The beauty of this webinar is that it does not matter which chemical regulations you are working with/or where in the world you are located, toxicology is toxicology, which means that this introductory webinar is applicable to all global chemical control regulations. It is also highly relevant to our everyday lives – as we all use chemicals in some shape or form!
During the session, we cover the principles of toxicology together with toxicological endpoints and an explanation of common terminology (e.g. LD50, NOAEL, etc). We also look at the most-often used testing strategies which are employed.
This webinar is particularly useful if you write safety data sheets or undertake classification and labelling work (CLP/GHS). But also for those of you who work in HSE, occupational hygiene, registration departments, etc.
The material covered is suitable for those with little to no knowledge of toxicology, and attendees are actively encouraged to ‘raise their hand’ and put questions forward throughout the training – just as you would in a live classroom environment.
- Introduction to toxicology – What is toxicology and why is it important?
- Back to basics – Homeostasis, adaptation and cell injury, adverse effects, acute and chronic toxicity.
- Risk, hazard and exposure – what these mean and how we use them in our everyday work.
- Dose-response and dose-effect relationships – internal and external/exposure dose, thresholded and non-thresholded effects, NOAEL and LOAEL.
- How chemicals cause harm (local effects) – irritation and corrosion (skin, eyes, respiratory tract).
- How chemicals cause harm (systemic effects)– target organ effects, carcinogenicity, mutagenicity, reproductive toxicity, and developmental effects, skin and respiratory sensitisers.
- Basic toxicokinetics – absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion.
- Assessment of toxicological effects – use of animal and non-animal alternatives, In vitro, in vivo, ex vivo and in silico methods.
- Introduction to human health risk assessment – how toxicology is used in risk assessment work.
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!