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Introduction to Occupational Hygiene

Improve your understanding of occupational hygiene and its impact on health in the workplace with this free course.

Publisher: Advance Learning
This free online course in Occupational Hygiene will teach you how to assess health risks in the workplace and help an organization maintain high quality workplace health and safety. Occupational Hygiene is the discipline of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling health hazards in a work environment. Its aims to objective is to protect workers' health and well-being as well as safeguard the community at large.
Introduction to Occupational Hygiene
  • Duration

    1.5-3 Hours
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This course will first introduce you to occupational hygiene and why it is important to recognize health hazards in the workplace. You will learn the history of occupational hygiene and how different parts of the body can be damaged due to inadequate occupational hygiene. You will then learn about contact dermatitis, the musculoskeletal system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the gastrointestinal system, and the circulatory system. The course will also discuss the major functions of the respiratory system as well as of the liver, kidney, and the eyes.

You will then look into toxicology and the three main entry routes where toxins enter the body. You will also study hazardous substances and how to assess health risks in the workplace. You will learn that much of the work involved in assessing workplace hazards can be carried out by accessing Materials Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) which is a standard way of communicating toxicology and other relevant information about dangerous substances. You will also learn that all assessments of risks to health should be reviewed at least every two years.

The role of occupational hygienists is very important in an organization. They ensure that workplace health and safety is maintained by identifying, evaluating, and controlling the exposure of the workers to chemical, physical, ergonomic, and biological hazards. This Introduction to Occupational Hygiene online course is designed to help you enhance your role as an occupational hygienist. So, enrol in the course today, and improve your professional skills in just a few short hours.

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