AIHA Carolinas Section Meetings and Conferences

Carolinas Section Fall 2014 Conference & PDC

Carolinas AIHA Fall 2014 Conference & PDC

September 24-26, 2014
Embassy Suites Hotel-Kingston Plantation
Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Special Rate for AIHA: $133/night for an Oceanview Suite
Includes hot breakfast and manager's reception
Special rate available 3 days before and 3 days after the meeting based on availability!

Call 800-876-0010 to make your reservation!
Reservation Code: AIH or click here to visit the AIHA Carolinas Reservation Page

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Wednesday, September 24

12:00 pm PDC Registration opens
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDC: HVAC for the Industrial Hygienist
Doug Gunnell, President, Gunnell Engineering Services

Thursday, September 25

8:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast (vendor display area)
8:30 am – 12:00 pm PDC: HVAC for the Industrial Hygienist
Doug Gunnell, President, Gunnell Engineering Services
12:00 pm Conference Registration opens
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch (Hampton Room)
1:00 pm – 1:15 pm Welcome & Business Meeting
Kevin Cosgrove, Schaeffler Group
1:15 pm – 2:15 pm Infection Prevention during Healthcare Construction Projects
JJ Jenkins, Jenkins Risk Management, LLC
2:15 pm – 2:45 pm Student Presentation — Practicum Presentation
Rachel Morgan, University of South Carolina, Environmental Health Sciences Program
2:45 pm – 3:15 pm Break in Vendor Display Area
3:15 pm – 4:00 pm The Importance of Report Writing
Robert A. Herrick, P.E., CIH, Herrick Engineering, Inc.
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm Confined Space Entry
Susan Ivey, Boeing
5:15 pm Past President's Reception (Coastal Grill Bar — Embassy Lobby)

Friday, September 26

8:00 am – 8:30 am Continental Breakfast (Vendor display area)
8:30 am – 9:30 am Bioremediation — How microbes are cleaning up groundwater contamination, naturally
Joseph E. Starr, P.E., PMP, Solutions-IES, Inc.
9:30 am – 10:30 am Frontline Experience with Combustible Dust Inspections and Administrative Programs
Chris Knezevich, Atotech
10:30 am – 11:00 am Break and Vendor Presentations (Vendor Display Area)
11:00 am – 11:45 am Industry Profile — Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System
Jeff Straub, CHEP, Safety Officer & Emergency Manager, SRHS
11:45 am – 12:00 pm Closing Remarks
Kevin Cosgrove, Schaffler Group

PDC: HVAC for the Industrial Hygienist

The HVAC for the Industrial Hygienist PDC is designed to enable the Industrial Hygienist to become more proficient when encountering industrial hygiene issues, such as Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), related to HVAC systems.

Learning Objectives

  • Present and discuss selected HVAC definitions, as well as heat transfer and heat generation fundamentals to establish / confirm a common basic understanding.
  • Explain and discuss the determination of Heating and Cooling loads to identify critical load factors.
  • Review and discuss ASHRAE Standard 62.1 "Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality" relative to its application in addressing IAQ problems.
  • Explain and discuss Psychrometrics, "the science that deals with the thermodynamic properties of moist air and the utilization of these properties to analyze conditions and processes involving moist air." The use of the pyschrometric chart will be demonstrated and utilized to identify and determine the values of these thermodynamic properties.
  • Present and discuss the "Vapor Compression Refrigeration Cycle" as integrated into both direct-expansion and chilled water systems.
  • Identify selected commercial, institutional, and industrial HVAC equipment and associated air distribution, as well as air-to-air heat recovery equipment, and discus from an application-operation vantage point.
  • Identify typical Indoor Air Quality problems, associated with HVAC systems that the Industrial Hygienist encounters. From case studies, discuss underlying causes and solution strategies.

About The Instructor
Doug Gunnell is President of Gunnell Engineering Services with more than 45 years of experience in engineering design and management with a Fortune 500 company, and as a consulting engineer in private practice. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and a Life member of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). His areas of concentration include industrial and commercial HVAC systems, and industrial ventilation and exhaust systems. Additional areas of expertise include energy management and indoor air quality. Mr. Gunnell has authored a number of engineering articles and been awarded two United States patents. He is an engineering graduate of North Carolina State University where he has been an instructor and lecturer for the Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Department, and Continuing and Professional Education as well as the NC Industrial Ventilation Conference over a period of more than 45 years.

CM POINTS-HVAC for the IH is eligible for ABIH CM credit. We estimate 1.25 CM points based on technical content and ABIH guidelines.

