The course is a core module for the International Certificate in Occupational Hygiene (ICertOH). It is designed to be delivered as a 5-day taught programme including student assessment. The student manual can be used as a free-standing reference for those wishing to study independently.

Materials available for download include the syllabus, student manual, tutor guide, powerpoint slides, overnight and practical exercises.

Course Overview

  • Describe how exposure to hazardous substances arises in the workplace
  • Build on knowledge of the methodologies and technologies available to control exposures and reduce risks to health
You will learn to
  • Select control strategies and optimize control solutions for airborne contaminants
  • Recognize 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 for personal exposures; weigh design considerations in the workplace, process, and plant, as a means of reducing occupational exposures
  • Describe the elements of a local exhaust ventilation system, recognize typical installations, know how to carry out the measurements to assess effectiveness and whether operating to the design specification
  • Recognize the limitations of local exhaust hoods and enclosures and the means to optimize their effectiveness
  • Further develop your knowledge of how personal protective equipment programmes may be used effectively
  • Recognize the impact that control measures may have on other workplace hazards and understand how to take a holistic approach to the design of control solutions

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