February 14 - January 21, 2022

Course Overview

This course aims to:

Provide the student with a sound understanding of the techniques for assessing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace and with an understanding of how exposure information can be used to assess risk.


Course Format

Normally run as a 5-day taught course [minimum 45 hours including practical/demonstration sessions, lectures, tutorials, guided reading, overnight questions and examination].

There will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.

Learning Outcomes

On completing this course successfully, the student will be able to:

· describe the general approach to health risk assessment, including the role of atmospheric monitoring;

· select appropriate equipment to measure specific airborne contaminants and devise a suitable sampling strategy;

· present the results in a form useful for health risk assessment purposes to enable management to comply with relevant legislation.

Course Content

Topic

Title

Time Allocation

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

Risk Assessment

Air Sampling Theory and Practice

Air Sampling Equipment

Sample Analysis

Hygiene Standards

Biological Monitoring

Calculation, Interpretation and Presentation of Results

20%

20%

20%

5%

15%

10%

10%

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.