January 08 - January 11, 2024

Course Overview

This course describes the ways in which exposure to hazardous substances arises in the workplace, and introduces the methodologies and technologies available to control exposures and thereby reduce risks to health.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, attendees should be able to describe how airborne contaminants are generated, the range of approaches to risk reduction, and the importance of design considerations in terms of the workplace, process and plant.

Attendees should be able to describe the principal elements of the exhaust ventilation system, recognising the limitations of local exhaust hoods and enclosures to optimise their effectiveness.

Attendees should also be able to recognise the impact of the control measures and to take a holistic approach to the design of control solutions.

Course Content

  1. Hazardous Substances Uses and Processes
  2. Workplace Control Principles
  3. Process Design and Principles
  4. Ventilation Systems and Performance Assessment
  5. Personal Protective Equipment
  6. Administrative Elements