Technical Tours


Pricing is listed for attendees/guests.

Monday, June 5

TT-01 Boeing Renton - SOLD OUT

10:30 AM – 1:00 PM
Estimated Length: 2 hours onsite (not including travel time)
Capacity: 40

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space, and security systems. The Renton facility is home to the 737 production lines. The walking tour will focus on manufacturing and assembly of Boeing's large products and the unique industrial hygiene challenges they present.

Security Requirements

Tour attendees will be pre-registered for badges, so the advance roster will need the following information: Visitor Name, Company Affiliation, and Citizenship. Upon arrival for the tour, visitors will need to present photo identification (i.e., driver's license, passport) and proof of citizenship, if available. Non-US citizens can participate but there might be additional restrictions. 

Additional Requirements

Some stair climbing and moderate walking. Safety glasses are required and will be provided. Factory appropriate footwear required: feet completely covered with low, wide heels (heels must be <2" high and at least 1" square heel base). No sandals, high heels, or ballet flats. Athletic shoes recommended.

Special Notes

Tour attendees cannot take photographs while on Boeing property (cameras are not allowed onsite and the camera feature on cell phones cannot be used).

Pricing: $60 / $75

TT-02 Kenworth Renton - SOLD OUT​

Noon – 2:00 PM
Estimated Length: 2 hours onsite (not including travel time)
Capacity: 30

At its Renton, WA facility, PACCAR builds eleven of Kenworth’s thirteen base truck models on one assembly line. Production line flexibility allows the Kenworth Renton facility to offer thousands of component and color options meeting customer order specifications. The plant tour will begin with an overview of production activities and the facility’s worker safety program followed by a 60- to 90-minute guided walking tour throughout the operating facility. Participants will observe various levels of automation and manual assembly as more than 10,000 parts are configured to create custom-engineered vehicles. Kenworth Renton is ISO 14001:2004-certified for effective environmental management systems and has recently been recognized by the Solid Waste Division of King County, WA for its efforts to reduce, reuse, and recycle. The Kenworth production fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids.

Pricing: $60 / $75


Tuesday, June 6

TT-03 University of Washington Seattle Campus

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Estimated Length: 2.5 hours onsite (not including travel time)
Capacity: 40

The tour will take participants to the University of Washington campus via the new LINK light rail system. Tour participants will be escorted to the first of two on-going construction projects: the Biological Sciences building and the new Computer Sciences building. Prior to touring the construction sites participants will learn about current exposure science research at UW and the “prevention through design” efforts in the construction safety field. At each site, participants will have a safety orientation by the project safety officer and learn more about specific procedures they use to improve safety in multi-employer workplaces.

Security Requirements

Participants will read and sign liability form at each construction site.

Additional Requirements

Participants must walk approximately 1/4 mile to and from each site and LINK transit. Stairs and uneven floors with cables and other obstructions may be encountered. Construction sites will not be heated or air-conditioned, so dress should reflect ambient weather conditions (e.g., rain gear). All PPE, except footware, will be provided. Footware must meet definition of "substantial:" must cover entire foot including instep, such as work boot or hiking boot. Sneakers, loafers, oxfords, or flats are not acceptable.

Pricing: $60 / $75

TT-04 Boeing Everett - SOLD OUT

1:30 – 4:30 PM
Estimated Length: 2 hours onsite (1 hour travel time each way)
Capacity: 50

Boeing is the world's largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. The Everett facility is home to the 747, 767, 777, and 787 Dreamliner production lines and is the world's largest building by volume. The tour will focus on 747 & 777 airplane production lines and the unique industrial hygiene challenges they present.

Security Requirements

Tour attendees will be pre-registered for badges, so the advance roster will need the following information: Visitor Name, Company Affiliation, and Citizenship. Upon arrival for the tour, visitors shall present photo identification (i.e., driver's license, passport) and proof of citizenship, if available. Non-US citizens can participate, but there might be additional restrictions. 

Additional Requirements

Some stair climbing and moderate walking. Safety glasses are required and will be provided. Factory appropriate footwear required: feet completely covered with low, wide heels (heels must be <2" high and at least 1" square heel base). No sandals, high heels, or ballet flats. Athletic shoes recommended.

Special Notes

Tour attendees cannot take photographs while on Boeing property (cameras are not allowed onsite and the camera feature on cell phones cannot be used).

