Industrial Hygiene Training Course

Learn all about Industrial Hygiene via this easy e-learning course and get certified.

What is Industrial Hygiene?

Industrial Hygiene is the science of anticipating, identifying, evaluating and controlling occupational conditions that may adversely affect worker health and safety in workplaces.  Professional practitioners who specialize in this subject are known as Industrial Hygienists. One of their major responsibilities is to anticipate, identify and solve potential health problems within industrial plants and other workplaces. The identification step requires a thorough study of the  process, operating conditions and operating procedures. During the identification step, the potential hazards and methods of contact are identified and recorded.

Why should you learn Industrial Hygiene?

Industrial Hygiene is an important part of ensuring the health and safety of workers in any workplace. In many industries such as industrial chemicals, petrochemicals, oil and gas, mining & metals, pulp and paper,  thermal power generation workers may be exposed to several toxic hazards that can adversely affect their health and safety and general well being.  This is an important part of Process Safety Management, yet it finds only a cursory coverage in any Process Safety Course or Occupational Safety Course. Hence Abhisam decided to create a course that will help Industry professionals understand Industrial Hygiene as it applies to them.

Understanding the principles and concepts of Industrial Hygiene is essential to not only make workplaces safer, but also mandated by many laws in different countries. Professionals who are specialize in this field are known as Industrial Hygienists.

 If you are in any way responsible for safety of any industrial facility (including plants, storage areas, warehouses) or in charge of safety of shipping vessels or trucking, then you must be familiar with Industrial Hygiene. Or you may be working for a regulatory authority or a government agency in charge of industrial safety. In all these situations this course will give you a good background in Industrial Hygiene.

What will you learn in this course?

You will everything regarding Industrial Hygiene, in this east self paced e-learning software based training course. This course comprises of the following modules, note that Module 1 is free to view, so that you get an idea of the subject as well as the course, before you decide to buy it.

Module 1 - Introduction to Industrial Hygiene (view for free click here)

*What is Industrial Hygiene?

* Industrial Hazards

* Industries & Sectors

* Manufacturing Industries

* Types of Hazards

* Hazard Types in Industries

* Hazards in Manufacturing

* Hazard Types in manufacturing

* Industry wise hazards

* Industrial Hygiene importance

* Why Industrial Hygiene?

* Anticipation & Identification

* Evaluation

* Identification Tools

* Evaluation Methods and Calculations

* Control Methods

* Understanding via Case Studies

* Case Study 1- Introduction

* Case Study 2- Introduction

* Case Study 3- Introduction

* IH Problem Solving

* Question 1

* Question 2

* Question 3

* More about IH

Module 2 - Basic Concepts

*  Introduction to Industrial Hygiene

* Workplace Safety

* Process Safety & Occupational Safety

* Hazard Categories

* Hazard Types

* Physical Hazards

*Ergonomic Hazards

* Chemical Hazards

* Radiation Hazards

* Psychological Hazards

* Biological Hazards

* Classification of Hazards

* Correlation

* Summary

Module 3 - Anticipation & Identification of Hazards

* Introduction

* Anticipation & Identification of Physical (Condition) Hazards

* Anticipation & Identification of Physical (Condition) Hazards

* Air Contaminants

* Two Case Studies

* Checkpoints

* Case Study 1- Introduction

* Process Description

* Physical Hazards-1

* Physical Hazards-2

* Physical Hazards-3

* Physical Hazards-4

* Physical Hazards-4

* Hazard Worksheet-Physical

* Chemical Hazards

* Chemical Hazard Worksheet

* Ergonomic Hazards

* Ergonomic Hazards Worksheet

* Radiation Hazards

* Radiation Hazards Worksheet

* Biological Hazards

* Biological Hazards Worksheet

* Psychological Hazards

* Psychological Hazards Worksheet

* Summary of Hazards

* Hazard Summary Sheet

* Case Study 1- Summary

* Case Study 2- Introduction

* Physical (conditions) Hazards Worksheet

* Physical (conditions) Hazards Worksheet

* Anticipation & Identification of Chemical Hazards

* Anticipation & Identification Worksheet

* Anticipation & Identification of Biological Hazards

* Anticipation & Identification of Ergonomic Hazards

* Anticipation & Identification of Radiation Hazards

* Anticipation & Identification of Psychological Hazards

* Sources of data collection

* Templates for Hazard Identification

* Physical Hazard Template

* Chemical Hazard Template

* Explanation for various terms used in the templates

* Ergonomic Hazard Template

* Radiation Hazard Template

* Biological Hazard Template

* Psychological Hazard Template

Module 4 - Evaluation of Hazards (including calculations)

* Where are we?

* Introduction to Evaluation phase

* Evaluation of Physical Hazards

* Evaluation of Light

* OSHA Recommended Values

* Evaluating exposure to Dust-1

* Evaluating exposure to Dust-2

* Example-Single Dust Exposure Evaluation

* Example-Dust Mixtures

* Hearing Protection

* Measuring Noise

* Hearing Damage Risk

* Evaluating exposure to Noise

* Example-Noise Exposure calculation

* Evaluation of Ventilation

* Evaluation of Physical Hazards

* Evaluation of Chemical Hazards-1

* Evaluation of Chemical Hazards-2

* Evaluation of Chemical Hazards-3

* Evaluation of Chemical Hazards-4

* Evaluating exposure to Volatile Toxicants by monitoring-1

* Evaluating exposure to Volatile Toxicants by monitoring-2

* Example-Exposure calculation

* Evaluating exposure to multiple toxicants

* Evaluating exposure to Volatile Toxicants-2

* Example -Multiple Toxicant calculation

* Evaluating exposure to Toxic vapors

* Mixing Factor

* Component material balance in steady state

* Evaluating exposure to Toxic vapors

* Example using mixing factor

* Estimating vaporization rate of a liquid

* Estimating vaporization rate of a liquid

* Example -Evaporation Rate & Concentration-1

* Example -Evaporation Rate & Concentration-2

* Vessel filling operation-1

* Vessel filling operation-2

* Summary

Module 5 - Control of Hazards (including calculations)

* Where are we?

