$250 Member/$350 Non-Member

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.

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

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 ​

Course 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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