January 10 - January 17, 2022

Course Overview

This course aims to:

Provide an introductory course outlining the broad principles in occupational hygiene as the basis for anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards that can be encountered in the workplace.

Learning Outcomes

On completing this course successfully, the student will have a basic understanding of:

  • The value of occupational hygiene and the role of the occupational hygienist;
  • The range of hazards (physical and chemical) in the workplace;
  • Hazard recognition techniques;
  • Sources and potential routes of exposure;
  • Hazard evaluation, exposure assessment and measurement processes;
  • Methods of controlling exposure;
  • The management of occupational hygiene programmes.

Course Format

The course is normally run as a taught course over 4.5 days (minimum of 36 hours, including practical / demonstration sessions, overnight questions and guided reading).

There will be a 20 short answer question ‘open book’ examination with an allowed time of 60 minutes.

Course Content

Topic

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Title

Introduction

Human Physiology

Chemical Hazards Recognition

Physical Hazards Recognition

Hazard Evaluation

Control of Hazard

Time Allocation

5%

15%

20%

20%

20%

20%

Note: Reference is made to standards and good practice documentation. This may not be the most up-to-date relevant publications and is intended as guidance for candidates only.