July 13 - July 23, 2021

Course Overview

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. Emphasis will be on sampling techniques used for dusts and particulates and organic vapors and gases. The course is ideal for working technicians and technologists in occupational hygiene, requiring the technical knowledge and hands-on practical training that will enable persons to take measurements, assess exposure and check the effectiveness of control measures.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this course, participants should have a basic understanding of:

  1. Describe the general approach to health risk assessment, including the role of atmospheric monitoring.
  2. Select appropriate equipment to measure specific airborne contaminants and devise a suitable sampling strategy.
  3. Present the results obtained in a form useful for health risk assessment purposes, to enable management to comply with relevant legislation.

Course Content

The course will have the following main topics:

  1. Risk Assessment
  2. Air Sampling Theory and Practice
  3. Air Sampling Equipment
  4. Sample Analysis
  5. Hygiene Standards
  6. Biological Monitoring
  7. Calculation, Interpretation and Presentation of Results