AIHce Indianapolis



Technical Tours

Enhance your conference experience by participating in a technical tour. Tours are open to all professional and exhibitor full conference registrants; one ticket per tour may be purchased. Shuttles leave and return to/from the Indiana Convention Center at the times listed. Tickets are $35 if purchased by May 30.

CM Points: Tours are included in the overall 1 CM point per day.

ON ALL TOURS…to insure admittance to the tour site, carry valid government issued photo identification, i.e., driver’s license, passport, or military ID. Personal electronics (cameras, iPods, cell phones with photographic capability and other like items) may not be used during the tour.  Briefcases, backpacks and totes are discouraged. Limited jewelry and appropriate attire, including long pants (men and women), long-sleeved shirts and flat, closed sturdy walking shoes are a must! Additional restrictions, if applicable, are listed in each tour description.

Monday, June 18

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
TT-01 Eli Lilly & Company; Limit 32 - Sold Out

Eli Lilly & Company has a 135 year history of making medicines that help people live longer, healthier, more active lives. But, how are they made?

Eli Lilly has created a novel Learning Center to provide initial drug manufacturing process instruction for employees. Learn how the company converted a former manufacturing facility into a training center for employees who manufacture Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients and injectable drugs. Then, tour a series of manufacturing training centers that mimic steps in the drug manufacturing process and see innovative modules for a variety of traditional safety training. Participants will not see active drug manufacturing, but will see sample equipment in action that has been used in various steps of processing.

Driver’s license required. Safety glasses provided.

Tuesday, June 19

9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
TT-02 Covanta Indianapolis, Inc. (Tour 1); Limit 32 – Sold Out

The Indianapolis Resource Recovery Facility, operating as Covanta Indianapolis, Inc., began commercial operation in December 1988 and serves approximately 815,000 residents of the city of Indianapolis/Marion County with sustainable waste disposal and clean, renewable energy in the form of steam. The facility can process 2,175 tons-per-day of solid waste that produce no less than 4,500 pounds of steam sold per ton. Citizens Thermal Energy (CTE) purchases the steam to power the downtown heating loop which includes nearly all downtown businesses, Indiana University, Purdue University’s Indianapolis campus, and Eli Lilly.

Energy-from-Waste (EfW) facilities offer a safe, technologically advanced means of waste disposal while also generating clean, renewable energy, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and supporting recycling through the recovery of metals. The tour begins with a short explanation of how the Energy-from-Waste (EfW) Facility operates, including a presentation on EfW industrial hygiene, safety and medical surveillance requirements and how they relate to the Industry. Open discussion and a facility tour follow.

Long sleeved shirt, slacks, durable flat-soled shoes required. Hard hat, safety glasses and hearing protection provided.

9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
TT-02A Indianapolis Motor Speedway; Limit 40 - Sold Out

The Indianapolis 500 is the world’s most famous auto race and the world’s largest single-day spectator sporting event, attracting over 200,000 spectators.  The “500” has been “Redefining the Future” since its inception in 1911, and will do so again May 27, 2012 with the first running of the new Dallara IndyCar at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Although racing is inherently risky, the protection of drivers, crews and spectators is of paramount importance.  This tour will take you behind the scenes at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) to explore some of the occupational, environmental, health, safety (OEHS), security and medical aspects of IMS operations.  Subject matter may include crash protection (vehicle and wall designs), fire protection, personal protective equipment, hearing conservation, medical services, security and emergency preparedness, hazardous materials and waste management. 

Note: Specific topics and speakers are subject to change based on availability of relevant staff and facilities on the day of the tour.

9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
TT-03 Roche Diagnostics; limit 42 - Sold Out

Roche Diagnostics’ North American headquarters supports over 4,000 employees involved in research and development, laboratory, manufacturing, distribution, information technology, marketing and sales and administrative support functions.  It supports five distinct business areas: Diabetes Care; Professional Diagnostics–Hospital; Professional Diagnostics–Physician Office Laboratory; Molecular Diagnostics; and Applied Science.  More information about Roche Diagnostics can be found at

The tour covers two areas – the diabetes test strip manufacturing operations and a look at a one of-a-kind, $50 million ammonia-based central chiller plant. The chiller plant is part of Roche’s larger environmental sustainability efforts to eliminate three ozone depleting chemicals. Safety, environmental, and property protection items are highlighted and discussed as part of a balance of being a profitable business and instilling safe and sustainable operations.

No open-toed or open-heeled shoes; some walking and stair climbing required.

1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
TT-04 Covanta Indianapolis, Inc. (Tour 2); Limit 32 - Sold Out
Repeat of Tour 1.

1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
TT-05 Dow AgroSciences LLC - Cancelled