Industrial Hygiene, or Occupational Hygiene is generally characterized 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.
REHS Continuing Education Credits
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).
IACET Continuing Education Credits
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.
About This Course
Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.
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.
Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
The objective of this course Introduction to Industrial Hygiene is to provide the student an introduction the Industrial Hygiene or Occupational Hygiene.
This training will not train you to be an Industrial Hygienist.
- 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.
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 their 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.
Additionally, workers must receive training, when required by OSHA standards, 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, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by their employer. 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.