AIHA to Host March Anthropometrics TeleWeb

The American Industrial Hygiene Association has announced it will host "The Value of Anthropometrics," an intermediate TeleWeb Virtual Seminar on March 20, 2008, from 2–4:30 p.m. ET. This course is intended to provide an overview of fit testing, including the application of fit testing methodology to the NIOSH certification program, and provide insight into the development of the new respiratory fit test panel and an overview of fit testing results using the new panel.

Featured speakers include Ziqing Zhuang, Ph.D., and Bill Newcomb. Zhuang is a senior scientist at NIOSH and editor in chief for the Journal of the International Society of Respiratory Protection. He is also an advisor for the National Research Counsel post-doctoral research associates and has more than 15 years of research experience in respiratory protection. Zhuang has authored more than 40 publications and is an adjunct professor for the department of industrial and management systems engineering at West Virginia University.

Newcomb is a physical scientist for NIOSH in the policy and standards development branch of the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory. He worked for North Safety Products for more than 40 years, where he was instrumental in the development of all types of respirators, self-contained breathing apparatus, eye and face protection products, hard hats, hearing protectors, medical devices, and instruments. He is the administrator for the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC 94/SC15 Respiratory Protective Devices and has also published several articles on the use and limitations of PPE.

To register, call toll free at (800) 651-7916, or register online at www.aiha.org. AIHA members who register by March 7, 2008, can attend the TeleWeb for $295, nonmembers for $325. After March 7, tuition will be an additional $100 for both members and nonmembers. Every site registered will receive materials that may be duplicated for each participant.

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