Occupational Hygiene - Biological, Physical and Environmental Hazards - Revised
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This course will first discuss biological hazards and the harmful effects of chemical and biological agents in the human body. You will learn the fundamental differences between chemical and biological hazards and look into the three main categories of biological agents. You will also study the two key features of sound and learn how to control the level of noise and vibrations in your environment in order to prevent you from dangerously excessive noise exposure.
Next, you will study the way human bodies react to thermal environments. The course will discuss ionising and non-ionising radiation and their attributes. You will also learn about ergonomics and the areas of the body that are affected by unsafe manual handling. The course will then discuss how behavior and culture can affect workplace hygiene and teach you the necessary steps for ensuring a safe working environment. Very importantly, you will also look into work-related stress and its management.
Maintaining a workplace that has an acceptable standard of environmental quality is the task of every reliable occupational hygienist. This professional has to ensure that there is clean and potable water supply, safe air, efficient waste disposal, and protection of food from biological and chemical contaminants. Such professionals are highly valuable in the modern workplace. So, check out this course, and gain the knowledge you need to become an effective Occupational Hygienist, today.
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the three main categories of biological agents
- Define how legionella and humidifier fever are contracted
- List types of blood borne diseases
- Explain the health effects of excessive noise and exposure to vibration
- Explain the psychological responses to the thermal environment
- List the various types of non-ionising and ionising radiation
- Explain strategies for preventing injuries associated with manual handling
- Describe the impact of worker behaviour in occupational hygiene
- List the symptoms of work-related stress and how to manage stress
- Explain how occupational hygiene affects your personal development
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