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									                                                 AIHA BUSINESS PLAN (2008 - 2010)
(Return form to Thursa La by e-mail at or fax: 703-207-8558 by July 31, 2007)

              NAME OF COMMITTEE:                 Engineering
                     Committee Chair:            Silvia Maberti
                   Board Coordinator:            Dan Anna
                        Staff Liaison:           Craig Sorrell
                      Business Year:             2008
             Date in Which Submitted:            7/31/2007
           Committee Mission:

                                                                         Business Plan - 2008
                                                  Related AIHA Strategic
                                                      Plan Goal(s) or                  Committee Activities to                     Persons
                        GOAL                            Objectives                       Accomplish Goal                          Responsible           By What Date
   1     Award "Best Engineering Paper" for      Professional Community,        Identify engineering related papers in
         2008                                    Advocacy, Influence, and Value JOEH and discuss with members the             Angel Plaza             01/30/08
                                                                                need to expand to other journals
                                                                                                                              Silvia Maberti, Angel
                                                                                 Review all Engineering-related papers        Plaza, Erica Jones,
                                                                                 published                                    Michael Larranaga,
                                                                                                                              Janet Leung
   2     Award "Best Engineering Poster" for     Professional Community,        Review of all engineering-related posters
                                                                                                                              Committee Members       AIHce 2008
         poster at AIHce 2008                    Advocacy, Influence, and Value at AIHce by Committee volunteers
   3     Publish the book “Detection and         Information, Learning, and     Final version out for review                  Scott Swanson, Steve    01/30/08
         continuous monitoring of hazardous      Knowledge                                                                    Lacey, Leo Old and
         materials”                                                                                                           Shrikar Chunduri
   4     Explore the idea of arranging a round   Information, Learning, and                                                                           11/1/2007-AIHce 2008
         tables for AIHce                        Knowledge                       CDF and engineering controls                 Dan Hall

                                                                                 Noise reduction/Control                      Angel Plaza

   5     Maintain the IH community informed      Information, Learning, and                                                                           Continuous, 2008
                                                                                                                              Bill Heitbrink, Angel
         with up-to-date information on          Knowledge                       Identify the need for the publication of a
                                                                                                                              Plaza, Veronica Kero,
         Engineering controls technology                                         guide on engineering controls
                                                                                                                              Silvia Maberti
5                                              Related AIHA Strategic
                                                   Plan Goal(s) or                   Committee Activities to                   Persons
                    GOAL                             Objectives                        Accomplish Goal                        Responsible             By What Date
1    Award "Best Engineering Paper" for
     Revison to AIHA Engineering              Professional Community,
                                              Updating Information, Learning, Identify areas in Engineering Handbook      Mike Larrañaga, Silvia    AIHce 2008
     Handbook                                 Advocacy, Influence, and Value that needed revision as well as inclusion
                                              and Knowledge                                                               Maberti
                                                                              of useful new topics for Engineers in IH
6    Continue Engineering Committee           Operational Excellence,         Attend meetings, report common              Steven Guffey - ACGIH     Continuous, 2008
     liaison to other AIHA, ACGIH             Professional Community,         interests and possible goals.               Industrial Ventilation
     Committees as well as other              Advocacy, Influence, and Value                                              Committee
                                                                                                                          Steve Lacey - Early
                                                                                                                          Career Development
                                                                                                                          John McKernan - Gas
                                                                                                                          Angel Plaza - Noise and
                                                                                                                          Physical Hazards
                                                                                                                          Leo Old - Health Care
7    Explore opportunities for the                                            Identify potential topics in Engineering
     committee to participate in topics                                       Controls for the Nanotechnology Industry
     related to nanotechnology on order       Information, Learning, and      and identify key participants in the area
                                                                                                                          Stephanie Waissanen       AIHce 2008
     recruit expertise for the development    Knowledge
     of PDCs, Roundtables, etc

8                                         Professional Community,
     Evaluate the feasibility of developing                              Develop scholarship proposal for IH
     scholarship proposal for IH students Advocacy, Influence, and Value students doing engineering controls
                                                                                                                     Veronica Kero                  01/30/08
     doing engineering controls research                                 research, draft letter to send to potential
10   Organize podium presentations and/or                                Arrange Sessions, Moderate, and monitor Torey Nalbone
     round tables at AIHCe                                               sessions at AIHCe
                                              Information, Learning, and Knowledge                                                                  AIHCe 2008

