Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment

Does your work involve the safe handling of pesticides? Are you required to implement the update of the EFSA Guidance on the assessment of exposure for workers, operators, bystanders and residents in risk assessment for plant protection products? Or do you have to deal with risk mitigation measures? Then join our on-site conference.

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Again in 2022: 7th International Conference “Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment”

For many years, the International Akademie Fresenius Conference “Worker, Operator, Bystander and Resident Exposure and Risk Assessment” has been the perfect platform for bringing together the scientific, industrial and regulatory communities. We therefore cordially invite you to this year’s Conference. Plenty of exciting presentations are awaiting you!

The conference will be taking place on 13 and 14 December 2022 in Cologne. Of course, the health of all our participants is our number one priority. That is why we have strictly limited the number of places this time around. So make sure to secure your place in time!

Would you instead prefer to follow this conference digitally via our Live Stream?

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Highlights

The new EFSA OPEX Guidance 2022

  • Greenhouse scenario
  • Dislodgeable Foliar Residues (DFR), Dissipation Time (DT50), Transfer Coefficient (TC)
  • New online calculator

Ongoing activities

  • Seedtropex
  • Seed treatment exposure assessment policy in the US
  • Transitioning from hazard assessment to risk assessment in Brazil
  • DFR meta-analysis
  • Measured air concentrations of pesticides for the estimation of exposure to vapour

Modern PPP application techniques

  • International risk assessment and mitigation initiative on hand-held application
  • 3-dimensional field data for bystander and resident exposure in orchards
  • Drift regulation in Europe
  • Trends in application techniques

Roadmap for a partnership approach to improve operator and worker safety in Europe

Challenges in risk assessment

  • Challenges in human health risk assessment of PPP in the Northern zone
  • Characteristics of the Central zone and first experience with the EFSA online calculator
  • Southern zone perspective

Who do you meet?

Groups that should take part:

Managing directors, boards of directors, members of supervisory boards, managers and scientists in the fields of:

  • Research & development
  • Human exposure & risk assessment
  • Toxicology
  • Registration
  • Marketing & distribution
  • Product stewardship & responsible care
  • Human/Consumer safety – crop protection

Sectors that should take part:

  • Agrochemical industry
  • Research institutes
  • Authorities (agricultural inspection offices, registration and control authorities)
  • Professional associations
  • Contract laboratories

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Programm

PLEASE NOTE: The indicated times refer to Central European Summer Time CET.

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Tuesday, 13 December 2022


Morning Session | 10:00 – 13:00
9:30
On-site registration & opening of the virtual meeting room
10:00
Welcoming speech by the organisers and the Chair

Alistair Morriss, Blue Frog Scientific, UK

10:10
The new EFSA OPEX Guidance 2022, with a description of the updates:
  • Implementation of the greenhouse scenario for operators, workers, residents and bystanders
  • Review of crop and human parameters: DFR (dislodgeable foliar residues), DT50 (dissipation time), TC (transfer coefficient), inhalation rates, body surfaces
  • Development of a new online calculator with additional functionalities

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

Ongoing activities
11:10
Finalised, ongoing and future projects in the field of non-dietary exposure to pesticides – an updated feedback from academia
  • Thoughts to how the activities might be used in a regulatory context, i.e. alongside other, similar work

Paolo Marucco, University of Torino (UNITO), Italy

11:45
Coffee break
12:15
Update on the Seed Tropex new model

Marc Kennedy, Fera Science, UK (virtual presence)

13:00
Lunch break


Afternoon Session | 15:00 – 17:50
15:00
Update on the Brazilian perspective on pesticide occupational risk assessment

Adriana Torres de Sousa Pottier, Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA), Brazil

15:35
Update on seed treatment exposure assessment policy in the US
  • Updated ExpoSAC Policy January 2022

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

16:10
Coffee break
16:40
Update on DFR meta-analysis

Udo Blaschke, CropLife Europe/BASF, Germany

17:15
Measured air concentrations of pesticides for the estimation of exposure to vapour

Edgars Felkers, CropLife Europe/Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

17:50
End of the first conference day
19:00
Joint evening event

After the first conference day you are most welcome to attend our evening event for an unhurried evening of good food and leisure time. Please join us to continue the day’s interesting discussions in a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere.



