NC OSHERC Continuing Education

37th Annual Occupational Safety and Health Winter Institute

Applied Industrial Toxicology for
Health Professionals

February 27-March 1, 2017
Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village, Daytona Beach, Florida

Elective courseTechnician Certificate Program Elective
Tech exam is Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 11:30 am. Please make travel plans accordingly.

This course is designed for health and safety professionals with little or no background in toxicology. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to utilize basic principles of toxicology such as dose response, exposure routes, thresholds, hazard v. risk, as well as acute, subacute and chronic characteristics of chemical exposure. An overview of target organs, issues of carcinogenicity, mutagenicity and reproductive effects will be presented. Toxicity classifications, toxicity of chemical classes and special topics of epidemiology, risk assessment, indoor air quality, regulations and relationships with legal, media and the public will be summarized.

This is an introductory course. It is not intended as a preparatory course for the CIH or any other certification exam.

Course Faculty

Finis L. Cavender, PhD, DABT, CIH, President, CEI, Hawkins, TX


General principles of toxicology; exposure routes; hazard v. risk; target organs; dermal toxicity; respiratory toxicity; cancer; mutagens; teratology; hazard classifications; occupational standards (TLVs, PELs); regulations (OSHA, TSCA, WHMIS, etc); control of chemical hazards; risk management and risk communication.

Agenda Topics


ABIH Points: ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 14.0 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. Get more information at the ABIH website.

BCSP Points: This course may qualify for BCSP Recertification points. See the BCSP Recertification Guide.

Meeting Times

Course begins Monday, February 27, 2017, at 8:00 am and ends Wednesday, March 1, 2017, at 11:00 am.


$875, $925 after January 26, 2017.


Click the link below to go to the Winter Institute registration site. There you will be able to review the classes offered, fill out your information, select your classes, and select your payment method (check, Visa, or Mastercard). Once you've submitted your registration, you will receive a confirmation in your email.

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For further information on this course, contact the NC ERC office at, or call us at 919-962-2101.

Last updated 08/11/2016