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

2022 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​

2022 Virtual Course Fees

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

Course information

Health and Safety at FIH - AIHA Vaccination or Proof of Negative COVID-19 Test Policy for Live Meetings and Events

For those who will be attending any in-person event or meeting sponsored by AIHA or one of its affiliates, we view the vaccine against this virus as a necessity to protect AIHA members, vendors, and staff. We, therefore, require proof of the complete vaccine cycle or the results of a negative polymerase chain reaction (PCR) COVID-19 test within three (3) days (72 hours) of each event for admittance.

Refusal to adhere to this policy will result in denial of entry to or immediate removal from the event or meeting. Read more.

The safety of all FIH participants and staff is paramount. We are working closely with SafeX to ensure compliance with all local, state, and national safety guidelines and regulations.

We are continuing to monitor the health and safety challenges presented by COVID-19 and plan to implement enhanced measures which may mean changes to the participant experience.

With the proper precautions, you can easily enjoy learning and networking with your colleagues.

Concerned about travel? Get the latest information from the CDC including case updates, vaccination information, and travel guidance.

More information will be provided to confirmed registrants in late early September as we monitor conditions leading up to the conference dates. Thank you for your assistance in our efforts to protect the health and safety of your colleagues during the course.

Here’s what we are planning:
Updated on November 16, 2021


  • Daily attendee temperature check and completion of health screening upon arrival to the building.
  • All guests - vaccinated and unvaccinated - wear masks while indoors.
  • Hand sanitizing stations throughout the meeting spaces.
  • Enhanced cleaning both after lunch and at the end of the day, each day
  • Individually packaged food or boxed lunches.
  • Our instructors are all vaccinated.
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

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.​