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.
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.
While the use of asbestos was banned in 1993, exposure (both environmental and occupational) to it still occurs due to renovation of buildings, repairing of ships, soil decontamination, and the presence of asbestos in the environment.
The most common health effects of exposure to asbestos are pleural and peritoneal cancer (mesothelioma) and lung cancer. Recently, the Dutch Health Council (GR) reassessed the studies aimed at the relation between asbestos exposure and cancer (see www.gr.nl).
poster “REVIEW OF SKIN PERMEATION HAZARD OF BITUMEN FUME” presented at the symposium Health Effects of Occupational Exposure to Emissions from Asphalt/Bitumen Symposium, co-organised by DFG and ACGIH at 7-8 juni 2006, Dresden, Germany
Read the corresponding paper in the journal of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene (2007).
Publication: Trends in occupational exposure to styrene in the European glass fibre-reinforced plastics industry. Annals of Occupational Hygiene, 2008 june