11   Participate in the AIHCe Technical       Professional Community,        Request display space at AIHce 2006          Leo Old
     Committee Gallery                        Advocacy, Influence, and Value and prepare materials.                                                 03/01/07
                                               Related AIHA Strategic
                                                   Plan Goal(s) or                 Committee Activities to                  Persons
                    GOAL                             Objectives                      Accomplish Goal                       Responsible              By What Date
12   Award "Best Engineering Paper" for
     Follow-up with Membership by means       Professionalexcellence,
                                              Operational Community,         Coordinate date and time with             Silvia Maberti and Angel
     of conference calls                      Advocacy, Influence, and Value Engineering Committee members and
                                              Professional Community,                                                  Plaza
                                              Advocacy, Influence, and Value AIHA staff                                                           11/15/2007 and

13   Engineering Committee to remain          Operational excellence,        Facilitate communication between          Silvia Maberti and Angel   Continuous, 2008
     committed be available to assisting in   Professional Community,        Engineering Committee members and         Plaza
     1) developing practice standards and     Advocacy, Influence, and Value our Board Coordinator so opportunities
     guidelines, 2) support AIHA in                                          may be readily identified
     development of White Papers and
     position statements in the area of
     industrial hygiene engineering, and 3)
     assist ABIH in development of
     engineering related questions for
     certification examinations, on a
     requested basis.
14   Submit proposal for a PDC in "Life       Information, Learning, and      Prepare submission material by August    Leo Old
     Safety Engineering"                      Knowledge                       2007                                                                08/07 - AIHCe 2008

15   Actively participate in the review of Operational Excellence,            Submit names and qualifications to the   Leo Old, Angel Plaza,
     technical papers submitted to JOEH    Professional Community;            organizers and volunteer as reviewers    Veronica Kero,
     and PDC proposals submitted to AIHA Information, learning and                                                                                Continuous, 2008
                                           Annual Report Form 2007
(Return form to Thursa La by e-mail at or fax: 703-207-8558 by December 15, 2007)

       NAME OF COMMITTEE:              Engineering
           Committee Chair:            Silvia Maberti
          Board Coordinator:           Harry Beaulieu / Dan Anna
               Staff Liaison:          Thursa La
             Business Year:            2007

          Committee Mission:


                  GOAL                     Mid-Point Review                             Outcome                        Board Coordinator Assessment
   1    Award "Best Engineering        Inn process, to be completed      Buvaneswari Jayaraman, Astrid H.
        Paper" for 2007                by May                            Kristoffersen, Elizabeth U. Finlayson,
                                                                         and Ashok J. Gadgil for: CFD
                                                                         Investigation of Room Ventilation for
                                                                         Improved Operation of a Downdraft
                                                                         Table: Novel Concepts. Published in
                                                                         JOEH, March 2006.
   2    Award "Best Engineering        To be completed at AIHCe
        Poster" for poster at AIHce                                      James Couch, a masters student at
        2007                                                             University of Cincinnati, was presented
                                                                         the best student poster award for
                                                                         "Analysis of Airborne Beryllium"
   3    Publish the book “Detection    Conference call?                  Final version will be out for review by
        and continuous monitoring                                        the Publications Committee in the
        of hazardous materials”                                          upcoming months and future peer-
   4    Explore the idea of            No new topics or interest for a   Several options were discussed as
        arranging a round tables for   round table. Explore              potential topics for roundtables:Shelter-
        AIHCe                          possibilities for 2008            in-Place - Erica Jones;Construction of
                                                                         Temporary Shelters and Emergency
                                                                         Evacuation – Torey Nalbone; Noise
                                                                         Controls – Angel Plaza; Controlling
                                                                         Silica Exposures in Construction – Bill
                                                                         Heitbrink; Z-9 Standard – Crescente

