HSL: Measurements of Hazardous Substance Exposures – Buxton, 8 Mar 2017

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HSL is to run a 1 day course on Measurement of Hazardous Substance Exposures.

8 March 2017

Exposure to hazardous substances is a major cause of work
related ill health. HSE estimates that there are around 13,000
deaths each year from work-related lung disease and cancer caused
by past exposure, primarily to chemicals and dusts, at work. Many
more people are disabled, or have their quality of life impaired,
through workplace exposures to dusts and chemicals.

Exposure measurement can play a key part in the overall risk
management approach for hazardous substances. This course is
designed to give health and safety professionals a clear view of
how exposure measurement can help them better understand and
control the health risks posed by hazardous substances.

  • An overview of what monitoring entails, when it is appropriate
    and what techniques are available.
  • Air sampling – strategy, techniques and results
  • Qualitative assessment techniques. (Dust lamp/smoke).
  • The importance of contextual data.
  • Legal requirements.
  • Practical demonstration and hands on training on the most
    common sampling techniques.
  • Practical demonstration and hands on training of qualitative
    monitoring techniques.
  • How to identify a competent analytical laboratory


The course is suitable for anyone with responsibility for
managing the health risks posed by hazardous substances in the

The course will be run at the Health Safety Laboratory in
the spa town of Buxton. Buxton is in the heart of the Peak District
and has good links to mainline train stations and Manchester
International Airport.

Details of hotels in the Buxton area can be found at www.visitbuxton.co.uk

The cost of this course is £495 per
person (includes course notes, lunch and refreshments).

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For further dates and additional information email: training@hsl.gsi.gov.uk
or contact the Training Conferences Unit
at HSL directly on +44 (0)1298 218806.

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Article source: http://www.hsl.gov.uk/health-and-safety-training-courses/measurement-of-hazardous-substance-exposures