AIHce Indianapolis



PDC 301
Defining and Evaluating Data Quality for Exposure Assessment

intermediate | .67 CM Point/ 4 Contact Hours/ 0.5 CEU/COC Point | Saturday | 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. | Limit: 60


Exposure Assessment Strategies, Risk Assessment and Management

Exposure assessments are an important source of information in support of health risk assessments, epidemiological studies, litigation and REACH-related exposure scenario evaluations.

The instructors of this PDC will describe work by AIHA®, ACGIH®, the European Union and others to provide leadership in the area of evaluating human health exposure data quality. A step by step approach for evaluating quality of exposure data will be provided including statistical tools. An overview and case studies to illustrate the issues associated with presenting exposure data and statistical analyses in a legal setting will be presented. Perspectives and rationale will be provided to help participants understand how they can incorporate the hallmarks of data quality into their IH practice in a way that makes good economic sense in today’s business environment.

Exposure Assessment Strategies and Statistics PDC or equivalent.

Learning Aids:
Participants must bring a laptop preloaded with the Exposure Assessment Strategies IHSTAT speadsheet.

Upon completion, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify the four basic hallmarks of data quality: appropriateness, accuracy, integrity and transparency.
  • Demonstrate more efficient uses of monitoring resources.
  • Conduct a thorough data quality evaluation of exposure monitoring data.
  • Select and apply statistical tools to assist with data quality evaluation of exposure monitoring data.


  • Overview and perspectives
  • Hallmarks of data quality
  • Data quality and prospective exposure assessment
    • Case studies
    • Group activity and discussion
  • Data quality and retrospective exposure assessment
    • Case studies
    • Group activity and discussion
  • Data quality in the courtroom
    • Case studies
    • Group activity and discussion
  • Final Q&A and Discussion

Transfer of Knowledge:
Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Practice exercises
  • Group activities

Sponsoring Committee:
Exposure Assessment Strategies 

The following instructors have disclosed significant financial interests or other relationships including grants, research support, employment, consulting, major stockholder, speakers bureau member, etc. with manufacturers/ providers of commercial products and services.

Catherine Simmons, CIH  – As a consultant I provide services to clients on issues and topics that will be covered in this PDC.

Important PDC dates:

  • May 18 — E-handout download instructions are e-mailed.
  • June 1  — Contact the AIHA if you have not received your e-handout e-mail.
  • June 1  — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning open.
  • June 15-17 — AIHce 2012 PDCs are presented. Participants must bring a printed or electronic copy of their PDC handout.
  • August 31 — AIHce 2012 online communities for collaborative learning close.
  • August 27 Educational transcripts updated and available for download