Industrial Hygiene: Strategy to Sampling

Industrial Hygiene: Strategy to Sampling

A practical introduction to the fundamentals of industrial hygiene.

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Industrial hygiene practices aim to recognize, evaluate and control workplace health and safety hazards. The participants of this course will be introduced to the key concepts of industrial hygiene. We follow this up with extensive hands on modules demonstrating a wide variety of industrial hygiene monitoring equipment and their effective use in assessing hazards in a workplace. By taking this program the participant will greatly improve their skill-sets, be capable of undertaking some IH testing with confidence, and gain an greater insight into managing the external hygienist. This course is a must!


Module 1: Concept of Anticipation, Recognition, Evaluation, and Control

  • What is Industrial Hygiene?
  • Industrial Hygiene Programs
  • How to look at the workplace like a hygienist
  • Standards and Methods

Module 2: Toxicology

  • Routes of entry and effect
  • Acute vs. Chronic
  • Dose response and Exposure Limits

Module 3: Industrial Hygiene Calculations

  • ppm to mg/m³ and other calculations
  • Flowrate and sampling times
  • Conversions and Units

Module 4: Monitoring Chemical & Physical Hazards

  • Particles, Gases, and Vapours
  • Noise
  • Heat & Cold Stresses
  • Lighting

Module 5: Calibration and Operation

  • Calibrate all types of equipment from Module 4
  • Operate direct reading and lab analysis based equipment
  • Sample type (personal vs area)
    • Placement of sample
    • Factors that affect sample durations

Module 6: Sampling Results and Extras

  • Interpretation of results
  • Equipment selection tips
  • How to manage the activities of the external IH

Course Features

  • Evaluation Testing is conducted to reinforce the information presented in this course.
  • Certification Upon successful completion of this course, a certificate will be available.
  • Hands-On Evaluation Participants will use a wide variety of IH monitoring equipment to gain familiarity and confidence in understanding in their application and use.

What You Will Learn

  • Learn about the concepts of anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control
  • Understand Toxicology and its role in establishing legal limits and key terms
  • Master those troublesome conversions and IH calculations
  • Learn how to use a wide variety of equipment with confidence
  • Understand and interpret what the results of an IH sampling assessment mean
  • Highly energetic and dynamic learning environment
  • Hands-on use of equipment
  • Lots of real life stories, case studies and scenarios
  • Develop knowledge, understanding and skills to take back and use
  • Explore & understand when to use direct reading vs lab based sampling analysis
  • Gain sufficient knowledge to better direct your external IH to get the maximum information from each study
  • Walk away with knowledge that will greatly improve your depth in other topics such as WHMIS.