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.
Measurements of exposure to dust, quartz, and PAHs during the milling of asphalt, in the current and new approach.
Monitoring the exposure to Sevoflurane on an outpatient operating room of a regional hospital.
Cross-sectional study of exposure to ethanol in the workplace among workers from several distilleries in the Netherlands. The results are evaluated against the new occupational exposure limit for ethanol.
Client: Productschap Dranken, Commissie Gedestilleerd
Measuring the exposure to diesel engine exhaust (DEE) at a waste incineration plant.
Client: Afval Energie Bedrijf Amsterdam
Assessment of the exposure to diesel engine exhaust (DEE) at a waste incineration plant with an exposure estimation model.
Read the press release here. In the Netherlands, exposure to diesel engine exhaust (DEE) is being monitored by the Labour Inspectorate for a while. DEE is labeled as carcinogen since several years.
Determination of exposure to antineoplastic drugs among hospital staff on inpatient and outpatient departments of a hospital.
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).
Recent research by the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) shows that the risk of mesothelioma (strongly associated with asbestos exposure) may also be genetically determined. Read the press release.