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 (in-person) 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.

Location: Virtual courses will be hosted on Zoom. In-person offerings will be held at Safex, Inc., 140 N Otterbein Avenue, Westerville, OH 43081.

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

2024 Course Fees - In-person Event

Early Registration​ - 30 days before the course start date$1250$1550
Standard Registration​$1350$1650
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​

2024 Course Fees - Virtual Event

Item Member Nonmember
Early Registration​ - 30 days before the course start date$650$800
Standard Registration$700$850
Electronic Handoutincludedincluded
Substitutionno chargeno charge
Transfer - the same year​no chargeno charge
Transfer - next year​$50$50
Cancellation (3 weeks in advance)​$100$100

Course information

Sample 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
AIHA Road Courses Registration Consent Clauses

By registering for an AIHA Road Course, you agree AIHA's Consent Clauses.

Accommodations and travel information

Attendees are responsible for making their own travel arrangements.

Hotels in the area include:

While unlikely, AIHA reserves the right to cancel a course 30 days prior to the start of the course. In the event of cancellation, you will be issued a full refund.​​​


Contact Erin Breece, Program Director, Education, 703-846-0749.


Basics! Basics! Basics! This program broke down the basics​ of​ industrial hygiene and gave an excellent foundation for growth in the field.

Preston Bailey
Environmental & IH Technician Vulcan Chemicals, Wichita, KS​

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.

Fred Gibson
Industrial Hygiene Tech General Motors MFD, Marion, IN​

The labs are just terrific! It really drives the concepts home! I loved them!

Matthew Olota
Industrial Hygiene Contact ExxonMobil, Lagos, Nigeri​

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.

Ian Harvey
Senior Project Manager MSEI MultiSciences Expertises Inc.​