This course aims to describe the ways in which exposure to hazardous substances arises in the workplace, and to introduce the methodologies and technologies available to control exposures and thereby reduce risks to health.
On successful completion of this module the student should be able to: • describe how airborne contaminants are generated by industrial processes, how this impacts on the control strategy, and how control solutions can thereby be optimised; • recognise the range of approaches to risk reduction embodied in the hierarchy of control and select appropriate strategies for implementation; • describe the meaning of “adequate control”, particularly in relation to personal exposures; • discuss the importance of design considerations in terms of the workplace, process, and plant, as a means of reducing occupational exposures; • describe the principal elements of a local exhaust ventilation system, give examples of typical installations and know how to carry out the necessary measurements to assess whether a local exhaust ventilation system is effective and operating to the design specification; • recognise the limitations of local exhaust hoods and enclosures and the means to optimise their effectiveness; • describe how personal protective equipment programmes may be used in an effective manner; • recognise the impact that control measures may have on other workplace hazards and understand the need to take a holistic approach to the design of control solutions.
This course is normally run as a 5 day taught course including practical/demonstration sessions, lectures, tutorials, guided reading, overnight questions and examination. There will be a 40 short answer question “open book” BOHS examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes.
1 Hazardous Substances Uses and Processes 15%
2 Workplace Control Principles 15%
3 Process Design and Principles 15%
4 Ventilation Systems and Performance Assessment 35%
5 Personal Protective Equipment 15%
6 Administrative Elements 5%
Places are strictly limited on all our Occupational Hygiene courses and are not confirmed until payment in full is received at least 4 weeks prior to attendance on the course. For more information or to request a booking form please contact us via e mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0044 (0) 1244 311440.