Control of Occupational Hazards


Course Number
CHL5915H
Series
5900 (Occupational & Environmental Health)
Format
Lecture, Seminar
Course Instructor(s)
Andrea Sass-​Kortsak

Course Description

  • Overview of control strategies; general exhaust ventilation; principles of airflow; applications, principles and types of local exhaust ventilation; basic designs of local exhaust systems; fans and air cleaning devices; make-up air recirculation; ventilation under non-standard conditions; HVAC systems and IAO; types, uses and limitations of respiratory protection; chemical protective clothing.

Course Objectives

  • to understand the various strategies used by occupational hygienists to reduce or eliminate exposures to stressors in the work environment
  • to understand the basic principles of industrial ventilation as it relates to the removal of toxic chemicals from the workplace, including general and local exhaust, make-up air, fans and air cleaning systems
  • to assess the effectiveness of ventilation systems in controlling health hazards
  • to understand the operating principles, uses and limitations of respiratory protection
  • to have an understanding of the importance of substitution, isolation and other non-engineering control methods for reducing health risks in the workplace

General Requirements

  • CHL 5910 Introduction to Occupational Hygiene

Pre/Co-Requisite Courses