What you'll learn

  • Recognize health hazards in occupational settings
  • Determine the physiological and toxicological effects of exposures to workplace hazards
  • Understand the physical and chemical behavior of aerosols and gas mixtures
  • Identify methods to measure and control exposure to noise in the workplace
  • Understand the effects of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
  • Analyze and control risk factors for musculoskeletal disorders and design workplace ergonomics programs

Course description

Work-related injury and illness significantly impact both employee productivity and employers’ bottom line. Beyond these direct costs, public perception of an organization can be adversely affected by health, safety, and environmental issues. Comprehensive Industrial Hygiene: The Application of Basic Principles will help you address these challenges. This online program focuses on how to anticipate, evaluate, prevent, and control a wide range of hazards in the workplace. The skills and strategies taught in this course will help you protect employees from workplace health hazards, improve employee safety, and increase productivity.

This online program is designed both for professionals with direct responsibility for industrial hygiene and for those managing the health and safety function. As a participant, you will learn the concepts critical to creating a safe work environment and hone your technical expertise in protecting employees from workplace health hazards.

This course enables you to practice skills you can immediately apply to improve employee health and safety in your organization.

Associated Schools

  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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