In April 2013, the Dutch Health Council has published an advise to classify theophylline, prescribed for asthma and other respiratory diseases, and anti-inflammatories triamcinolone and triamcinolone acetonide as “presumed harmful to the unborn child (reproduction toxic category 1B) in occupational exposure. Wether these substances also have adverse effects on fertility remains unsure because the current state of knowledge is inadequate.
Occupational exposure to these substances particularly occurs in pharmacies and pharmaceutical industry.
In an article published in December 2012, the Dutch Health Council describes and underpins levels of air concentrations arsenic and inorganic arsenic compounds associated with an additional risk of death from cancer of 4 per 1.000 (28 µg arsenic/m3) and 4 per 100.000 (0,28 µg arsenic/m3) by occupational exposure.
In januari 2013, the Annals of Occupational Hygiene published a paper about Institute of Occupational Medicines Dermal Transfer Project. Stan de Poot from Caesar Consult contributed to this experimental study, which was aimed at investigating the effect of dustiness en viscosity on dermal exposure.
For several years, the role of deriving Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs) has been moving more and more from government to industry. This is leading to an increased responsibility for companies working with hazardous substances, as the number of chemicals rather increases than decreases.
Caesar Consult assists companies and other organizations in the derivation and evaluation of exposure limits for dangerous substances and mixtures. These limits can be both air and biological values. We also take a critical look at work of third parties regularly.
A large measurement study of exposure of operators to benzene and other (organic) solvents.
Client: international tank terminal
In a retrospective exposure assessment, the exposure occured during previous employment as well as possible exposure related to hobbies and environmental exposure are accounted.
Examples are: a diesel pump mechanic, an ex-painter, employees of of a waste incineration, a former car factory employee.
For whom? We conduct these assessments for victims, insurance companies, personal injury firms, lawyers, courts, and employee representatives (unions).
(Retrospective) assessment of occupational hygiene and toxicology related aspects in legal cases towards claims in cases of occupational disease due to possible exposure to hazardous substances.
Clients: various large law firms, unions and insurers.
Measurements of exposure to dust, quartz, and PAHs during the milling of asphalt, in the current and new approach.
Compared to non-carcinogens, additional regulation exists for the use of carcinogens. The emphasis is on replacing the substance, or when this is unfeasible, on improved registration and monitoring of occupational exposure. These obligations apply to all CMRs (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reproductive Toxic).
Monitoring the exposure to Sevoflurane on an outpatient operating room of a regional hospital.