OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene - OSHA 521
This course covers industrial hygiene practices and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Course topics include recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic hazards, Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL), OSHA health standards, respiratory protection, engineering controls, OSHA sampling protocols and strategies, and workplace health program elements. The course features workshops in health hazard recognition, OSHA health standards and use of sampling equipment. Upon course completion students will have the ability to recognize basic industrial hygiene principles and practices, identify characteristics of common air contaminants, locate PELs, perform basic industrial hygiene calculations, and determine methods for hazard control and abatement. The course features hands-on practice in health hazard recognition and OSHA health standards requirements.
- Define terms relating to OSHA health requirements
- Recognize potential health hazards in the workplace
- Perform basic health hazard evaluations using OSHA sampling procedures
- Recommend suitable strategies for controlling hazardous conditions
- Describe the elements required for an effective workplace health program
NOTE: Students will be required to wear appropriate clothing for field exercise. Details will be provided in class.
Credits: OTC CEUs: 3.2, ABIH 4.34, BCSP 3.2