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Biological Monitoring for Chemical Exposures at Work

Live Online

15 November 2022

Introduction

Attending this workshop will give you a practical and informative overview of biological monitoring. You will be introduced to the fundamentals of biological monitoring and shown how it can be a useful and cost-effective tool for occupational hygiene and health professionals to assess and control exposure to substances in the workplace.

Biological monitoring is based on the analysis of hazardous substances or their metabolites in urine, blood, or breath, and is used to assess chemical exposures by inhalation, ingestion and absorption through the skin.

It is particularly valuable where control of exposure relies on personal protective equipment or where substances may be absorbed through the skin. It can also be used to investigate the behavioural aspects of exposure controls.

This workshop provides an overview of biological monitoring and how it can enhance the service that occupational hygiene and health professionals offer. There is also a practical, interactive learning element using relevant case studies to develop your learning.

The course will cover:

  • An introduction to biological monitoring
  • Practicalities of biological monitoring
  • The view from a hygienist - how to use biological monitoring to assess chemical exposures
  • Practical interactive learning element using relevant case studies
  • Interpreting biological monitoring results

Learning outcomes:

  • Understand the fundamentals of biological monitoring
  • Understand the practicalities of establishing a biological monitoring programme
  • Understand how biological monitoring can enhance the services that occupational hygiene and health professionals offer
  • Understand how to use biological monitoring to assess chemical exposures
  • Know how to interpret and act on results from biological monitoring reports

Who should attend?

The workshop is designed for occupational hygiene and health providers who are interested in what biological monitoring can do for them and their clients. It is also designed for company employees specifically responsible for worker health protection.

Comments & Feedback

"Excellent, well worth the time."

Andrew Booth, RPS Business Healthcare

Live Online Course Information

Our  live online training courses are taught in real-time, allowing you to have a direct dialogue with our experts, a high level of interaction with the other attendees and lots of opportunities to ask questions - just as you would in a real classroom.

All you will need is an internet-connected computer, laptop or tablet with a webcam and microphone. Before you book, you can check that you meet the Zoom system requirements and run a diagnostic test to ensure the software is compatible with your firewall settings.

Printed course material will be delivered direct to your door, which also includes a little treat for you to enjoy on your coffee break!

Price

£365 per person (includes course notes and certificate of attendance).

Book Course

Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit card at the time of booking.

This course can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Email: HSEtraining@hse.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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