Aims: The course aims to: Provide an introductory course outlining the broad principles in occupational hygiene as the basis for anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards that can be encountered in the workplace.
Learning outcomes: On completing this course successfully, the student will have a basic understanding of:
- The value of occupational hygiene and the role of the occupational hygienist;
- The range of hazards (physical and chemical) in the workplace;
- Hazard recognition techniques;
- Sources and potential routes of exposure;
- Hazard evaluation, exposure assessment and measurement processes;
- Methods of controlling exposure;
- The management of occupational hygiene programs.
Course format: The course is normally run as a taught course over 4.5 days (minimum of 36 hours, including practical/demonstration sessions, overnight questions and guided reading). There will be a 20 short answer question ‘open book’ examination with an allowed time of 60 minutes.
Target audience: Health and safety professionals, occupational health specialists include physicians and nurses and people wanting to enter the field of occupational hygiene. Specialists in subjects such as acoustics, ergonomics, human factors, occupational psychology, work organization, biosafety, acoustics, engineering, or analytical chemistry who want a broader appreciation of how their role interfaces with other professions over health issues in the workplace.
Methods of assessment: Open book examination based upon the W201 Student Manual
Grading mode: Summative
Weighting (%) 100%
Pass mark 60%
Test detail: 20 short answer questions have to be answered in 60 minutes. The questions require candidates to write short answers of varying length but around 35 words maximum. Some questions may require multiple answers. Some questions may require calculations. Students can only refer to the W201 Student Manual during the examination. Questions are worth 4 marks each.
Instructor(s): CTSafe IH Lead Tutor or Tutor or Certified Industrial Hygienist(s)