The conference was supposed to be an international forum of discussion for researchers and practitioners in occupational safety and health. The event aimed at promoting the exchange of knowledge and experience between different scientific disciplines and branches of industry, at deriving exposure assessment criteria for endotoxins and at suggesting prevention measures. The focus was on the occurrence of endotoxins in the workplace, on their mechanisms of action and on reactions to them as well as on the dose-effect-relationship in humans and on health adverse aspects. Measuring principles were also discussed along with the issue of threshold limit and orientation values.
I Endotoxins - Occurence and detection
Chair: Prof. Dr K.-P. Schaal/Dr G. Linsel
II Aspects of human and veterinary medicine
Chair: Prof. Dr T. Brüning/PD Dr M. Rieger
III Examples from the field
Chair: Dr B. Schicht/Dr G. Güzel-Freudenstein
IV Prevention measures
Chair: Prof. Dr P. Kämpfer/Dr V. Zemke
Organisers: Berufsgenossenschaftliches Institut für Arbeitsschutz - BGIA of Hauptverband der gewerblichen Berufsgenossenschaften (HVBG) and Ausschuss für Biologische Arbeitsstoffe (ABAS).
23. - 24. April 2007Venue:
The lectures are summarized in the September issue 2007 of the journal Gefahrstoffe - Reinhaltung der Luft - Air Quality Control.
(both published in the conference report, in German, see above)