Industrial hygiene can be defined as the art and science devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication, and control of environmental stressors in the workplace that may result in injury, illness or impairment of workers and members of the community. These stressors are divided into the categories biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic and psycho¬social. The profession of industrial hygiene uses strict and rigorous scientific methodology to determine the potential for hazard and exposures in the workplace.
This course emphasizes the recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards. Topics include hazard recognition, health standards, air sampling, ventilation, noise exposure, and temperature stress. Upon completion, students should be able to identify and quantify common occupational health hazards.
• Understand the basic principles of toxicology.
• Evaluate the potential of chemical agents to produce dermatitis.
• Understand the potential hazards of industrial dust, mists, and fumes.
• Understand the principles of personal air sampling.
• Select appropriate ventilation systems for a particular hazard.
• Select appropriate respiratory protection for a particular hazard.
• Implement an OSHA¬mandated hearing conservation program.
• Assist in the performance of an indoor air quality investigation.
Who Should Attend?
• Safety Managers
• Health and safety committee members
• Operations and Maintenance Managers
• Plant Managers and Supervisors
Day One: Toxicology basics & Occupational Skin Diseases
• Classes of toxic effects
• Measuring toxicity
• Skin anatomy
• Irritant contact dermatitis
• Allergic contact dermatitis
• Other skin diseases
• Prevention of occupational dermatitis
Day Two: Respiratory Hazards & Industrial Hygiene evaluation & air monitoring
• Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
• Particle deposition mechanisms
• Occupational asthma
• Hazards of gases and vapors
• Units for air contaminants
• Area vs. personal sampling
• Analytical methods
Day Three: Control of airborne hazards: ventilation & respiratory protection
• Types of ventilation systems
• Components of local exhaust systems
• Types of hoods
• Air cleaners, fans, and stacks
• Types of respirators
• Selection of respirators
• Respirator programs
Day Four: Confined space standard & Occupational noise exposure
• Examples of confined spaces
• Written program elements
• Duties of defined individuals
• Anatomy of the ear
• Physics of sound
• Measurement of sound
• Standards and Hearing Conservation Program
• Control of occupational noise hazards
Day Five: Temperature Stress
• Control of body temperature
• Illnesses caused by temperature extremes
• Evaluating heat and cold stress
• Exposure standards
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