The AIHA Atlantic Provinces Section (APS) is proud to present:
Control Banding & GHS
Control Banding is of immense value when making health and safety decisions about chemicals, especially chemicals that lack in toxicity or exposure data. A widely recognized risk assessment tool, Control Banding enables the efficient categorization of chemical hazards into a simplified system of Control Bands. Once a chemical is banded, the control measures required to protect employees from exposure become evident; the most stringent controls for chemicals that fall within the high hazard Control Bands.
The Global Harmonized System (GHS) health hazard classification is an excellent resource for Control Band categorization. Join us at the October technical session to learn more about Control Banding, GHS, and the intersection between these two systems.
Donna Heidel, CIH; Industrial Hygiene Practice Leader for Bureau Veritas North America.
Heidel's talk will focus on the National Institute of Occupational Health and Safety (NIOSH) first tier exposure banding process: qualitative control banding based on GHS, and an introduction to the second tier: semi-qualitative control banding based on data from reputable sources.
Shelley Gray, CIH, ROH; Industrial Hygienist with the NS Dept of Labour & Advanced Education.
Gray will present on WHMIS 2015 and her observations from GHS field inspections, common GHS compliance challenges, and suggestions for areas of improvement as companies work toward aligning with the GHS.
Michael Phibbs, CIH, ROH; Lead consultant with Chemscape Safety Technologies.Phibbs will discuss his experiences in applying the control banding process using GHS hazard categorizations. His presentation will describe how this information translates into action-based risk outputs.