A four-day course for those newly exposed to industrial hygiene responsibilities or in need of a foundational skill refresher.
Gain exposure to the broad field of industrial hygiene through sampling and workshop sessions, hands-on lab experiences, demo sessions, and problem-solving exercises. This four-day course is not only designed for OEHS professionals new to industrial hygiene or who have newly acquired IH responsibilities, but also serves as an excellent refresher.
Value Added Items
- Most recent TLVs® and BEI® from ACGIH®
- Electronic course manual
- Most recent AIHA® ERPG and WEEL Handbook PDF Publication
- AIHA®'s The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management PDF Publication
- NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards online access
- Interactive workshops and question and answer sessions
- 32 continuing education contact hours or, which may be counted towards the Board for Global EHS Credentialing® (BGC®) prerequisite to sit for the CIH Exam
2020 Course Fees
|Early Registration - 30 days before course start date||$1200||$1500|
|Substitution||no charge||no charge|
|Transfer - same year||no charge||no charge|
|Transfer - next year||$50||$50|
|Cancellation (3 weeks in advance)||$100||$100|
Day 1 - Monday, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- Attendee Introductions & Ice Breaker
- Occupational Hygiene Overview
- TLV Workshop
- Biological Monitoring & BEIs
- BEI Workshop: Hazard Recognition & Evaluation
- General Principles of Evaluation of the Occupational Environment
- Hazard Recognition Workshop
Day 2 - Tuesday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Direct Reading Instrumentation (DRI)
- Direct Reading Instrument Laboratory
- Sampling of Gases, Vapors, & Particles
- Principles of Calibrating Air Sampling Equipment
- Air Sampling Equipment Laboratory
- DRI vs. Long-Term Sampling Workshop
Day 3 - Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Heat & Cold Stress
- Noise, Heat, & Cold Stress TLV Workshop
- Noise Management Laboratory
- Ergonomics Overview
- Ergonomics Workshop
- Ventilation for the Control of Airborne Hazards
Day 4 - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Introduction to IAQ
- Introduction to Local Exhaust Ventilation
- Ventilation Laboratory
- Personal Protective Clothing
- PPE Selection Workshop
- Respiratory Protection
- Respirator Problem Solving & Workshop
- Implementing a Comprehensive IH Program
Each attendee is asked to bring:
- A scientific calculator
- A laptop or tablet to view the electronic handout, or a printed copy of the handout. Meeting rooms will be wired with easy access to electricity for laptop use.
Upon completion, the attendee will be able to:
- Identify industrial hygiene principles and practices.
- Describe basic concepts of health hazard recognition, evaluation and control methods.
- Select appropriate air sampling method for airborne contaminants.
- Calculate the Time-Weighted Average (TWA) from multiple samples.
- Compare sample results to the appropriate Occupational Exposure Limits (OELs).
Topic Areas of Focus
- Biological Monitoring
- Hazard Recognition
- Air Sampling
- Personal Protective Clothing
Transfer of Knowledge
Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:
- Hands-on demonstrations and practicum
- Practice exercises
- Group activities
Basics! Basics! Basics! This program broke down the basics of industrial hygiene and gave an excellent foundation for growth in the field."
Preston BaileyEnvironmental & IH Technician • Vulcan Chemicals, Wichita, KS
This class offers the new IH a basis to build from. I am confident I have learned enough to go back to my plant and assist in providing service for the well being of my co-workers and community."
Fred GibsonIndustrial Hygiene Tech • General Motors MFD, Marion, IN
The labs are just great! Really drives the concepts home! I loved them!"
Matthew OlotaIndustrial Hygiene Contact • ExxonMobil, Lagos, Nigeri