W501 Measurement of Hazardous Substances
This course describes the general approach to health risk assessment, including the role of atmospheric monitoring, selection of the appropriate equipment to measure specific airborne contaminants and devising a suitable sampling strategy.
To provide attendees with an 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.
Attendees will also be able to present the results in a form that would be useful for health risk assessment purposes which will enable management to comply with relevant legislations.
Who should attend?
Personnel managing workplace safety and health, workplace safety and health professionals, and consultants and professionals who are involved in the management of hazardous substances.
- Risk Assessment
- Air Sampling Theory and Practice
- Air Sampling Equipment
- Sample Analysis
- Hygiene Standards
- Biological Monitoring
- Calculation, Interpretation and Presentation of Results
Continual Professional Development
WSHO 40 SDU
Attendees are assessed with a 40-question short answer open-book written examination with an allowed time of 120 minutes at the conclusion of the course.
BOHS will issue a certificate of successful course completion to candidates who have successfully completed the course.
This course is a core module for the International Occupational Hygiene Certificate and an accredited course by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS).
Pre-requisite and Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN)
Whilst there is no pre-requisite for this course, it is recommended that attendee is certified with the Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene (W201) certification. Ideally, a WPLN Level 5 or equivalent IELTS 5-6 would be recommended to ensure quality comprehension of the subject matter.
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