Wednesday, 14 December 2022 | 9:00 – 16:00


Morning Session | 10:00 – 13:10
10:00
Welcoming address and opening remarks by the Chair

Neil A. Byron, Exponent, UK

Modern PPP application techniques
10:10
Field data for exposure of bystanders/residents towards spray drift during application of plant protection products in orchards
  • Evaluation of the existing dataset used in risk assessment for residents and bystanders
  • Update of existing data, refinement options like the use of drift-reducing technology
  • Initial experiments to gather data and preliminary result

Enrico Peter, German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

10:45
Roadmap for a partnership approach to improve operator and worker safety in Europe
  • Guidelines for risk mitigation (e.g. harmonised PPE recommendations for different spraying scenarios)
  • Color-coding and consistent communication to farmers
  • Constraints to the use of PPE

Olivier Sanvido, State Secretary for Economic Affairs SECO, Switzerland

11:20
Coffee break
11:50
Drift regulation in Europe and trends in application techniques

Dirk Rautmann, Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Germany

12:35
An international risk assessment and mitigation initiative on hand-held application commonly used in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC)

Anugrah Shaw, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA

13:10
Lunch break


Afternoon Session | 14:00 – 15:45
Challenges in risk assessment
14:00
Southern zone perspective

Agathi Charistou, Benaki Phytopathological Institute (BPI), Greece (virtual presence)

14:35
Challenges in human health risk assessment of PPP in the Northern zone

Imran Ali, Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

15:10
Central zone perspective
  • Characteristics of the Central zone and first experiences with the EFSA Online Calculator, some special cases of risk mitigation

Ágnes Pálovics, National Food Chain Safety Office (NEBIH), Hungary

15:45
End of the conference

Referent:innen

Name

Unternehmen

Ali

Imran Ali

Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI), Sweden

Imran Ali is a Toxicologist and currently working as a Scientific Officer Toxicologist at the Unit of Health Risk Assessment, at the Swedish Chemicals Agency (KEMI). In this role he assists with the evaluation of both hazard and exposure assessments of plants protection products. Imran Ali is also the Coordinator of the Northern Zone Toxicology for the year 2022.

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Blaschke

Udo Blaschke

CropLife Europe/BASF, Germany

Udo Blaschke is the Team Leader Global Operator and Worker Exposure at BASF in Limburgerhof with a PhD in biology. He has more than 25 years of experience in the crop protection industry.

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Byron

Neil A. Byron

Exponent International, 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 25 years of experience in exposure and risk assessment of PPP and is currently involved with the industry’s SeedTropex task Force who are developing a new exposure model for seed treatment.

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Charistou

Agathie Charistou

Benaki Phytopathological Institute (BPI), Greece

Agathi Charistou is a Regulatory Toxicologist in the Laboratory of Toxicological Control of Pesticides at the Benaki Phytopathological Institute in Greece with long experience in the evaluation of mammalian toxicology studies and non-dietary exposure assessment to both plant protection products and biocides.

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Dawson

Jeffrey L. Dawson

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), USA

Jeffrey L. Dawson is the Senior Science Advisor in the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In this role he assists with the development and implementation of risk-based approaches for the evaluation of new and existing industrial chemicals and pesticides. He is also responsible for PFAS coordination and homeland security policy. He has 25 years of public service as a scientist in OCSPP, including holding positions as the Acting Director of OPPT’s Risk Assessment Division and the Deputy Director of OPP’s Health Effects Division.

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Edgars Felkers

CropLife Europe/Bayer Crop Science Division, Germany

Edgars Felkers is an occupational and residential safety expert at Bayer AG in Germany. He is responsible for non-dietary human exposure and risk assessments of plant protection products. Currently, he is also chairing CropLife Europe Occupational and Bystander Technical SubGroup (CLE OBE TSG).

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Istace

Frédérique Istace

European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), Italy

Frédérique Istace is Scientific Officer in the Pesticides peer review Unit of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) in Parma. Involved in the peer review of active substances from PPPs in the fields of mammalian toxicology and non-dietary exposure, she has contributed to update of the EFSA guidance on the assessment of exposure for operators, workers, residents and bystanders in risk assessment for PPPs.

