At the end of the webinar you will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between innate and acquired immune response
  • Outline the different categories of immunological response
  • Define what is meant by 'allergy' and outline the two-stage development of an allergic reaction

Basic dermatology

  • Describe the basic anatomy of the skin in relation to the development of an allergic reaction and name the cells of the immune system which are involved in the development of allergic contact dermatitis
  • Outline the factors which influence the development of allergic contact dermatitis
  • Explain how allergic contact dermatitis differs from irritant contact dermatitis
  • Describe the current testing strategies for assessment of allergic contact dermatitis

Basic structure of the respiratory tract

  • Explain the role of IgE and atopy in the development of an allergic reaction
  • Describe how respiratory allergy differs to allergic contact dermatitis
  • Explain the difference between occupational asthma and work-related asthma
  • Outline the current testing strategies which are used for the assessment of respiratory allergies

The consequences of developing an allergy to a substance in the workplace

  • Explain the important considerations in relation to control measures in the workplace

Other immunotoxicological effects

  • Explain what is meant by multiple chemical sensitivities, and autoimmune effects

Classification and labelling requirements (CLP/GHS)

  • Be able to apply the current classification and labelling criteria in accordance with EU CLP and GHS for skin and respiratory sensitisation