AI Hce2020 Billboard Background

Technical Tours

Technical tours offer attendees the opportunity to go “behind the scenes” to look at OEHS issues in the daily operation of a facility or program. These tours are led by an industrial hygienist or other safety professional. Tours are considered part of the education program, and CM points are awarded in the same manner as if a registrant were attending a session. We offer a limited number of tours during AIHce EXP, which defines the facilities selected as those featuring “best practice” OEHS standards.

All technical tours, unless otherwise noted are $60 (advance rate when purchased by 3/29/2020) and $75 (after 3/29/2020).

Technical Tours

TT-01: Kemira Chemicals, Inc., Americas R&D Center

Tuesday, June 2
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Description: Tour Kemira Chemicals, Inc.’s R&D facility with single bypass air and a negative air flow environment to reduce workplace odors and hazardous exposures. Analytical, Microbiological, Constant Temperature & Humidity, and Research and Development laboratories are all independent from each other. This tour features specialized research in the pulp and paper, oilfield, and water quality industries.

Security Restrictions and Requirements:
All tour participants must have sleeves (short sleeves are okay), long pants, and closed-toe full-top shoes (preferably nonpervious).

Capacity: 30

Schedule (anticipated):
Depart GWCC: 10:00 a.m.
Arrive Tour Site: 10:10 a.m.
Tour: 10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Depart Tour Site: 11:45 a.m.
Arrive GWCC: 12:00 p.m.

TT-02: Plant McDonough and Georgia Power Environmental Lab

Tuesday, June 2
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Description: Georgia Power's Environmental Lab and Plant McDonough are located on adjacent properties, and the tour will be of both facilities. The environmental lab is where many analyses are performed to determine things such as BTU content, water contamination, radiation detection, and more. This tour will let attendees see all the different analyses that Georgia Power performs and the work that is put in to run the lab. Plant McDonough is a Georgia Power generation plant located on the same sight as the old Plant Atkinson Coal Plant but now has new state of the art HRSG natural gas powered units, which are much cleaner and more efficient than the traditional coal powered generation plants. This tour will allow participants to see a power plant in person and learn about all the pieces that go into operating the plant.

Security Restrictions and Requirements: Participants need to bring their driver's license (or other government issued ID). Please bring your own safety glasses, wear 100% cotton clothing, and no open-toe shoes. Hard hats, safety vests, and hearing protection will be provided.

Capacity: 40

Schedule (anticipated):
Depart GWCC: 12:30 p.m.
Arrive at GP Environmental Lab: 12:50 p.m.
Tour GP Environmental Lab: 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Depart GP Environmental Lab: 1:30 p.m.
Arrive at Plant McDonough: 1:45 p.m.
Tour Plant McDonough: 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Depart Plant McDonough: 3:10 p.m.
Arrive GWCC: 3:30 p.m.

TT-03: CDC - National Center for Environmental Health's Division of Laboratory Sciences

Tuesday, June 2
12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Description: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) operates the National Biomonitoring Program (NBP). DLS is CDC’s only consolidated laboratory and the world’s largest collection of Mass Spectrometers with nearly 300 instruments. There are over 400 scientists with a diverse range of analytical capabilities and expertise working across seven branches in 26 unique laboratories. DLS supports accurate and reliable measurements for tobacco and volatiles, newborn screening, inorganic and organic analytical toxicology, clinical chemistry, nutrition, emergency response, and preparedness for chemical and radiological threats. The DLS measures more than 300 environmental chemicals in people. It develops and publishes advanced laboratory methods in peer-reviewed journals so other laboratories can use them. DLS shares knowledge and trains state public health laboratories in biomonitoring methods and helps assure the quality of laboratory test data. Quality data ensures patients and healthcare providers (as well as researchers and public health officials) that the laboratory test results they receive are accurate. DLS collaborates with partners on 60-70 studies each year examining the effects of environmental exposure. DLS also responds to requests for aid in epidemiological investigations where chemical exposure is suspected. DLS publishes the National Report on Human Exposure to Environmental Chemicals and Updated Tables.

Security Restrictions and Requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen to participate in this tour. Appropriate attire is required: No open-toe shoes or high heels. No photography. No firearms.

Capacity: 30

Schedule (anticipated):
Depart GWCC: 12:30 p.m.
Arrive at Tour Site: 1:00 p.m.
Tour: 1:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Depart Tour Site: 3:00 p.m.
Arrive GWCC: 3:30 p.m.


