Member $450 | Non-Member $550 | Student $450

This self-study course is a comprehensive course intended for IHs and other OEHS professionals. The course follows the book Useful Equations which covers 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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Algebra; familiarity with the IH or OH&S professions

Course Outline

Section 1- Introduction, General Math Review, General Sciences, Cost Estimating

Section 2 - General Industrial Hygiene, Statistics

Section 3 - Local Exhaust Ventilation, Dilution Ventilation

Section 4 - Ductwork

Section 5 - Hoods, Fans, Stacks

Section 6 - Indoor Air Quality, Thermal Conditions

Section 7 - Sound and Noise, Radiation

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • ​​​​Describe the fundamental estimation techniques and calculations related to industrial hygiene and occupational health and safety.
  • ​​Explain terms and units used in IH- and OH&S-related estimations and formulas.
  • ​​App​ly formulas to practical situations seen in IH and OH&S work.
  • Gener​ate formulas and mathematical relationships using dimensional analysis
  • Use IVE ​AutoCalc Spreadsheets to perform calculations.
  • Speak knowledgeably with others regarding IH and OH&S estimations and calculations.

Time to Complete

This course will take about 40 hours to complete. You will have up to 12 months from your purchase date to complete it.

Webcourse Materials

Materials are accessible and downloadable via the course Online Community (registrant access only)

  • Cou​rse Lesson Presentations (PPT)
  • Student L​esson Manual (PDF)
  • Useful Eq​uations workbook
  • IVE Au​toCalc Spreadsheet (preprogrammed Excel Spreadsheet program)
  • Final e​​xam & Evaluation


D. Jeff Burton, MS, PE, (former CSP and CIH, VS), has degrees in ME and EHS. An internationally-known engineering consultant and the author of popular books, training courses, and self-directed study programs, Jeff has served as President of the AIHA. He is also a member of ACGIH, ASSE and ASHRAE. He is Chair of ANSI Z9.2 (Industrial Ventilation) and ANSI Z9.10 (Dilution Ventilation). He also serves on the adjunct faculty of the RMCOEH at SLC, Utah.


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