A comprehensive overview of environmental risk assessment (ERA) and human health risk assessment (HHRA)

Eight sessions of intensive training giving a comprehensive overview of environmental risk assessment (ERA) and human health risk assessment (HHRA).

Assessing a biocide for its risk to the environment and human health is an important part of the approval process for an active substance dossier and the authorisation of a biocidal product. In the changing landscape of the regulatory requirements for ERA and HHRA, it is becoming increasingly challenging for industry to stay up-to-date and to meet constantly increasing demands.

This intensive training course will give you a comprehensive overview of ERA and HHRA. It is designed for environmental and human health risk assessors and regulators from industry, member state evaluating authorities and consultancies. All modules consist of theoretical and practical sessions.

In the theoretical sessions, the essential principles of ERA and HHRA are explained, while in the practical sessions, participants will learn how to use software tools and models. 

Key topics covered:

In sessions 1, 2, 3 and 4 participants will be introduced to the key principles of ERA – from basic aspects to more complex issues, including:

  • relevant input parameters;
  • different emission pathways and product types;
  • what guidance documents are available; and
  • how to estimate emissions and exposure to the environment, either using the software tool EUSES or generated Excel sheets.

In sessions 5, 6, 7 and 8 you will:

  • get a basic understanding of HHRA principles; 
  • get insight into the most relevant exposure assessment tools;
  • understand the interlinkage of HHRA and other dossier parts; and
  • be able to discuss issues with your HHRA experts or consultants.

What to expect from Risk Assessment for Biocides

  • expert guidance from five trainers, along with the chance to ask questions relevant to your business and your role;
  • an overview of the basics and more complex concepts of ERA and HHRA in relation to biocides;
  • all the information you need on biocides risk assessment in eight session;
  • case studies based on practical experience; and
  • Q&A for individual support.