OSH 4301

Description

Introduction to the basic concepts of industrial hygiene from both a qualitative and quantitative approach. Focuses on the areas typically encompassed by industrial hygiene and highlights the specific role played by the industrial hygienist in protecting employee health and safety.

Objectives

  1. Explain the practice of industrial hygiene and how it fits within an environmental health and safety (EH&S) program.
  2. Perform basic calculations related to industrial hygiene.
  3. Discuss the management of industrial hygiene issues from the perspectives of anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control.
  4. Identify occupational health hazards that may exist in the workplace including ergonomic, chemical, biological, radiological and physical hazards.
  5. Illustrate how the principles of physics, chemistry and biological sciences apply to the practice of industrial hygiene.
  6. Discuss the history and regulatory background of industrial hygiene including related standards published by agencies such as OSHA, MSHA, ANSI, and NIOSH.
  7. Evaluate types of hazard controls including elimination/substitution, engineering, administrative and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Basics of industrial hygiene

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (1999)
Author: Nims, D.
ISBN: 0-471-29983-9
Price: $97.50

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