Agrochemex International has a dedicated team responsible for conducting worker re-entry studies throughout Europe and further afield. Worker re-entry studies are conducted to establish safe re-entry intervals for workers in a multitude of different scenarios from outdoor field activities (e.g. pruning/thinning of apple orchards) to greenhouse activities (e.g. picking/bundling flowers, etc). The sampling techniques for worker re-entry are similar to the passive dosimetry techniques used for operator exposure studies.

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  • Study Director and Field Team
    Defined roles for field team (field observers, DFR sampling, field fortification, dosimeter sampling, etc.)
  • Study plan and field notebook preparation
    Pre-study “fact finding” trips to confirm procedures)
    • Worker selection
    • Pre-field analytical validation
    • Test item logistics
    • Monitored applications prior to re-entry
    Maximum no. applications at highest rate and minimum interval
    • Monitored re-entry activities with field observers
    Photographic documentation and detailed observation logs
    • Field fortification
    Trained technician in the field for each day of fortification
  • Exposure field sampling
    Experienced field sampling team. On-site freezer trailer.
  • Sample transport and chain of custody
    Dedicated frozen sample shipment within Europe
  • Sample analysis
    According to robust pre-validated methods
  •  Reporting                                                                                                                   Fully integrated report with statistical evaluation.

With an experienced and flexible dedicated team lead by Andrew Wilson, AgroChemex International is ideally suited to being your partner for the conduct of these complex studies