Carolinas AIHA Spring 2015 PDC/Conference

March 18–20, 2015


Hilton Charlotte University Place
Charlotte, N.C.

PDC: Noise Control Engineering

This PDC has been presented annually at the American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exhibition and has been the top ranked (#1) course 13 out of the past 15 years. Mr. Driscoll is a registered Professional Engineer and Board Certified Noise Control Engineer. He is also Past President of the National Hearing Conservation Association (NHCA), a Fellow Member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), past Chair of the AIHA Noise Committee, and recently completed a five-year term as a Council Member of the Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation. Finally, he served as Co-Editor of the new AIHA Noise Manual, and was lead author for the chapters on Noise Control Engineering (Chapter 9) and Community Noise (Chapter 15).

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
The most effective way to prevent occupational noise-induced hearing loss is through effective implementation of engineering noise controls. With some advanced education and training, it is feasible for industrial hygienists with a basic knowledge of the fundamentals of noise to develop noise control solutions; establish noise control priorities; identify and select optimum products for retrofitting equipment; work effectively with design engineers to implement a pro-active approach to noise control; and predict the impact new equipment will on the existing noise levels.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon completion of this training course, the attendees should be able to understand and apply the course concepts to:

  • Quantify a noise environment as it affects worker hearing-loss risk, and identification of the noise generating mechanisms requiring noise control measures,

  • Proficiently use acoustical instrumentation, and process and analyze data,

  • Determine potential engineering noise controls for retrofit to existing equipment,

  • Work with the design contractor and suppliers to achieve the stated noise criteria or goals;

  • Deal with acoustical vendors for purchasing commercially available noise control products to retrofit existing equipment that produces excessive noise.

Agenda

Wednesday, March 18

12:00 pm                         PDC Registration - University Foyer

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm         PDC: Noise Control Engineering
                                         Dennis P. Driscoll, P.E., Associates in Acoustics, Inc.

 

Thursday, March 19

8:00 am – 8:30 am         Continental Breakfast - University A&B

8:30 am – 12:00 pm       PDC: Noise Control Engineering (continued)
                                         Dennis P. Driscoll, P.E., Associates in Acoustics, Inc.

10:00 am                         Conference Registration - University Foyer

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm       Lunch - Glenwaters

1:00 pm – 1:15 pm         Welcome & Business Meeting
                                         Kevin Cosgrove - Schaeffler Group

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm         What Every EHS Professional Should Know about Crystalline Silica
                                         Lindsay Cook, CIH, CSP – EI Group

2:15 pm – 3:15 pm         Occupational Safety & Health in Sustainability

                                         Dr. Michael Behm, Ph.D., CSP, Associate Professor – East Carolina University

3:15 pm – 3:45 pm         Break - Glenwaters

3:45 pm – 4:45 pm         Student Presentation – Noise Exposure Assessment among Groundskeepers: A Pilot Study
                                         Adam Mannarino, East Carolina University

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm         Open Forum – Conference Improvement
                                         Rebecca Shultz, Carolinas AIHA VP

5:15 pm – 6:30 pm         Past President's Reception - Glenwaters

 

Friday, March 20

8:00 am – 8:30 am         Continental Breakfast - Glenwaters

8:30 am – 9:15 am         There's an App (and a Hack) for That
                                         Mark Rollins, CIH, CSP - The Isosceles Group, AIHA Fellow

9:15 am – 10:00 am       AIHA Update
                                         Aaron Trippler, AIHA Director of Government Affairs

10:00 am – 10:30 am     Break and Vendor Presentations - Glenwaters

10:30 am – 11:45 am     Industry Profile – Lockheed Martin
                                         Russ Kapperman, EHS Coordinator – Lockheed Martin

11:45 am – 12:00 pm     Closing Remarks
                                         Rebecca Shultz, CIH, CSP – Apex Environmental Management, Inc.