OSH 4301: Industrial Hygiene


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.


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


  1. OSH 3001


Recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace health hazards

Publisher: American Society of Safety Engineers (01/02/2013)
Author: Haight, J. M. (Ed.)
ISBN: 978-1885581686
Price: $31.85

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