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.

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

ItemMemberNonmember
Early Registration​ - 30 days before the 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

Introduction and Background

  • 9:00 – 9:30 - Log in
  • 9:30 – 10:00 - Participant Introductions & Ice Breaker (Break-out rooms)
  • 10:00- 11:15 - Occupational Hygiene Overview (Presentation)
    • What is Occupational Hygiene?
    • The Use and Understanding of Occupational Exposure Limits
  • 11:15-11:30 - Break
  • 11:30 – 12:30 - Occupational Hygiene Overview (Presentation continued)
  • 12:30- 1:00 - TLV Workshop (Break-out rooms)
  • 1:00 – 1:30 - Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:00 - Discussion

Hazard Recognition & Evaluation

  • 2:00 – 3:00 - Biological Monitoring & BEIs (Presentations)
  • 3:00 – 4:30 - BEI Workshop (Break-out rooms)
  • 4:30 – 4:45 - Break
  • 4:45 – 6:00 - Qualitative Assessments (Presentations, followed by break-out rooms)
  • 6:00 – 6:30 - Q&A

Day 2 - Tuesday

Hazard Recognition & Evaluation

  • 9:15 – 9:30 - Log in
  • 9:30 – 10:00 - Day 1 Review Discussion
  • 10:00 – 11:00 - Quantitative Assessment (Presentation)
  • 11:00 – 11:15 - Break
  • 11:15- 12:45 - Direct Reading Instrumentation (Presentation)
  • 12:45 – 1:15 - Lunch
  • 1:15- 2:30 - Direct Reading Instrument Laboratory (Discussion of expectations for each lab, shared videos and individual assigned work for the afternoon)
  • 2:30 – 4:30 - Work on own

Day 3 - Wednesday

Hazard Recognition & Evaluation

  • 9:00 – 9:30 - Log in
  • 9:30 – 10:00 - Q&A from previous afternoon assignments
  • 10:00 – 11:00 - Sampling of Gases, Vapors, and Particles (Presentation)
  • 11:00-11:15 Break
  • 11:15 – 11:45 - Sampling of Gases, Vapors, and Particles (Presentation)
  • 11:45 – 12:30 - Air Sampling Equipment Calibrating & Quality Assurance (Presentation)
  • 12:30 – 1:00 Lunch

Physical Hazards

  • 1:00 – 2:30 - Hazards of Noise and Ototoxins (Presentation)
    • Noise Monitoring
    • Intro to Noise Controls
  • 2:30 – 3:45 - Air Sampling Equipment and Noise Laboratory (Discussion of expectations for each lab, shared videos and individual assigned work for the afternoon)
  • 3:45 – 5:00 - Work on own

Day 4 - Thursday

Controls

  • 8:45 – 9:00 - Log in
  • 9:00 – 9:30 - Q&A from previous afternoon equipment labs
  • 9:30 – 11:00 - Introduction to Local Exhaust Ventilation (Presentation)
  • 11:00 – 11:15 - Break
  • 11:15 – 12:00 - Heat and Cold Stress
  • 12:00 – 12:30 - Lunch
  • 12:30 – 1:45 - Indoor Air Quality
  • 1:45 – 3:15 - Indoor Air Quality, Heat Stress, and Ventilation (Discussion of expectations for each lab, shared videos, and individually assigned work for the afternoon.)
  • 3:15 – 4:45 - Work on Own

Day 5 - Friday

Controlling Occupational Environments

  • 8:45 – 9:00 - Log In
  • 9:00 – 9:30 - Q&A from previous afternoon equipment labs (Presentation)
  • 9:30- 11:00 - DRI vs. Integrated Sampling Workshop (Break-out rooms)
  • 11:00 – 11:15 - Break
  • 11:15 – 12:30 - Respiratory Protection Selection (Presentation)
    • NIOSH Selection Logic
    • PPE Selection
  • 12:30 – 1:00 - Lunch
  • 1:00 – 1:45 - PPE and Respirator Selection Workshop (Break-out rooms)
  • 1:45 – 2:30 - 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:


  • Hands-on 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/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.​