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CRC CARE Workshop: Human Health Risk Assessment 2018 - MELBOURNE

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Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne

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Lonsdale Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

Australia

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CRC CARE Workshop: Human Health Risk Assessment – the 'how to' Guide

This course can be used towards continuing professional development (CPD) points*

Overview: The ‘how to’ guide

This two-day Human Health Risk Assessment (HHRA) workshop will provide attendees with an introduction to the HHRA process and will focus on the practical ‘how to’ aspects along with resources for further education. Secrets within the ‘black-boxes’ of HHRA models will be revealed in this engaging and interactive workshop by leading attendees step-by-step through the HHRA process. The workshop will provide the skills for identifying and selecting the information to perform HHRAs. At the conclusion of the workshop, attendees will know how to apply risk assessment methodology to evaluate if chemical exposure or contaminated land, presents a significant risk of harm to human health.

To maximise the learning potential of the group, attendees are encouraged to participate in group exercises and share their knowledge and experience.


Day 1: Workshop topics will include:

• Introduction: What is HHRA? What HHRA guidance exists?
• Issue Identification: the importance of a conceptual site model, 'source-pathway-receptor' linkages
• Exposure Assessment: exposure pathways; receptor identification; default/site-specific exposure assumptions; calculation of a dose; introduction to vapour modelling; exposure point concentrations
• Physico-chemical parameters for HHRA
• Toxicity Assessment: introduction to toxicology and toxicity information sources
• Risk Characterisation: hazard quotients; hazard indices; increased lifetime cancer risks
• Sensitivity and Uncertainty Analysis: why do this? How do we do this?

Day 2: Workshop topics will include:
• Advanced toxicology concepts: background exposure; assessment of mutagenic compounds and early-life exposure; absence of information and route-to-route extrapolation
• Introduction to blood lead modelling: lead toxicology overview; IEUBK model; adult lead model
• Derivation of Site-Specific Target Levels
• Comprehensive case study: participants will be required to complete a health risk assessment based on a fictitious case study in small groups using the skills and information obtained from Day 1 of the workshop.

Who should attend
The workshop is aimed at people who have no prior experience performing HHRAs but it is assumed that attendees will have some knowledge of the contaminated site industry. The workshop should be of interest to regulators, industry professionals and consultants who are required to perform, review and interpret HHRAs.
Please note that participants planning to attend Day 2 only, will ideally have some prior risk assessment experience and/or attended the CRC CARE HHRA workshop delivered in March 2017.

Attendees are required to bring a calculator, and Day 2 attendees are also required to bring computer laptop or phone to access internet resources.

Schedule

Day 1

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Arrival

  • Coffee / tea on arrival
  • Attendees find their name badge and workshop registration package

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
Welcome and Introduction

  • Trainer will give overview of experience
  • Hear from attendees their experience
  • Outline the objectives for the workshop
  • Hear what the attendees wish to get out of the workshop
  • Health and safety matters including emergency procedures and nearest washrooms facilities

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Overview

  • Why use HHRA?
  • What is HHRA and what is it not?
  • Australian and International Guidelines
  • The step-wise process Introduction on the History and development of HHRA

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Issues Identification

  • Conceptual site models
  • Source-pathway-reporter linkage concept
  • Tier 1 screening criteria

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Group Activity

  • Group Activity - Calculation of doses
  • Physicochemical properties and their use in HHRA
  • Introduction to vapour modelling

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Morning Break

10:45 AM -11:15 AM

Exposure Assessment

  • Introduction to exposure assessment
  • Identification of exposure pathways
  • Receptor identification
  • Default and site-specific exposure assumptions

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Group Activity

  • Group Activity - Calculation of doses
  • Physicochemical properties and their use in HHRA
  • Introduction to vapour modelling

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch Break

1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Re-Cap

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Toxicity Assessment

  • Introduction to toxicology
  • Classification of carcinogens vs non-carcinogens
  • RfCs, RfDs, SFs, IURs
  • Toxicity information sources

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Group Activity

  • Group Activity : Toxicity Assessment

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Risk Characterisation

  • Introduction to risk characterisation
  • Calculation of a HI and ILCR
  • Summation of risks
  • Interpretation of risk estimates

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Group Activity

  • Group Activity : Risk Characterisation

3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Afternoon tea break

3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Risk Characterisation Contd...

