These sel​f-paced online courses let you learn at your convenience. They're perfect for professionals who want to immerse themselves in a topic area of study so you can commit to meeting your professional development goals with ease.

Online Courses

Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene
10 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.

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Biological Monitoring: A Practical Self-study Guide
12 Contact hours
Course Authors: Larry K. Lowry, Ph.D., DABCC; ​Gary J. Spies, CIH; ​Lee Blum, Ph.D.; Cherie F. Estill, PE ​

Air monitoring only assesses exposure to chemicals absorbed via inhalation. Biological monitoring is an additional tool used by industrial hygienists to aid in assessing worker exposures, allowing an assessment of the amount of a chemical absorbed into the worker from all routes, including dermal, inhalation, and ingestion.

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CIH Crash Course
24 Contact hours
Instructor: Ian Cull, CIH, PE

Preparing to take the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) exam is a huge step towards advancing your career. This online CIH review course is designed to focus your studies on the key areas you need to know and have been recently updated to reflect the current exam.

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Dermal Exposure Assessment Virtual Conference Recordings
8 Contact hours
Instructors: Jennifer Sahmel, MPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA and Josie Walton

Recorded in October 2020, AIHA University’s Dermal Exposure Assessment Virtual Conference focuses on the key steps to performing a dermal exposure assessment, including qualitative, semi-quantitative, and quantitative approaches. Real-world case studies, free interactive tools, and collaborative exercises are provided to guide learning.

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Developing and Maintaining a Laboratory Quality Management System
40 Contact hours
Course Author: Ronald H. Peters, CIH

Updated in 2020, this self-study course is designed to guide the student through a series of lessons on laboratory quality management systems and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures.

Participants will learn the basic elements required for an effective laboratory quality program and what is required to implement a QA/QC program system compliant with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and the requirements of accreditation bodies like AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA LAP, LLC).

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EIH I: Elemental Industrial Hygiene
100 ​Contact hours
Course Author: D. Jeff Burton, BS, MS, PE, CIH

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, prepare for a certification exam, or enhance your career opportunities. The study program is divided into 12 parts: 11 lessons and an online final exam.

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EIH II: Practical Applications of OEHS Math
40 Contact hours
Course Author: D. Jeff Burton, BS, MS, PE, CIH

This self-study course is a comprehensive course intended for IHs and other OEHS professionals. The course follows the book Useful Equations, covering topics such as calculation and estimation approaches related to airborne contaminants, TLV and TWA, OA for dilution, fans, system testing, sound and noise, radiation, ventilation, statistics, ventilation, IAQ, and more. ​The course workbook will illustrate how to apply 150 equations to the real world of industrial hygiene and OH&S. Each section presents practical applications, short case studies, and sample calculations, both manually and using the IVE AutoCalc Spreadsheet programs.

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EIH III: Case Studies in the Application of Industrial Hygiene Control Methods
40 Contact hours
Course Author: D. Jeff Burton, BS, MS, PE, CIH

This self-study course discusses the application of traditional industrial hygiene controls in the workplace and is based on 60 case studies. Most of the case studies involve applying engineering and administrative controls and covering both industrial and IAQ-type problems. It also contains calculations in spreadsheet format to aid in calculations found in the seven student lessons.

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Exposure Assessment Virtual Conference Recordings (2019)
10 Contact hours
Presenters: Billy Bullock, DHSc, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
Andrew D. Perkins, MS, CIH, CSP, COHC
Thomas W. Armstrong
Chris Keil

Recorded in March 2019, AIHA University’s Exposure Assessment Virtual Conference offers education from AIHA’s Exposure Assessment Strategy Committee. Learn exposure assessment strategies for judgments of exposure prior to and following the collection and interpretation of occupational exposure monitoring data. Learn strategies for effectively and efficiently managing data derived from exposure assessments and monitoring. Get an introduction to exposure modeling as a tool for exposure assessment.

