Wits School of Public Health Occupational Health Division (OHD) organizes

A two days weekend short course Analysis of Occupational Hygiene Exposure Data (SPUH 0122)

  • Thursday 23 & Friday April 2020.
  • Venue: School of Public Health, Wits Education Campus Parktown

This will be the fourth time that this two-days short course will be organized; this time the course will be nested in the week course Data Analytics & Data Analysis of the MSc Exposure Science programme which was announced earlier (see email from SAIOH secretariat 21 February 2020).

Aim: The aim of the short course is to equip participants with knowledge and skills for appropriately analysing occupational exposure data with emphasis of compliance testing (comparison with OELs). By the end of the course the participants should be able to discuss the statistical background of exposure data analysis, list and describe the pro's and con's of various data analysis tools, analyse data using a specific data analysis too( EXPOSTAT), and understand the constitution of homogeneous or similar exposure groups.

Course content:

  • Lognormal distribution of exposure data; imputation of non-detects, within- and between workers’ variances.
  • Calculation of exceedance of an Occupational Exposure Limit (OEL): SA and global consensus approaches.
  • Improving decision making by using prior information; historical data or exposure model estimates. Bayesian hierarchal framework and constitution of Homogeneous/ Similar Exposure Groups.
  • “Hands on”/ demonstration of Occupational Hygiene data analysis tools with focus on EXPOSTATS.

Lecturers: Prof Jérôme Lavoué (University Montreal) and Prof Derk Brouwer (University of the Witwatersrand)
Certificate Type: Attendance.
CPD points: 10 SAIOH CPD: 2
Application Deadline: 22 March 2020
Fee: R 4000

For more information and applications, please email Refiloe Makhutle at

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