Available courses

Practical understanding of Occupational Hygiene and the Occupational Hygienist.

Identifying potential  health  hazards  and their  sources  in  the  workplace, including  chemical exposures, noise, the thermal environment, lighting, radiation, ergonomics, behavioural science and much more.

Understanding the basics of exposure assessments, measurement processes and control methods to be used in the workplace.

Managing and advising on workplace health issues and managing occupational hygiene programmes as well as to be legally compliant with the OHS Act.

Providing a foundation in which further in-depth studies of individual occupational hygiene subjects can be undertaken

Describing the general approach to health risk assessments, including the role of atmospheric monitoring. 

Selecting appropriate equipment to measure specific airborne contaminants and devise suitable sampling strategies.

Presenting the results in a form useful for health risk assessment purposes to enable management to comply with relevant legislation.

Identifying sources of thermal stress within the working environment..

Understanding the nature of thermal strain on the body.

Assessing the thermal environment through appropriate measurement and other means.

Evaluating the likely risk from exposure to thermal stress.

Suggesting appropriate control approaches for the thermal environment.

Describing the consequences to health and well-being of excessive exposure to noise.

Understanding the measurement (including dosimetry) of noise in relation to current standards.

Conducting surveys in the workplace to assess risks from noise.

Advising on the need and means of controls including PPE.

Appreciate and advising on environmental noise assessments and concern.

Understanding current standards and good practice in these fields.

Describing the composition, nature and properties of asbestos, machine made mineral and other fibres and their historical uses.

Describing the health effects of asbestos and other fibrous materials and apply appropriate exposure limits.

Describing the uses of asbestos in buildings and the public health risk that these may pose.

Understanding the principles of and requirements for asbestos surveys including taking samples and identifying bulk asbestos types by microscopic techniques including relevant safety requirements.

Learning about good practice in the construction and use of enclosures for asbestos remediation and the use of decontamination units.

Understanding all the principles of clearance testing, the requirements for measurements and appropriate techniques for post remediation evaluation.

Conducting air sampling to determine airborne concentrations of asbestos or other fibres in accordance with defined procedures including microscopic counting techniques.

Advising on all the various techniques for the management of asbestos in buildings in accordance with good practice.

Describing how airborne contaminants are generated by industrial processes, how these impacts on the control strategy, and how control solutions can thereby be optimised.

Recognising the range of approaches to risk reduction embodied in the hierarchy of control and select appropriate strategies for implementation.

Describing the meaning of “adequate control”, particularly in relation to personal exposures.

Discussing the importance of design considerations in terms of the workplace, process, and plant, as a means of reducing occupational exposures.

Describing the principal elements of a local exhaust ventilation system, give examples of typical installations and know how to carry out the necessary measurements to assess whether a local exhaust ventilation system is effective and operating to the design specification.

Recognising the limitations of local exhaust hoods and enclosures and the means to optimise their effectiveness.

Describing how personal protective equipment programmes may be used in an effective manner.

Recognising the impact that control measures may have on other workplace hazards and understand the need to take a holistic approach to the design of control solutions.

Appling ergonomic principles to the creation of safer, healthier and more efficient and effective activities in the workplace.

Conducting ergonomic risk assessments.

Developing appropriate control measures for ergonomic risk factors.

Describing work-related causes of musculo-skeletal disorders.

Designing a workplace according to good ergonomic principles.

Assessing ergonomic aspects of the working environment and work organisation.

Providing definitions of commonly used toxicological terms.

Describing the main routes by which hazardous substances can enter the body, and the factors which influence their absorption, distribution, storage and elimination.

Describing the main sources of information on hazardous substances and processes.

Describing the main features of the principal target organs affected by hazardous substances at work, and the factors which influence the degree of harm.

Describing the main routes of exposure and toxic and health effects for hazardous substances commonly encountered in the workplace.

Carrying out basic interpretation of the results from epidemiological studies.