July 12 - July 16, 2021

Course Overview

This Basic Principles Course provides core knowledge for an individual to develop a career in occupational hygiene.

It is also suitable for people who simply need a better understanding of occupational hygiene, such as doctors, nurses, safety professionals, engineers and managers. OHMS Training can run this course as an in-house/online programme for large companies or commercial organisations where a minimum booking for 10 people is required and also online for public registration. For further information for company specific training and to receive a quote please contact us at training@redohmsgroup.com.au.


This Principles of Occupational Hygiene course is designed to meet the needs of people wishing to study at the Foundation level. It is a 5-day programme that provides a basic introduction to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of risks to health in the workplace. It will introduce you to chemical exposures, noise, the thermal environment, lighting, radiation, ergonomics, behavioural science and much more.


On successful completion of the Principles of Occupational Hygiene course and examination the student will receive an Award of Successful Course Completion in the Principles of Occupational Hygiene from the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).

Learning Outcomes

  • Value occupational hygiene in improving worker health and understand the role of the occupational hygienist
  • Understand health hazards encountered in the workplace and identification techniques (foundation level)
  • Understand the basics of which exposure assessment, measurement process and control method to use (foundation level)
  • Manage occupational hygiene programmes in your work environment

Basic identification of sources and potential routes of occupational exposure including:

  • Chemical exposures
  • Noise
  • Thermal environment
  • Lighting
  • Radiation
  • Ergonomics
  • Behavioural science
  • Much more…

Course Content


  • Health and safety professionals
  • Occupational health specialists including nurses and physicians
  • Other supervisors or specialists who wish to work with workplace health or hygiene issues


  • Provide a practical understanding of occupational hygiene for people who need to manage or advise in workplace health issues
  • Provide a foundation from which to undertake more in-depth study in individual occupational hygiene subjects
  • Inform and enthuse participants about the contribution of occupational hygiene to ensuring optimal worker health


  • BOHS Certificate of Successful Course Completion in the Principles of Occupational Hygiene
  • OHMS Training Certificate of Attendance

We are delighted that this course is now endorsed by the Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS).

All AIHS members are entitled to a discounted course fee of $2,375 + GST.