EIH I: Elemental Industrial Hygiene

100 ​Contact hours

 
 

Course Author

D. Jeff Burton, BS, MS, PE, CIH (VS 2012)                                    

Course Level

Introductory

Course Description

​Updated in 2014, this self-study course is designed for EH&S professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of the occupational health sciences (known traditionally as industrial hygiene). 

You can use this outstanding study program for an in-depth review, to prepare for a certificati​on exam, or simply to enhance your career opportunities. The study program is divided into 12 parts: 11 lessons and an online final exam.

Course Outline

Lesson 1—History; Objectives; Ethics; Math and Science Review 

Lesson 2—Physiology/Anatomy; Biomechanics; Occupational Toxicology; Epidemiological Surveillance; Occupational Medicine and Diseases 

Lesson 3—Laws and Regulations; Standards; Associations

Lesson 4—Exposure Evaluation; Risk Assessment & Management

Lesson 5—Air Sampling; Air-Sampling Instruments; Analytical Techniques 

Lesson 6—General Methods of Control; Local Exhaust Ventilation of Industrial Occupancies; General Ventilation of Industrial Occupancies 

Lesson 7—Respiratory Control; Personal Protective Equipment; Protective Clothing 

Lesson 8—Indoor Air Quality; Ventilation of Nonindustrial Occupancies; Air Pollution; Ergonomics and Human Factors 

Lesson 9—Thermal Environments (heat and cold stress) and sound, noise, and hearing protection 

Lesson 10--Ionizing Radiation and Nonionizing Radiation; Safety and Other EH&S Concerns

Lesson 11--IH and EH&S Management  

Who Will Benefit 

  • Industrial hygienists
  • Occupational and environmental health and safety professionals 
  • Technical, engineering and laboratory personnel making the bridge to IH 
  • Seasoned professionals seeking a comprehensive review 
  • ​Those professionals preparing to take the CORE or ABIH's CIH certification exam ​

Time to Complete

This course will take 100 hours to complete. You will have up to 12 months from your enrollment date to complete your coursework, successfully pass the online final exam and complete the online course evaluation.

Web course materials 

All course materials are provided as PDF downloads via the course online community (registrant-access only). No hardcopy materials are mailed for this course.

Lessons include:

  • Lesson agendas and overviews
  • Selected chapters from Jeff Burton's Industrial Hygiene Workbook, 6th Edition
  • Selected chapters from AIHA's The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management, 3rd Edition *
  • Online learning problems, lesson tests and learner reflection activities.

An online final exam and evaluation are required for successful completion of this course.

*Although this course uses selected chapters from AIHA's The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management, 3rd Edition, course participants are provided the full text online for their reference.

Questions?

Have questions or need additional information? Contact the eLearning Assistant at dlassistant@aiha.org.​​​​​​​​​​​​​