Risk assessment's new era - part 3: vision of the AIHAŽ Risk Assessment Committee.
Synergist 2012 Jun/Jul; 23(6-7):30-31
Although industrial hygienists have used risk assessent for many years, some practitioners might not recognize it as a core element of the profession. Industrial hygienists routinely evaluate risk by assessing the hazard and exposure to chemical and physical agents, characterizing the subsequent risk and developing control strategies to reduce the risk. However, the process can go much deeper. This article presents the vision of the AIHA Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) for better integrating risk assessment into industrial hygiene practice.
Risk-analysis; Exposure-assessment; Health-hazards; Biological-effects; Analytical-processes; Industrial-hygiene; Industrial-hygiene-programs; Industrial-hygienists; Work-practices
Alan Rossner, PhD, CIH, CSP, Environmental Health Science, Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY