W 501 Measurement of Hazardous Substances


The course aims to:

Provide the student with a sound understanding of the techniques for assessing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace and with an understanding of how exposure information can be used to assess risk.

On completing this course successfully the student will be able to:

              • describe the general approach to health risk assessment, including the role of atmospheric monitoring;
              • select appropriate equipment to measure specific airborne contaminants and devise a suitable sampling strategy;
              • present the results in a form useful for health risk assessment purposes to enable management to comply with relevant legislation.

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