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ICTD International Centre for Training and Development

Advanced Techniques of Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health

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About the course

This industrial hygiene course provides a broad and comprehensive coverage of the role and responsibility of the industrial hygienist in recognizing, evaluating and controlling environmental stressors associated with the workplace. Course topics include recognition and evaluation of chemical, physical and biological exposures; ergonomic hazards; radiation hazards; thermal stress; ventilation and programs related to controlling industrial hygiene stressors.

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, the delegates will be able to:

  • Recognize appropriate procedures and techniques for identifying health hazards in the workplace
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the industrial hygienist in the development and management of a comprehensive occupational safety and health program
  • Identify appropriate personal protective equipment required to provide interim control of health hazards in the workplace
  • List appropriate procedures and standards required to properly evaluate health hazards in selected workplaces
  • Identify appropriate types of engineering and administrative controls for health hazards in the workplace
  • Identify and evaluate ergonomic hazards and make recommendations to control them

Course Outline

Day 1

Overview of Industrial Hygiene

  • Professional ethics
  • Federal regulations
  • Environmental stressors
  • Route of entry
  • Evaluation methods
  • Control methods

Industrial Toxicology and the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of the Body

Chemical Contaminants

Day 2

  • Particulates
  • Radiation
  • Thermal Stress

Day 3

  • Ergonomics
  • Biological Hazards and Indoor Air Quality

Day 4

  • Evaluation of Hazards
  • Control of Hazards

Day 5


  • General
  • Local

Occupational Health and Safety Programs and Training

  • Blood-borne Pathogen
  • Noise
  • PPE
  • Respiratory
  • Hazard Communication

Course Methodology

A variety of methodologies will be used during the course that includes:

  • (30%) Based on Case Studies
  • (30%) Techniques
  • (30%) Role Play
  • (10%) Concepts
  • Pre-test and Post-test
  • Variety of Learning Methods
  • Lectures
  • Case Studies and Self Questionaires
  • Group Work
  • Discussion
  • Presentation

Who should attend

This course will be of interest to occupational health professionals including occupational health doctors and nurses and industrial first aiders. It would also be of interest to any other medical/para-medical personnel working in an industrial environment such as oil and gas industry medics. Other Professionals operating in occupational risk management would benefit from this course such as health and safety managers/operatives, loss control officers, safety representatives, personnel and general management.

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