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How to Assess and Manage Nanomaterial Risks
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Laura Hodson, MSPH; Adrienne Eastlake, MS, REHS

This online self-study course is intended for IH's who are responsible for the health and safety of workers exposed to nanomaterials. Adapted from a popular PDC, it contains 3.5 hours of instructional video and related activities. Participants will be guided through an example of creating a sampling plan, evaluating data, and control recommendation. Using nanomaterial exposure scenarios, participants will create a sampling plan, analyze provided data, and decide if engineering controls should be added to the risk management plan. Participants will be provided information to understand how to apply hazard and control banding for a nanomaterial.

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Intermediate Topics in IH Analytical Chemistry
12 Contact hours
Course Authors: Charles R. (Gus) Manning, Ph.D., CIH; Mary Eide

This intermediate self-study workbook course is intended as a follow-up to AIHA University’s introductory course, Introduction to IH Analytical Chemistry. It is intended for laboratory chemists and technicians who analyze routine IH air samples in accredited laboratories but may have little or no formal industrial hygiene training.

Go beyond the basics outlined in the introductory course with an in-depth review of concepts that underlie IH sampling and analysis and a detailed exposition of specific techniques such as aerosol sampling and indoor air quality.

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Introduction to IH Analytical Chemistry
6 Contact Hours
Course Authors: Charles R. (Gus) Manning, Ph.D., CIH; Mary Eide

This introductory self-study workbook course begins to address the training gap among lab chemists and technicians who analyze routine samples but may have little or no specific training in industrial hygiene.

This course will explain key concepts about Industrial Hygiene Sampling and Analysis - principles, techniques, and calculations - that make personal monitoring and exposure assessment meaningful.

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Occupational Exposure Banding Virtual Conference Recordings
8.5 ​Contact hours
Instructor: Stephen Gilbert, MS, Thomas J. Lentz, Ph.D., Lauralynn Taylor McKernan, ScD, CIH, Melissa Seaton, MS, CIH, Christine Whittaker, PhD

Recorded in March 2020, AIHA University’s Occupational Exposure Banding Virtual Conference Recordings are perfect for OHS professionals
looking for guidance as they approach risk management decision making for unregulated chemicals that do not have established OELs. Learn more about the NIOSH guidance to derive an OEB, the application of OEBs in the workplace, and the application of banding strategies and tools for assessing chemicals with no existing OELs.

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SDS and Label Authoring Registry Preparation Course
10.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Chandra Gioiello, MS, CIH; Denese Deeds, CIH; Doug Eisner, MS; Robert Roy, Ph.D., DABT; Bob Skoglund, Ph.D., CIH, DABT

This online self-study course is designed to help hazard communication professionals prepare to take the AIHA Registry Programs’ SDS and Label Authoring Registry competency assessment. Broken into eight parts, this series addresses the knowledge and skills portions of the assessment by focusing on the eight rubrics defined as the body of knowledge for SDS and label authoring. A final exam is not included, but we strongly recommend reviewing the SDS & Label Authoring Registry Proficiency Study Guide (a complimentary resource).

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Toxicology Training Online
6 Contact hours​
Instructor: Laura Robinson, MSc, BSc

Created by a toxicologist and chemist, Toxicology Training Online comprises over 5 hours of video presentations accompanied by lecture notes, copies of the slides used, and other handouts. There is also a comprehensive list of online toxicological resources, a full glossary of terms, and comment boxes throughout the website where questions can be posted.

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Welding: An Exercise in Applied Industrial Hygiene
8 ​Contact hours
Instructor: Mike Harris, PhD

Adapted from a popular PDC, this course describes common welding and thermal cutting processes and the health/safety hazards associated with these processes. The terminology used in the welding industry is incorporated throughout the course to familiarize participants with the vocabulary used in the workplace. Materials, thermal processes, and scenarios associated with the potential for overexposures are described. Emphasis is placed on Manganese and Hexavalent Chromium exposures, as well as many other H&S hazards. Suggestions for improving the quality of monitoring data are provided, as are suggestions for prioritizing exposure assessments. Ventilation techniques and respiratory protection options are also described.

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Virtual PDC Recordings

Assessment, Sampling, and Testing for Indoor Microbes PDC Recording
3.5 ​Contact hours
Instructors: Ching-Yi Tsai, Ph.D. and Chin Yang Ph.D., Ph.D.

