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Principles of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

2nd Term
Environmental Health and Engineering
Academic Year
2024 - 2025
Instruction Method
Asynchronous Online with Some Synchronous Online
Auditors Allowed
Yes, with instructor consent
Available to Undergraduate
Grading Restriction
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Course Instructor(s)
Contact Name
Frequency Schedule
Every Year
Introduces concepts, terminology, and methodology in the practice of industrial hygiene, and identifies resource materials. Includes lectures, typical problems, demonstrations, and a walk-through survey.
Learning Objectives
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the legal, professional, and ethical framework for the practice of industrial hygiene
  2. Define basic terms and technical concepts integral to the practice of industrial hygiene
  3. Explain the differences between chemical (gases/vapors, dusts/mists/fumes), physical, and biological agents in the workplace
  4. Calculate time-weighted averages
  5. Convert between various units of exposure (for example, mg/m3 to ppm)
  6. Calculate and interpret noise exposures and doses
  7. Identify the basic concepts of workplace exposure assessment
  8. Describe the hierarchy of controls and how it applies to hazard control
  9. Integrate various concepts into a broader occupational/environmental health practice
Methods of Assessment
This course is evaluated as follows:
  • 20% Quizzes
  • 35% Final Paper
  • 15% Participation
  • 30% Midterm
Special Comments

Not designed to prepare you for the Certified Industrial Hygienist qualifying exam.