May 15, 2024 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm

Ben Smigielski is an Industrial Hygienist with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. He has been with BWC for five years and assists employers with various industrial hygiene matters, such as monitoring noise and chemical exposures, suggesting exposure control methods, and conducting on-site training. Ben acquired a Bachelor’s of Science degree from The Ohio State University and a Master’s of Science in Occupational Health degree from University of Toledo.

Session: Is The Air Safe To Breathe?
This presentation will delve into the critical importance of chemical monitoring when evaluating breathing air in your workplace. Various methods will be discussed such as using 4-gas meters, sampling techniques, and pertinent equipment. Details on specific sensors will also be discussed, as well as some of the drawbacks of different monitoring methods.