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Biological monitoring and surveillance of workers exposed to chemicals

Biological monitoring and surveillance of workers exposed to chemicals

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Published by Hemisphere Pub. Corp. in Washington .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Industrial toxicology.,
  • Indicators (Biology),
  • Patient monitoring.,
  • Environmental exposure -- Congresses.,
  • Monitoring, Physiologic -- Congresses.,
  • Occupation diseases -- Prevention and control -- Congresses.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by Antero Aitio, Vesa Riihimaki, and Harri Vainio.
    ContributionsAitio, A., Riihimaki, Vesa., Vainio, Harri.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsRA1229
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18851302M

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Full text Full text is available as a scanned copy of the original print version. Get a printable copy (PDF file) of the complete article (K), or click on a page image below to browse page by : H A Waldron. Biological Monitoring integrates the applied sciences of industrial/environmental hygiene, epidemiology, public health, occupational medicine, toxicology, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry.

Biological monitoring of workers exposed to cobalt metal, salt, oxides, and hard metal dust Article (PDF Available) in Occupational and Environmental Medicine 51(7) August with 54 Reads.

The objective of biological monitoring is to prevent excessive exposure to chemicals that may cause acute or chronic health effects. The health risk is assessed by comparing the value of the measured parameter with its currently estimated maximum permissible value in the medium analyzed. This chapter discusses the methods involved in the biological monitoring of exposure and the criteria for selecting biological by: Biological monitoring (biomonitoring) in occupational safety and health is the detection of substances (biomarkers) in biological samples of workers, compared to reference values.

This article is limited to chemical exposures. Biomonitoring can help in exposure assessment of specific chemicals, characterisation of exposure pathways and potential risks. > monitoring the air a worker breathes to check how much of a substance they are being exposed to > testing workers’ blood or urine for the presence of a harmful substance or the by-products (metabolites) of a substance (called biological exposure monitoring).

There are times when exposure monitoring must take place as stated in regulations. Exposure monitoring can be used to find out if workers are potentially being exposed to a hazard at harmful levels, or to detect whether the measures in place to control exposure to that hazard are working.

Exposure monitoring usually involves having workers wear personal monitoring equipment as they do their job. relating to biological monitoring and the additional health surveillance required when employees are exposed to hazardous substances other than silica and dust.

It focuses on how to measure employees’ real exposures to chemicals using biological monitoring to assess whether the exposures have negatively impacted their health, and the. Monitoring biological effects Health monitoring is the monitoring of a worker to identify changes in their Biological monitoring and surveillance of workers exposed to chemicals book status because of exposure to certain substances.

It involves a health monitoring doctor examining and monitoring the health of your workers to see if the exposure to hazardous chemicals at work is affecting their health.

A practical guide to biological monitoring for industrial chemical exposure assessment, the THIRD EDITION of INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL EXPOSURE: GUIDELINES FOR BIOLOGICAL MONITORING has been completely revised to include the latest developments in the s: 1. Health monitoring. Monitoring the health of workers who may be exposed to physical hazards or hazardous substances at work.

Note: This is a reformatted version of the procedure last published in August with some minor changes (refer to the change history). The procedure is under review. biological monitoring and assisting in quality assurance.

This monograph represents the first outcome of the above-mentioned project. It is a guideline for biological monitoring of exposure to selected metals, solvents, pesticides and other chemicals. All available information for selected chemicals has been assessed and validated.

a biological system or organism, such as the presence of a chemical or its metabolite within biological specimens, measured alterations in structure or function Biological monitoring and surveillance of workers exposed to chemicals book identifiable genetic variations (Figure 1) [NRC ].

Three categories of biomarkers have been identified: exposure, effect or response and susceptibility (Table 2) [NRC ]. Introduction 2 Introduction Theseguidelinesareprimarilyaimedatemployerswhoaremanagingaworkplacebiological.

Biological monitoring (biomonitoring) of occupationally exposed workers represents a relevant issue in the prevention of health risk. The aim of biomonitoring is the quantitative estimation of internal dose through the quantitation of a chemical, its metabolite (s) or its conjugate (s) in body fluids.

Lauwerys RR () Industrial chemical exposure: Guidelines for biological monitoring. Biomedical, Davis, Calif Google Scholar Lauwerys RR, Kivits A, Lhoir M et al. () Biological surveillance of workers exposed to dimethylformamide and the influence of skin.

theless, these chemicals and the methods for biological monitoring have been included in this volume, since all of these methods can be useful in the assessment of occupa­ tional exposure, particularly by routes of exposure other than by inhalation or in the case of multi-route exposure (inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion).

ACGIH ® publishes guidelines known as Threshold Limit Values (TLVs ®) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs ®) for use by industrial hygienists in making decisions regarding safe levels of exposure to various chemical and physical agents found in the workplace.

Biological monitoring, which may be part of screening or surveillance examinations, is the assessment of chemical exposures through analysis of blood, urine or, in some cases, exhaled breath.

OSHA requires medical surveillance and in some cases biological monitoring in some standards. Based on the monitoring data, employers should assess the exposure of workers to hazardous chemicals. Airborne concentrations of hazardous chemicals should be measured in all places of work where this is necessary to ensure the safety and health of workers against inhalation risks.