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Vendor Details

$300 for 6-foot table

Setup: Thursday, September 25 → 7:30-11:30 am
Breakdown: Friday, September 26 → 10:45 am (after morning break)

Peak Exposure
Thursday, September 25: Lunch with attendees, afternoon break, evening reception
Friday, September 26: Continental breakfast in vendor area, mid-morning break

Added Benefits
We will add your company logo with contact information to the AIHA Carolinas website, Facebook page and newsletter.

Carolinas EIA Fall Conference



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Carolinas EIA Fall Conference

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Join Us Oct 1st-3rd, 2014!


The Carolinas EIA Fall Conference brings together the areas top professionals and decision makers in the environmental industry.  Regarded as one of EIA's top chapters, the EIA Carolinas section conference is always a very well attended conference with excellent speakers and a sold out EXPO hall! This three day, action packed event will provide you with all of the tools, technologies, and best practices you need to accomplish your goals.


Join us for Thursday evening's Sunset Dinner Cruise Aboard The Spirit of Charleston!


We will board the boat at Patriot's Point and cruise the harbor while enjoying live music by the local band, The Island Trio, excellent food, refreshing drinks and beautiful sights!  This is going to be an event that you will not want to miss! 


Located at the beautiful Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms for the 2nd consecutive year, the 2014 Carolinas EIA Conference boasts arguably the best speaking lineup yet, and includes such names as Joy Finch with Greenville Tech., Rob DeMalo with EMSL Analytical and Cole Stanton with Fiberlock Technologies.


Wild DunesEIA Carolinas Golf Tournament

October 1st-11:30AM Check In


The Harbor Golf Course, One of Charleston's Best


Designed by Tom Fazio, the Harbor Course is known for its challenging design and beautiful views, and most of all, water. From lagoons and salt marshes to the Intracoastal Waterway, this varied golf course in Charleston, South Carolina will test all aspects of your game. View the Harbor Course score card here .


Please contact Todd Taintor with questions, sponsorship opportunities or to volunteer.


Wild Dunes Accommodations


The resort offers a variety of accommodations and this year EIA has secured very competitive rates on the following options:


King or 2 Queen  Guestrooms @ $159/night

2 Bedroom Resort View Condo @ $159/night


Reservations can be made at or by calling 888-778-1876


Please reference group name & code:

Environmental Information Association #3G9FO



Early Bird Rate Expires

September 1st!






  October 1st-3rd, 2014




Wild Dunes Resort

Isle of Palms, SC




An excellent event that you will not want to miss!





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Environmental, Health & Safety International Communications Conference

To register and for more information:

On behalf of the Environmental, Heath & Safety Communications Panel (EHSCP) it is my pleasure to invite you to attend the 2014 Environmental, Health & Safety International Communications Conference (EHSICC) to be held September 9-11, 2014 at the Embassy Suites Raleigh-Durham Airport Brier Creek in Raleigh, North Carolina. The annual conference is hosted this year by CenturyLink.

For 2014 we are fortunate and thankful to several corporate sponsors for the conference, including: CB&I, Little Giant Ladder Systems, PICS, Sigma Consultants, UL, Apex Companies, Buckingham Manufacturing Co., NATE, Parsons Environmental, Rainbow Technology, and Batavia Services, Inc.

The agenda is being prepared with a wide variety of environmental, health and safety topics related directly to the communications industry. You won't want to miss this opportunity to meet, share, and learn from the experiences of other EHS professionals who deal with the same challenges you face every day.

Preliminary program topics include, but are not limited to:

  • EHS Regulatory Update — Issues impacting the Communications Industry
  • Communication Tower Climbing Safety
  • Contractor Safety
  • E-Waste
  • Building Culture & Morale
  • International EHS Operations
  • Industry Benchmarking
  • Communications Industry Accidents and Incidents
  • Office Ergonomics
  • EHS Assessment Tools
  • Sustainability (FedEx)
  • Useful life of PPE
  • Vehicle Accident Investigation
  • APPs and tech ideas for EHS

I would also like to recognize and thank our planning teams for this year. Grif Bond from CenturyLink is leading the Host Committee to provide you with a great conference environment and related activities. The professional development program is being developed by our Program Committee, led by Marie Robinson from AT&T. Brian Wiedower with Sprint is coordinating the conference sponsorship efforts.

I look forward to seeing you all at this year's conference, so register early and make your plans to come to North Carolina in September.

Barbara Patton
Environmental, Heath & Safety Communications Panel

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