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OSHA 521

521 – OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene

Days: 4  Hours: 26  CEUs: 2.5  Tuition: $750  

Course Description:

This course covers industrial hygiene practices and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Course topics include recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic hazards, Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL), OSHA health standards, respiratory protection, engineering controls, OSHA sampling protocols and strategies, and workplace health program elements. The course features workshops in health hazard recognition, OSHA health standards and use of sampling equipment. Upon course completion students will have the ability to recognize basic industrial hygiene principles and practices, identify characteristics of common air contaminants, locate PELs, perform basic industrial hygiene calculations, and determine methods for hazard control and abatement. Minimum student contact hours: 26

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Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Define terms relating to OSHA health requirements;
  • Recognize potential health hazards in the workplace;
  • Perform basic health hazard evaluations using OSHA sampling procedures;
  • Recommend suitable strategies for controlling hazardous conditions; and
  • Describe the elements required for an effective workplace health program.

Course Topics:

  • Air contaminant sampling
  • Air sampling laboratory
  • Compliance with air contaminant standards
  • Compliance with hazard communication
  • Compliance with hazardous waste standards
  • Compliance with the asbestos standard
  • Compliance with blood borne pathogens standards
  • Compliance with noise standard
  • Compliance with the respirator standard
  • Compliance with the ventilation standards and laboratory ventilation
  • Detector tube sampling
  • Elements of a workplace health program
  • Hazard violation workshop
  • Health hazard recognition
  • OSHA ergonomic guidelines
  • OSHA recordkeeping

ABIH: 4.34

ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 26 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. Rules and additional information for Event Providers is available at: American Board of Industrial Hygiene


Registration Policy (Changes effective January 2021)

Updated 2021 Nov 17-16:07