Recorded in June 2020, this PDC offers IHs: 1) a microbiologist's perspective of indoor microbiology; 2) the pros and cons of a few common sampling and testing methods,

including MSQPCR and ERMI; 3) the biology and control of Legionella bacteria; 4) the microbes (e.g., bacteria, mites, nematodes, and insects) that are in water-impacted indoor environments but often overlooked by IHs and labs; 5) the degradation and deterioration of economically important materials, such as fabrics, wood, and leathers, by microbes in damp and water-impacted environments and; 6) approaches available for retrospective assessment of water damage and fungal growth to determine whether fungal growth was pre-existing, or not. Build knowledge and skills necessary for interventions to reduce or eliminate adverse microbial exposures in the indoor environment.

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Beyond Banding Estimating Health-Based Limits for Data Poor Chemicals PDC Recording
3.5 ​Contact hours
Instructors: Anders Abelmann, MS, Ph.D., CIH; William Cyrs, MS, CIH; Andrew Maier, Ph.D., CIH, DABT, FAIHA; and Rachel Zisook, MS, CIH

Recorded in June 2020, this PDC will: a) build on the foundations of the hierarchy of OELs; b) teach how to navigate existing data resources and relevant tools for developing health-based occupational limits for chemicals that lack toxicology data; and c) address three methods (read-across, threshold of toxicological concern (TTC), hazard correlation).

Strengthen your ability to establish relevant health-based limits and evaluate your workplaces.

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Decision Making in Managing Risk - Expand Context, Strengthen Skills PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Charles Redinger, Ph.D., MPA, CIH, Glenn Barbi, MPH, CIH (Emeritus), Fred Boelter, CIH, PE, BCEE, FAIHA, Mary O'Reilly, Ph.D., FAIHA

Recorded in November 2020, this PDC will help learners develop the skills they need to interact with ERM and non-EHS/OHS risk management professionals in their organizations.

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Electrical Safe Work Practices With Application of NFPA 70E PDC Recording
7 Contact hours
Instructor: Paul A. Zoubek, CIH, CSP, CESCP, SMS

Recorded in November 2020, this course has been updated to cover the 2021 NFPA 70E requirements. It covers principles needed to protect the worker during energized work from shock and arc flash hazards through personnel protection. A chronological sequence will be provided for implementing an electrical hazard control and program management, as are updated requirements and interpretation of the 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace).

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Emissions, Exposure, and Health Impact of 3D Printing Processes PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Marilyn Black, Ph.D., LEED AP
Aika Davis, Ph.D.
Aleksandr Stefaniak, Ph.D., CIH
Rodney Weber, Ph.D.
Qian Zhang, Ph.D.

Recorded in June 2020, this course will help you build a business case for implementing corrective action with ventilation controls or source controls for 3D printing processes.

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Environmental Surface Disinfectants in Health Care - Part 1 PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Roberta Smith, MSPH, RN, CIC, COHN-S, CIH, John Martinelli, Rob Strode, MS, CIH, FAIHA, Kathy Thompson, CIH, MPH, MS

Recorded in November 2020, this PDC focuses on disinfection as an important aspect of infection prevention in the healthcare environment and the selection of the right surface disinfectant to reduce the prevalence of healthcare-acquired infections. This is part one of a two-part PDC and will provide a comprehensive look at: a) how surface disinfectants work; b) how disinfectants are regulated; c) the most commonly used products; d) potential exposures; e) disinfectant alternatives; and f) new technologies in disinfection.

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Environmental Surface Disinfectants in Health Care - Part 2 PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Roberta Smith, MSPH, RN, CIC, COHN-S, CIH, John Martinelli, Rob Strode, MS, CIH, FAIHA, Kathy Thompson, CIH, MPH, MS

Recorded in November 2020, this PDC focuses on disinfection as an important aspect of infection prevention in the healthcare environment and the selection of the right surface disinfectant to reduce the prevalence of healthcare-acquired infections. This second part of a two-part PDC will take a deeper look at the modes of action, product formulations (bleach, peracetic acid), emerging technologies, quality assurance methods, and worker and patient safety and exposure concerns.

