Occupational Hygiene Basics

  • Course Location: SSM and on-site
    Class Size: 16 maximum
    Course Duration: 2 days (16 hours) – classroom and practical
    $359 per person | $2,699 group rate

    Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing.

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      Course Description

    industrial hygieneThis course provides an overview of toxicology and its application to occupational health and hygiene. It introduces the student to organ system toxicity and diseases associated with occupational exposure. It also provides an introduction to the fundamentals of occupational hygiene and the role of the occupational hygienist in preventing occupational diseases/disorders through the anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of chemical, physical, biological and musculoskeletal hazards. It focuses on concepts, terminology and methodology in the practice of occupational hygiene.

    This program also covers the basics of industrial hygiene, basic mathematics, basic chemistry, physiology, air testing, heat and noise limits, controls and occupational hygiene management.

      Learning Outcomes

      • The value of occupational hygiene and the role of the occupational hygienist

      • The range of health hazards encountered in the workplace

      • Hazard recognition techniques

      • Sources and potential routes of occupational exposure

      • Exposure assessment and the measurement processes involved

      • Methods of controlling exposure

      • The management of occupational hygiene programs

    • Exam


    Manitoba Workplace Regulations

    Duty to assess chemical and biological substances
    36.2(1) An employer must assess all information that is practicably available to the employer respecting a chemical or biological substance present in the workplace to determine if the substance creates or may create a risk to the safety or health of a worker in the workplace.