Exposures to bio-aerosols in industries such as recycling and waste handling are associated with a wide range of health effects.
Exposure limits have been proposed for some but not all elements of bio-aerosol. Risk assessment is hampered by the lack of validated quantitative exposure assessment methods. Further research is required, but in the meantime occupational hygiene and health and safety professionals are called upon to make a judgement on risk and give advice on controls.
This presentation by Mr Peter Sykes and Mr John Allen of the Cardiff Metropolitan University “Centre for Health, Safety and Environment”, will provide;
• A brief on latest research on health effects
• Update on risk assessment criteria
• Update on sampling strategies and analysis methodologies
• Some case studies