Video Exposure Monitoring: An Ergonomics and Exposure Assessment Tool
13. - 13. Mai 2006
According to the AIHce 2006, the premier conference for OEHS professionals organised by the American Industrial Hygiene Association in Chicago, May 13-18 2006 an Professional Development Course (PDC) about PIMEX/VEM (Video Exposure Monitoring) will take place.
PDC 126, Video Exposure Monitoring: An Ergonomics and Exposure Assessment Tool
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge and experience regarding ergonomics, exposure assessment and exposure monitoring; course is for industrial hygienists, safety and ergonomics practitioners with 3-20 years of experience.
Learning Aids: Laptop computer
Objectives: Upon completion, the participant will be able to:
* Discuss the science and applications of Video Exposure Monitoring (VEM)
* Discern the strengths and weaknesses of video exposure monitoring to traditional sampling techniques
* Apply video exposure monitoring for conducting exposure and ergonomics assessments
* Develop strategies for controlling hazardous physical and chemical agent exposures using VEM.
* Welcome and Introduction
* History and Science of Video Exposure Monitoring (VEM)
* Overview of Selected VEM Systems
* Examples of Selected Real-time Exposure Monitoring Instruments
* Ergonomic Evaluation Techniques using Videography
* Class Exercise: Video Analysis of Work Tasks
* Building of VEM System
* VEM Components (Hardware, Software)
* Hands-on Group Exercises using Different VEM Systems and Real-time Monitoring Instruments (Physical Agents, Chemical Agents)
* Case Studies (US-based Studies, European-based Studies)
* Questions and Discussion
Description: This is the first-time offering of a state-of-the-art course on Video Exposure Monitoring (VEM). The instructors will discuss the history of VEM, which is the technique of synchronizing exposures from hazardous physical and chemical agents with videography. Participants will learn the advantages and disadvantages of using this method over traditional sampling methods and will learn how to select, build and use different VEM systems to conduct exposure assessments. Also, participants will see how to apply effective control strategies from the many examples given in case studies from around the world.
Instructors: James McGlothlin, MPH, PhD, CPE, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Gunnar Rosen, PhD, Swedish National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm, Sweden; Ing-Marie Andersson, PhD, Swedish National Institute for Working Life, Stockholm, Sweden
presentation of the Austrian experience of KOHS and AUVA
Prof. Gunnar Rosén and Prof. Ing-Marie Andersson will present the Austrian experience of KOHS and AUVA with PIMEX. They also will present the possibilities of the kohs.PIMEX system.
AIHce 2006 PDCS
AIHce 2006 homepage
VEM homepage of Purdue University
PIMEX homepage of National Institute of Working Life (NIWL)
PIMEX homepage of KOHS
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