Industrial Hygiene & Occupational Health

Start Date: 18 Mar 2018
End Date: 22 Mar 2018
Duration: 5
Country: Dubai / UAE
Category: Health, Safety, Security & Environment

Course Description


 Occupational Risk Management is a modern fast moving subject. It covers all aspects of risk associated with the worker, the work environment and its affects on health. There are many interfaces with other health and safety professionals in todays modern industries. The Occupational Health Professional and Risk Managers must be aware of the expertise available to reduce risk within the workplace to an acceptable level, this includes appreciating the environment and the placement of the most suitable person to the job.

Todays Occupational Health and Safety Professionals take the pro-active approach by trying to prevent ill- health and accidents before they happen.

Course Objective


The promotion and maintenance of the physical, mental and social wellbeing of the workforce, this is achieved by:

         The prevention of departures from health due to working conditions.

         The protection from risks resulting from factors adverse to health.

         This can be summed up by the expression "The adaptation of work to man, and of each man to his job"


Who Should attend?

This course will be of interest to Occupational Health Professionals including Occupational Health Doctors and Nurses, including Industrial First Aiders. It would also be of interest to any other medical /Para-medical personnel working in an industrial environment i.e. Oil / Gas industry medics.

Other Professionals operating in Occupational Risk Management would benefit from this course such as Health & Safety Managers / Operatives, Loss Control Officers, Safety Representatives, Personnel and General Management

Course Outline




Introduction to Occupational Health and Hygiene

         Introduction to the basic principles of occupational health and hygiene

         The effects of work on health

         Review of roles and functions of occupational health and safety professionals

         Occupational Safety and Health management

         The fundamental principles of establishing a safe system of work

         Introduction to health risk assessment

         Health screening and surveillance -Basic principles

         Biological monitoring

         Identification of occupational hygiene control strategies


Chemical Agents

         Chemical hazards at work

         Introduction to toxicology

         Control of substances hazardous to health

         Assessment and monitoring of hazardous substances

         Occupational exposure limits

         Controlling hazrdous substances

         Introduction to local exhaust ventilation design

         Personal protective equipment


Physical Agents

Noise - Its measurement, evaluation and control

         Effects of noise on human health

         Establishing a hearing conservation program

         Principles of undertaking a noise survey

Vibration - its measurement, evaluation and control

         Effects of hand arm and whole body vibration on human health

         Assessing human vibration exposures

         Controlling vibration

Heat Stress and Strain

         Effects of heat

         Evaluating heat stress

         Controlling the risks from heat

         Introduction to thermal comfort


Radiation, Biological Agents and Ergonomics

         Hazards from radiation covering both ionising and non-ionising sources

         Controlling radiation hazards

         Biological hazards in the workplace

         Managing the risk of legionnaires' disease

         A review of the basic principles of food safety and food hygiene

         Introduction to occupational ergonomics

         Manual handling and musculoskeletal risks

         Assessment and control of risks during manual handling operations

         Display screen equipment


         Review - Managing occupational health risks

         Promoting occupational health programmes

         Development of action plans

         Extended exercise - case study

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