OSH 4301


Introduction to the basic concepts of industrial hygiene from a technical level. Focuses on the areas typically encompassed by industrial hygiene and highlights the importance of the industrial hygienist in protecting employee safety and health.


  1. Illustrate how the principles of physics, chemistry, and biological sciences apply to the practice of industrial hygiene.
  2. Describe and evaluate some approaches to prevent and control the health impact of hot and cold work environments.
  3. Differentiate and evaluate various types and uses for personal protective equipment for worker use.
  4. Discuss the history and regulatory background of industrial hygiene and related regulations or standards with agencies such as OSHA, MSHA, ANSI, and NIOSH.
  5. Explain and discuss the practice of industrial hygiene, and the management of industrial hygiene issues, and standards in the workplace.
  6. Apply ergonomic concepts to the prevention, control, or elimination of workplace hazards.
  7. Compare and contrast an array of different approaches for dealing with workplace hazards.
  8. Describe and discuss the major types of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation health hazards along with some methods to prevent tissue damage and injury.
  9. Identify occupational health hazards that may exist in the workplace.
  10. Perform basic calculations related to industrial hygiene.
  11. Outline the rationale underlying the provisions of established standards.
  12. Demonstrate use of a logic diagram to select the appropriate respirator for use in a given situation.




Basics of industrial hygiene

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

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