Circular economy and occupational risks
Philippe Duquenne is a PhD researcher at the National Research Institute on Occupational Safety and Health in France (INRS). He received his PhD in microbial ecology for his works on soils microorganisms and joined the INRS teams in 2003 as a microbiologist scientist. He worked on bioaerosol measurement methods and strategies for the purpose of occupational exposure assessment, and also led the INRS national “biological risks” project.
He is now at the head of the “ASTEC” Laboratory of INRS, whose research scope concerns the investigations of spatiotemporal variation of the occupational exposure to chemical compounds and biological agents. His current work focuses on the study of work situations aimed at collecting information on poly-exposures. He studies the spatiotemporal variations of ambient concentrations and individual exposures, and their determinants, with a view to identifying prevention guidelines. His studies concern sectors of activity in which work organizations and processes are constantly evolving such as, the agri-food and the sorting and treatment of household waste ones, and use a full range of both on-line and off-line measurement methods.