* Control of Physical Hazards-Light

* Control of Physical Hazards-Noise

* Control of Physical Hazards-Dust

* Control of other Physical Hazards-1

* Control of other Physical Hazards-2

* Control of other Physical Hazards-2

* Control of Biological Hazards

* Control of Radiation Hazards

* Control of Chemical Hazards

* Chemical Hazards Control Techniques-1

* Chemical Hazards Control Techniques-2

* Chemical Hazards Control Techniques-3

* Local Ventilation-Advantages

* Design considerations of local ventilation

* Example Calculation

* Dilution Ventilation

* Dilution Ventilation Advantages

* Design considerations of Dilution ventilation

* Example-Ventilation Calculation

* Chemical Hazard Control Techniques-2

* Using Scrubbers

* Chemical Hazards Control Techniques-3

* Personal protection as a control measure

* Head Protection

* Eye Protection

* Hearing Protection

* Feet Protection

* Respiratory Protection

* Body Protection

* Summary

Module 6 - Government Regulations

* Government Regulations-US (OSHA)

* Government Regulations-EU

Module 7 - OSHA PSM Standard & Compliance to Industrial Hygiene 

(Note: This module is only for relating the Industrial Hygiene aspects of the OSHA PSM standard. It is not a training on the standard itself)

* OSHA PSM Standard Compliance

* Employee Participation

* Process Safety Information

* Process Hazard Analysis (PHA)

* Operating Procedures

* Training

* Contractors

* Pre-Startup-Review

* Mechanical Integrity

* Non-routine Work Authorizations

* Management of Change

* Incident Investigation

* Emergency Planning & Response

* Compliance Audits

* Trade Secrets

* Summary

Module 8- Case Study

This will be a very detailed Case Study of a unit in a manufacturing facility. By studying this you will experience the entire Industrial Hygiene work flow process, for any new facility including the Anticipation, Identification and Control of hazards. You can correlate this to your own workplace or wherever you wish to apply Industrial Hygiene. You can use the templates given here for your own work.

Module 9 - Self Assessment Test

This will enable you to evaluate your own understanding of the subject, before you take the Certification exam. After you pass the certification exam, you can earn an electronic certificate and an electronic badge, issued via Credly, that you can display online anywhere, including your LinkedIn profile. This showcases your achievements to potential clients and employers.

What does this course contain?

This course is in the popular Abhisam XPRTU format. This means that you will see a mix of text, animations, videos and pictures, real life examples and exercises that help you gain a deep understanding of the subject.

What versions are available?

At present two versions are available for the stand alone course, Online and Standard. The online version allows you to access the course online on the Abhisam Learning Portal for a period of 1 year at any time. You can renew the access if you so wish at a discount. The price includes the certification exam, certificate and an electronic badge that can be shared online at portals such as LinkedIn.

The Standard version allows you to download the program and install it on any one PC/laptop that runs any Windows OS (recommended is Windows 10 although it will work with Windows 8/8.1 as well) for a period of 3 years OR access it online on the Abhisam Learning Portal for a period of 3 years. The price includes the certification exam, certificate and an electronic badge that can be shared online at portals such as LinkedIn.

Is it part of the Abhisam Process Safety management suite?

Yes, this course is part of the Abhisam Process Safety Management suite. If you buy it then this course is part of that and you will get access to it.

Is this part of the Abhisam GOLD membership plan?

Yes of course, all courses, including this one, are included in the Abhisam GOLD Membership plan. Your one subscription to this plan entitles you to access the entire Abhisam Course catalog at one small monthly subscription fee. It also entitles you to take one certification exam every month at no cost.

Online $495 US
For Individuals
Course Duration: 20 hours (Approx three days of self paced learning)
Get 20 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 1 learner
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Unlimited Online Access to the course for 1 Year
Course access renewal (if required) at 40% discount
All modules
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Standard $595 US
For Individuals
Course Duration: 20 hours (Approx three days of self paced learning)
Get 20 PDH (Professional Development Hours)
Includes Online Exam and Certification for 1 learner
Certificate Validity: Lifelong
Unlimited Online Access to the course OR Download to any Windows PC/laptop (3 year license)
Renewal after 3 years at 40% discount
All modules
View online via any device with a standard browser (PC/Laptop/Tablet/Mobile) OR install on any Windows PC/laptop (OS: Windows 10)
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For Individuals
Gold Membership : First Month $399 US and then $149 US Per Month only
Access to All Abhisam Courses (Online Versions) 24/7 for Gold Members
More Courses are being added every month
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Get One Free Certification Exam Per Month ( Certificate Validity : Lifelong)
Additional Certification Exams can be purchased at discounted price
All modules
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Is this the only way to learn about Industrial Hygiene?

No, you can also attend our Blended learning workshops on Process Safety management and this subject is part of that. Not only do you get to attend a classroom style training, but you also get to access the online Blended learning modules.

Why can’t I find this information online for free? Can I not read free books online?

You can of course find a lot of information online for free, but it is unauthenticated. You will also spend a lot of your time, searching for matter that is relevant to hygiene as it applies to Industrial operations. By itself this is a big subject and there is literature out there that is relevant to other aspects such as Hospital Hygiene or Food Hygiene.

Secondly you may find the raw information that you find online in various forums or books hard to digest. We explain everything beautifully in an easy to understand manner, which makes it faster to learn, since we value your time.

Lastly nobody will issue you a certificate because you found information online or you read a book.

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