4th International Fresenius Conference "Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment"

1 Dec - 2 Dec 2016, Atrium Hotel Mainz/Germany

4th International Fresenius Conference "Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment"

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Overview

Highlights

Regulatory assessment and management in the EU and around the globe

  • Further developments of EFSA GD on exposure assessment – EFSA update
  • EU Greenhouse Model
  • Derivation of the acute acceptable operator exposure level (AAOEL)
  • Generation of field data to refine the EFSA bystander/resident assessment
  • EU Transfer Coefficient (TC)
  • Operator exposure in China and the U.S.

Route of exposure

  • A novel approach to test dislodgeable foliar residue for dermal absorption

Biomonitoring

  • Results of the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) resident biomonitoring study

Epidemiology

  • Linking exposure and epidemiology
  • Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) uncertainty factor

Mitigation and management of risks

  • Negligible exposure
  • Operators, workers and personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Closed tractor cabins and closed application techniques

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, managers, consultants and scientists in the fields of 

  • Research & development 
  • Human exposure & risk assessment 
  • Toxicology 
  • Registration 
  • Marketing & distribution 
  • Product stewardship & responsible care 
  • Human and consumer safety

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry 
  • Research institutes 
  • Authorities 
  • Professional associations 
  • Contract laboratories

 

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Programme

Get-Together on Wednesday, 30 June 2016

Will you arrive on Wednesday? Come to the hotel bar at 8 p.m. and meet other participants and experts in a relaxed atmosphere.

Thursday, 1 December 2016

8.30 Registration and coffee

9.00 Welcome address by Akademie Fresenius and introduction by the Chairs

Alistair Morriss, Dow AgroSciences, and Neil A. Byron, Exponent, UK

Regulatory issues in the EU

9.10 Joint development of a European Greenhouse Model

  • Database (e.g. exposure studies, data, scenarios and statistics)
  • Predictive exposure model (e.g. exposure routes, calculations, tiered approach – work clothes and personal protective equipment)
  • Examples using the developed Greenhouse exposure calculator

René Schreiber, Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

9.35 Derivation of the acute acceptable operator exposure level (AAOEL) – a regulator´s point of view

Marloes Busschers, Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands

10.00 ECPA´s position on establishing the relevant acute endpoint for non-dietary risk assessment, i.e. the AAOEL

Luciano Merolla, Dow AgroSciences, UK

10.25 Panel discussion

10.45 Coffee break

11.15 Further developments of EFSA GD on exposure assessment

Frédérique Istace, European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

11.40 Questions and answers

11.50 A novel approach to test dislodgeable foliar residue for dermal absorption within OECD 428 test Guideline

  • Relevant dermal absorption for re-entry workers risk assessment
  • Refinement of re-entry workers risk assessments with relevant dermal absorption values

Manoj Aggarwal, Dow AgroSciences, UK

12.15 Generation of an EU Transfer Coefficient associated with harvesting activities in vineyards

  • Design and conduct of re-entry exposure studies in European vineyards
  • Exposure of workers to dislodgeable foliar residues
  • Provisional results and proposal for use in risk assessment

Heinrich Wicke, Bayer CropScience, Germany

12.40 Panel discussion

13.00 Lunch

14.30 Developments in resident and bystander exposure assessment

Clare Butler Ellis, Silsoe Spray Applications Unit, UK

14.55 Generation of field data to refine the EFSA bystander/resident assessment associated with airblast application

Alistair Morriss, Dow AgroSciences, UK on behalf of ECPA

Biomonitoring

15.20 Biological monitoring of pesticide exposure in residents – results from UK study

Karen Galea, Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), UK

15.45 Panel discussion

16.15 Coffee break

Epidemiology

16.45 Linking exposure and epidemiology – industry perspective

Carol J. Burns, Burns Epidemiology Consulting, USA

17.10 Defining a reasonable certainty of no harm and the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA) uncertainty factor: the congressional intent

  • Certainty versus uncertainty
  • Use of uncertainty factors
  • Data quality requirements and Weight of Evidence

Curt Lunchick, Bayer, USA

17.35 The use of alternative risk assessment approaches in the US – chlorpyrifos case study

Jeffrey L. Dawson, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USA

18.00 Panel discussion

18.30 End of the first conference day

19.15 Departure time for the evening Event

Friday, 2 December 2016

Chairs: Alistair Morriss and Neil A. Byron

Regulatory issues around the globe

8.30 Development of an operator exposure model in China

Chuanjiang Tao, Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA), China

8.55 Questions and answers

9.05 The development of the CropLife Principles of Regulation tool for operator exposure

  • Use of the tool for exposure and risk assessment for handlers and applicators of PPP
  • Global use of the tool, especially in developing
    countries
  • Transparency of calculations and update with scenario specific data to fit local regulatory needs

