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BMC 310 Occupational Hygiene II




Course Description

This practical course applies the general theory of Occupational Hygiene I, through case studies and hands on practice, and explores a framework for assessing occupational health risks. Monitoring and sampling techniques learned in the course will allow you to perform basic occupational hygiene monitoring and knowledgably engage assistance from occupational hygiene consultants when necessary.

Prerequisite:
BMC 104 Health and Safety Management Systems: The Basics (more information)

Course Details

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the general history and scope of Occupational Hygiene
  • Explain the regulatory aspects of Occupational Hygiene
  • Conduct qualitative health risk assessments in the workplace
  • Describe the basic elements of toxicology as it related to worker exposure
  • Describe the main classes of health hazards and potential health effects
  • Explain workplace factors that contribute to worker exposure
  • Identify when quantitative exposure data are required
  • Describe the hierarchy of control methods used for health hazards
  • Describe the different types of respirators and the fit testing procedures
  • Demonstrate the occupational hygiene process as it applies to gases, vapours and solids (particulates), noise and vibration, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation (including lasers), thermal stress, biological hazards and indoor air quality.

Notes

Formerly: BMC 219. (Students may not take both courses for credit.)

Prerequisites

BMC 197 Occupational Hygiene: The Basics


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