   5    Maintain the IH community      Collect feedback from             Several new topics have been identified
        informed with up-to-date       members in these aspects          and the committee is evaluating new
        information on Engineering                                       topics to develop roundtables or
        controls technology                                              crossover sessions that would be of
                                                                         interest and innovative for the IH
   6    Continue Engineering          In progress. Contacts with         Various members are actively
        Committee liaison to other    Noise committee for                participating with other committees in
        AIHA, ACGIH Committees        roundtable in 2008,                the development of rountables and/or
        as well as other              Collaboration with the             PDCs
        Organizations                 Environmental issues
   7    Explore opportunities for the In progress. Contacts with         Although this is a relatively new topic
        committee to participate in   nanotech task force. Still very    and there is not much known in terms
        topics related to             early in the porcess for           of the exposure, Stefanie Waissanen
        nanotechnology on order       Engineering to kick in. Need       agreed to monitor advances in this area
        recruit expertise for the     feedback from committee            with her colleagues at 3M.
        development of PDCs,          members.
        Roundtables, etc
   8    Evaluate the feasibility of   Veronica Kero actively             Veronica has explored this possibility
        developing scholarship        pursued this but no viable         and informed the committee that we
        proposal for IH students      alternatives now.                  need $5,000 to 10,000 “seed” money
        doing engineering controls                                       to start this. The committee agreed
        research                                                         that this is a feasible project, so
                                                                         Veronica will start drafting the letter to
                                                                         send to potential donors.
   9    Participation of the           Silvia Maberti pursuerd this      As an alternative to this activity to reach
        Committee in Engineer's        activity, but no viable           out to students and attract them to
        Week (Feb 2007)                alternatives were identified      Engineering and IH, we will collaborate
                                                                         with Early Carreer and Students
                                                                         Committee to identify better methods to
                                                                         reach out to young students.

  10    Organize podium                Done, one podium session at       PO 114 – Engineering and Control
        presentations and/or round     AIHCe 2007                        Technology carried out on Tuesday
        tables at AIHCe                                                  06/05/07 2:00 – 6:00 pm Torey
                                                                         Nalbone organized the session this
                                                                         year and served as moderator.
                                                                         Veronica Kero and Angel Plaza
                                                                         supported as monitors.
  11    Participate in the AIHCe    In progress, to be completed         Leo Old prepared the materials for the
        Technical Committee Gallery by April 13th                        Gallery, which was presented at AIHCe
  12    Follow-up with Membership In progress                            Several conference calls and e-mails
        by means of conference calls                                     were used to keep contact with the
                                                                         membership and follow-up on the
  13    Engineering Committee to     Collect feedback from               1) Mike Larranaga has identified some
        remain committed be          members in these aspects            chapters in the Engineering Handbook
        available to assisting in 1)                                     that could benefit from some revision,
        developing practice                                              as well as the inclusion of other topics
        standards and guidelines, 2)                                     such as Building Dynamics, HVAC
        support AIHA in                                                  Systems, Illumination, Life Safety and
        development of White                                             Fire Protection Engineering. Although
        Papers and position                                              in previous years the committee has
        statements in the area of                                        evaluated the possibility of turning the
        industrial hygiene                                               publication into an electronic reference
        engineering, and 3) assist                                       without much success, Silvia and Mike
        ABIH in development of                                           will discuss again the issue with the
        engineering related                                              publications Committee to evaluate if
        questions for certification                                      such a revision would be an interesting
        examinations, on a                                               project for the association. 2) Proposal
        requested basis.                                                 to write a White Paper on maintenance
                                                                         of Ventilation Systems. Steve Guffey
                                                                         will draft the white paper and will
                                                                         discuss with Aaron to evaluate the
                                                                         feasibility of this position paper.
                                                                         Members of the committee will review it
                                                                         and will vote on it prior to submitting it.

  14    Submit proposal for a PDC      Leo submitted proposal and        Leo Old presented his PDC “Life Safety
        in "Life Safety Engineering"   was approved. Will be             Engineering”. There were about 40
                                       preented at AIHCe 2007            attendees and the evaluations were
                                                                         very positive. The PDC was ranked 6 ,
                                                                         therefore was invited to present at
  15    Actively participate in the Leo Old is a reviewer for            Participation in the review of technical
        review of technical papers  JOEH. Others?                        papers submitted to JOEH: Leo Old ,
        submitted to JOEH and                                            Bill Heitbrink, and Torey Nalbone have
        PDC proposals submitted to                                       served as reviewers for the Journal.


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