April 25 - May 05, 2023

Course Overview

To provide an introductory course that outlines 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 completion of this module, participants should have a basic understanding of:

  1. The value of occupational hygiene and the role of the occupational hygienist.
  2. The range of health hazards encountered in the workplace.
  3. Hazard recognition techniques.
  4. Sources and potential routes of occupational exposure.
  5. Exposure assessment and the measurement processes involved.
  6. Methods of controlling exposure.
  7. The management of occupational hygiene programs.

Course Content

The course will be delivered wholly virtually via the MS Teams platform that includes live virtual equipment demonstrations. The module will consist of a 36-hour delivery period as follows:

  • Day 1 – April 25th (virtual) 8:30am to 5:30pm
  • Day 2 – April 26th (virtual) 8:30am to 5:30pm
  • Day 3 – April 28th (virtual) 8:30am to 5:30pm
  • Day 4 – May 2nd (virtual) 8:30am to 5:30pm
  • Day 5 – May 5th (virtual) 8:30am – 11:00am – Exam Day

The classes are taught in small groups with opportunities for interaction. Persons are additionally required to demonstrate that they can carry out basic practical assessments under the supervision of the course tutors. The BOHS exam will also be conducted online, fully virtually.