Biological monitoring in the workplace: A guide to its practical application to chemical exposure

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Guidance for occupational hygienists, occupational health professionals and managers considering undertaking and/or managing a monitoring programme. May also be helpful to employee health and safety representatives. With practical advice on how to set up an exposure study, how to sensitively protect employees' rights in doing so and the wider legalities concerning the role and use of biological monitoring guidance values.

Acknowledging the clear 'proactive v reactive' distinctions between biological monitoring (sic) and biological effect monitoring (sic), this guide emphasises that the advice given mainly concerns the former, pre-emptive discipline (while recognising the many shared principles) insofar as its chief aim is always to prevent unacceptable workplace health risks. Information is supported throughout by illustrations, diagrams and tabular data presentations.

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Updated: 2021-03-05