globalThe American Industrial Hygiene Association® (AIHA) has developed a Korean translation of IHSTAT, the multi-language, 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.

AIHA says the translation is the result of a collaboration of the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee and Jooyeon Hwang, a Doctoral candidate from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota.

IHSTAT and IH MOD are flexible spreadsheets, available for free download on the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee website, that implement many basic modeling and statistical analysis algorithms and help industrial hygienists both understand and use modeling and statistical analyzing as aspects in exposure assessments. The spreadsheets provide for a transparent understanding of each algorithm’s function, parameters, and results.

Industrial hygienists in training and veterans of the profession, who engage in occupational exposure assessment work, will benefit by having an easy to use implementation of mathematical modeling and analysis methods. IH MOD also has utility for downstream user and consumer exposure assessments, which are relevant in the European REACH efforts and other regulatory-based exposure and risk control programs.

In addition to Korean, IHSTAT is available in English, French, Italian, Portuguese, Hindi, Spanish, Chinese, German, Czech and Dutch. IH MOD is available in English, French and German versions as well.

To download the IHSTAT and IH MOD programs and users guides visit the Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee page.