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Occupational Hygiene Basics Training

Course Location: SSM and on-site
Course Duration: 14 – 16 hours
Course Fee: $435 per person, $3249 group rate
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing

Course Description

This program is designed to cover the basics of industrial hygiene, basic mathematics, basic chemistry, physiology, air testing, heat and noise limits, controls and occupational hygiene management.

The 2-Day course aims to provide a practical understanding of occupational hygiene.  Students are provided with a foundation to undertake more in-depth study of occupational hygiene subjects.  It aims to inform and enthuse students about the field of occupational hygiene.


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

Course Schedule:

DAY 1 

  • Introduction – defining occupational hygiene, history and importance
  • Human Physiology & Industrial Diseases
  • Fundamentals of Toxicology
  • Examples of Hazardous Substances & Processes
  • Basic Principles in Occupational Hygiene – assessment of risk and hazards in workplace, sampling and laboratory techniques
  • Hygiene Standards and Occupational Exposure Limits
  • Biological Monitoring and Health Surveillance

DAY 2 

  • Industrial Ventilation
  • Asbestos – types, properties, health concerns
  • Biological hazards
  • Noise & Vibration
  • Thermal Environment
  • Lighting and Non-Ionizing Radiation
  • Ionizing Radiation
  • Provincial & Federal OH Regulations
  • Behaviour and Culture – impacts of behaviour in occupational hygiene
  • Stress management

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.