Pricing: $60 / $75

TT-05 The Bullitt Center (TBC) Tour 1

2:00 – 4:00 PM
Estimated Length: 2 hours onsite (not including travel time)
Capacity: 25

The Bullitt Center (TBC) is a heavy timber frame 6-story living office building providing a civilized work environment to its tenants. TBC features an open floorplan encouraging physical activity, daylighting, and natural ventilation through large operable windows within 30 feet of all workstations, geo-thermal heated and cooled workspace, FSC-certified wood and no “Red List” toxic building materials, roof-captured rainwater purified onsite for potable uses, net zero energy from solar array roof, and composting foam flush toilets and urinals. TBC is the first office building to earn the Living Building certification, the built environment’s most challenging benchmark of sustainability. Tour guides will lead participants throughout TBC to view listed features as well as mechanical and electrical rooms, gray water and rainwater treatment systems, and the “irresistible” stairway. TBC tour will include a presentation on sustainable workplace design and worker productivity in the built environment provided by representatives of the International Living Future Institute, one of TBC’s tenants. Tour participants will be required to walk the 1-mile distance to and from the convention center up E. Pike St. into the vibrant, eclectic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle where TBC soars over McGilvra Place, the first “Living Park.”

Requirements

Participants must be able to walk 2 miles (one mile to TBC and one mile back) for this tour. Transportation will not be provided. Attendees should bring their umbrella or compact rain jacket for the walk. 

Pricing: $60 / $75


Wednesday, June 7

TT-06 Pacific Fishermen

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Estimated Length: 2.5 hours onsite (not including travel time)
Capacity: 40 participants

Established in 1946, Pacific Fishermen has a long history in the shipyard industry, providing maintenance and repair to existing fleets (including Deadliest Catch and Jacques Cousteau's vessels) operating from California to Alaska and beyond. The facilities face many IH challenges during welding, carbon arc cutting, abrasive blasting, and painting processes which often occur in difficult work environments. In addition, each trade has ergonomic risk factors to address since the ship's structure cannot be altered. This tour will include a yard walkthrough and descriptions of processes and controls. Dress for an industrial environment: sturdy closed toe footwear, long sleeves, and long pants.

Requirements

Be prepared to walk/climb stairs. No open toed shoes. Hard hats and safety glasses (in the machine shop) are required and will be provided onsite.

Pricing: $60 / $75

TT-07 Solstice - SOLD OUT

9:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Estimated Length: 4 hours onsite (includes travel time to and from tour site)
Capacity: 10

Tour will begin with a short presentation by University of Washington researchers focused on occupational UV light exposure at indoor cannabis growing facilities. Tour participants will: 1) be guided through the organically-grown, CO2-enriched 9,000 square foot cultivation area, 2) observe bud harvesting, drying, trimming, and curing work activities, and 3) view multiple cannabinoid extraction techniques, cannabis product formulation, QC testing, and product packaging. 

Tour guide will provide overview of site security measures including “safe room” storage requiring fingerprint access as well as grow area odor control system. Before returning to the AIHce 2017 site, tour bus will stop at a nearby recreational cannabis retail store to observe engineering and administrative controls in place to deter violence in the workplace, similar to potential occupational exposures at workplaces maintaining a large amount of cash and valuables onsite.

Special Notes

Stop at cannabis retail store will last a half-hour.

Pricing: $100 / $115

TT-08 Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery and Redhook Brewery - SOLD OUT

1:30 – 4:30 PM
Estimated Length: 2.5 hours onsite (not including travel time)
Capacity: 40

Tour the crown jewels of the burgeoning Washington State wine and beer industries in beautiful Woodinville. This double-header tour includes a behind-the-scenes custom look at health and safety issues, engineering, and controls in commercial beer and wine production facilities.

Additional Requirements

Limited stair climbing is part of the standard tour route.

Pricing: $80 / $95


Thursday, June 8

TT-010 The Bullitt Center Tour 2

10:00 AM – Noon
Estimated Length: 2 hours onsite (not including travel time)
Capacity: 25

The Bullitt Center (TBC) is a heavy timber frame 6-story living office building providing a civilized work environment to its tenants. TBC features an open floorplan encouraging physical activity, daylighting, and natural ventilation through large operable windows within 30 feet of all workstations, geo-thermal heated and cooled workspace, FSC-certified wood and no “Red List” toxic building materials, roof-captured rainwater purified onsite for potable uses, net zero energy from solar array roof, and composting foam flush toilets and urinals. TBC is the first office building to earn the Living Building certification, the built environment’s most challenging benchmark of sustainability. Tour guides will lead participants throughout TBC to view listed features as well as mechanical and electrical rooms, gray water and rainwater treatment systems, and the “irresistible” stairway. TBC tour will include a presentation on sustainable workplace design and worker productivity in the built environment provided by representatives of the International Living Future Institute, one of TBC’s tenants. Tour participants will be required to walk the 1-mile distance to and from the convention center up E. Pike St. into the vibrant, eclectic Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle where TBC soars over McGilvra Place, the first “Living Park.”

Requirements

Participants must be able to walk 2 miles (one mile to TBC and one mile back) for this tour.

Special Notes

Transportation will not be provided. Attendees should bring their umbrella or compact rain jacket for the walk. 

Pricing: $60 / $75