CE 1102: Industrial Hygiene for Safety Professionals

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines Industrial Hygiene as the following:

“Industrial hygiene is the science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause workers' injury or illness. Industrial hygienists use environmental monitoring and analytical methods to detect the extent of worker exposure and employ engineering, work practice controls, and other methods to control potential health hazards.”

CE 1102 Course Description:

This course was designed to enhance the skills of and provide the knowledge needed to successfully develop, administer, and evaluate occupational safety & health programs.

Course Textbook: Plog, B., & Quinlan, P. (2013). Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene (6th ed.). Itasca, Illinois: National Safety Council.
All course materials are included in the course at no additional fee.

Course Cost: $325


Note: CE courses are not eligible for Federal Financial Aid, Military Tuition Assistance or Learning Partner Discounts.

CEUs Earned Upon Course Completion: 5.5

Course Length: This course is a 10 week, self-paced, open enrollment course

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Recall the history and regulatory background of industrial hygiene including related standards published by agencies such as OSHA.
  • Summarize how the principles of physics, chemistry, and biological sciences apply to the practice of industrial hygiene.
  • Explain how the practice of industrial hygiene fits within an environmental health and safety (EH&S) program.
  • Explain the management of issues from the perspectives of anticipation, recognition, evaluation, and control.
  • Identify occupational health hazards that may exist in the workplace including ergonomic, chemical, biological, radiological and physical hazards.
  • Perform basic calculations related to industrial hygiene.
A certificate of completion with the number of CEUs awarded will be issued upon successfully completing the course. Course must be paid for in full before student is eligible to receive certificate of completion.

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