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Diploma in Occupational Hygiene

  • Description
  • Outcome
  • Certification
  • The free online course Diploma in Occupational Hygiene introduces you to the basic principles associated with occupational hygiene such as the fundamentals of toxicology, human physiology and industrial diseases, and hygiene standards.

    With the increase of industrial activity, more and more employees are becoming exposed to hazards in the workplace. It is important to know how to monitor and assess different hazards to ensure their health and safety.

    The course begins by introducing you to human physiology and industrial diseases. You will study different organs of the body and how each can be affected by chemical and physical hazards. You will then learn about the fundamentals of toxicology and hazardous substances, and about chemical and biological hazards and the diseases that can arise from these hazards.

    You will learn about measuring airborne contamination and the main sampling techniques and equipment that are used to obtain a quantitative estimate of the exposure to substances hazardous. You will learn about the different types of hygiene standards for chemical agents, physical agents, and biological exposure indices, and the importance of health surveillance in the workplace.

    Next, you will be introduced to physical hazards in the workplace such as noise, vibration, heat/cold and lighting. You will learn about the effects of excessive exposure to these and how to evaluate and control excessive exposure to them in the workplace.

    This free Diploma 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.

  • After completing this course you will be able to:
    - Explain the functions of occupational hygiene.
    - Describe the three main routes of entry of toxins into the body.
    - Identify examples of hazardous substances.
    - Explain the process of assessing health risks.
    - Describe the general features of a Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV) system.
    - Describe the types of air cleaning devices.
    - List the three physical states of matter.
    - Define the process for sampling airborne particulates, gases, and vapours.
    - List the purpose of health surveillance.
    - Explain the three main categories of biological agents and the differences between them.
    - Explain the psychological responses to the thermal environment.
    - List the various types of non-ionising and ionising radiation.
    - Explain how occupational hygiene affects your personal development.

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to share your success. Plus it’s:

    • Ideal for including in CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • An indication of your ability to learn and achieve high results
    • An incentive to continue to empower yourself through learning
    • A tangible way of supporting the Alison mission to empower people everywhere through education.

Diploma in Occupational Hygiene
  • Free

  • 6-10 Hours

  • Advance Learning Academy

  • Assessment

  • Certification

  • 250 Pts

Modules List( 10 )
  • Diploma in Occupational Hygiene
  • Module
    1
    Introduction to Human Physiology and Industrial Diseases
    • In this module you will learn about occupational hygiene and why it is important to recognise health hazards in the work place. You will learn the history of occupational hygiene and how different parts of the body are at risk of developing health risks due to inadequate occupational hygiene.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Introduction to Occupational Hygiene
    • The Human Body - Part I
    • The Human Body - Part II
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 2: Introduction to Toxicology
    • In this module you will learn about toxicology and the three main entry routes that allow toxins to enter the body. You will learn about examples of hazardous substances and how to assess health risks in a workplace.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Fundamentals of Toxicology
    • Hazardous Substances/Processes
    • Assessment of Health Risks
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 3: Measurements, Monitoring, and Health Standards
    • In this module, you will learn about the three physical states of matter. You will learn about different sampling techniques undertaken to measure airborne contaminants and the equipment used for this sampling. This module will give you information hygiene standards for chemical agents and the effects of exposure to certain parts of the body. You will also learn about biological monitoring and health surveillance and the reasons why they should be implemented in the workplace.
    • 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
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 4: Controlling Risks to Health
    • In this module you will learn about the general approaches to the control of risks to health and the most effective type of control measures to use in order to prevent exposure to hazardous agents. You will learn about the important features of ventilation and general principles associated with their design. This module will also present you with information on asbestos, including types of asbestos, and the harm it can cause to the human body.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • General Approaches to Control Health Risks
    • Ventilation – Part I
    • Ventilation – Part II
    • Asbestos
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 5: Diploma in Occupational Hygiene - First Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Diploma in Occupational Hygiene - First Assessment
  • Module 6: Biological Hazards, Noise and Vibration
    • In this module, you will learn about biological hazards and how chemical and biological agents can be harmful to you. You will also learn about how to control the level of noise and vibrations that you associate with to prevent you from excessive exposure to them.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Biological Hazards - Part I
    • Biological Hazards - Part II
    • Noise and Vibration – Part I
    • Noise and Vibration – Part II
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 7: Thermal Environment, Ionization, and Ergonomics
    • In this module, you will be introduced to the way human bodies can react to the thermal environment and how to maintain a healthy workplace environment. This module will also give you information on ionising and non-ionising radiation and their attributes. You will also learn about ergonomics and the areas of the body that are affected from unsafe manual handling.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Thermal Environment: Principles, Evaluation, and Control – Part I
    • Thermal Environment: Principles, Evaluation, and Control – Part II
    • Lighting and Non-Ionising Radiation
    • Ionising Radiation
    • Ergonomics
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 8: Working in Occupational Hygiene
    • In this module you will learn about how your behaviour and culture can affect the workplace in occupational hygiene. You will learn the steps that are necessary to carry out a behavioural intervention to ensure a safe working environment. This module will give you information on work-related stress, what causes this stress and how to manage it. Finally, this module will inform you on careers that are associated with occupational hygiene.
    • Learning Outcomes
    • Behaviour and Culture
    • Work-related Stress
    • Careers in Occupational Hygiene - Part I
    • Careers in Occupational Hygiene - Part II
    • Lesson Summary
  • Module 9: Diploma in Occupational Hygiene - Second Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Diploma in Occupational Hygiene - Second Assessment
  • END OF COURSE ASSESSMENT
  • Module 10: Diploma in Occupational Hygiene - Final Assessment
    • You must score 80% or more to pass this assessment.
    • Diploma in Occupational Hygiene - Final Assessment
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