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In the Synergist this month: Charles Manning

Cost-Effective and Convenient Exposure Assessment: Could It Be on a Path Toward Big Data?

by Dr. Charles Manning, PhD, CIH

Industrial hygienists responsible for workplaces that use chemicals typically do chemical risk assessments using combinations of three methods: monitoring (air sampling), modeling, and professional judgment. Professional judgment (so-called “qualitative exposure assessment”) has traditionally been popular and cost-effective (though not precise), as OSHA rules generally permit an IH to decide whether employees are significantly exposed (or not) without monitoring or modeling. Read More in the Synergist…