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Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene: The Application of Basic Principles

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6/11/12 7:00 am to 6/15/12 EST
Harvard School of Public Health FXB Building
651 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States
Contact: Peter Bretton
Many mid-career professionals find they are charged with new responsibilities in occupational health and safety that involve controlling workplace conditions which may cause worker illness or injury. Safety, medical, and occupational health professionals, as well as new entrants into the industrial hygiene field, need to receive training to fulfill these duties.

Learning Objectives:

- Evaluate work practices and engineering control techniques for the prevention of occupational disease

- Recognize health hazards in occupational settings

- Select control measures specific to exposures

- Determine the physiological and toxicological effects of exposures to industrial hazards

- Understand the physical and chemical behavior of aerosols and gas mixtures

- Analyze industrial exhaust ventilation systems

- Identify methods to measure and control noise stress in the workplace

- Learn about the effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation

- Detect the sources of ergonomic stress in the factory and office

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