OSHA Safety Courses for General Industry and Construction per 29 CFR 1910 & CFR 1926

Course Overview

Who Should take this course?

Industrial Hygiene is an important part of occupational safety and health for all workers. This Introduction to Industrial Hygiene course provides a basic introduction to Industrial Hygiene including defining a worksite analysis and the Hierarchy of Controls for hazard control in the workplace.

Industrial Hygiene, or Occupational Hygiene, is generally defined as:

The art and science dedicated to the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, communication and control of environmental stressors in, or arising from, the work place that may result in injury, illness, impairment, or affect the well-being of workers and members of the community.

Industrial Hygienists use strict and rigorous scientific methodology in order to protect the health and safety of people in the workplace and the community. It’s an honorable profession that requires tremendous experience and training to achieve.

This training will not train you to be an Industrial Hygienist.

Objectives

The objectives of this course are to provide the student an introduction the Industrial Hygiene or Occupational Hygiene.

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Describe the function of an Industrial Hygienist;
  • Identify the primary goals of an Industrial Hygienist’s inspection;
  • Explain the purpose of a Worksite Analysis;
  • Explain the Hierarchy of Controls;
  • Provide examples of methods used to protect workers from workplace hazards;
  • Identify common exposure terms used in the workplace; and
  • List types of workplace hazards Industrial Hygienists are trained to identify on the job site.

Topics

This course consists of 1 section. It is recommended that users take each section in sequential order, although this is not required.

ModuleSectionSection Title
Introduction to Industrial Hygiene 1
1Introduction to Industrial Hygiene
Final Exam

Exams

This course has 1 final exam. The student must complete all course sections before attempting the exam.

The final exam consists of 5 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass the exam.

If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Additional Training

This training should be combined with company specific training on the employer's Industrial Hygiene practices.

When required by OSHA standards, workers must receive additional training on the specific hazards of their job.

Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, students should receive site-specific training that is supplied by his or her own companies. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.

Mobile Version

 

We're excited to announce that this course is now available in HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your mobile device (e.g., smartphone or tablet). Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, this course requires only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser.

Tablet Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of this sort of training are new, but below are some Pros and Cons that we have noticed during our extensive testing.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we really noticed that tablets work much better than smartphones, simply due to their screen size.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta Version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.

FAQ

Below are some frequently asked questions specific to this course.

Q - How long will this course take to complete?

Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.


Q - Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.


Q - Can I take the course from more than one computer?

Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.


Q - Will I receive a certificate for this course?

Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.