PDC 702

Exposure Assessment Strategy for Managing Occupational Exposures





introductory | Credits: 16 CM Credit Hours / 1.6 CEU / 1.0 CMP
Saturday, Sunday, May 21 & 22 | 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Limit: 60


Big Data: Data Management & Interpretation, Exposure Assessment Strategies, Risk Assessment and Management


This course was formerly Exposure Assessment Strategies and Statistics. This two-day course is designed to provide participants with exposure assessment strategies for judgments of exposure prior to and following the collection and interpretation of occupational exposure monitoring data. Based on the concepts contained in AIHA’s Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures, 4th edition, updated in 2015, this course will provide the skills and techniques for developing strategies for effectively judging and managing workplace exposures and monitoring data. This course is the foundation of exposure assessment strategies sponsored by the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategy Committee and is a great refresher or gateway to other topics in exposure assessment strategies.


Participants are should have a working knowledge of exposure assessment, hands-on experience with exposure monitoring and some fundamental knowledge of statistics.

Learning Aids

Participants must bring a laptop.

Value Added

Participants will receive software used in performing statistical calculations and Bayesian Decision Analysis calculations. Participate in workshops on formalizing and documenting an exposure assessment process. Receive an electronic copy of the AIHA’s A Strategy for Assessing and Managing Occupational Exposures, 4th Edition. Network with like-minded peers and learn to continuously improve their exposure assessment skills.


Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Exposure Assessment tools from the AIHA Exposure Assessment Strategies Committee (EASC) Toolbox, as well as rudimentary use of the tools and concepts presented in this course to develop and implement an effective exposure assessment strategy program.
  • Determine where to find more information and subsequent opportunities for further education and elaboration on other EASC sponsored PDCs.


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Establishing the Exposure Assessment Strategy
  • Basic Characterization and Information Gathering
  • Similar Exposure Groups & Exposure Profiles
  • Improving Judgment Accuracy
  • Quantitative Exposure Data
  • Reassessment
  • Record-keeping and Reporting
  • Dermal Exposure
  • Bayesian Decision Analysis
  • Rules and Guidelines to Facilitate Professional Judgments
  • Analysis of Censored Data
  • Sampling Strategy Design
  • The Business Case for Exposure Control
  • Course Summary and Questions

Transfer of Knowledge

Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Hands-on demonstrations and practicum
  • Practice exercises
  • Workshops
  • Group activities
  • Interactive games

Course Survey Link:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/16PDC702

Sponsoring Committee

Exposure Assessment Strategies