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HS 487 Introduction to Industrial Hygiene

DESCRIPTION: An introduction to the basics of industrial hygiene, specifically the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control of workplace environmental factors that may affect the health, comfort, or productivity of the worker.


TAUGHT: Fall 08, Summer 09, Winter 10


CONTENT AND TOPICS: Industrial hygiene sampling, Ventilation principles, Controls


GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to: 1) have a basic understanding of industrial hygiene and how it can affect their work place, 2) understand the different types of worker exposure: chemical, physical, biological, etc., 3) set up industrial hygiene sampling trains and calculate optimum flow rate and sample times, 4) calibrate various types of personal and area sampling pumps, 5) perform a variety of industrial hygiene calculations, 6) recognize basic engineering controls, 7) understand basic ventilation systems.