FS 021 : Industrial Hygiene

FS 021 : Industrial Hygiene

  • course description:

    This course aims to provide the students with an introduction to industrial hygiene. It addresses many workplace hazards: chemical, physical, and biological, with the primary emphasis being on hazard assessment. Topics such as qualitative versus quantitative assessment, hierarchy of controls and the role of the occupational hygienist are examined. Students obtain practical experience performing qualitative workplace assessments and the creation of a workplace exposure prevention program.

  • course learning outcomes:

    At the end of the course, the participants will be able to;
    - Discuss the reasons why the discipline of industrial hygiene developed and why Congress passed specific laws (e.g., Occupational Safety and Health Act) to protect the nation’s working men and women.
    - Identify the major risk categories of occupational safety & health (e.g., chemical agents, physical agents, biological agents, ergonomic risk factors) and explain the health risks of specific chemicals (e.g., lead, silica, asbestos, cotton dust, etc.).
    - Be able to explain and effectively use the following basic industrial hygiene formulas that relate to the evaluation and interpretation of industrial hygiene sampling data; and evaluation of other exposure / control issues:
                * Identify the critical steps in preparing an industrial hygiene protocol for evaluating potential occupational safety & health hazards.
                * Identify and discuss control technology strategies.
                * Present a training session to employees explaining the discipline of industrial hygiene.

  • Course outlines:

    - History of Industrial Hygiene.
    - Industrial Hygiene Ethics.
    - Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
    - The Lungs & Respiration.
    - Air Sampling for Gases and Particulates.
    - Solvents, Gases, Vapors, and Particulates.
    - Physical Agents: Non-Ionizing & Ionizing Radiation, Heat Stress, Noise.
    - The Ear & the OSHA Noise Standard.
    - Skin & Occupational Dermatoses.
    - Ergonomics.
    - Local Exhaust Ventilation, General / Dilution Ventilation & Indoor Air Quality.
    - Preparing a protocol for an industrial hygiene survey.
    Toxicology (basic level).

  • practical aspects of the course:


  • who should attend?

    - Industrial hygiene professionals, certified safety professionals, EHS managers, human resources, safety and health consultants.

  • duration:

    5 Days


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