Biological Monitoring for Chemical Exposures at Work
17 October 2023
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
Delegates will be provided with information that will help them
- Understand the fundamentals of biological monitoring
- Understand the practicalities of establishing a biological
- Understand how biological monitoring can enhance the services
that occupational hygiene and health professionals offer
- Be able to use biological monitoring to assess chemical
- Know how to interpret and act on results from biological
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
Comments and feedback
"Excellent, well worth the time."
Andrew Booth, RPS Business Healthcare
Live online course information
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).
Please note that all courses must be paid for via credit
card at the time of booking.
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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