Gas Detection: The Role of Direct Reading Instruments/Methods for Emergency Response and Mitigation

This webinar will describe the types of direct reading instruments and methods (DRI/M) available for use during multiple phases of emergency response. DRI/M are often the most readily available tools to size up the immediate hazard and also help the responder in the on-going evaluation of the event. Topics covered will include: Overview of guidance documents and electronic references/tools for responding to chemical emergencies; When should use of DRI/M be considered; What DRI/M are available and what level of training is required; Understanding strengths and limitations of DRI/M; Choosing the appropriate DRI/M for the task; Understanding how to interpret the data obtained and how to communicate results to stakeholders. 

DRI/M are useful to detect and monitor hazardous conditions during emergency responses. DRI/M used during the response allow the user to rapidly assess and document hazardous conditions, document effectiveness of intervention strategies, and especially to immediately trigger alarms in the event of unsafe conditions. Webinar participants will learn about available resources that may assist in the selection, evaluation and the use of appropriate DRI/M for the agents to be monitored; Understand the context of monitoring methods chosen; and identify important performance characteristics and limitations of the DRI/M selected. 

Register below for this free webinar in the third installment of the IH Summit
: May 18, 2023
TIME: 4:00PM ET - 3:00PM CT - 1:00PM PT

Dr. John Snawder received his Ph.D. degree from Mississippi State University in 1990 and did post-doctoral work at the National Center for Toxicological Research. From 1992-2022 he was at NIOSH as a research toxicologist. Dr. Snawder served as the Leader of the Biomonitoring Research Team and Co-Director of the NIOSH Center for Direct Reading and Sensor Technologies. John has been a member of local, multi-county and regional HAZMAT teams for more than twenty years, is a Diplomate and former board member of the American Board of Toxicology and serves on several volunteer groups of the American Industrial Hygiene Association.


Industrial Scientific Corporation
A global leader in connected safety, Industrial Scientific provides gas detection products, services, and software to keep workers safe in hazardous environments. Established in 1985 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Industrial Scientific's global employees are committed to preserving human life and eliminating death on the job by the year 2050.

Duration: 1 Hour

Your e-mail address is used to communicate with you about your registration, related products and services, and offers from select vendors. Refer to our Privacy Policy for additional information.