Integrating Cumulative Risk Assessment into the Practice of Occupational Health

Tuesday, May 24 | 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM


Changing Workforce Demographics/Environment, Emerging Issues, Exposure Assessment Strategies, Occupational and Environmental Epidemiology, Risk Assessment and Management

Arranger: S. Dotson, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH. Moderator: R. Niemeier, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH. Monitors: A. Rossner, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY; B. Beadie, Maul, Foster & Alongi, Inc., Portland, OR.

Occupational health professionals are consistently challenged to answer questions regarding workers’ exposures to complex conditions and hazards. This roundtable is intended to highlight how cumulative risk assessment (CRA) approaches can assist IH’s in making better informed decisions aimed at increasing our ability to protect workers’ safety and health. Specific topics include: 1) current state of CRA; 2) how to conduct a CRA; 3) identifying challenges; 4) practical applications; and 5) research efforts.

The Promise of Cumulative Risk Assessment F. Boelter, RHP Risk Management Inc., Boise, ID.

Drivers for Cumulative Risk Assessment: What Are They and Why Are They Important to Occupational Hygiene Now? T. Lentz, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.

Approaching Problem Formulation for Cumulative Risk Assessment in Occupational Settings M. Fox, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD.

Cumulative Risk Assessment Challenges and Data Needs P. Williams, E Risk Sciences, LLP, Boulder, CO.

Practical Application of the Principles of Cumulative Risk Assessment in the Practice of Occupational Risk Analysis A. Maier, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH.

Building the Foundation for Occupationally-Based Cumulative Risk Assessments S. Dotson, CDC/NIOSH, Cincinnati, OH.