TT-04: Kemira, Marietta Plant

Wednesday, June 3
9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Description: Kemira, Marietta Plant, is part of Kemira’s Pulp and Paper Industry segment. Chemicals manufactured at the plant offer a complete chemistry portfolio for the entire process from pulp manufacture to paper production and to water treatment. Kemira’s products add optimal quality, functionality, and strength to paper and board products, ensure safety and hygiene of water and food packaging, and maximize yield from energy resources. The tour will include a brief overview of the plant and walkthrough of the three manufacturing units of the plant – Organics, Defoamers, and Polymers.

Security Restrictions and Requirements
: This tour will involve stair climbing. Please wear appropriate attire: long pants, long-sleeved shirt, and closed-toe shoes. The facility will provide hard hats and safety glasses.

Capacity: 30

Schedule (anticipated): 
Depart GWCC: 9:00 a.m.
Arrive at Tour Site: 9:30 a.m.
Tour: 9:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Depart Tour Site: 11:30 a.m.
Arrive GWCC: 12:00 p.m.

TT-06: Lockheed Martin Aeronautics – Marietta Facility

Wednesday, June 3
12:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Description: This will be a walking tour inside the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics facility's main assembly building where participants will view the C130J Aircraft assembly areas and the F35 Mid Fuselage assembly areas. There will be a short stop in the company store, and the tour group will load back onto the buses and take a Windshield Tour of the Flight line area before departing.

Security Restrictions and Requirements:
Must be a U.S. Citizen to participate in this tour. Each guest must provide their full name, date of birth, confirm they are U.S. Citizens, company name, and email address. Please bring some form of identification with you, and present it upon entrance into the facility. Note: The following are strictly prohibited at the Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Campus: Cell Phones, Cameras, Recording Devices, Firearms, Alcohol, and Smoking. You must stay with a Lockheed Martin escort at all times. Please do not touch or use Lockheed Martin company computer systems or connect a device (i.e., laptop or USB device) to the Lockheed Martin Network while on the tour. Please note the following guidelines: Visitor badges must be visible at all times. Food and beverages are not allowed during the tour. Guests must wear closed-toe covered shoes (no clogs, mules, sling backs, etc.). Low-heeled shoes (1 inch or less) are suggested as this is a walking tour. All wireless devices should be disabled, not in use, turned off, or left behind during the facility tour. Personal belongings are subject to search by Lockheed Martin Security.

Capacity: 40

Schedule (anticipated):
Depart GWCC: 12:15 p.m.
Arrive at Tour Site: 12:50 p.m.
Tour: 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Depart Tour Site: 3:15 p.m.
Arrive GWCC: 4:00 p.m.


TT-07: Delta Air Lines Technical Operations Center

Thursday, June 4
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Description: Delta Air Lines Technical Operations Center (Delta TechOps) provides comprehensive services covering aircraft engines, auxiliary power units (APU), components, avionics, airframes, and line maintenance. Delta’s home base in Atlanta, the Atlanta Technical Operations Center (TOC), covers 2.7 million square feet. Annual maintenance performed at the TOC includes the inspection and repair of over 200,000 aircraft components, over 650 engines and 350 APUs, and over 200 Major Visits (PSV); over 260 Hangar Overnight Visits and Letter Checks; and over 200 Modification and Paint Visits. TechOps is also a Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) provider for over 150 aviation customers from around the globe. Delta Air Lines has the lowest OSHA recordable injury rate in the domestic airline business and is the first U.S. airline to achieve OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star status. The TOC is an active VPP Star site.

Security Restrictions and Requirements:
Visitors must have a government issued ID and provide their name, phone number, and company name in advance. Participants must be 18 years or older. Participants should expect to walk 1.5 miles during the tour. Hearing and eye protection will be required for portions of the tour and will be provided by the facility.

Capacity: 30

Schedule (anticipated):
Depart GWCC: 8:00 a.m.
Arrive at Tour Site: 8:30 a.m.
Tour: 8:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Depart Tour Site: 11:00 a.m.
Arrive GWCC: 11:30 a.m.

AIHce EXP 2020 is sponsored by:

UPDATE on Status of AIHce EXP 2020 Released. READ MESSAGE FROM AIHA, CEO >