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Biological Monitoring for Chemical Exposures at Work

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17 October 2024


Biological monitoring is the analysis of hazardous substances, or their metabolites, in a worker's urine, blood or breath and is used to assess their exposure to chemicals by inhalation, ingestion or absorption through the skin.

Biological monitoring contributes to the aim of preventing unacceptable health risks by providing information on the control of occupational exposure. It is particularly valuable where the control of exposure relies on personal protective equipment or to investigate the behavioural aspects of exposure controls.

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

Learning outcomes

Delegates will be provided with information that will help them to:

  • 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
  • Be able to use biological monitoring to assess chemical exposures
  • Know how to interpret and act on results from biological monitoring reports

What the course will cover

This course provides an introduction to biological monitoring, the practicalities associated with it and 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. Delegates will be shown how to use biological monitoring to assess chemical exposures and how to interpret biological monitoring results in order to protect worker health. The course includes practical, interactive learning elements using relevant case studies to enhance learning.

Who should attend?

The course 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 and 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.


£395 per person (includes digital training resources and certificate of attendance).

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Some of our training courses can also be delivered in-company, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Telephone: +44 (0)203 028 3704

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