W201 Basic Principles in Occupational Hygiene

Course Details
Date: 18 - 22 October 2021
Time: 10am - 6pm
Fee: SGD$1710.93 (including GST)

Delivery: Virtual Learning (using Zoom)

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Overview
Industrial diseases have been recognised for more than 2000 years but they remain a problem today. The International Occupational Hygiene Association (IOHA) defines

Occupational Hygiene as:
'The discipline of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating and controlling health hazards in the working environment with the objective of protecting worker health and well-being and safeguarding the community at large.'

Occupational hygiene, therefore, focuses essentially on a preventative approach through the minimisation of exposure to chemical, physical and biological agents in the work environment and the adoption of good ergonomic practices.

Objectives
This course aims to provide an introduction outlining the broad principles of Occupational Hygiene as the basis for anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards that can be encountered in the workplace.

Who should attend?
Health and safety professionals, and occupational health specialists (including physicians and nurses). Specialists in subjects such as acoustics, ergonomics, human factors, occupational psychology, work organisation, biosafety, acoustics, engineering, or analytical chemistry, who want a broader appreciation of how their role interfaces with other professions over health issues in the workplace.

Course Outline

  1. Importance of occupational hygiene
  2. Human physiology
  3. Chemical hazards recognition
  4. Physical hazards recognition
  5. Hazards evaluation
  6. Control of hazards

Continuing Professional Development 
WSHO 40 SDU

Course Assessment
Attendees are assessed with a 20-short answer open-book written examination with an allowed time of 60 minutes at the conclusion of the course.

Certification
BOHS will issue a certificate of successful course completion to candidates who have successfully completed the course.

This course is an accredited course by the British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS) as an essential training for the foundation level qualification for the International Occupational Hygiene Certificate.

Pre-requisite and Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN)
Whilst there is no pre-requisite for this course, a WPLN Level 3 or equivalent IELTS 4-5 is recommended to ensure quality comprehension of the subject matter. 

Registration

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Examination resits are required to be completed within 12 months from the date of your first attempt at the qualification. The re-sit can be taken on the last day (exam day) of the course. Get in touch with us for clarification and to register.

For any enquiries, do email us at training@iom-world.sg

We look forward to welcoming you.

Payment Instructions:

If you had registered, but pending payment, please make payment via the PayPal payment this link.

Or mail us a cheque payable to IOM (Institute of Occupational Medicine) Singapore Pte. Ltd.

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