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Exposure Assessment Strategies
Symposium at PCIH
A two-day symposium on exposure assessment, “Decision Making Tools in a
Changing World,” will be held at PCIH in
Vancouver, British Columbia, Oct. 1–2,
2009. The symposium will provide atten-dees with tools for making effective decisions on the job.
New regulations such as REACH are impacting businesses and shaping the future.
As a result, pressure from stakeholders has
motivated many industrial hygienists and
their organizations to identify efficient,
comprehensive methods for exposure risk
assessment and management.
AIHA’s exposure assessment and management strategy provides a foundation
for gauging occupational and environmental exposure risks. By developing,
integrating and incorporating new tools—
such as Bayesian data analysis for control
banding, exposure modeling, dermal exposure assessment, and noise analysis—with
existing tools, the strategy has empowered
industrial hygienists to face new challenges in occupational and environmental
exposure risk. Over the past year, AIHA
members have made these valuable tools
even more user-friendly.
Symposium participants will learn
how to apply these practical tools and
strategies through a series of real-life
exposure scenario workshops. These
carefully constructed workshops will utilize videos, basic characterization information, determinants of exposure, and
sampling data for inhalation, dermal,
and noise exposures. Participants will
learn to make sound qualitative and
quantitative exposure judgments, gain a
better understanding of how they can
apply new skills within their organization, and get direct feedback from seasoned experts.