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Course Description

Discover the science behind occupational illness and disease. The number of people affected by occupational related disease continues to increase. This course illuminates the science and art of occupational hygiene and covers its past, present and likely future. Topics include: toxicology, occupational health and safety standards, airborne hazards, indoor air quality, ventilation systems, skin diseases, industrial noise, radiation, lasers, thermal stress, and protective equipment.

Course Details

By completion of this course, successful students 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.

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Type
Class
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jan 28, 2020 to Apr 21, 2020
Schedule and Location
Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $630.00
Instructor(s)
  • Michael Lawrence
Reading List / Textbook

Required Textbook
Title: Basics of Industrial Hygiene
Authors: Debra K. Nims
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 978-0471299837

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

 

Type
Online
Dates
Apr 07, 2020 to Jul 06, 2020
Hours
40.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $630.00
Instructor(s)
Reading List / Textbook

Required Textbook
Title: Basics of Industrial Hygiene
Authors: Debra K. Nims
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 978-0471299837

Visit the UCalgary Bookstore at www.calgarybookstore.ca.

Section Notes

Prerequisite: BMC 352 Learning Online

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have completed the Learning Online Waiver.

If you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins, you may enrol for this course by calling 403.220.2866.

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am MT the day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

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