Technical Tours

Led by a practicing industrial hygienist or safety expert, Technical Tours allow you to explore IH issues in a real-life environment. Participation in the tours is limited to professional registrants.  Pre-registration fee required.

Monday, June 1
10:00 a.m. – Noon

TT-01 Salt Lake Printing Center

Salt Lake Printing Center

Attendees will tour the LDS printing facility. Beginning operation in 1849, the Print Center covers 1,097,419 square feet, about as much space as 19 football fields. Its impressive array of equipment includes such large presses as a five-color manroland Lithoman web press, a Timson T-32 web press and a five-color manroland 700 sheetfed press, among many others. The Print Center prints an average of 5.9 million books per year in addition to magazines, posters, training materials and fine art pictures. SH&E managers address issues related to the safe storage, use and disposal of hazardous, flammable solvents; hearing protection; ventilation; and PPE in a heavy industrial facility. Monitoring is conducted for MEK, n-butyl acetate, noise, and process discharges to ensure compliance with regulations.

Monday, June 1
10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

TT-02 United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Salt Lake Technical Center
SOLD OUT!

Salt Lake Technical Center

OSHA’s Salt Lake Technical Center (SLTC) predates the Agency as the US Public Health Service Western Regional Occupational Health Laboratory.  The SLTC has established itself as a customer focused, full service technical resource where science and technology serves the Agency, the Health and Safety profession, and workers.  Among its activities:

  • OSHA’s AIHA-LAP (ISO17035) accredited laboratory, which performs all sample analysis in support of Federal enforcement and participating State Plan states.
  • Multi-disciplinary team support in reactive chemistry, materials failure investigations, and various National projects.
  • Research, development, and publication of OSHA Sampling and Analytical methods.
  • OSHA’s Health Response Team (HRT) provides industrial hygiene and engineering support to field on technically challenging investigations.
  • Coordinates OSHA’s chemical, biological, and radiological field response teams including field deployment of staff, and equipment.
  • Manages many of OSHA’s technical e-products including Safety and Health Topics pages and e-Tools.
  • Frequent interaction with OSHA’s National Office, other agencies, and professional communities, providing technically appropriate support.

Monday, June 1
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

TT-03 Hill Air Force Base IH and Engineering Controls for Aircraft Maintenance Operations  SOLD OUT!

Hill reservists say goodbye to last of F-16s

The maintenance and repair of highly sophisticated military aircraft present unique industrial hygiene and safety hazards.  On this tour, Air Force Industrial Hygienists will describe these risks and how they are controlled.  Participants will tour an aircraft maintenance facility, seeing first hand Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons and C-130 Hercules aircraft.  The highlight will be touring Hill AFB’s game-changing full-aircraft laser depaint facility.  This state of the art technology replaces classic physical and chemical paint stripping and significantly improves production AND nearly eliminates the physical and chemical risks (primarily Chromium VI) associated with paint and primer removal operations.

Special Requirements:  Only U.S. citizens will be able to participate.  All tour participants MUST provide their full name, country of citizenship (must be USA), and current/valid drivers license number and state by Friday, May 8th.  This information is necessary for base access.  If information is not provided, participants will not be given access to the base.  As this tour will require lead time from the base in order to gain access, the deadline to register for this tour will be Friday, May 8th and there will be no onsite registration.  Please note: this tour will include extensive walking and potentially stair climbing.

TT-04 IM Flash

IM Flash

IM Flash is a joint venture between Intel and Micron that manufactures NAND Flash memory that is used in a variety of applications including smart phones, tablets and solid state drives.  IM Flash operates a state of the art semiconductor manufacturing facility with 2.3 million square feet, over 1600 employees, and over 400 hundred contractors.  The semiconductor manufacturing process encompasses a variety of industrial hygiene concerns including: chemical, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, noise, and ergonomics to name a few.

Special Requirements:  Tour participants must wear closed-toed and closed-heeled shoes.  No electronics are allowed and will need to be checked in at the front desk.  Please note: this tour will include extensive walking.

Tuesday, June 2
1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

TT-05 Kennecott Utah Copper North (Smelter and Refinery) SOLD OUT!

Kennecott Refinery-Smelter

Rio Tinto Kennecott is a fully integrated mining, smelting and refining company committed to integrating sustainable development into every facet of its business. Kennecott owns and operates the Bingham Canyon Mine, which has been providing important mineral resources and economic prosperity for more than 110 years.

As the second largest copper producer in the United States, Kennecott provides about 25 percent of the nation’s copper supply.  Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is the largest manmade excavation on earth. Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the top producing copper mines in the world with production at more than 19 million tons.

Special Requirements: Tour participants must wear closed-toed shoes, long sleeve shirts, and long trousers.  Participants will be provided the following PPE during the site visit: hard hat, glasses, gloves, and hearing protection.

TT-06 Kennecott Utah Copper South (Mine and Concentrator) SOLD OUT!

Kennecott Mine

Rio Tinto Kennecott is a fully integrated mining, smelting and refining company committed to integrating sustainable development into every facet of its business. Kennecott owns and operates the Bingham Canyon Mine, which has been providing important mineral resources and economic prosperity for more than 110 years.

As the second largest copper producer in the United States, Kennecott provides about 25 percent of the nation’s copper supply.  Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is the largest manmade excavation on earth. Kennecott’s Bingham Canyon Mine is one of the top producing copper mines in the world with production at more than 19 million tons.

Special Requirements: Tour participants must wear closed-toed shoes, long sleeve shirts, and long trousers.  Participants will be provided the following PPE during the site visit: hard hat, glasses, gloves, and hearing protection.