  • Risk Communication
  • Uncertainty and Sensitivity Assessment

4:00 PM - 4:30 PM

HHRA Reporting

  • Report Structure
  • Supporting Data requirements
  • Australian Contaminated Land Auditing requirements

4:30 PM - 4:45 PM

Take Home Material

  • Explain the documents on the USB drive
  • Describe the web-links to go to for further information

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

General Discussion

  • Open forum where attendees can generate discussion and ask questions

Day 2

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Arrival

  • Coffee/tea on arrival
  • Attendees find their name badge and workshop registration package , take their seat

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM

Welcome Introduction

  • Trainer to give overview of experience
  • Hear for attendees their experience (if new participants attend)
  • Outline the objectives for the advanced workshop
  • Hear what the attendees wish to get out of the Day 2 of workshop
  • Health and safety matters including emergency procedures and nearest washroom facilities

8:45 AM - 9:15 AM

Re-Cap on Day 1

  • Interactive forum providing a re-cap on topics learnt during Day - 1. This will enable trainer to get an understanding of participant’s level of knowledge.

9:15 AM - 9:45 AM

Advanced Toxicology Concepts

  • Background exposure
  • Assessment of mutagenic compounds
  • Assessment of early- life exposure
  • Absence of information and route -to-route extrapolation

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM

Introduction to Blood Lead Modelling

  • Lead toxicology overview
  • Introduction to the IEUBK model Adult Lead model

10:15 AM -10:30 AM

Morning Break

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Derivation of Site -Specific Target Levels (SSTLs)

  • Explanation of how to derive a site -specific target level

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Group Activity

  • Derivation of a site -specific target level

11:30 AM - 12:00 Noon

Group Exercise

  • Introduction to the group exercise, explanation of the case study and process for the group exercise
  • Formation of group

12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM

Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Group Exercise

  • Issue Identification and conceptual Site Model
  • Presentation of groups answers and discussion

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

Group Exercise

  • Exposure Assessment
  • Presentation of group answers and discussions

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Afternoon tea break

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM

Group Exercise

  • Toxicity Assessment and Selection of appropriate toxicity value
  • Presentation of group answers and discussion

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Group Exercise

  • Risk Characterisation and communication
  • Derivation of SSTL
  • Presentation of group answers and discussion

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

General Discussion

  • Training Summary
  • Description of take-home materials
  • Open forum where attendees can generate discussion and ask questions


Presenter

Belinda Goldsworthy, PhD, BSc, RACTRA
Human Health and Ecological Risk Assessor with Ramboll Enviro Australia

Belinda Goldsworthy

Dr Belinda Goldsworthy has more than 15 years’ experience in the contaminated sites industry and specialises in human health risk assessments. She has extensive experience using both deterministic and probabilistic risk assessment exposure techniques to assess potential risks to human receptors for contaminated sites in Australia and internationally, including Malaysia, Singapore, India, Hong Kong, Oman, Japan, Indonesia and Pakistan. These risk assessments involved the use of current vapour intrusion assessment techniques and the derivation of site-specific target levels to guide remediation management decisions.

Belinda is approved by the NSW Environment Protection Authority to provide technical support to Accredited Contaminated Land Auditors for risk assessment projects, and is an accredited registrant of the Australian College of Toxicology and Risk Assessment.

Belinda has provided risk assessment and toxicology training to the Australian Department of Health, Department of Defence, environmental and health regulators, and industry colleagues. Her training techniques are aimed at engaging course attendees via the use of interactive lectures, group activities/discussions, pre- workshop reading materials, use of case studies, and multimedia and interactive materials.

*Please check with your certification scheme re CPD points.

Location

Hotel Grand Chancellor Melbourne
131 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Cost

  • One day - AUD $ 695 (ex GST)

  • Two days - AUD $ 1,095 (ex GST)

Discount

10% off for employees of CRC CARE Participant organisations and subscribers to Site Contamoination Practitioners Australia.

To obtain a discount code for this workshop, please contact one of the following:

  • Your company representative to CRC CARE
  • Ratin Mathur (ratin.mathur@crccare.com / 08 8302 3933)

Refund policy

Attendees can receive refund up to 7 days before the event start date. Admin fee of $100 will apply.

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