182.637.01 NOISE AND OTHER PHYSICAL AGENTS IN THE ENVIRONMENT
Discusses noise-related topics, such as physics of noise propagation and control, noise measurement, hearing physiology, and noise-induced hearing loss, and covers non-ionizing radiation lasers, heat and cold stress, and vibration.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to: 1. Describe the components of an acceptable hearing conservation program; 2. Define the mechanisms by which noise induces hearing loss; 3. Calculate noise exposure metrics and compare them to acceptable exposure criteria; 4. Operate a sound level meters noise dosimeters; 5. Define hazard classification system for laser safety programs; 6. Assess the acceptability of exposures to radiofrequency non-ionizing radiation; 7. Describe basic radiation health concepts and methods for detecting ionizing radiation; 8. Assess occupational heat stress risk.
- Wednesday 1:30 - 3:20
- Friday 1:30 - 3:20
College chemistry and physics, or consent of instructor.