Gain exposure to the broad field of industrial hygiene through sampling and workshop sessions, demo sessions, and problem-solving exercises.

This five-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.

Register for November 9-13, 2020

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

ItemMemberNonmember
Early Registration​ - 30 days before course start date$600$750
Standard Registration​$650$800
Electronic Handout​included​included​
Substitution​no charge​no charge​
Cancellation (3 weeks in advance)​$100​$100​

Course information

Virtual Agenda

(all times are listed in Eastern Time Zone)

Day 1 - Monday

  • 8:30 a.m - 9:00 a.m. - Login
  • 9:00 a.m - 9:30 a.m. - Participant Introductions & Ice Breaker (Breakout rooms)
  • 9:30 a.m- 10:45 a.m. Occupational Hygiene Overview (Presentation)
    • What is Occupational Hygiene?
    • The Use and Understanding of Occupational Exposure Limits
  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Occupational Hygiene Overview (Presentation continued)
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. - TLV Workshop (Breakout rooms)
  • 12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Discussion
  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch Break
  • 1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Biological Monitoring & BEIs (Presentations)
  • 2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BEI Workshop (Breakout rooms)
  • 3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. - Break
  • 3:45 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Qualitative Assessments (Presentations followed by breakout room)
  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. - Q&A

Day 2 - Tuesday

  • 8:45 a.m - 9:00 a.m. - Login
  • 9:00 a.m - 9:30 a.m. - Day 1 Review Discussion (Presentation)
  • 9:30 a.m- 10:30 a.m. Quantitative Assessment (Presentation)
  • 10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Direct Reading Instrumentation (Presentation)
  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Direct Reading Instrument Laboratory (Discussion of expectations for each lab, shared videos and individual assigned work for afternoon)
  • 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - Work on own

Day 3 - Wednesday

  • 8:45 a.m - 9:00 a.m. - Login
  • 9:00 a.m - 9:30 a.m. - Q&A from previous afternoon assignments (Presentation)
  • 9:30 a.m- 10:45 a.m. Sampling of Gases, Vapors and Particles (Presentation)
  • 10:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Air Sampling Equipment Calibrating & Quality Assurance (Presentation)
  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Hazards of Noise and Ototoxins (Presentation)
    • Noise Monitoring
    • Intro to Noise Controls
  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Air Sampling Equipment and Noise Laboratory (Discussion of expectations for each lab, shared videos and individual assigned work for afternoon)
  • 2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Work on own

Day 4 - Thursday

  • 8:45 a.m - 9:00 a.m. - Login
  • 9:00 a.m - 9:30 a.m. - Q&A from previous afternoon equipment labs (Presentation)
  • 9:30 a.m- 11:00 a.m. - Introduction to Local Exhaust Ventilation (Presentation)
  • 11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. - Heat and Cold Stress (Presentation)
  • 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Indoor Air Quality (Presentation)
  • 1:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. - Indoor Air Quality, Heat Stress and Ventilation (Discussion of expectations for each lab, shared videos and individual assigned work for afternoon.)
  • 2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. - Work on own

Day 5 - Friday

  • 8:45 a.m - 9:00 a.m. - Login
  • 9:00 a.m - 9:30 a.m. - Q&A from previous afternoon equipment labs (Presentation)
  • 9:30 a.m- 10:45 a.m. - DRI vs Integrated Sampling Workshop (Breakout rooms)
  • 10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. - Respiratory Protection Selection (Presentation)
    • NIOSH Selection Logic
    • PPE Selection
  • 12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. - PPE and Respirator Selection Workshop (Breakout rooms)
  • 12:45 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. -Implementing a Comprehensive IH Program & Wrap-up
Learning Aids

Each attendee is asked to bring:

  • A scientific calculator
  • A laptop or tablet to participate in the course and view the electronic handout.
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:

  • Video demonstrations and practicum
  • 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 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.

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

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Matthew Olota
Industrial Hygiene Contact ExxonMobil, Lagos, Nigeri​