New to Industrial Hygiene: Fundamentals

This one-day "crash" course introduces those new to the field of industrial hygiene, or those looking to learn about the field of industrial hygiene, to the fundamental concepts of anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational exposure to chemicals and noise. Topics are presented in a practical and interactive manner and explore how exposure occurs, application of Occupational Exposure Limits, the health effects of chemicals and noise, approaches to evaluating and measuring chemical and noise exposures, and the essentials of exposure control.



Course topics

  • Workplace Exposure Fundamentals
    • Routes of exposure
    • How exposure occurs
    • Recognizing exposure risks
    • Exposure assessment strategies
  • Occupational Exposure Limits
    • Promulgation of limits
    • Units conversions
    • Time weighting and adjustments
    • Application to risk assessment
  • Toxicology and Occupational Health
    • Toxicology basics and target organs
    • Understanding Safety Data Sheets
    • Occupational Health programs
  • Industrial Hygiene Monitoring
    • What, where, why, and who to sample
    • Sampling and analytical methods
    • Understanding IH Lab reports
    • Data variability and uncertainty
  • Exposure Control Essentials
    • Hierarchy of controls
    • Ventilation basics
    • Administrative Controls
    • Personal protective equipment
  • Noise Exposure
    • Effects of noise on hearing and audiograms
    • Noise exposure limits
    • Noise dosimetry and mapping
    • Engineering controls

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Oct 22, 2019 - Oct 22, 2019 -- Chicago, IL
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM