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SRM 112 - Core Concepts in Industrial Hygiene

Code Start Date Duration Venue
SRM 112 06 November 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
SRM 112 18 December 2023 5 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Industrial hygiene can be defined as the art and science devoted to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication and control of environmental stressors in the work place that may result in injury, illness or impairment of workers and members of the community. These stressors are divided into several categories: biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic and psycho­social. The profession of industrial hygiene uses strict and rigorous scientific methodology to determine the potential for hazard and exposures in the workplace.

This course emphasises the recognition, evaluation, and control of occupational health hazards. Topics include hazard recognition, health standards, air sampling, ventilation, noise exposure, and temperature stress. Upon completion, participants should be able to identify and quantify common occupational health hazards.

Course Objectives

  • Understanding the basic principles of toxicology.
  • Evaluating the potential of chemical agents to produce dermatitis.
  • Understanding the potential hazards of industrial dusts, mists, and fumes.
  • Understanding the principles of personal air sampling.
  • Selecting appropriate ventilation systems for a particular hazard.
  • Selecting appropriate respiratory protection for a particular hazard.
  • Implementing an OSHA­mandated hearing conservation program.
  • Assisting in the performance of an indoor air quality investigation.

Who Should Attend?

  • Workers
  • Health and Safety Committee Members
  • Operations and Maintenance Managers
  • Plant Managers and Supervisors
  • Safety Managers

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

Toxicology basics & Occupational Skin Diseases:

  • Classes of toxic effects
  • Measuring toxicity
  • Toxicokinetics
  • Skin anatomy
  • Irritant contact dermatitis
  • Allergic contact dermatitis
  • Other skin diseases
  • Prevention of occupational dermatitis

Day 2

Respiratory Hazards & Industrial Hygiene evaluation & air monitoring:

  • Anatomy and physiology of the respiratory system
  • Particle deposition mechanisms
  • Pneumoconioses
  • Occupational asthma
  • Hazards of gases and vapours
  • Units for air contaminants
  • Area vs. personal sampling
  • Analytical methods

Day 3

Control of airborne hazards: ventilation & respiratory protection:

  • Types of ventilation systems
  • Components of local exhaust systems
  • Types of hoods
  • Air cleaners, fans, and stacks
  • Types of respirators
  • Selection of respirators
  • Respirator programs

Day 4

Confined space standard & Occupational noise exposure:

  • Definitions
  • Examples of confined spaces
  • Written program elements
  • Duties of defined individuals
  • Rescue
  • Anatomy of the ear
  • Physics of sound
  • Measurement of sound
  • Standards and Hearing Conservation Program
  • Control of occupational noise hazards

Day 5

Temperature Stress:

  • Control of body temperature
  • Illnesses caused by temperature extremes
  • Evaluating heat and cold stress
  • Exposure standards