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.
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).
For carcinogenic and reprotoxic substances, additional rules exist compared to regular substances. The emphasis lays on replacement. When replacement is not possible, registration and monitoring of the occupational exposure need a high level of attention. These obligations apply to all CMR substances (Carcinigenic, Mutagenic, and Reprotoxic).
Some of the CMR substances to which exposure may occur regularly: asbestos, benzene, dioxins, ethanol, methanol, PAH.
The government anually publishes a complete list of CMR substances and processes in the ‘Staatscourant’. The list of 2012 can be downloaded below.
Caesar Consult can help you properly with identification, measurements, and elimination of exposure to the substances and health related risks. Please feel free to contact us.
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.