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Term: 2nd term
Credits: 4 credits
Contact: Dr. Peter Lees
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructor:

Introduces concepts, terminology, and methodology in the practice of industrial hygiene, and identifies resource materials. Includes lectures, typical problems, demonstrations, and a walk-through survey.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the legal, professional, and ethical framework for the practice of industrial hygiene
Define basic terms and technical concepts integral to the practice of industrial hygiene
Explain the differences between chemical (gases/vapors, dusts/mists/fumes), physical, and biological agents in the workplace
Calculate time-weighted averages
Convert between various units of exposure (for example, mg/m3 to ppm)
Calculate and interpret noise exposures and doses
Identify the basic concepts of workplace exposure assessment
Describe the hierarchy of controls and how it applies to hazard Control
Integrate various concepts into a broader occupational/environmental health practice
Provide a basis for advanced course work in occupational safety and health

Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Tuesday 1:30 - 3:20
  • Thursday 1:30 - 3:20
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail