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Biological Monitoring for Chemical Exposures at Work


Biological monitoring is a useful tool for occupational hygiene and health professionals. It 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.

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

This workshop is an overview of biological monitoring and how it can enhance the service that occupational hygiene and health professionals offer.

The course will cover:

  • An introduction to biological monitoring.
  • Practicalities - how to establish a biological monitoring programme.
  • View from a practitioner - using biological monitoring to assess chemical exposures.
  • Practical session - small group working using a case study.
  • Interpreting results - understanding and acting on the results received.

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 and 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!


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

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.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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