Press Release

ACGIH® Presents Engineering Controls, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Techniques for Industrial Ventilation Systems on December 12, 2012



Cincinnati, Ohio — September 4, 2012 — ACGIH® will present Engineering Controls, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Techniques for Industrial Ventilation Systems on December 12, 2012 at the following times:

2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time
1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Central Time
12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time
11:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Industrial ventilation is the first line of defense against airborne hazards in the workplace. Underperforming systems will reduce that level of protection. Smart monitoring techniques will reduce the maintenance time and maintain a high degree of system performance.

This webinar will teach methods for testing, monitoring, and troubleshooting problems with industrial ventilation systems (IVS). Topics include: baseline system performance measurement; inferring design information for undocumented systems, monitoring techniques, and troubleshooting methods.

After participating in this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • Identify how industrial ventilation protects workers and why reduced function can add risk.
  • Identify and utilize baseline data gathering techniques.
  • Develop system operating data through inference when design data are missing.
  • Develop a monitoring strategy for ensuring proper industrial ventilation system performance.
  • Find and correct problems leading to system performance and degradation.

ACGIH® is pleased to offer webinar attendees an audio option. U.S. and Canadian attendees can connect to the audio portion of the webinar via the toll-free audio telephone link or listen to the audio portion through an audio stream directly through their computer. Other international participants can listen via the audio stream without incurring additional telephone charges.

Doug L. Edwards, P.E. and Jonathan F. Hale, MPA will present this webinar.

Doug L. Edwards, PE is the owner of Doug Edwards Engineering LLC, a consulting engineering firm that specializes in the design, testing, and troubleshooting of industrial ventilation systems. Mr. Edwards has been an instructor at the University of Alabama – Birmingham Industrial Ventilation Conference and The Michigan State University Industrial Ventilation Conference. He was awarded the 2012 Krueger Fay Meritorious Service Award for leadership in the field of industrial ventilation. Mr. Edwards is a member of the ACGIH® Industrial Ventilation Committee.

Jonathan F. Hale, MPA is the founder and owner of Air Systems Corporation, an innovator in the industrial pollution-control industry. Mr. Hale has also worked as an EPA inspector and permits engineer. He is the winner of two national level ASHRAE awards for excellence in energy efficient design of industrial ventilation systems and is the co-chair of the North Carolina Industrial Ventilation Conference. Mr. Hale obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Wake Forest University and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science from Appalachian State University. He is a member of the ACGIH® Industrial Ventilation Committee.

This webinar contains 2.5 hours of instruction and may be eligible for ABIH CM credit. See the ABIH website ( for CM credit criteria. This webinar qualifies for .15 BCSP (SP) Continuance of Certification (COC) Point for Certified Safety Professionals. 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.

For more detailed information about the Engineering Controls, Monitoring and Troubleshooting Techniques for Industrial Ventilation Systems webinar, contact Ryan Peltier at or 513-742-2020.

To register for this exciting event, visit the ACGIH® website at

ACGIH® is a member-based organization that advances occupational and environmental health. ACGIH® is one of the industry's leading publications resources, with approximately 400 titles relative to occupational and environmental health and safety, including the renowned TLVs® and BEIs®. For more information, visit the ACGIH® website at or call our Customer Service Representatives at 513-742-2020.


Amy B. Bloomhuff, Esq., CAE
Associate Executive Director