EIH I: Elemental Industrial Hygiene

100 CM Credit hours / 10 CEUs / 10 COCs / 100 Contact hours

Course Author

D. Jeff Burton, BS, MS, PE, CIH

Course Level


Course Description

​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 11 parts: 10 lessons and a final exam.

Course Outline

Lesson 1—History; Objectives; Math and Science Review 

Lesson 2—Physiology/Anatomy; Toxicology; Epidemiological Surveillance 

Lesson 3—Chemistry Overview; Gases; Vapors; Solvents and Aerosols; Overview of Occupational Medicine 

Lesson 4—Laws and Regulations; Standards; Associations 

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; OH Management/Risk Communication; Safety and Other EH&S Concerns; Emergency Planning 


Who Will Benefit 

  • Industrial hygienists
  • Occupational safety and environmental health professionals 
  • Technical, engineering and laboratory personnel making the bridge to IH 
  • Seasoned professionals wanting a comprehensive review 
  • ​Those 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 it.

Webcourse materials 

Ma​terials are accessible and downloadable via the course Online Community (registrant-access only).

  • Course Lesson Presentations (PPT) 
  • Student Lesson Guide (SLG) 
  • Lesson Activities and Tests and additional study materials that guide the student throughout the course.
  • Student IH workbook (2006) 
  • e-Textbook: The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management, Second Edition 
  • Final Exam & Evaluation


Questions? Contact the eLearning Assistant at dlassistant@aiha.org.​​​​​​​​​​​​​