NEW: WEBINAR VIDEO La AEHI (Asociación Española de Higiene Industrial) organiza el siguiente webinar: BIOLOGICAL AGENTS. An underexamined risk factor in Occupational Hygiene Although before the pandemic it was already known that biological agents caused health problems, the impact of COVID-19 reinforced the importance of raising awareness and prioritizing preventing occupational diseases caused by biological agents (BA). Exposure to BA in the workplace is widespread and present in many economic activities affecting a wide range of occupations. Furthermore, BA, which include fungi and bacteria, bacterial endotoxins, mycotoxins, viruses and endoparasites among others, can cause not only infectious diseases but also toxic effects such as allergic sensitization and cancer. However, within the Occupational Hygiene domain, risk assessments of the exposure to BA have received little attention compared to risks associated with other hazardous agents probably due to the poor knowledge about the BA potentially present in different economic activities, their health effects, absence of standardised quantitative sampling methods and lack of available reference values for most BA. Therefore, the Spanish Association of Occupational Hygiene (AEHI) in close collaboration with the International Commission on Occupational Health (ICOH) and the European Platform of Occupational Hygiene (EPOH), organizes this webinar to provide occupational health professionals insight information about the state of the art of risk assessment of biological agents.
21th November, 2023 14:00 -15.30 CET
NEW: WEBINAR VIDEO
WEBINAR CONTENT Occupational exposure to fungi Dr. Carla Viegas Health & Technology Research Center (H&TRC), ESTeSL – Escola Superior de Tecnologia e Saúde, Instituto Politécnico de Lisboa; NOVA National School of Public Health, Public Health Research Centre, Comprehensive Health Research Center, CHRC, NOVA University Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal Xerofillic fungi – An occupational hazard? Improving detection protocols for identification of xerofillic fungi from occupational settings Dr. Chrisotpher Campion National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark Occupational exposure and health in waste receiving and sorting plants Dr. Anne Mette Madsen, National Research Centre for the Working Environment, Copenhagen, Denmark Development of a new risk assessment tool for exposure to biological agents Dr. Carlota Alejandre-Colomo, Cosanta BV - Stoffenmanager®, Amstelveen, The Netherlands WEBINAR-Biological Agents