklam – Context in training an anchor, wings or both
0Samantha Clarke – Running a Marathon in Occupational Hygiene
Victoria Murphy – Sense about Science— Science Communication
Holly Fletcher – Healthy Hygienist v’s Healthy Worker
Damien Eaves – Noise Control – Hierarchy of Control
Megan Canright Rabinowitz – Deep Thoughts from an IH Black Sheep – Unconventional pathways to Leadership
Jill Gulliver A passive visual end of service life indicator for organic vapours

Session 18b – Exposure Assessment I

1. Exposure to particulate matter (pm10) in indoor air and lung function test among dental laboratory technologists and administration workers.
Siti Marwanis Anua School of Health Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia

2. Determinants of occupational exposure to MRI-related static magnetic fields. Hans Kromhout Utrecht University

3. Storage of Wood Pellet and Wood Chip Fuel and Carbon Monoxide Generation. Andrew Simpson HSL

4. Ammonia and Hydrogen Sulfide Monitoring during Manure Handling Processes at Livestock Farms. Jihoon Park Seoul National University

5. The Shipping Industry: A Bermuda Triangle for Occupational Hygiene? Tim Carter Norwegian Centre for Maritime Medicine

6. VOCs in containers arriving in Sweden – Occurrence, personal exposure, and sampling and ventilation strategies. Gunnar Johanson Karolinska Institute

Session 18c – Can occupational Hygiene Benefit from the REACH process?

1. Can Occupational Hygiene Benefit from the REACH process? REACH registration – how the information is generated and used. Bridget Ginnity ECHA

2. Communicating information on safe use from exposure scenarios to downstream users. Sophie Mathieu A.I.S.E.Brussels

3. Improved communication of risk management measures along the supply chain of chemical substances. Ann Carolin Dumke BAuA

4. Case studies illustrating how information generated under REACH can help an industrial user of chemicals. Monique Pillet ECHA


Thursday 30th April 2015


Session 19a – Exposure Assessment II

1. Modelling patterns of occupational exposure to formaldehyde for chronic health risk assessment. Renaud Persoons Grenoble Teaching Hospital

2. Quantitative levels of exposure to diesel exhaust in the contemporary mining industry. Susan Peters University of Western Australia

3. Inhalation exposure estimates of adhesive remover use in Korea Consumer Product Exposure and Risk Assessment (COPER). Ji Young Park Seoul National University

4. Using Checklists and Algorithms to Improve Qualitative Exposure Judgment Accuracy. Susan Arnold University of Minnesota

 Session 19b  – Occupational Hygiene V

1. Addressing Occupational Hygiene Priorities in Emerging Economies. Maharshi Mehta International Safety Systems Inc.

2. Sampling bacteria in Metal working fluids aerosols. Anna Dahlman-Höglund University of Gothenburg

3. An occupational hygiene workplace assessment of elf magnetic fields at regional metal smelting operation. Steven Kee OCCDEV

4. Detailed characterization of welding fume in personal exposure samples. Bernadette Quemarais University of Alberta

Session 19c – Dutch Design

1. Arbo Catalogue. Ronald Frenken ArboUnie

2. Managing risks for occupational allergies within the Dutch bakery industry. Remko Houba Netherlands Expertise Centre for Occupational Respiratory Disorders (NECORD)

3. Health and Safety catalogue in the Dutch metal sector. Hilde Bussink 5xbeter

4. Pimex part of many different Arbocatalogues in the Netherlands. Andre Winkes ArboUnie

Session 20 – Keynote Lecture

Building Leadership Skills to Strengthen Your Career and Our Profession Dr Perry Logan 3M

Session 21a – Sampling Techniques

Near Real-time monitoring of Diesel Exhaust Particulate (DEP). James Forde HSL

A new miniature sampler for in-mask leakage measurement in workplace conditions. Peter Stacey HSL

Novel application of instrumentation for the measurement of respirable crystalline silica(RCS). Peter Stacey HSL

Laboratory measurement of gaseous emissions from wood pellets and wood chips. Michael Hemmingway HSL

Practical application of real time monitors. Peter Baldwin HSL

Session 21b – Asbestos

1. A Review of Historical Asbestos Exposure to Laboratory Workers. David Wright University of Portsmouth

2. Regulators’ Update on Asbestos Guidance. Neil Davey HSE

3. Evaluation of potential risks of exposure to natural (asbestos) and man-made mineral fibres (MMMF) in different types of industries. Evgeny Kovaevskiy Research Institute of Occupational Health of Russian Academy of Medical Sciences

4. Is there scientific evidence to assess the “safe use” of asbestos?
Juan Ramos-Bonilla University of Los Andes

5. Comparison of asbestos and PM2.5 air area and personal samples in occupational settings: the case of brake mechanichs. María Fernanda Cely-García Universidad de Los Andes


Session 21c – Quantifying the efficiency of exposure controls

Andy Gillies Gillies Associates Ltd


Session 22 –  The Bedford Prize

Isocyanate exposure control in motor vehicle paint spraying: evidence from biological monitoring. Kate Jones HSL

Session 23a – Petrochemical

The NIEHS GuLF STUDY: Estimation of workers’ exposures through the inhalation route on four rig vessels during the Deepwater Horizon oil spill cleanup. Gurumurthy Ramachandran University of Minnesota

The Energy Institute’s report ‘An Investigation into the potential effects that the EU Directive 2013/35/EU may have on the energy sector’. Andrew Singleton Energy Institute

Energy Institute’s ‘Health and safety issues in the oil industry related to sudden or unexpected generation of H2S by micro-organisms’. Douglas Collin Energy Institute

Monitoring worker exposure to benzene in a bulk liquid storage terminal. Stan de Poot Caesar Consult

Potential Exposure to Benzene Contained in Petroleum-Derived Products in Korea. Sangjun Choi Catholic University of Daegu

Session 23b –  Aerosols

1. Air concentrations of particle mass, surface area and number – comparison of exposure metrics in some Swedish industries. Lennart Andersson Orebro University Hospital

2. Comparison of hazard assessments, for chemical occupational exposures, performed with a control banding scheme, occupational exposure limits and derived no effect levels. Hakan Tinnerberg Lund University

3. Achievements and potentials of a long term exposure database on respirable dust and quartz in the industrial minerals industry. Remko Houba Netherlands Expertise Centre for Occupational Respiratory Disorders (NECORD)

4. Transfer of plasticizers from consumer products to indoor dust and air.
Vilma Sukiene ETH

5. Workers Exposure to Indium Dusts in Indium-Tin-Oxide (ITO) Manufacturing Processes in Korea. Dooyong Park Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute

Session 23c – The French Regulation on Painful Work

IOHA Presenters sofhyt 23c FINAL

French regulation on Painful work. Frederique Parrot SOFHYT

Development of a specific software to trace individual exposure on painful work. Nathalie Berne SOLVAY

How to assess painful work in an international implementation context?
Stefaan De Tavernier EGIS

Technical discussion on professionalism of occupational hygienist to manage the painful work.
Frederique Parrot SOFHYT

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