OH5: Risk policy, management, and communication

Module Description:


The profound understanding of human risk perception and risk behavior in the workplace, and of the legal boundary conditions for chemicals handling and risk management are essential for every occupational hygiene specialist. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to human risk perception and a sound understanding of the principles and practices of Swiss legal boundary conditions in work and health. Further, it provides a focused training in reporting assessment and measurement results and training workers in the proper application of safety rules.

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Apply current national and international regulatory systems (e.g. REACH, MSDS)
  • Apply OEL values and substance documentation for further interpretation of measurement data
  • Write risk assessment reports according to recipients’ expectations and regulations
  • Communicate critical results to organizations and community (“breaking bad news”)


  • Human risk perception and risk behavior
  • Occupational safety legislation and compliance control
  • Implications of OEL values and substance documentation
  • Principles and legislation of risk assessment reports
  • Communication and reporting

Dates and location

09–12 September 2019 in Zurich

Registration Deadline

2 July 2019


CHF 2,720.–