Additional resources on biological monitoring include reviews [], books [], and methods and quality assurance manuals []. GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS A worker exposed to a chemical receives a dose of that chemical only if it is absorbed into the body. Absorption can occur after dermal contact, inhalation, ingestion, or from a.

Engström K () 10 Styrene. In: Aitio A, Riihimäki V, Vainio H (Eds) Biological monitoring and surveillance of workers exposed to chemicals. Hemisphere Publishing Corporation, Washington New York London. Google Scholar. Medical surveillance is a system of measures that assesses employee exposure to chemicals, high radiation levels, or any hazardous component to the body.

These measures allow employers to get an inside look at the state of their workforce’s health over time. Medical surveillance in the occupational setting is the systematic collection and analysis of the health information on groups of workers potentially exposed to harmful agents, for the purpose of identifying health effects at an early and hopefully reversible stage.

Biological monitoring, or the measurement of. Offering a practical guidance to biological monitoring for industrial chemical exposure assessment, this book summarizes what is known about biological monitoring for inorganic, organic, and It explores the objectives of biological monitoring, the types of biological monitoring methods, their advantages and.

medical surveillance and monitoring requirements for workers exposed to inorganic lead Under the occupational health standard for inorganic lead, a program of biological monitoring and medical surveillance is to be made available to all employees exposed to lead above the action level of 30 ug/m(3) TWA for more than 30 days each year.

Responding to veterans’ concerns and as part of an ongoing medical surveillance program for U.S. military veterans exposed to depleted uranium (DU), biological monitoring of urine uranium (U) concentrations has been carried out by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) since the early s. Employers are required to establish a health surveillance system to identify changes in the health of workers.

Risk-based health assessment or biological monitoring is required where a worker may be exposed to hazardous agents, chemicals or other substances that can lead to ill health or disease, such as lead or mercury. The publication Biological monitoring in the workplace: a guide to its practical application to chemical exposure () is intended for occupational hygienists, occupational health professionals and managers who are considering setting up and/or managing a biological monitoring programme in.

Biological monitoring is a way of assessing chemical exposures by measuring the chemical or its breakdown products in a biological sample (usually urine, blood or breath). Biological monitoring is particularly useful where chemicals can be significantly absorbed through the skin and where controls rely upon the use of personal protective equipment, such as gloves and masks.

"Proceedings of the International Workshop on Health Surveillance of Individual Workers Exposed to Chemical Agents, Amsterdam, October"--Title page verso.

Workshop held in honor of Reinier L. Zielhuis. "International archives of occupational and environmental health. Supplement"--Preliminary page. Description. Biological monitoring is often used together with air monitoring.

Biological monitoring is especially useful when: there is likely significant absorption through the skin; and; control of your exposure depends on personal protective equipment and your employer needs to. The bestselling resource on industrial chemical assessment just got better.

A practical guide to biological monitoring for industrial chemical exposure assessment, the THIRD EDITION of INDUSTRIAL CHEMICAL EXPOSURE: GUIDELINES FOR BIOLOGICAL MONITORING has been completely revised to include the latest developments in the field.

In addition to an update of each 5/5(1). To use biological monitoring data to evaluate the soundness of job based exposure classifications. The authors studied 52 chlorpyrifos manufacturing workers and 60 referent workers. Biological Monitoring's rigorous, accessible, interdisciplinary approach makes this an invaluable reference and text for industrial and environmental hygienists, physicians, pharmacists, nurses, epidemiologists, toxicologists, laboratory technicians, chemical engineers, science graduate students, and the environmentally concerned.

dangerous. Biological agents are relevant to many trades and occupations, and a sizeable portion of the working population faces the risk of exposure. Despite this, workers and employers tend to know little about the risk of exposure to biological agents.

Risk assessment for biological agents is challenging, for many reasons. Another method of hazard surveillance is the recording of hazardous occurrences in specific occupational groups, such as needlestick or sharps injuries among health care workers.

5 At the individual workplace, computer software packages containing exposure databases, can be used to assist in hazard surveillance. There are several advantages and benefits of hazard surveillance. Exposure to substances with known biological exposure indices (Table 3 of HCS Regulations.

- open "Book" Regulations, "Book" Hazardous Chemical Substances Regulations, then "Book" Annexure 1 and see "Biological Exposure Indices" page); Substance not listed but known to be a. The Center for Domestic Preparedness is developing a new four-day course geared at teaching agencies how to properly monitor people exposed to any number of chemical, biological and radiological substances.

The course – Disaster Related Exposure Assessment and Monitoring, or DREAM – is aimed at helping state, local, tribal and territorial agencies establish a health monitoring and surveillance. chemical, biological or physical agent. Monitoring may be conducted to verify the determination. Exposure Monitoring is the direct measurement of employee exposure using direct reading instrumentation or sample collection for analysis.

Industrial Hygiene is the science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition. Biological Monitoring. Biological monitoring refers to the collection and assessment of bodily fluids or tissue, to evaluate occupational exposure to chemical hazards. The concentration of lead in a worker's blood is a good indicator of lead absorption by that individual.Medical screening and biological monitoring for the effects of exposure in the workplace.

Surveillance, monitoring, and regulatory concerns Surveillance, monitoring.Occupational health professionals' interest in controlling mercury (Hg) exposure, and the use of biological monitoring in this context, has been ongoing for a number of years.

Evidence from urinary Hg results in a number of UK firms who have undertaken some form of biological monitoring or occupational health surveillance suggest that exposure.