Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene

8​ Contact hours  


Based on OHTA course materials, this new online course provides an introduction to the broad principles in occupational hygiene as the basis for anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards that can be encountered in the workplace.   

This course is perfect for health and safety professionals, occupational health specialists, and other industry specialists who want a broader understanding of how their role interfaces with health issues in the workplace. 

Pricing: $250 Member/$350 Non-Member 


Purchasing 6 or more copies? Check out our bulk pricing​

Learning Level​ 

Novice: New to the job, role, or task, with no or limited knowledge of the content.     ​

Course Outline 
Module 1A Introduction to Occupational Hygiene  
Module 1B Behavior & Culture  
Module 1C Careers in Occupational Hygiene  
Module 2 Human Physiology  
Module 3 Toxicology Fundamentals  
Module 4 Examples of Hazardous Substances/Processes  
Module 5 Assessment of Health Risks  
Module 6 Measurements of Airborne Contaminants  
Module 7 Hygiene Standards and Occupational Exposure Limits  
Module 8 Biological Monitoring and Health Surveillance  
Module 9 General Approaches to the Control of Health Risks 
Module 10 Ventilation  
Module 11 Asbestos  
Module 12 Biological Hazards  
Module 13 Noise  
Module 14 Vibration  
Module 15 Thermal Environment  
Module 16 Non-Ionising Radiation  
Module 17 Ionising Radiation  
Module 18 Introduction to Ergonomics  
Module 19 Work Related Stress Management  ​

Co​urse Outcomes 
Upon completion, students will have a basic understanding of: 
  • ​the value of occupational hygiene and the role of the occupational hygienist;​ 

  • the range of hazards [physical and chemical] in the workplace;

  • hazard recognition techniques; 

  • sources and potential routes of exposure; 

  • hazard evaluation, exposure assessment and the measurement processes; 

  • methods of controlling exposure; 

  • the management of occupational hygiene programs. 

Who Will Benefit​  

This online self-study course will benefit those new to industrial hygiene; health and safety professionals; and occupational health specialists (including physicians and nurses).  

Specialists in subjects such as acoustics, ergonomics, human factors, occupational psychology, work organization, biosafety, acoustics, engineering, or analytical chemistry who want a broader appreciation of how their role interfaces with other professions regarding health issues in the workplace. 

Time to Complete 

Participants will have 6 months from the date of purchase to complete the coursework and the online course evaluation for credit. 

Web Course Materials 

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

Registrants connect and get unlimited 24/7 web access for 6 months. 

This course includes a full e-learning suite of 19 modules incorporating presentation video. 

To successfully submit credit for this course in the online classroom, participants must view the presentation in its entirety, complete all module activities, and pass an assessment.  An online evaluation of the course is included as part of the credit submission process. ​


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