FALLS CHURCH, Va. (July 16, 2014) — The American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has released the Japanese translation of IHSTAT, a data interpretation statistical package that computes descriptive statistics, determines if the distributions are normal or log normally distributed, and calculates associated confidence limits on the mean and the tolerance limits of the distribution. The new Japanese translation was done through a collaboration of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and Haruo Hashimoto, CIH, an AIHA member and industrial hygiene manager at EMG Marketing G.K. in Tokyo, Japan.
“The release of the Japanese language version of IHSTAT is an example of how the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee strives to expand the access of its professional level exposure assessment tools to IH practitioners around the world,” said James H. Stewart, PhD, CIH, CSP, chair of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and a principal scientist and director of the Building Science and Forensics Division at Environmental Health & Engineering, Inc., in Needham, Mass.
“Now that a fifteenth language has been added to IHSTAT, industrial hygienists in training and veterans of the profession, who engage in occupational exposure assessment work, will continue to benefit by having an easy-to-use implementation of mathematical modeling and analysis methods,” added Daniel Drolet, MSc, a member of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and a chemist with the Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail (IRSST) in Quebec.
IHSTAT is a flexible spreadsheet that implements many basic modeling and statistical analysis algorithms and helps industrial hygienists use modeling and statistical analysis in exposure assessments. The spreadsheet provides for a transparent understanding of each algorithm’s function, parameters and results.
IHSTAT is available in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi, Korean, Spanish, Dutch, Chinese, German, Norwegian, Russian, Turkish, and Czech. IHSTAT, as well as other free exposure assessment tools, are produced, reviewed, evaluated and tested by a diverse group of volunteer professional EASC members. The IHSTAT program and user guide is available on the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee website.
Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is the premier association of occupational and environmental health and safety professionals. AIHA’s 10,000 members play a crucial role on the front line of worker health and safety every day. Members represent a cross-section of industry, private business, labor, government and academia.