IOM and SOM Series of Training Courses: Dermal Exposure
Hazardous substances may enter the body via various exposure routes. Most occupational studies have focussed on the measurement of the concentration of airborne contaminants and other possible routes are often overlooked. Dermal exposure can have an important role in workers total exposure and is very likely to occur in many different workplace situations and for a wide variety of hazardous substances.
This course will explain why dermal exposure is important in occupational settings and why this is cause for concern for employers. The course will look at how employers can identify dermal hazards and how workers may be exposed. The course will explore measurement technique that may be used to assess dermal exposure including interception, recovery and visualisation techniques as well as how dermal exposure can be estimated in the absence of actual measurement data. The management and control of dermal exposure is of importance and will also be discussed.
By the end of the course an attendee should:
- Know why dermal exposure is important
- Have an understanding of how to identify dermal exposure hazard and risks
- Understand the important dermal exposure pathways
- Have an awareness and guidance on the measurement techniques available (and their advantages and limitations)
- Appreciation of the dermal assessment modelling approaches that are currently available
- Have some guidance on the management and control of exposure
Attendees will be awarded a certificate of attendance on completion.
SOM Members, the price is £175.00 + VAT per person.
Non SOM Members, the price is £265.00 + VAT per person.
This is an open (public) course and may be subject to minimum numbers attending.