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Evaluating Indoor Surface Contamination PDC Recording
3.5 ​Contact hours
Instructors: James Kapin, CIH

Recorded in June 2020, this PDC will l: 1) discuss several commonly used approaches for evaluating indoor contamination; 2) evaluate their strengths and weaknesses; and 3) provide EHS professionals with the tools to select a method appropriate for their project or situation.

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Focus on Health and Safety – An EHS Photographic Audit for Young Professionals PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Corey Briggs, CIH, CET, FAIHA
Chrisy Walsh, MS, CIH

Recorded in June 2020, this PDC addresses the need for young EHS professionals (5-15 years of experience) to expand their technical knowledge and professional experiences. This digital plant tour explores and guides young professionals through numerous IH, safety, and environmental issues found at a fictitious workplace.

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Hearing Loss Prevention Program Manager by CAOHC PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Andrew Perkins

Recorded in June 2020, the goal of this course is to share what works in hearing loss prevention to meet compliance requirements and, ultimately, truly prevent work-related hearing losses. Attendees taking this course will learn from CAOHC experts in all areas of occupational hearing conservation.

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Identifying Welding Exposures and Controls PDC Recording
7 Contact hours
Instructor: Dr. Michael Harris, Ph.D. CIH

Recorded in November 2020, this course describes the health/safety hazards associated with welding and thermal cutting processes. This PDC will present: a) terminology used in the welding industry; b) materials, thermal processes, and scenarios associated with overexposure potential; c) how to improve the quality of monitoring data; d) how to prioritize exposure assessments; e) ventilation techniques; f) respiratory protection options for welding and thermal cutting processes; and Comparison of the application of the mixtures formula, NIOSH’s 0.010 mg/m3 suggested OEL for carcinogens, and Occupational Exposure Control Banding.

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Introduction to IH Mod 2.0 – Exposure Modeling to Address Variability and Uncertainty PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., CIH, FAIHA
Alan Rossner, Ph.D., CIH
Pamela Williams, MS, ScD, CIH

Recorded in June 2020, this PDC provides a comprehensive introduction to IH Mod 2.0, an Excel-based modeling tool available on AIHA's website for evaluating workplace and consumer inhalation exposures with a stochastic model for addressing variability and uncertainty in exposure estimates. Enhance your skills in exposure estimation, predictive modeling, quantitative uncertainty analysis, and risk-based decision making.

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Optimizing Ventilation Systems for Labs PDC Recording
7 Contact hours
Instructors: Thomas Smith & Mahdi Fahim

Recorded in June 2020, this PDC provides industrial hygienists and EHS personnel with the tools and information necessary for participating in the design of lab ventilation systems, testing and commissioning, optimizing energy performance, and implementing a laboratory ventilation management program.

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Women in IH Leadership Summit Recordings – Managing Change and Creating a Culture of Innovation
3.5 ​Contact hours
Instructors: Crystal Brown, CIH, CSP
Chrisy Walsh, MS, CIH
Joy Erdman, MS, CIH, CSP
Celia Booth, CIH, CSP
Jason Kunz, MS, CIH, CSP
Perry Logan, Ph.D., CIH
Aileen Yankowski, MPH, CIH

Recorded in October 2020, this Summit presented by the Women in IH Committee focuses on how to manage change in the context of leadership, the IH field, and from the perspective of women. Learn tools and skills to help you successfully navigate workplace change.

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Certificate Programs

Field Use of Direct Reading Instruments for the Detection of Gases and Vapors-Operations Level Certificate Program

Intended for the Operations Level user of direct-reading instruments who typically works without close supervision or routine compliance reviews but consults higher-level person(s) for assistance as needed.

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Occupational Exposure Assessment Certificate Program

Technicians who would benefit from this program typically have an undergraduate degree in a STEM program and are tasked to apply the fundamentals of IH to gather, document, and report monitoring data and make exposure judgments under the supervision of a more experienced industrial hygienist.

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