Biological monitoring

Biological monitoring covers a variety of techniques to quantify internal exposure to hazardous substances.

Samples are most commonly taken from blood, urine, saliva or breath, depending on the type of exposure.

Biological monitoring is part of health surveillance and should always be carried out under the supervision of a competent occupational health physician. Understanding the exposure dynamic in the workplace and knowledge of the behaviour of the substance in the human body is essential in order to advise on the correct sampling strategy, that is when and how to take a sample.

OHRMS would be pleased to discuss your biological monitoring needs and has the relevant competency and expertise to ensure high quality and legally compliant risk management of hazardous exposures in the workplace.

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