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2019 February L&L - IH MOD 2.0 Overview and Case Studies
Crestone Peak Resources
10188 East I-25 Frontage Road
Firestone, CO 80504
Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM MDT
Category: Education

IH MOD 2.0 Overview and Case Studies

Date & Time:
February 27, 2019
11:300am – 1:00pm
Crestone Peak Resources
10118 East I-25 Frontage Road
Firestone, CO 80504
Use of models to estimate exposures is a valuable approach for risk assessors in situations where exposures cannot be readily measured, such as prospective or historical exposure situations. Modeling can also help to characterize an exposure scenario when it is infeasible to measure the exposures of all potentially impacted people under all potential exposure conditions. IH MOD is a freely available and commonly used Microsoft Excel®-based tool developed by the Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee of AIHA. IH MOD simplifies the process of running many useful industrial hygiene models. IH MOD has recently been updated to incorporate Monte Carlo simulation techniques which allow the user to account for uncertainty and variability in the input parameters. This presentation will provide an overview of the capabilities of IH MOD 2.0 and a demonstration of how to use the tool to estimate exposures in a variety of case study scenarios. Case studies will include:
  1. Modeling of evaporation of a hazardous agent from a chemical spill,
  2. Modeling of potential emissions from spray-application of cleaning solvents, and
  3. Modeling of a vapor leak from outdoor process equipment.

FREE.  Lunch will be provided for all attendees thanks to our sponsor Crestone Peak Resources.  Participation is limited so sign-up today.
Speaker Information:
Dr. Heather Avens is a Supervising Health Scientist with Cardno ChemRisk. She has over eight years of professional experience in human health risk assessment. She has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering and a B.A. in biochemistry and molecular, cellular, and developmental biology. Her primary areas of expertise include industrial hygiene, exposure assessment, quantitative exposure reconstruction, indoor exposure modeling, outdoor air dispersion modeling, dermal exposure modeling, accident analysis, probabilistic techniques, and data analysis. She has estimated exposure and risk associated with a variety of substances including asbestos, benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, xylene, asphalt, hydrogen sulfide, styrene, lead, cadmium, and phosphorous. She has used her expertise to address a variety of exposure scenarios including occupational exposures, consumer use of products, exposures to bystanders, take-home exposures experienced by household contacts of workers, community exposures, industrial accidents, explosions, and spills. She also has experience designing, conducting and analyzing exposure simulation studies.
Sponsor Information:
Crestone Peak Resources is a top producer of oil and natural gas in the Denver-Julesburg Basin (DJ Basin). Led by a team of Colorado-based energy professionals with experience deeply rooted in DJ Basin operations, we aim to be the region’s premier operator through efficient, safe and environmentally-responsible operations.

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