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Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene: The Application of Basic Principles

6/3/13 8:00 am to 6/3/13 5:00 pm AST
Harvard School of Public Health
651 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA
United States
Contact: Enrollment
This intensive one-week program presents the principles and practice of industrial hygiene and its basis in science, engineering, and medicine. Participants learn the skills and concepts needed to protect the health and safety of workers through the control of workplace environmental factors which can cause occupational disease. The program is designed to ensure that participants leave with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed in safety, health, and environmental practice.

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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