W501 Measurement of Hazardous Substances
November 2 @ 9:00 am - November 6 @ 12:00 pm
The course aims to: Provide the student with a sound understanding of the techniques for assessing exposure to hazardous substances in the workplace and with an understanding of how exposure information can be used to assess risk.
On completing this course successfully the student will be able to: describe the general approach to health risk assessment, including the role of atmospheric monitoring; select appropriate equipment to measure specific airborne contaminants and devise a suitable sampling strategy; present the results in a form useful for health risk assessment purposes to enable management to comply with relevant legislation.
Normally run as a 5 day taught course including lectures, tutorials, practical/demonstration sessions, guided reading, overnight questions and examination. There will be a 40 short answer question “open book” examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.
1 Risk Assessment 20%
2 Air Sampling Theory and Practice 20%
3 Air Sampling Equipment 20%
4 Sample Analysis 5%
5 Hygiene Standards 15%
6 Biological Monitoring 10%
7 Calculation, Interpretation and Presentation of Results 10%