Assessing Health Risks in Occupational Hygiene - Revised

Health and Safety
Free Course
Learn about health standards and assessing health risks in occupational hygiene.
  • Duration

    2-3 Hours
  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • Responsive





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Learn about how to ensure a safe and risk-free workplace with this free online course. The course begins by introducing you the different ways you can measure airborne contamination. You will then learn about the primary sampling techniques and equipment that is used to formulate a quantitative estimate of the exposure employees have had with substances that are considered hazardous to human 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 about why the origin/source of contamination may need to be considered during the design and construction of captor inlets. Next the course explains 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 about the importance of implementing health surveillance within the work place and how biological monitoring is used to measure and assess chemical exposure.

You will also learn how to prevent and control the release of airborne contaminants and the most effective control measures that can be used. In addition, you will learn about the fundamental features of ventilation systems and the health hazards posed by exposure to 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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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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