May 02 - May 12, 2023

Course Overview

The course is the essential training for the Foundation Level qualification and provides an entry level understanding of occupational hygiene and the protection of worker health, by highlighting the principles in occupational hygiene as the basis for anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards that can be encountered in the workplace.

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)
  • Identify sources and potential routes of occupational exposure (foundation level)
  • Understand the basics of which exposure assessment, measurement processes, and control methods we use (foundation level)
  • Manage occupational hygiene programmes in your work environment

Course Content

1. The importance of Occupational Hygiene

2. Human Physiology and Industrial Diseases

3. Fundamentals of Toxicology

4. examples of Hazardous Substances / Processes

5. Assessment of Health Risks

6. Measurements of Airborne Contaminants

7. Hygiene standards and Occupational Exposure Limits

8. Biological Monitoring and Health Surveillance

9. General approaches to the control of risks to health

10. Ventilation

11. Asbestos

12. Biological Hazards

13. Noise

14. Vibration

15. Thermal Environment

16. Introduction to Lighting and Ionising Radiation

17. Ionising Radiation

18. Introduction to Ergonomics

19. Behaviour and Culture

20. Work related stress

21. Careers