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Measurement of hazardous substances. A course on assessing exposure and risk of hazardous substances in the workplace, with emphasis on air-borne materials

This course aims to provide a thorough understanding of the techniques for assessing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace. Besides, it gives an understanding of how exposure information can be used to assess risks. After having followed the course, someone is able to describe the general approach to health risk assessment, select appropriate equipment, devise a suitable sampling strategy, and present the results in a form useful for health risk assessment purposes.



Original Authors:

Brian Davies and John Henderson

Original affiliation, ownership:

School of Health Sciences, University of Wollongong, Australia. Ownership is not strictly indicated, presumably: Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA), Nottingham, UK

Year of publication:


Charge for use or free:

Free of charge


Target group(s):

graduate students, OSH experts; or in training

Usefulness for non-OSH-expert professionals:

Not useful for non-OSH-expert professionals in health care or other sectors; or in training

Time demand to complete the lesson or course:

5 days


Relatively much attention is paid to air-born particles.
For teachers, a guideline and PowerPoint slides are added.

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