January Chapter Meeting – Control Banding

Aug 12, 2018

  • AIHA/ASSP Joint Meeting
    January 17, 2019
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

Please note this meeting is on Thursday 1/17/19 and is a joint meeting with the local AIHA chapter.

To register, please go to the AIHA Upper Midwest Chapter’s site – https://aihaumc.wildapricot.org/events

Topic: A Critical Review of Various Banding Approaches in Safety and Health: Development, Uses, Advantages and Disadvantages

Speaker: David E. Downs, CIH, CSP, FAIHA

Since the development of Control Banding approaches, primarily by the pharmaceutical manufacturing industry in the 1980’s- 1990’s, there have been numerous other “banding” approaches developed for use by Safety Professionals, Industrial Hygienists and others. These approaches all provide a solution to one or more information or knowledge gaps.

Using a case study example approach, each methodology presented will be categorized in terms of inputs needed, how the data are used and the expected outputs. The goals, advantages and disadvantages of each approach will be described based on review of published information gathered during our research.

The goal of this presentation will be to enable users in the safety and health professions to select the most effective approach for their situation, based on the data availability and tool viability, while understanding the limitations.

David Downs, CIH, CSP, QEP, CPEA

David Downs has worked in the EHS field for over 45 years, since graduating from Texas A&M University with a BS in Industrial Safety and an MS in Industrial Hygiene. He has worked in industry at 3M Company and Control Data Corporation. His consulting career has includes work at Industrial Health Engineering Associates and Rust E&I, and he has had his own firm, EHS Management Partners, since 1996. He is a CIH and CSP, and former Board Member and President of the AIH Foundation. He created the workshop, “Creation, Measurement and Communication of EHS Business Value” in 2002 and has presented that information over 100 times. ​


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