A course for those newly exposed to industrial hygiene responsibilities or in need of a foundational skill refresher.

Gain exposure to industrial hygiene's broad field through sampling and workshop sessions, hands-on lab experiences, demo sessions, and problem-solving exercises. This course is not only designed for OEHS professionals new to industrial hygiene or who have newly acquired IH/OEHS responsibilities but also serves as an excellent refresher.

Register for September 20-23 (In-person)

Location: Safex, Inc., 140 N. Otterbein Avenue, Westerville, OH.

Download the 2021 registration form to register via email or fax (+1-703-207-3561).

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

2021 Course Fees - In-person Event

ItemMemberNonmember
Early Registration​ - 30 days before the course start date$1200$1500
Standard Registration​$1300​$1600
Electronic Handout​included​included​
Substitution​no charge​no charge​
Transfer - the same year​no charge​no charge​
Transfer - next year​$50​$50​
Cancellation (3 weeks in advance)​$100​$100​

Course information

In-person Agenda

(all times are listed in Eastern Time Zone)

Day 1 - Monday, 7:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

  • Registration
  • 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.

  • Noise
  • 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
Learning Aids

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, for in-person offerings
Learning Outcomes

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
  • Ventilation/IAQ
  • Personal Protective Clothing
  • Ergonomics
  • Noise
Transfer of Knowledge

Instructors will evaluate participants understanding of the materials presented based on:

  • Hands-on demonstrations and practicum (for in-person offering)
  • Practice exercises
  • Workshops
  • Group activities
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Basics! Basics! Basics! This program broke down the basics​ of​ industrial hygiene and gave an excellent foundation for growth in the field.

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Preston Bailey
Environmental & IH Technician Vulcan Chemicals, Wichita, KS​
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This class offers the new IH/OEHS a basis to build from. I am confident I have learned enough to go back to my plant and provide service for my co-workers and the community's well-being.

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Fred Gibson
Industrial Hygiene Tech General Motors MFD, Marion, IN​
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The labs are just terrific! It really drives the concepts home! I loved them!

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Matthew Olota
Industrial Hygiene Contact ExxonMobil, Lagos, Nigeri​
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This was, hands down, the most professionally prepared and presented course I have had the pleasure to experience. The level of knowledge displayed and shared was outstanding. I feel I have been given the tools and confidence to better serve my clients and move forward with the IH-related aspects in my professional life.

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Ian Harvey
Senior Project Manager MSEI MultiSciences Expertises Inc.​