Air Toxics Human Health Risk Assessment: 16-17 May, 2018

This course presents the theory, methodology and case studies for assessing human health risks from airborne air toxics. The course builds the risk assessment framework from air dispersion modelling through to multi source and multi pathway risk assessment, concluding with uncertainty assessment and sensitivity analysis. The course includes hands on examples in a computer lab classroom using the program IRAP-h View. Early bird registration available until 16 March 2018, registration available until 27 April 2018.

START:
May 16, 2018
DURATION:
2 Full days
CREDIT:
5
PRICE

Address

Cliftons 60 Margaret Street Sydney, NSW 2000   View map

Categories

Industry Training

This course presents the US EPA Office of Solid Waste Human Health Risk Assessment Protocol.  Reference will be made to the En Health publication Guidelines for Assessing Human Health Risks for Environmental Hazards,  however the focus of the course is the fundamental science and international risk assessment practices.

Please Click here to view the Course Program.

Dr Jesse Thé, PhD, P.Eng and Ms Cristiane Thé

  1. Co-authors of the only US EPA Protocol for multi-pathway human health risk assessment from air toxics: Human Health Risk Assessment Protocol for Air Toxics (the US EPA HHRAP).
  2. Co-authors of the only US EPA Protocol for multi-pathway ecological risk assessment from air toxics: Screening Level Ecological Risk Assessment Protocol for Air Toxics (the US EPA SLERAP).
  3. Technical lead of US EPA RAIMI, the risk assessment study over the Greater Houston area including all possible sources. This was the world’s largest multi-pathway human health risk assessment from air toxics from 2000 to 2003.
  4. Main author of the largest multi-pathway risk assessment from air toxics in the world since 2005. Dr. Thé and Ms Thé, coordinate the annual runs and development of this risk assessment with Lakes colleagues, for the Minnesota Air Pollution Control Agency (MPCA). Along with experts from MPCA, Lakes Environmental’s version of IRAP, called MNRISK, processes 200,000 sources over 2 million receptors on a full multi-pathway risk for all the sources in the state of Minnesota.
  5. Technical lead on the annual human health risk assessment in the State of Kuwait for the past 4 years.
  6. Dr. Thé supervises the development of the most advanced mobile source methodology currently available (in 2017). Mobile sources emit over 1200 air toxics, but only a dozen of these have air quality standards. Therefore, mobile source studies must employ more modern techniques to limit emissions based on human health risks, per Dr. Thé’s methodology.
  7. Co-Authors of the Industrial Risk Assessment Program (IRAP View). This is the de facto standard to execute risk assessment from air toxics in North America. IRAP is also extensively used internationally.
  8. Co-Authors of the Ecological Risk Assessment Program (EcoRisk View). This is the de facto standard to execute risk assessment from air toxics in North America.

The course case studies will utilise Lakes Environmental Software IRAP-h View

Hardcopy course notes

Course certificate

This class is limited to 20 participants.

Member

Early bird, before 16 March 2018: AU$1,890

Registration after 16 March 2018: AU$2,100

Late Registration, after 27 April 2018: AU$2,200

Non-Member

Early bird, before 16 March 2018: AU$2,480

Registration after 16 March 2018: AU$2,750

Late Registration, after 27 April 2018: AU$2,850

Student/Retired

Registration: AU$1,050

Late Registration, after 27 April 2018: $1,150

Important

It is cheaper to become an individual member of CASANZ than pay the non-member fee.

Discounts

Only one discount type is applicable per registration, the following discounts are available:

Multiple registration discount:  three or more registrations from the same organisation receive a 20% discount.  Apply the coupon code Group at the checkout.

Government employee discount: 10% discount on the early bird member rate is available for all government employees regardless of membership status.  Apply the coupon code Government at the checkout.

Multiple training course discount: attend two CASANZ training events in one calendar year and receive a further 10% discount on all training courses within that year.  Apply the coupon code Multi18 at the checkout.

Jacinda Shen
Training Co-ordinator

jacinda@casanz.org.au

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is this course focussed on air toxics?
Air toxics represent a huge range of chemicals (>1220), however the majority are not associated with ambient air quality criteria.  This course will demonstrate how to assess these other air toxics.

Are the presenters experienced in risk assessment?
Dr Jesse and Ms Cristiane Thé are:

  • Co-Authors of the only US EPA Protocol for multi-pathway human health risk assessment from air toxics (US EPA HHRAP).
  • Main authors of the world’s largest air toxics multi-pathway human health risk assessment: MNrisk used by the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency.
  • Technical lead on the annual human health risk assessment in the State of Kuwait for the past 4 years.

Will this course cover Australian/New Zealand specific factors for toxicology calculations?
Eg dermal contact etc. The course will teach the science of transport of the pollutant from the source to air to other environmental media.  Toxicological levels in different countries are used only as end points on the final dose to cancer and non-cancer calculations.

Cancer risk and non cancer health impact calculations are presented in Section 4 and 5 of the course.

Will the course cover the different approaches for assessment of carcinogenic compounds?
Yes, the course will cover the use of threshold screening values and genotoxic carcinogen thresholds.

Is this a software training event?
No, this is a science-based course.  The course will be presented in a computer classroom with IRAP-h View risk assessment software provided as a tool for practicing the science.  The key objective is to teach the theory of human health risk assessment rather than provision of software training.

The IRAP-h View multi-pathway assessment may have pathways that are not relevant to all projects. Can the tool turn pathways off?
Yes, the tool we will use to practice the science taught during the course, does handle turning off pathways.

Can I have a discount on the training?
Yes!  Participants of other CASANZ Training events in 2018 are eligible for a 10% discount on the applicable registration fee.  Apply the coupon code Multi18 at the checkout.

Can I have a discount on the software?
Lakes Environmental is pleased to offer a 15% discount for IRAP-h View software for course participants