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.

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