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Research to Practice: How Ventilation Systems Reduce Airborne Transmission of Infectious Diseases and Resources to Help You Commit2Care

Feb 09, 2023

Sponsored by Amazon


transmission of infectious aerosols. Review the limitations of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to maximize outside air as well as the significant energy costs associated with bringing in more outside air. Examine control approaches aligned with equivalent air changes per hour (eACH) and review the outcomes of AIHA’s Back to Work Safely grant, the Commit2Care initiative and the upcoming Healthier Workplaces e-book containing updated guidance that is applicable to any airborne-transmitted disease.

What You Will Learn

  • Develop better understanding of the application of each in your work environment.
  • Review the elements of the Back to Work Safely grant that applies to control of airborne transmission of infectious aerosols.
  • Gain access to the information from AIHA’s Pandemics Resource Center developed with grant funds from CDC

Donna S. Heidel, M.S., CIH, FAIHA
Donna S. Heidel, M.S., CIH, FAIHA is the worldwide principal industrial hygienist for Amazon. She is also president of the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). Prior to joining Amazon, she was the technical director for industrial hygiene for Bureau Veritas North America; coordinated NIOISH’s Prevention Through Design program; and worked in the pharmaceutical industry, including 15 years at Johnson & Johnson as its worldwide director of industrial hygiene.

Lawrence D. Sloan, M.B.A., FASAE, CAE
Larry Sloan has been CEO of AIHA since October 2016. Prior to this, he was CEO of SOCMA, a trade association representing the U.S. specialty chemical industry. Sloan began his career as a chemical engineer at Air Products and later worked for Nalco Chemical Company in marketing, manufacturing and sales. Sloan has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.


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