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Industrial Occupational Health Monitoring and Management

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About the course

Industrial hygiene and occupational health is about the effect on the health and well-being of employees and contractors who carry out process tasks and/or who are exposed to industrial processes. Industrial hygiene and occupational health programs play a vital role in helping an organization care for and understand the occupational health risks to their employees, enabling them to protect them and, to subsequently reduce sickness absence levels and optimize employee performance.

Industrial hygiene and occupational health is a vital component of an organization’s health and safety management system for the effective management of operational risks. Other areas in which industrial hygiene and occupational health programs can assist organizations include health surveillance intervention programs and the management of existing work-related health problems.

The purpose of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and understanding of industrial hygiene and occupational health issues and their solutions.

Course Objectives

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

  • Understand the aspects of industrial hygiene and occupational health
  • Understand an industrial hygiene and occupational health program
  • Implement occupational health management and surveillance procedures
  • Identify occupational health issues and the relevant risk reduction solutions

Course Outline

### Day 1

Introduction to Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health

  • What is industrial hygiene and occupational health?
  • Identifying health risks to employees and contractors
  • Understanding health risk effects on the human body and it’s organs
  • Global strategies and trends
  • Work organization and work-related stress
  • Case Study and Video

Day 2

Organ Structure and Function

  • Structure and function of lungs
  • Organ structure of skin
  • Effects of inhaled materials
  • Effects of physical agents on major organs
  • Biological agents and their effects
  • Case Study and Video

Day 3

Occupational Health Risks

  • Occupational health elements and their health risk effects
  • Occupational diseases and infections
  • Occupational toxicology (chemicals, gases, vapours and fibres)
  • Musculoskeletal disorders and prevention solutions
  • Health effects of light, heat, noise, vibration, pressure and radiation
  • Case Study and Video

Day 4

Principles of Industrial Hygiene

  • Principles of health risk assessment
  • Design of exposure measurement surveys and analysis
  • Retrospective exposure assessment
  • Biological monitoring
  • Sampling methods for gases, vapours and aerosols
  • Dermal exposure assessment

Day 5

Occupational Health Management

  • Occupational health monitoring and surveillance programs
  • Noise, vibration, thermal and lighting management
  • Personal protective equipment and it’s limitations in protecting health
  • Understanding Global, Regional and Local Environmental Issues
  • Implement an occupational health management program
  • Summary of Course Key Points

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 is designed for industrial (occupational) hygienists who develop and manage health programs, managers, supervisors, production maintenance, engineers, and health and safety personnel and to those who are involved in purchasing and managing hazardous substances.

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