Introduction to Human Health Risk Assessment


This course presents the basic principles of qualitative health risk assessment of environmental chemicals, including an overview of the qualitative skills necessary to evaluate the probability of injury, disease or death in the general population from exposure to environmental contamination. It will also emphasize the qualitative aspects of hazard identification, exposure assessment, dose-response evaluation and risk characterization. In addition, it will address issues in risk management and communication.

Competencies Addressed:
• Identify limits to own knowledge/skill/authority and identify key system resources for referring matters that
exceed these limits.
• Recognize unusual events that might indicate an emergency and describe appropriate action.