Industrial hygiene has been defined as… “The science and art devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of those environmental factors or stresses arising in or from the workplace, which may cause sickness, impaired health and well-being or significant discomfort among workers or the citizens of the community.” Quite a mouthful. So what does that all mean? And what does an Industrial Hygienist actually do?
This new course, “Introduction to Industrial Hygiene”, discusses how Industrial Hygienist’s look at the work environment, identify problems that could affect workers’ safety and health, and find ways to eliminate or alleviate those problems.
Topics covered in the course include:
• Worksite Analysis
• Air Contaminants
• Chemical and Biological Hazards
• Physical Hazards… Noise and Vibrations
• Physical Hazards… Light, Temperature, Heat and Radiation
• Ergonomic Hazards
• …and more.