Tharacad Ramanarayanan, Syngenta Crop Protection, USA

Mitigation and management of risks

9.30 Insight to the topic of negligible exposure – a manager’s point of view

Panagiotis Theodoris, Greece

9.55 Negligible exposure: an industry view

  • Guidance from Commission
  • Practical use of the guidance
  • Key concerns on the applicability of the guidance

Martyn Griffiths, Bayer, France

10.20 Panel discussion

10.40 Coffee break

11.10 Operators, workers and personal protective equipment (PPE)

Thierry Mercier, French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), France

11.35 Non-dietary exposure assessment for PPPs and the respective risk mitigation measures considered in Greece

  • Exposure assessment tools used for operator, worker, resident & bystander exposure assessment;
    comparison of the exposure outcomes using different models
  • Refinement possibilities
  • Risk mitigation measures considered in Greece

Agathi N. Charistou, Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece

12.00 Update on the standardisation of protective clothing requirements – view from Spain

  • Experience in the development of EN/ISO standards in the field of protective clothing against pesticides
  • Advantages of the harmonisation of requirements of protective clothing to protect against pesticides

Eva Cohen Gómez, National Institute of Safety and Hygiene at Work (INSHT), Spain

12.25 Short break

12.40 Closed systems, including closed tractor cabins and closed application techniques – view from authority

  • Testing and approval of closed systems for filling PPP
  • Testing of cabins (self-propelled sprayers and tractors) following EN 15696-1
  • Consideration of closed systems in the authorisation procedure for PPP

Dirk Rautmann, Julius Kühn-Institute, Germany

13.05 Focus on closed systems, including closed tractor cabins and closed application techniques – view from industry

  • Closed transfer systems during mixing and loading
  • Closed systems during application of PPP
  • Progress in the area of application technique and future requirements for safe applications of PPP

Reinhard Frießleben, Bayer CropScience, Germany

13.30 Panel discussion

14.20 Lunch and end of the conference

Speakers

Name

Company

Aggarwal

Manoj Aggarwal

Dow AgroSciences, UK

Manoj Aggarwal is a Senior Toxicologist at Dow AgroSciences in the UK with many years of industry experience as regulatory and risk assessor. He published multiple papers in international journals and is Technical Leader of ECPA dermal absorption team.

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Burns

Carol J. Burns

Burns Epidemiology Consulting, USA

Carol J. Burns is President of Burns Epidemiology Consulting and an adjunct professor of epidemiology at the Central Michigan University College of Medicine, having previously worked in occupational epidemiology at the Dow Chemical Company for two decades.

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Marloes Busschers

Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb), The Netherlands

Marloes Busschers is a Senior Toxicologist and Human Health Risk Assessor at the Board for the Authorisation of Plant Protection Products and Biocides (Ctgb) in the Netherlands. She has been involved in the hazard and risk assessment of chemical and microbiological plant protection products for nearly 20 years.

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Butler Ellis

Clare Butler Ellis

Silsoe Spray Applications Unit, UK

Clare Butler Ellis is the Research Manager of Silsoe Spray Applications Unit. It became an independent R&D business in 2016, allowing it to continue the work it does for the agrochemical and agricultural engineering industries, as well as government, regulators and growers. The unit has been involved in measuring and modelling spray drift for at least 30 years.

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Byron

Neil A. Byron

Exponent, UK

Neil A. Byron is working as a Senior Managing Scientist in Exponent UK’s Health Sciences Center for Chemical Regulation and Food Safety. Prior to joining Exponent he was with the UK’s CRD for 18 years. He is a human exposure assessment specialist, having over 20 years of experience in exposure and risk assessment of PPP.

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Agathi Charistou

Benaki Phytopathological Institute, Greece

Agathi N. Charistou is a Regulatory Toxicologist in the Laboratory of Toxicological Control of Pesticides in the Department of Pesticides Control at Benaki Phytopathological Institute in Greece. She is involved in the evaluation of mammalian toxicology studies and the non-dietary exposure assessment for both PPP and biocidal products.

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Cohen Gómez

Eva Cohen Gómez

National Institute of Safety and Hygiene at Work, Spain

Eva Cohen Gómez is Head of the Technical Unit of Protective Clothing at the Protective Equipment Department of the National Centre for Protective Equipment and Work Conditions (CNMP) at the National Institute of Safety and Hygiene at Work (INSHT) in Seville and as part of her responsibility she is on charge of testing and certification of protective clothing.

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Dawson

Jeffrey L. Dawson

U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USA

Jeffrey L. Dawson is Acting Deputy Director at the U.S. EPA, Office of Pesticide Programmes, Health Effects Division and responsible for the development of risk assessments for non-dietary exposure to pesticides including workers and for all manner of residential exposures.

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Frießleben

Reinhard Frießleben

Bayer CropScience, Germany

Reinhard Frießleben is Head of the Global Application Technology at Bayer CropScience in Monheim. Since 1990 he has been working in various functions in the agrochemical industry. He has been Head of the German Phytomedical Society (DPG) working group “Application Technology” since 2000.

