September 12 - September 16, 2022
- Candidates will describe how exposure to hazardous substances arises in the workplace and develop knowledge of methodologies and technologies available to control exposures and reduce risks to health.
- Describe how airborne contaminants are generated by industrial processes, how this impacts on the control strategy, and how control solutions can thereby be optimised;
- Recognise the range of approaches to risk reduction embodied in the hierarchy of control and select appropriate strategies for implementation;
- Describe the meaning of “adequate control”, particularly in relation to personal exposures;
- Discuss the importance of design considerations in terms of the workplace, process, and plant, as a means of reducing occupational exposures;
- Describe the principal elements of a local exhaust ventilation system, give examples of typical installations and know how to carry out the necessary measurements to assess whether a local exhaust ventilation system is effective and operating to the design specification;
- Recognise the limitations of local exhaust hoods and enclosures and the means to optimise their effectiveness;
- Describe how personal protective equipment programmes may be used in an effective manner;
- Recognise the impact that control measures may have on other workplace hazards and understand the need to take a holistic approach to the design of control solutions.