Principles of Industrial
of Industrial Hygiene provide an introduction to the field of industrial
hygiene and to occupational health in general. It also will offer concepts and
hands-on methods to safely manage and respond to emergency chemical spill
incidents. The instructor focuses on introducing concepts, terminology, and
methodology in the practice of industrial hygiene and introduces resource
materials to evaluate and control hazardous conditions. This course will offer
students a necessary educational tool and valuable Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) 40-hour certificate for those who choose any
multitude of Environmental, Safety or Industrial Hygiene professional careers
in the consulting, public or private work sectors.
Objectives/General Topic Agenda
Upon completion of this
course, you should be able to:
a certificate for successfully fulfilling the requirements for the 40-hour
OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120 regulation known as Hazardous waste
operations and emergency response.
of the OSHA 1910.120 and other applicable standards including but not
limited to hazard Communications, Permit Required Confined Space Entry,
Fall Protection, Respiratory Protection and Personal Protective Equipment.
basic Toxicology, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology.
chemical, physical (heat stress, noise stress non-ionizing radiation, etc),
biological and mechanical (ergonomic) hazards.
chemical, physical, biological and mechanical (ergonomic) hazards.
methods and hands-on techniques to evaluation hazards used through air
sampling and exposure monitoring.
various occupational exposure standards and guidelines including the ACGIH
TLVs, OSHA PELS, Emergency Guidebook and Material Safety Data Sheets.
basic hazard controls including safe work practices, training, local/general
ventilation and dust suppression.
control of hazards by personal protective equipment.
decontamination practices for chemical, biological exposures.
hands-on techniques for safe container handling, spill containment,
absorption and disposal.
hands-on incident command and management of release incidents.
of a Health and Safety Plan.
Industrial Hygiene (5th edition), National Safety Council Chicago, IL,5th
edition or most current available and the 2009 edition of TLVs and BEIs,
American Conference of Industrial Hygienists, Signature Publications.