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Occupational Hygiene Basics Training

Course Location: SSM and on-site
Course Duration: 14 – 16 hours
Course Fee: $359 per person; $2,699 group rate*
Training outside of Winnipeg may be subject to higher pricing

Course Description

This 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 introduces the fundamentals of occupational hygiene, focusing on It focuses on concepts, terminology and methodology in the practice of occupational hygiene.

The course will explain 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.

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

Legislation
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.