Investigating Dermal Exposures: Sampling, Assessment, and Control Strategies

Tuesday, May 24 | 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM


Exposure Assessment Strategies, Risk Assessment and Management, Science Symposia

Arranger: R. Seymour, Army Public Health Center (Provisional), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Moderator: J. Sahmel, Cardno ChemRisk, Boulder, CO. Monitors: S. Battista, 3M Corp Safety and Industrial Hygiene, St Paul, MN; C. Richard, ATL, Baltimore, MD.

Dermal exposures are often overlooked in occupational exposure assessments. Speakers will cover several topics, including methods used to measure dermal contaminant concentrations, the potential for absorption, sensitization, and ingestion via hand-to-mouth transfer. Dermal exposure assessment will be taken to the next level with a discussion on estimating absorbed dose from measured exposures, establishing benchmarks, and an understanding of why these exposures happen and control recommendations.

You’ve Got Something on Your Face and Hands: Assessment of Dermal Lead Concentrations During Army Training Activities R. Seymour, P. Lilley, A. Weber, and I. Marti-Sanchez, Army Public Health Center (Provisional), Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD.

Skin Hydration Measurement Techniques J. Sahmel, Cardno ChemRisk, Boulder, CO.

Targeted Risk Assessment: Predicting Skin Exposure and Absorbed Dose R. Tibaldi, ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Annandale, NJ.

Development of Benchmarks in Dermal Exposure Assessment R. Roy, 3M Company, St Paul, MN.

Skin Sensitizer Lessons Learned for Incident Reduction B. Solom, 3M Lab Safety, St Paul, MN.