Medgate Industrial Hygiene Expert to Lead Roundtable Session at AIHce 2011

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Industrial Hygienists will gain valuable knowledge on how to demonstrate their value within their organizations by participating in this special roundtable at AIHce 2011. The role of computer applications for managing Industrial Hygiene and OHS data will be one of several topics evaluated.

The important contributions of Industrial Hygiene professionals can fly under management’s radar. I hope that industrial hygienists will walk away from this session empowered and confident that they can prove their worth within any organization.

Monica Melkonian, a Medgate Industrial Hygiene expert and Senior Client Service Consultant has arranged a roundtable session at the 2011 American Industrial Hygiene Association Conference and Exposition (AIHce). The Roundtable, titled “Using Computer Applications to Demonstrate the IH Business Case as Part of the Value Strategy,” will take place on Wednesday, May 18 from 1pm-3:30pm.

Industrial hygienists – also known as Occupational Hygienists - play a critical role within organizations to ensure the health and safety of workers and the general public. Many times it can be difficult to quantify for management the true value hygienists provide to an organization. Monica and her peers will present success stories and useful tips to help prove the value of industrial hygiene through computer applications.

“I am pleased to have arranged and be participating in this important roundtable at this year’s AIHce,” says Ms. Melkonian. “Industrial Hygienists are an invaluable asset to promoting health and safety within an organization. Their important contributions and skill set can fly under management’s radar, which is why we are equipping them with a toolset that will help showcase their value. My presentation specifically speaks to how computer applications such as industrial hygiene software can help them manage and present their data in a meaningful way. Above all, I hope that industrial hygienists will walk away empowered and confident that they can prove their worth within any organization”

Ms. Melkonian wrote a related article for the December issue of The Synergist, a respected Industrial Hygiene magazine published by the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA). The article, ‘Streamlined Management: How to Build a Business Case for OHS Database s’ can be accessed by AIHA members at http://bit.ly/m5fI3q.

As a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with years of field experience, Monica Melkonian is a member of Medgate’s Occupational Hygiene Software development team and Senior Client Service Consultant providing implementation services for Medgate clients globally. She has worked in the environmental and occupational health field for over 12 years in both the public and private sector, across a broad range of industries.

The AIHce conference is taking place from May 14-19, 2011 in Portland, OR. It is a premier conference and exposition for Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), attended by thousands of OHS professionals.

About Medgate
Medgate™ (http://www.medgate.com) is the global leader in occupational health and safety software. Medgate’s Occupational Health, Safety, Industrial Hygiene and Environmental software products have the most comprehensive functionality and user-friendly design in the market. Available in multiple languages, Medgate software is used across the globe in hundreds of the best known corporations and government entities.

Medgate’s Industrial Hygiene Software offers the occupational hygiene professional a single database to manage all qualitative and quantitative data, create sampling plans, and prioritize where to spend resources to mitigate risks. Modules include Monitoring / Noise Monitoring, Survey, Qualitative Exposure Assessment, and Equipment Management.

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