AIHA Expands Mock Meth Lab Exhibit

According to the 2006 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH), an estimated 5.77 percent of the U.S. population aged 12 or older have used methamphetamine at least once in their lifetimes for non-medical purposes. In 2006 there were an estimated 731,000 current users of methamphetamine, aged 12 or older, representing 0.3 percent of the population. Among persons aged 12 or older, there were 259,000 recent, new users of methamphetamine taken for non-medical purposes during 2006.

As methamphetamine abuse continues to be a national problem, it is all the more appropriate that this year's AIHce08 event will not only see the return of the "Mock Meth Lab," but also its expansion.

As done previously, the exhibit will display actual seized paraphernalia to educate attendees about the different manufacturing methods being used in methamphetamine labs, their resulting chemical exposures and health effects, and the remediation practices that must be employed during cleanup.

Industrial hygienists who test meth lab sites for contamination and recommend cleanup procedures will be on hand to educate other IHs on the proper assessment of health and safety risks from these labs.

New this year, the lab has been expanded to include a photo display and information on other kinds of clandestine drug labs that may be encountered by IHs. Additional information will be provided on the health and safety issues presented by marijuana grow houses, as well as ecstasy and PCP manufacturing labs, among others.

Local first responders have been invited to attend the mock drug lab again to learn how to better protect themselves when investigating suspected lab sites. The mock lab will be open during regular expo hours.

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Get the Ultimate Guide to OSHA Recordkeeping

    OSHA’s Form 300A posting deadline is February 1! Are you prepared? To help answer your key recordkeeping questions, IndustrySafe put together this guide with critical compliance information.

  • Steps to Conduct a JSA

    We've put together a comprehensive step-by-step guide to help you perform a job safety analysis (JSA), which includes a pre-built, JSA checklist and template, steps of a JSA, list of potential job hazards, and an overview of hazard control hierarchy.

  • Everything You Need to Know about Incident investigations

    Need some tips for conducting an incident investigation at work after there’s been an occupational injury or illness, or maybe even a near miss? This guide presents a comprehensive overview of methods of performing incident investigations to lead you through your next steps.

  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Industry Safe
Bulwark CP

OH&S Digital Edition

  • OHS Magazine Digital Edition - October 2020

    October 2020

    Featuring:

    • FACILITY SECURITY
      EHS Compliance: Make it Personal
    • FOOT PROTECTION
      Choosing the Right Safety Shoe for Your Industry
    • HAND PROTECTION
      A Requirements Checklists for Work Safety Gloves
    • COVID-19 MANAGEMENT
      Contemporary Issues in HSE Management
    View This Issue