Biological monitoring is a way of assessing chemical exposures by measuring the chemical or its breakdown products in a biological sample (usually urine, blood).These measuring methods are only used to a limited extent in the daily practice of occupational hygiene and occupational health care. This is a missed opportunity because urine and blood measurements have a number of obvious advantages over air measurements: you measure the total exposure, so both by inhalation and by skin absorption, you can determine the effectiveness of respiratory and / or skin protection, and these measurements are often more cost effective. Topics in this masterclass are: when biological monitoring (for which substances?), biological limit values, drawing up a measurement plan, interpretation of biological measurement data.
This masterclass is the eighth of the Chemrade Masterclasses Chemical Risk Assessment. These masterclasses have been developed for Chemrade customers, partners and close relations who want to deepen and update their knowledge of Chemical Risk Assessment. There are 11 online masterclasses of approximately 1 hour that will be given in the coming year. The masterclasses cover the entire process of risk assessment of hazardous substances in your company: from strategy, via exposure estimation with models, exposure measurements, biological monitoring, health monitoring, to compliance testing and control measures. Each masterclass provides a brief overview of current knowledge (state-of-the-art), issues, useful tools / solutions and examples from practice.
Chemrade customers, partners and close relations are cordially invited to register for these Chemrade Masterclasses. There are no costs associated with this. Each masterclass can also be taken separately. Participants receive a certificate of participation. The masterclasses are given in both Dutch and English. Dr. Joost van Rooij, Chief Science Officer (PhD, registered toxicologist and senior occupational hygienist) guarantees the content of the masterclasses.
Date and registration
The masterclass will take place on Thursday 1 July from 15:00 to 16:00 (Amsterdam time!). You will receive a link and access code in advance, which you can use to follow this online masterclass.