Upon course completion, students will be able to:
1. Comprehend fundamentals, explain terminology, and discuss concepts and terminology of industrial hygiene and toxicology as they relate to health hazards identification.
2. Describe the anatomy and function of the lungs, ears, eyes and skin.
3. Explain the workings of the respiratory, circulatory and metabolic systems and discuss their applications in industrial hygiene.
4. Identify primary health hazards found in the workplace and discuss their effects on the functioning of the human body system listed in #2 above.5. Identify and discuss body routes of hazard exposure, threshold limit values and appropriate workplace exposure standards.
6. List and apply appropriate equipment, procedures, and standards required to properly evaluate selected health hazards in the workplace.
7. Identify appropriate types of engineering and administrative controls for health hazards.
8. Recognize environmental factors or stressors including chemical substances, physical agents, and biological hazards potentially present in the workplace and evaluate the potential risk associated with the presence of these hazards.
9. Evaluate and recommend appropriate hazard controls to mitigate the impact of occupational health hazards.
10. List and discuss salient features of regulatory requirements and occupational health programs designed to address health hazards in the workplace.
11. Explain the basis and requirements of selected topics like fit-for-work, pre-employment and pre placement testing, health exams and monitoring, employee health services and medical emergency planning.