Assessing Health Risks in Occupational Hygiene - Revised
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This course will first introduce you to the physical properties of the three states of matter. You will learn about the different sampling techniques undertaken to measure airborne contaminants including the equipment used for sampling. You will study the hygiene standards for chemical agents and their effects upon exposure to certain parts of the body. The course will also discuss biological monitoring and health surveillance including the reasons why they should be implemented in the workplace.
You will then study general approaches to the control of health risks and learn the most effective types of control measures to use in order to prevent exposure to a hazardous agent, including Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV). The course will also discuss the important features of ventilation and the general principles associated with their design. You will then study asbestos, including the main types of asbestos, and the harm it can cause to the human body.
Being able to analyze, identify, and measure workplace hazards or stressors is hugely important, as they can cause sickness, impaired health, or significant discomfort by means of chemical, physical, ergonomic, or biological exposures. This makes Occupational Hygienists very valuable professionals. This Assessing Health Risks in Occupational Hygiene online course is designed to help you start your journey towards becoming a truly professional Occupational Hygienist. So why wait? Check out the course, today.
Measurements, Monitoring, and Health Standards
Measurements, Monitoring, and Health Standards - Learning Outcomes
Measurement of Airborne Contaminants – Part I
Measurement of Airborne Contaminants – Part II
Measurement of Airborne Contaminants – Part III
Hygiene Standards and Occupational Exposure Limits
Biological Monitoring and Health Surveillance
Measurements, Monitoring, and Health Standards - Lesson Summary
Controlling Risks to Health
Controlling Risks of Health in Occupational Hygiene - Learning Outcomes
General Approaches to Control Health Risks
Ventilation – Part I
Ventilation – Part II
Controlling Risks of Health in Occupational Hygiene - Lesson Summary
Having completed this course you will be able to:
- Describe the general features of a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system
- 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
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