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Galea

Karen Galea

Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM), UK

Karen Galea is Head of the Exposure Science Section of the Institute of Occupational Medicine (IOM) in the UK. She is responsible for a team of human exposure scientists and leads a wide variety of research projects, mainly focussed on exposure assessment relating to health risks.

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Griffiths

Martyn Griffiths

Bayer, France

Martyn Griffiths is EMEA Regulatory Strategy Manager at Bayer in Lyon. His involvement in crop protection started 26 years ago. He held a number of positions including responsibility for registrations in China, Taiwan and Korea. He is chairman of ECPA Regulatory Policy Team.

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Frédérique Istace

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Frédérique Istace is an Officer in the Pesticide Unit of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma.

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Lunchick

Curt Lunchick

Bayer CropScience, USA

Curt Lunchick is the Product Safety Senior Pontificator and responsible for assessing occupational and residential exposure and risk at Bayer CropScience and Bayer Animal Health in North America. He is involved with the development of the North America Operator Exposure database. Curt is currently serving on the CropLife America FQPA Issues Management Team.

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Mercier

Thierry Mercier

French Agency for Food, Envrionmental and Occupational Health and Safety (ANSES), France

Thierry Mercier is Deputy of the department at ANSES in charge of the evaluation and coordination of pesticides, biocides and fertilizers risk assessments since July 2010. Previously, he was Deputy Head of the Crops and Environment Department at AFSSA, and Regulatory Toxicologist at INRA.

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Merolla

Luciano Merolla

Dow AgroSciences, UK

Luciano Merolla is a Senior Toxicologist, in the Human Health Assessment team in the European Development Centre at Dow AgroSciences in UK.

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Morriss

Alistair Morriss

Dow AgroSciences, UK

Alistair Morriss is a Risk Assessor, in the Human Health Assessment team at Dow AgroSciences in UK since 2010. Prior to this he worked in contract research organisations for 8 years specialising in operator exposure studies as well as residue and environmental fate studies. He is Chairman of the ECPA OBEEG and a member of the CLI OPEX group.

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Ramanarayanan

Tharacad Ramanarayanan

Syngenta, USA

Tharacad Ramanarayanan is a Technical Leader at Syngenta, leading the operator and consumer risk assessment team for North America. He has 18 years of experience in human and environmental exposure and risk assessment. He is a member of CropLife International Operator Exposure Assessment group.

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Rautmann

Dirk Rautmann

Julius Kühn-Institut, Germany

Dirk Rautmann is Deputy Head of the Institute for Application Techniques in Plan Protection at the Julius Kühn-Institute. Since 1987 he has been working on all aspects of plant protection equipment, drift and drift reduction, dust drift from sowing machines and seed treatment.

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René Schreiber

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

René Schreiber works as a Risk Assessor for evaluating the toxicology of PPP and performs risk assessments to determine safe use for operators, workers, residents and bystanders in a regulatory context at the BfR in Berlin.

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Tao

Chuanjing Tao

Ministry of Agriculture, China

Chuanjiang Tao has been working in the Institute for the Control of Agrochemicals at the Ministry of Agriculture (ICAMA) in Beijing since 1993, in the Residue Division, Health and Environment Division, and Health Division successively. His functionb is to review pesticide registration dossiers and to develop risk assessment tools for human health and the environmental protection goals.

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Panagiotis Theodoris

Greece

Panagiotis Theodoris has an agronomy background.

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Wicke

Heinrich Wicke

Bayer CropScience, Germany

Heinrich Wicke is an Occupational and Residential Exposure Expert for PPP at Bayer CropScience. He has a long standing global expertise in the non-dietary safety of PPP in different positions in the agrochemical industry and was involved in the development of exposure models and risk assessment approaches which are now used for regulatory purpose.

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Venue

Atrium Hotel Mainz
Flugplatzstr. 44
55126 Mainz
Phone: +49 6131 491-0
E-Mail: infoatrium-mainz.de
www.atrium-mainz.de

Directions

We have reserved a limited number of rooms for our participants at reduced rates at the hotel. These rooms can be booked up to 4 weeks prior to the start of the event. Please book early and directly through the hotel quoting„Fresenius“ as reference.

Prices & Services

Participation Fee: € 1,795.00 plus VAT.

The registration fee includes the following benefits:

  • conference participation
  • conference documentation
  • lunch
  • coffee breaks and conference beverages
  • the evening event on 1 December 2016

Representative of an authority or a public university are therefore eligible for a reduced fee of € 795.00 plus VAT per person (please provide evidence). The reduced fee cannot be combined with other rebates.

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For joint bookings received from one company we grant a 15 % discount from the third participant onwards (it doesn’t apply for representatives of an authority or a public university).


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