WEBINAR Exposure Control Banding The Near Term Implications

Earn 1.5 Contact Hours

Webinar – 
Part of the Summer Series Inaugural Event

Exposure Control Banding – The Near Term Implications
August 7, 2020
2:00–3:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time



This session represents Part 2 of 2 in a series on Occupational Exposure Banding.

Mike Harris will explore the promise of OEB to address the recent IARC reclassifcation of welding fume as carcinogenic. Implications from this are many; most importantly is the appropriate place for AIHA to contribute to the investigation necessary to parse the broad classifcation of welding fume as a carcinogen into method-, material- and condition-specific risk factors. The relative merits of Occupational Exposure Banding as a strategy to address this reality will be explored.

Mike Phibbs will explore small and medium sized employers representing 99.7% of all employers and 46% of GDP throughout North America. These employers do not know about industrial hygiene concepts or the need for air monitoring or OELs. SDSs are at the jobsite and are a direct link into Control Banding; the outputs are four general  engineering control approaches. These are easily understood and implementable by front line workers and supervision. Learn how to go from SDS to control actions during this presentation. Bryan Seal will then close the series. The audience will take a look at how Exposure & Control Banding takes industrial hygienists back to our roots. Mr. Seal will share how to show the new generation of EHS professionals that there is analternative to occupational exposure limits when protecting the workforce. And specifically, how the AIHA ECBC is pivotal to promoting the message.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this webinar, attendees will gain:

  • Knowledge of the simplification of hazards to controls alignment that Global Harmonization System in Safety Data
  • Knowledge of the potential promise offered through exposure banding for the complexity of carcinogen classifications to broad classifications of hazards in welding fume.
  • Awareness of the community of practice for occupational exposure & control banding afforded through committee membership in Exposure & Control Banding Committee of AIHA.
  • Sheets affords anyone to apply control banding techniques.

Who Should Attend this Webinar?

Industrial and Occupational Hygienists who wish to learn about the potential and promise of occupational exposure banding techniques to supplement conventional exposure assessment judgments.


This webinar contains 1.5 contact hours and may be eligible for Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) CM credit. See the ABIH website (abih.org) for CM credit criteria. This webinar may also qualify for CSP recertification points. See the BCSP website (bcsp.org) for details. Participants seeking confirmation of attendance for the webinar from ACGIH® must attend the live webinar or view the archive and submit a final exam and evaluation. Certificates of Completion will be issued in a timely manner after receipt and completion of these items.

What is an ACGIH® Webinar?

ACGIH® is dedicated to providing quality, scientific, educational events. One method of doing this is to offer distance-learning webinars. A webinar, short for Web-based seminar, is a presentation, lecture, or seminar that is transmitted over the Internet. A key feature of a webinar is its interactive elements — the ability to give, receive and discuss information. Webinars are as effective as on-site presentations without the travel expense. This ACGIH® webinar is 1.5 hours in duration and consists of a live presentation given via the Internet with no option for call in audio.