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Kennedy

Marc Kennedy

Fera Science, UK

Marc Kennedy has worked as a statistical researcher at the Universities of Nottingham and Sheffield, and the US National Institute of Statistical Sciences. He has expertise in the analysis of computer simulation models and has developed specialist tools and software for sensitivity analysis, uncertainty analysis and calibration of complex models. Applications have included engineering, carbon dynamics, hydrology, ecology, food safety and atmospheric dispersion. Since 2006 he has worked as a Statistician and Risk Analyst at Fera, mainly on EU projects for exposure to mixtures of pesticides from dietary residues and crop spraying, risk-benefit analysis and Total Diet Studies. He has contributed to expert working groups for EFSA and ILSI Europe.

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Marucco

Paolo Marucco

University of Torino (UNITO), Italy

Paolo Marucco is a Research Technician in the Crop Protection Laboratory of the Department of Agricultural, Forestry and Food Science (DISAFA) at the University of Turin that is involved in the activities of experiments and research on spray application, collaborating with the local regional administrations, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Environment, the European Union, several sprayers manufacturers and plant protection products companies. Paolo Marucco is responsible for planning, excution and reporting of field trials with sprayers in the ambit of EU and national projects (e.g. H2020 OPTIMA, Life PERFECT, etc.).

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Morriss

Alistair Morriss

Blue Frog Scientific, UK

Alistair Morriss is a Principal Consultant specialising in OPEX at Blue Frog Scientific based in the UK. Prior to joining Blue Frog Scientific in 2019 he was a Risk Assessor in the human health assessment team at Corteva agriscience for 9 years. Before joining Corteva he worked in contract research organisations for 8 years.

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Peter

Enrico Peter

German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR), Germany

Enrico Peter is a Biologist and has been working at the German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) as a Scientist in the Department Pesticides Safety since 2019. He is responsible for the risk assessment for plant protection product (with emphasis on non-dietary risk assessment) and the evaluation of toxicological data on plant protection products.

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Pálovics

Ágnes Pálovics

National Food Chain Safety Office (NEBIH), Hungary

Ágnes Pálovics is a Regulatory Consultant at the National Food Chain Safety Office (NEBIH) in Budapest. In this role she assists with the toxicological evaluation and non-dietary risk assessment of plant protection products and their active substances. She graduated as a Toxicologist and as a Biologist and has also experience in conducting in vivo and in vitro toxicological studies and in biochemical genetics.

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Rautmann

Dirk Rautmann

Julius Kühn-Institut (JKI), Germany

Dirk Rautmann is the Deputy Head of the Institute for Application Techniques in Plan Protection at the Julius Kühn-Institut in Braunschweig. 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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Sanvido

Olivier Sanvido

State Secretary for Economic Affairs SECO, Switzerland

Olivier Sanvido is a Biologist and an European Registered Toxicologist (ERT). He is the Deputy Head of Section “Chemicals and Occupational Health” at the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) in Switzerland and in charge of the regulatory approval of plant protection products, in particular the assessment of operator and worker safety. He was a Research Scientist at Agroscope in Switzerland where he was a specialist on environmental risk assessment and monitoring of genetically modified (GM) plants. He has over 25 years of professional experience including 4 years in regulatory affairs and quality assurance in the medical device and pharmaceutical industry.

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Shaw

Anugrah Shaw

University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA

Anugrah Shaw is a Professor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore and has conducted research on protective clothing for pesticide applicators for three decades. She also serves as Director, International Center for PPE for Pesticide Operators and Re-entry Workers. Anugrah has provided leadership for the development of international standards on protective clothing for pesticide operators and is currently coordinating international initiatives on operator safety.

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Torres de Sousa Pottier

Adriana Torres de Sousa Pottier

National Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA), Brazil

Adriana Torres de Sousa Pottier is an Health Regulation Expert at the Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (ANVISA). Since 2007 she has worked in pesticide regulation. Currently she is the Manager of the Division of Pesticide Monitoring and Risk Assessment of the General Office of Toxicology of ANVISA.

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