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Occupational Hygiene Learning Path

Occupational hygiene is the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control and prevention of hazards from work that may result in injury, illness, or affect the well being of workers. For any business or organisation it is important to know how to monitor and assess different hazards to ensure the health and safety of their employees.

 

The Alison Learning Path in Occupational Hygiene 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.

 

The Alison Learning Path in Occupational Hygiene is a sequence of courses that introduce you to the fundamentals of toxicology and hazardous substances, and about chemical and biological hazards and the diseases that can arise from these hazards. It covers the different types of hygiene standards for chemical agents, physical agents, and biological exposure indices, and the importance of health surveillance in the workplace.

 



Courses in this Learning Path

  1. Introduction to Occupational Hygiene

    This free online course Introduction to Occupational Hygiene presents you with the history of occupational hygiene and the importance of understanding how to control health risks.

    The increase in industrial activity in developing countries means that there are more people exposed worldwide and technological advancements present new hazards in the workplace. This course introduces you to the skills and knowledge necessary to become aware of the health risks surrounding your workplace environment.

    The course begins by explaining occupational hygiene. You will learn about major milestones that occurred in the history of occupational hygiene and the importance of occupational hygiene. The course then introduces 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.

    The course will then introduce you to the fundamentals of toxicology and hazardous substances. In this section, you will learn about how different processes that occur in the workplace can contribute to health issues. You will also learn how to gather information to assess health risks in the workplace.

    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.

    1-2 Hour
    50 Points
  2. Assessing Health Risks in Occupational Hygiene

    The free online course Assessing Health Risks in Occupational Hygiene introduces you to topics associated with ensuring a safe and risk-free work place. The course begins by introducing you to ways of measuring airborne contamination. You will learn about the main sampling techniques and equipment that is used to derive a quantitative estimate of the exposure employees have to substances hazardous to their 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 why the source of contamination may need to be considered during the design and construction of captor inlets.

    Next the course introduces you to 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 why health surveillance is important to implement in the work place and the various things that biological monitoring can measure.

    You will learn how to prevent and control the release of airborne contaminants and the most effective control measures that are used. In addition, you will learn about the important features of ventilation systems and general information about 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.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points
  3. Occupational Hygiene - Biological, Physical and Environmental Hazards

    This free online course the Occupational Hygiene - Biological, Physical and Environmental Hazards introduces you to the skills and knowledge on various topics associated with working in an occupational hygiene environment. The course begins by introducing you to chemical and biological hazards. You will learn how to prevent biological agents from replicating and about diseases that can arise from contact with certain biological agents.

    You will then learn about noise and the health effects associated with excessive noise, and how to assess and control the level of noise in the workplace. From here, the course will introduce you to different ways exposure to vibration can be harmful to you and how to measure vibration.

    The course also presents you with information on human reactions to the thermal environment such as physiological responses to the heat and cold. In addition, you will learn about evaluating and controlling the thermal environment in multiple ways. The course will continue by introducing you to lighting, ionising and non-ionising radiation. You will learn about the effects of excessive exposure to these and how to evaluate and control this radiation to ensure safety at workplace.

    The final module of this course will show you the impact of behaviour and culture in occupational hygiene. You will learn about the importance of using behaviour modification to ensure safety in occupational hygiene. The course will conclude by informing you about controlling work-related stress and different careers associated with occupational hygiene.

    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.

    2-3 Hours
    50 Points

Complete!

Successfully complete all of these courses to receive a Occupational Hygiene Learning Path Award.

All your learning will be reflected in your Learner Record, which you can download for free at any time.

You also have the option of purchasing an Alison Certificate for each of the above courses you successfully complete.