Applied Occupational Hygiene

Builds on con­cepts learned in Fun­da­men­tals of Hygiene The­o­ry and pro­vides stu­dents with a gen­er­al overview of occu­pa­tion­al hygiene sam­pling tech­niques through both lec­tures and hands on exer­cis­es. The course will include top­ics that will allow those respon­si­ble for occu­pa­tion­al health and safe­ty to per­form basic occu­pa­tion­al hygiene mon­i­tor­ing and to bet­ter under­stand pro­pos­als, results and rec­om­men­da­tions from occu­pa­tion­al hygiene con­sul­tants. Pre­req­ui­site: EXOS 4622

Course at a glance
  • In-class, face-to-face delivery.
  • Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Recognize, evaluate, and recommend controls for common occupational hygiene hazards.
  • Perform basic occupational hygiene monitoring and indoor air quality assessments.
  • Describe the strengths and limitations of the occupational hygiene monitoring techniques and equipment.
  • Develop basic occupational hygiene sampling strategies.
  • Interpret basic occupational hygiene monitoring results.
  • Develop respiratory protection programs and conduct fit testing.
  • Effectively communicate with occupational hygiene consultants.
Take note:

  • Prerequisites: previous completion of EXOS 4620 is required for enrolling in this course.
  • Required textbook: Basics of Industrial Hygiene, Debra K. Nims, Wiley, 1999 (ISBN 978-0-471-29983-7).
  • Recommended reading material: Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Regulation and Code, Alberta Queen’s Printer (

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