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SFTY 355 : Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology
This course focuses on the evaluation of principles associated with industrial hygiene. Topics include recognition, evaluation and control of hazards related to noise, vibration, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, thermal conditions, pressure, chemicals, airborne contaminants, and biological substances. These subjects will be discussed in relation to all regulatory requirements, using both engineering and non-engineering controls for reducing or eliminating health hazards in the workplace.

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the fundamentals and general principles of industrial hygiene and toxicology as they relate to health hazards in the workplace. The course concentrates mainly on the recognition and quantification of workplace hazards and contaminants and their various effects on the human body system functions. A brief overview of evaluation and control strategies will also be presented. Subjects will be discussed in relation to relevant regulatory requirements.

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.

Upon course completion, students will be able to:

12. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter. (Effective July 1, 2013)

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Tim Deak - 3/1/2015
Mr. Scott Burgess - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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