HazTek’s Director of Technical Services Kevin McMahon, CIH, a member of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), was asked to moderate a panel on “Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Criteria for New Construction” at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Exposition (AIHce), held in Seattle, Washington last month.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is the most widely used green building rating system in the world. To be LEED certified, new construction must pass a battery of tests, including carpeting and new construction material sampling. This AIHce session was focused on the sampling done for that certification and how a new white paper, sponsored by the AIHA Construction and Toxicology Committees and the Green Building Working Group, examines the use of volatile organic compound (VOC) sampling for pre-occupancy assessment of new construction. McMahon’s expertise and insight facilitated a compelling discussion on the topic.
For 77 years, AIHA’s annual conference has focused on the important trends, needs, and research that impact worker health. Every year, the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce) is the premiere destination for thousands of IH/OH professionals, including industrial hygienists, EHS specialists, safety, and risk management professionals, all of whom are responsible for the safety, health, and environment of today’s workspaces.
Credit to: American Industrial Hygiene Association