Assessing Health Risks in Occupational Hygiene

Health and Safety
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Learn about health standards and assessing health risks in occupational hygiene.
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The course Assessing Health Risks in Occupational Hygiene introduces you to topics associated with ensuring a safe and risk-free work place. The course begins by introducing you to ways of measuring airborne contamination. You will learn about the main sampling techniques and equipment that is used to derive a quantitative estimate of the exposure employees have to substances hazardous to their health.

You will learn about the general features of a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system and the different types of inlets. You will also learn why the source of contamination may need to be considered during the design and construction of captor inlets.

Next the course introduces you to hygiene standards and occupational exposure limits. You will learn about the different types of hygiene standards for chemical agents, physical agents, and biological exposure indices. You will also learn why health surveillance is important to implement in the work place and the various things that biological monitoring can measure.

You will learn how to prevent and control the release of airborne contaminants and the most effective control measures that are used. In addition, you will learn about the important features of ventilation systems and general information about asbestos.

This course will be of great interest to professionals working in occupational hygiene, health and safety, and workplace safety. It will also be of interest to all learners who are interested in a career in occupational hygiene or related areas.

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Learning Outcomes

Having completed this course you will be able to: - Describe the general features of a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system; - Explain why LEV is one of the most effective means of preventing hazardous materials entering the workplace atmosphere; - Define the differences between the three types of inlets; - List the considerations about the source of contamination that may need to be considered during the design and construction of captor inlets; - Describe the types of air cleaning devices; - List the types and properties of asbestos; - Describe how inhalation of respirable asbestos fibres may give rise to a number of serious diseases; - Explain the function of the asbestos register; - List the three physical states of matter; - Describe the five main types of sampling; - Explain how to choose sampling equipment; - Define the process for sampling airborne particulates, gases, and vapours; - Describe the hygiene standards of chemical agents; - List the purpose of health surveillance.


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