Introduction to Human Health Risk Assessment
Is it ‘safe’ to use the chemical in this way?
Many countries have, as part of their chemical control and worker safety regulations, a requirement for a scientific assessment to be undertaken. These are called human health risk assessments.
The purpose of this introductory webinar is to cover the basics of chemical risk assessment for human health. It is perfect for anyone who needs to understand the approach to undertaking human health risk assessments and/or is involved in product stewardship.
[Note, if you need an introductory course in toxicology and human health risk assessment, then take a look at the live streaming course ‘Introduction to Toxicology & Human Health Risk Assessment’.]
The session will cover the risk assessment process, specifically
- Hazard identification – including the type of data which can be used, where it can be found, how to assess its reliability.
- Hazard characterisation/dose-response assessment – thresholded/non-thresholded effects. How to use uncertainty/safety/assessment factors. Furthermore, point of departure (POD), BenchMark Dose (BMD), DNELs, ADIs will also be covered.
- Exposure assessment – exposure groups, exposure duration, measurements or use of models, exposure pathways. How chemistry can be used to predict likely exposure routes.
- Risk characterisation and risk management – how to undertake the risk characterisation, and the role of risk management. Including MOE/MOS.
The webinar will enable those attending the webinar to understand the underlying principles of risk assessment, data sources and evaluation of quality and reliability. Furthermore, it will show you how to link the data to exposure assessment and interpret the result. Worked examples will be used to illustrate the theory.
Unable to attend the scheduled date/time of webinar?
Please contact me if you are unable to attend a scheduled date/time of a webinar and we can schedule one-off dates/times to suit.
This is particularly useful if you are based on the west coast of the USA/Canada or Asia-Pacific region where the timings of the webinars might be inconvenient!