Advanced Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Health

Code : SS64
Date : 28 – 29 April 2013
Venue : Doha
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The Course

Industrial hygiene and occupational health is about the effect on the health and well-being of employees and contractors who carry out process tasks and/or who are exposed to industrial processes. Industrial hygiene and occupational health programs play a vital role in helping an organisation care for and understand the occupational health risks to their employees, enabling them to protect them and, to subsequently reduce sickness absence levels and optimise employee performance.

Industrial hygiene and occupational health is a vital component of an organisation’s health and safety management system for the effective management of operational risks. Other areas in which industrial hygiene and occupational health programs can assist organisations include health surveillance intervention programmes and the management of existing work-related health problems.

The purpose of this course is to provide delegates with the knowledge and understanding of industrial hygiene and occupational health issues and their solutions.
The Goals

Delegates will learn how to:

  • Understand the aspects of industrial hygiene and occupational health
  • Understand an industrial hygiene and occupational health program
  • Implement occupational health management and surveillance procedures
  • Identify occupational health issues and, the relevant risk reduction solutions

The Delegates

  • Industrial (Occupational) Hygienists who develop and manage health programmes
  • All managers, supervisors and those who are involved with occupational health
  • Production, maintenance, engineers and health and safety personnel
  • All personnel involved in purchasing and managing hazardous substances

The Process

Delegates will learn by active participation through inspiring presentation tools and interactive techniques presented in a lively, enthusiastic and interesting style. Delegates will take part in practical case studies and open discussion, as related to their own organisation’s operational activities.
The Benefits

Delegates will be able to better understand the nature of industrial hygiene and occupational health and the associated health risks within the organisation’s operational activities.
The Results

  • The organisation will benefit from the financial savings as a result of implementing effective occupational health procedures.
  • The organisation will also benefit from being able to identify the occupational health aspects and impacts on employees and contractors.

The Programme Content

Day 1

Introduction to Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health

  • What is industrial hygiene and occupational health?
  • Identifying health risks to employees and contractors
  • Understanding health risk effects on the human body and it’s organs
  • Global strategies and trends
  • Work organisation and work-related stress
  • Case Study and Video

Organ Structure and Function

  • Structure and function of lungs
  • Organ structure of skin
  • Effects of inhaled materials
  • Effects of physical agents on major organs
  • Biological agents and their effects
  • Case Study and Video

Occupational Health Risks

  • Occupational health elements and their health risk effects
  • Occupational diseases and infections
  • Occupational toxicology (chemicals, gases, vapours and fibres)
  • Musculoskeletal disorders and prevention solutions
  • Health effects of light, heat, noise, vibration, pressure and radiation
  • Case Study and Video

Day 2

Principles of Industrial Hygiene

  • Principles of health risk assessment
  • Design of exposure measurement surveys and analysis
  • Retrospective exposure assessment
  • Biological monitoring
  • Sampling methods for gases, vapours and aerosols
  • Dermal exposure assessment

Occupational Health Management

  • Occupational health monitoring and surveillance programs
  • Noise, vibration, thermal and lighting management
  • Personal protective equipment and it’s limitations in protecting health
  • Understanding Global, Regional and Local Environmental Issues
  • Implement an occupational health management program
  • Summary of Course Key Points

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