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AIHA White Paper Protocol for Establishing a Process for the Setting of Real-Time Detection System Alarms.

  • 14 Nov 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Zoom

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In March 2023 the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) published a White Paper that proposes a formalized a “standard of care” process for selecting a sensor system that is fit for purpose, configured properly for detecting a condition, and announces that condition through signals that are most commonly considered and called alarms. The process is applicable to all types of real-time detection sensors and systems, including those used to measure gases and vapors, particulates, heat stress, noise and other workplace conditions. This presentation will present and explain the five step White Paper process.

Robert Henderson is President of GfG Instrumentation, Inc., a leading supplier of portable and fixed gas detection, and indoor air quality monitoring products. GfG instruments are used in confined space, oil production and refining, industrial hygiene, automotive, hazmat and other atmospheric monitoring applications all over the world.

Robert has over 40 years of experience in the design, marketing, and manufacture of gas detection instruments. Robert is past chair of the AIHA Real Time Detection Systems Technical Committee and a past chair and current member of the AIHA Confined Spaces Committee. He is also a past chair of the Instrument Products Group of the International Safety Equipment Association. Robert has a BS in biological science and an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Robert has co-authorized articles for the Synergist and was one of five principal authors of the AIHA Protocol Guide for Confined Space Entry. He has collaborated on the 2019 edition of the AIHA publication, "Important Instrumentation and Methods for the Detection of Chemicals in the Field." He is one of the authors of the AIHA White Paper, “Establishing a Process for the Setting of Real-Time Detection System Alarms” (March, 2023). Robert is the author of over 50 other chapters and articles on gas detection and confined space entry published in the USA, Canada, Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

Robert has helped instruct numerous AIHA PDCs and “road show” versions for AIHA sections in the USA, Canada, and South America. He has taught hundreds confined space and gas detection seminars in over 30 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and South America. In 2018, the PDC he has helped to teach for the last 14 years, “Methods and Applications for Chemical Detection in Real Time” was the top-rated professional development course for the entire 2018 AIHA Conference.

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