Basic Principles in Occupational Hygiene

An introductory course based on the internationally approved 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. 

This course is taught using multimedia by professional, trained, practising occupational hygienists.

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

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module the student should have a basic understanding of:

  • The value of occupational hygiene and the role of the occupational hygienist.
  • The range of health hazards encountered in the workplace.
  • Hazard recognition techniques.
  • Sources and potential routes of occupational exposure.
  • Exposure assessment and the measurement processes involved.
  • Methods of controlling exposure.
  • The management of occupational hygiene programmes
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