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

Gain exposure to the broad field of industrial hygiene through sampling and workshop sessions, hands-on lab experiences, demo sessions, and problem-solving exercises. This four-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 September 21-24, 2020
Register for November 9-12, 2020

Download the 2020 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

2020 Course Fees

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

Course information


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.
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

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 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.

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

The labs are just great! Really drives the concepts home! I loved them!

Matthew Olota
Industrial Hygiene Contact ExxonMobil, Lagos, Nigeri​