July 11 - July 18, 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

Title

Time Allocation

1

Introduction

5%

2

Human Physiology

15%

3

Chemical Hazards Recognition

20%

4

Physical Hazards Recognition

20%

5

Hazard Evaluation

20%

6

Control of Hazard

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.