Biological monitoring in the workplace

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United Kingdom


This page provides information for employees on using biological monitoring in relation to chemical exposure. It contains the following sections: What does your employer have to do?, How can chemicals enter your body?, How can the amount of chemicals absorbed into your body be measured?, Why should you take part in a biological monitoring programme?, How should your rights as an individual be protected? and How can you find out more? The answers direct readers to further reading publications.

The publication Biological monitoring in the workplace: a guide to its practical application to chemical exposure (1997) is intended for occupational hygienists, occupational health professionals and managers who are considering setting up and/or managing a biological monitoring programme in the workplace.

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Sector / Industry covered: 
Not sector specific
HSE — Health and Safety Executive
Purpose of the material: 
Awareness raising
General information
Measurement and assessment
Target group: 
Occupational health physician
OSH consultant
Safety officers
Workers representatives

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