Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene

  • Online delivery
  • eClass
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites

Occu­pa­tion­al Hygiene is the sci­ence devot­ed to the recog­ni­tion, eval­u­a­tion and con­trol of work­place haz­ards that may result in ill­ness or injury. This intro­duc­to­ry course is designed to pro­vide a basic under­stand­ing of some of the key con­cepts in Occu­pa­tion­al Hygiene, includ­ing routes of entry of con­t­a­m­i­nants into the body, clas­si­fi­ca­tion of haz­ards, occu­pa­tion­al expo­sure lim­its, and meth­ods of con­trol­ling work­place expo­sures. In addi­tion, the stu­dent will be intro­duced to meth­ods of eval­u­a­tion includ­ing the devel­op­ment of sam­pling strategies.

Course at a glance
  • Offered fully online or through blended (online + in-class) learning.
  • Aimed at entry-level and practicing health and safety coordinators, professionals, officers, technicians, supervisors, trainers, management, and administrators.
What you will learn

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental elements associated with the practice of occupational hygiene, the components of an effective occupational hygiene program, and the role of the occupational hygienist.
  • Describe how the occupational health and safety legislation in Alberta pertains to occupational hygiene, particularly in regards to biological, chemical, ergonomic, and physical hazards.
  • Identify various chemical, physical, biological, and ergonomic hazards found in the workplace.
  • Describe the use of engineering controls to mitigate worker exposure to worksite hazards.
  • Discuss indoor air quality issues and the differences in assessing them versus traditional worker exposure issues.
Take note:

  • This course is offered several times throughout the year; each specific offering is called a “course section.” Some sections of EXOS 4622 are delivered entirely online; others are taught through a mix of online and in-class instruction (blended).
  • When selecting the dates and the section you want to enrol in, look for the note that indicates the delivery format of that specific section—and make sure you have chosen a section that’s offered in your desired format (online or blended).
  • The online components of this course are facilitated through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
  • Required reading materials: Threshold limit values (TLVs) and biological exposure indices (BEIs), American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH), 2019 (ISBN: 978-1-607261-05-6); Alberta Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act, Regulation and Code, Alberta Queen’s Printer (www.qp.alberta.ca).
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Offered:


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.

Erin Nawrot

Your Instructor

Erin Nawrot

Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekends (Sat, Sun)
Sep 15, 2020Oct 13, 2020
Sep 19Sep 20
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sep 26Sep 27
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Textbooks

Required

Alberta Ohs Act, Regulation And Code

Alber­ta Queens Print­er: 780.427.4952, www​.qp​.alber​ta​.ca

Required

ACGIH

2020 Tlv's & Bei's

ISBN 97816072609

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. This class requires a pre and post-work com­po­nent to be com­plet­ed before and after the in-class meet­ing. This infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to you via your ual­ber­ta email address and the class syl­labus with­in eClass. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 15, 2020. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.

Your Instructor

Greg Hodgson

Greg Hodgson is currently employed as the Occupational Hygienist for the University of Alberta, where he is a subject matter expert to the university community on the recognition, assessment, evaluation, and control of health hazards in the workplace. Greg has a combined background in both health hazard management and safety hazard management. He is a practicing Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), and has been appointed for the Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council with the Alberta Government. Greg enjoys teaching as well as learning about the experience of students. He believes that open discussion between safety professionals really helps further the knowledge of everyone involved.

Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Self-scheduled sessions
Sep 21, 2020Nov 28, 2020
Textbooks

Required

ACGIH

2020 Tlv's & Beis

ISBN 97816072609

Required

Alberta Ohs Act, Regulation And Codes

Class info
  • This is an asyn­chro­nous course. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until September 21, 2020. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.

Your Instructor

Greg Hodgson

Greg Hodgson is currently employed as the Occupational Hygienist for the University of Alberta, where he is a subject matter expert to the university community on the recognition, assessment, evaluation, and control of health hazards in the workplace. Greg has a combined background in both health hazard management and safety hazard management. He is a practicing Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) and Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP), and has been appointed for the Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Council with the Alberta Government. Greg enjoys teaching as well as learning about the experience of students. He believes that open discussion between safety professionals really helps further the knowledge of everyone involved.

Asyn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In asynchronous online courses, students are expected to move through the course material at the same pace as their peers, but there are no real-time virtual classroom sessions to attend. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Self-scheduled sessions
Jan 18, 2021Mar 27, 2021
Textbooks

Required

Alberta Ohs Act, Regulation And Code

Required

ACGIH

2020 Tlv's And Bei's

ISBN 97816072609

Class info
  • This is an asyn­chro­nous course. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 18, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Syn­chro­nous online learning, eClass

In synchronous online courses, students move through the course material at the same pace as their peers. These courses also provide learners with pre-scheduled online lectures that have the instructor and students interacting at the same time. All components of this type of course are accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool. for­mat details

All of us at Extension are looking forward to welcoming you to our virtual classrooms this season with courses that are tailor-made for online delivery. Join us!
Weekends (Sat, Sun)
Jan 26, 2021Feb 21, 2021
Jan 30Jan 31
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Feb 6Feb 7
Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Sunday

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Textbooks

Required

Alberta Ohs Act, Regulation And Code

Alber­ta Queens Print­er: 780.427.4952, www​.qp​.alber​ta​.ca

Required

ACGIH

2020 Tlv's And Bei's

ISBN 97816072609

Class info
  • This is a syn­chro­nous course that fea­tures live online activ­i­ties at pre­de­ter­mined times. This class requires a pre and post-work com­po­nent to be com­plet­ed before and after the in-class meet­ing. This infor­ma­tion will be com­mu­ni­cat­ed to you via your ual­ber­ta email address and the class syl­labus with­in eClass. For the real-time class­room ses­sions, a com­put­er with both audio input and out­put (such as a micro­phone-equipped head­set) is required. To start your online learn­ing expe­ri­ence vis­it www​.ext​-leo​.ca/​s​t​u​dents
  • 39 course hours in total
  • Cost assistance: May be eli­gi­ble for the Cana­da-Alber­ta Job Grant and the Canada Training Benefit. (view all)
    Cor­po­rate mul­ti-reg­is­tra­tion pack­ages are avail­able for most Exten­sion cours­es. Con­tact us at excorp@​ualberta.​ca for pre­ferred pricing.
  • Open for registration until January 26, 2021. Register at least one week before the course start date to secure your spot. If space is available you may register until the day the course starts.
Currently counts towards

* If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

Email

ohs@ualberta.ca

Looking for different course dates?

New course schedules are released each June and October.

  • 4 scheduled
  • Online delivery
  • 39 hour course, no prerequisites


Fall courses: all online

All courses will be delivered online, including many that were previously unavailable in the online format.

If you do see a program on our website announced as an in-person or downtown Edmonton offering, please disregard the format – but not the program. There will be no in-person offerings through the Faculty of Extension for the Fall term.

Get ready to keep learning! Register for a course and join us online this Fall.