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Industry Talk    MFG323081
Utilizing Advancements in Simulation to Improve Occupational Safety and Health
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Health and safety is now front and center as industrial facilities take aim to help protect employees and provide safe work environments. Typical industrial hazards include temperature extremes and inhalable particulate. Utilizing advancements in computer simulation, engineers can predict the conditions within the work environment by identifying all the potential hazards workers may face. Simulations of the facility can be generated to model hazards such as temperature extremes and particulate dispersion patterns. The results can then be analyzed to determine the thermal stress on employees and the capture efficiency of the emission control system. By studying these results, engineers can run additional “what if” scenarios and compare the results to determine the best course of action. Utilizing this technology, engineers can design practical yet cost-effective “right-sized” solutions to satisfy both industrial hygiene and regulatory issues.

Key Learnings

  • Learn how to identify certain types of environmental hazards
  • Learn how to predict thermal stress on workers
  • Learn how to compare various solutions
  • Learn how to plan environments to reduce indoor environmental concerns

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