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Making the Right Call: Exposure Decision Analysis

Presented: Sep 28, 2023  Available until: Sep 30, 2024

Evidence collected by NIOSH indicates that industrial hygienists (IHs) make inaccurate and underestimated exposure judgments when relying on professional judgment and rudimentary analysis. The use of simple, freely available statistical tools and Bayesian Decision Analysis can substantially increase IHs’ exposure judgment accuracy. This webinar will teach the core concepts and approaches associated with statistically supported exposure decision analysis. The content presented in this webinar will be a distillation of the concepts covered in AIHA’s free Making Accurate Exposure Risk Decisionswebinar.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:  

  1. Describe why statistical tools are important for making accurate exposure judgments.
  2. Describe AIHA risk categories and 3 basic rules of thumb for increasing the accuracy of exposure judgments. 
  3. Apply strategies to make exposure judgments using statistical analysis and example exposure data.


Rustin Reed, PhD, CIH, CSP


Dr. Reed is a Certified Industrial Hygienist, a Certified Safety Professional, and an educator whose professional and research experiences have focused on industrial hygiene in the mining industry. He manages multi-million-dollar interdisciplinary health and safety research projects funded by NIOSH. His current research interests include diesel exhaust, heat strain, evaluation of safety training, and the use of machine learning to improve safety and health. Rustin served as the Chair of the AIHA Mining Working Group and the Secretary of the Arizona AIHA Local Section.



This course contains 1 hours of instruction. 0.1 CEUs are offered for this course.

As an IACET Accredited Provider, Bowen Learning Network offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

Eligible for contact hours with the BGC, BCSP, IHMM, and other OEHS certifying agencies.

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Completion Requirements

To receive a Certificate of Completion for this course, participants are required to complete the following items:

  1. Participate in the live webinar or review the on-demand webinar recording.
  2. Score 70% or higher on the quiz.
  3. Complete the webinar evaluation.

No certificate will be awarded to participants who do not meet the above completion requirements.

Computer Requirements

The Bowen Learning Network online virtual classrooms are powered by BigBlueButton. It fully supports the Windows, Mac OS X, and Chromebook platforms (see below for versions supported). Support is available for iOS (iPads) and Android Tablets. While smart phones can be used, the screens are too small to display all of the aspects of the Virtual Classroom.  For the best online learning experience, the use of a device with a larger screen is HIGHLY recommended. A physical keyboard is also recommended.


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