The Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene course provides an introduction to occupational hygiene and is an ideal first step for professionals looking to further their knowledge in this area.
Learn how to recognise occupational hygiene hazards, and learn skills to be able to select the appropriate equipment to measure specific occupational hygiene hazards; devise a suitable sampling strategy; present results in a useful format; and recommend suitable control strategies.

Why Choose the AIOH?

  • This course has been conducted for over 15 years, with over 1,000 students successfully trained from across Australasia.
  • Course is based on the internationally approved Occupational Hygiene Training Association (OHTA) W201 Foundation Level Basic Principles in Occupational Hygiene course outlining the broad principles of Occupational Hygiene as the basis for anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards that can be encountered in the workplace.
  • The AIOH is an approved training provider under the OHTA.
  • Course is taught using multimedia by professional, trained, practicing occupational hygienists, who are Members of AIOH, which is the pinnacle of the profession in Australia.

Course Aims

  • To provide a practical understanding of occupational hygiene for people who need to manage or advise on workplace health issues.
  • To provide a foundation from which to undertake more in-depth study in individual occupational hygiene subjects.
  • To inform and enthuse students about the contribution of occupational hygiene to worker health.

Topics Covered

Introduction to Occupational Hygiene, Human physiology, Fundamentals of Toxicology, Examples of Hazardous Substances/Processes, Assessment of Health Risks, Measurement of airborne contaminants, Hygiene Standards and Occupational Exposure Limits, Biological monitoring and Health Surveillance, General Approaches to the Control of Risk to health, Ventilation, Asbestos, Biological Hazards, Noise, Vibration, Thermal Environment, Lighting and Non Ionizing Radiation, Ionizing Radiation, Introduction to Ergonomics, Display Screen Equipment, Human Factors, Stress Management, Careers in Occupational Hygiene.

At the completion of the course the attendees will be provided with a certificate of attendance issued by the AIOH.  The course examinations will be returned to the BOHS for marking and issue of the of the W201 award for successful completion.

Upcoming Course Dates & Venues

Courses are run across Australia every year.
Please contact our Events Manager if you need further details.

  • The course was overall very enjoyable, useful and I would definitely recommend it to others in fields associated with OHS and aspiring occupational hygienists.

    Shelley Levy, Sydney
  • The course has certainly increased our awareness of workplace hazards which have the potential to cause a myriad of health issues, monitoring, and testing techniques and control measures.

    Kate Nielson, Adelaide
  • We will all go back into our place of work ready to spread the knowledge that we have gained from this course and extend the passion for occupational hygiene that our 4 trainers showed.

    Kate Pickels, Sydney
  • Especially useful to me was the hands-on tutorial sessions conducted by knowledgeable and experienced staff, which helped to consolidate information learnt in each module.

    Desmond Menon, Perth