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2013 JHSPH SUMMER TERM
ERC CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES

During Summer Term 2013 on the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health campus we are pleased to offer two courses: Introduction to Ergonomics and Airborne Particles. These two short-term courses are aimed at working professionals in the fields of industrial hygiene/safety who are interested in graduate coursework for professional development or as preparation for the CIH exam. The courses may be taken either for academic credit or on a non-credit basis (Continuing Education).

If you have any questions about these two courses please contact Carla Reinhard at creinhar@jhsph.edu.

Introduction to Ergonomics
 
June 3-12, 2013

weekdays
8:00am - 11:50am

JHSPH
Room TBA
This introductory course in ergonomics will cover human physical capabilities and capacities applied to the analysis and design of the workplace, tasks, tools and equipment. Topics include biomechanics, workstation design, task analysis, physical work environment, materials handling, tools and equipment, and program management. Particular emphasis is placed on the recognition and prevention/control of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSD) risk factors. Classes involve lecture, interactive discussions, and projects designed to assist students with applying course material in workplace environments.
Airborne Particles
 
June 7-14, 2013

weekdays
8:00am to 11:50am

JHSPH
Room TBA
This course presents a basic understanding of airborne particles and will explore properties of gases, particle motion, size statistics, Brownian motion and diffusion, particle deposition and clearance in the human respiratory system, filtration, aerosol samplers and sampling.

 



INTRODUCTION TO ERGONOMICS

June 3 - 12, 2013, weekdays
8:00 am to 11:50 am
JHSPH
Room TBA

Description: This introductory course in ergonomics will include human physical capabilities and capacities and apply ergonomic principles to the analysis and design of workplaces - and associated tasks, tools and equipment.  The work environments discussed will include industrial, healthcare, and office settings. Particular emphasis will be placed on ergonomic concerns such as posture, vibration, lifting, repetitive motion, and manual material handling.  At the end of the class, participants should be able to identify ergonomic principles, assess basic work areas, and provide control strategies. Classes involve lecture, interactive discussions, and projects designed to assist students with applying course material in workplace environments.  

Contact Hours: 30 contact hours. 5.0 Industrial Hygiene CM points, American Board of Industrial Hygiene

Student Evaluation: : Class participation and graded assignments

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe and discuss the interactions among the worker, workplace, and job tasks and how these interactions can impact work, health and functional outcomes;
  2. Identify major sources of ergonomic exposure in the design of the workplace, task, and tools & equipment;
  3. Apply various ergonomic assessment tools to describe, quantify and analyze WMSD risk factors and hazards;
  4. Develop strategies for recognizing, preventing and controlling WMSD risk factors in a workplace;
  5. Apply knowledge of WMSD risk factors and engineering control strategies to the assessment, management and prevention of worker injuries.

Schedule:

Mon, June 3

Course Plan, Introduction to Ergonomics, Workstation Design

Tue, June 4

Office Ergonomics, Product Selection

Wed, June 5

Anthropometrics, Manual Material Handling, Biomechanics

Thur, June 6

Task Analysis and 1st Assignment Presentation: Example of Ergonomic Design

Fri, June 7

Assessment Tools

Mon, June 10

Hand Tools, Return on Investment

Tue, June 11

Healthcare Ergonomics

Wed, June 12

Final Presentations

Registration:

Continuing education course fee: $1,908.00

Download the registration form and submit via:

Email:
kchoi@jhsph.edu (Please be sure to save a copy of the registration form on your computer before emailing it)

or Fax:
(410) 614-4986 (secure fax machine)

or Mail:
Keith Choi
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street
Room W7517
Baltimore, MD 21205

Or if you prefer, please e-mail Keith Choi (kchoi@jhsph.edu) to request a registration form. MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover accepted. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University.

*Please include your email address on the registration form. A confirmation letter and receipt of payment will be emailed once your payment is processed. This is a secure fax machine. If you have any questions please contact Keith Choi at kchoi@jhsph.edu or (410) 955-4088.

Full-time university faculty, staff, and eligible dependents may enroll under the terms of the Hopkins Tuition Remission Program. Registration requires the original approved JHU Tuition Remission Voucher and Professional Development forms submitted with the course registration form. Send Tuition Remission forms to your divisional human resources office voucher and registration forms are received.

Course textbook:

Chengalur SN, Rodgers SH and Bernard TE. Kodak’s Ergonomic Design for People at Work. New Jersey: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2004. ISBN: 0-471-41863-3


AIRBORNE PARTICLES

June 7 - 14, 2013, weekdays
8:00 am to 11:50 am
JHSPH
Room TBA

Description: This course presents a basic understanding of airborne particles and will explore properties of gases, particle motion, size statistics, Brownian motion and diffusion, particle deposition and clearance in humans, filtration, aerosol samplers and sampling.

Contact Hours23 contact hours. 3.8 Industrial Hygiene CM points, American Board of Industrial Hygiene

Student Evaluation: Graded homework and exams

Learning Objectives: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Calculate particle motion, size statistics, Brownian motion and diffusion;
  2. Analyze particle deposition and clearing in the human respiratory system;
  3. Assess particle filtration, aerosol samplers and sampling.

Pre-requisites:
College physics is recommended.

Instructor: Dr. Jana Kesavan, PhD is a research scientist at Edgewood Chemical and Biological Center, US Army Aberdeen Proving Ground, and a Faculty Associate at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Course textbook:

Aerosol Technology: Properties, Behavior, and Measurement of Airborne Particles, 2nd Edition. Hinds, WC, 1999.  ISBN 0-471-19410-7

Registration:

Continuing education course fee: $1,431.00

Download the registration form and submit via:

Email:
kchoi@jhsph.edu (Please be sure to save a copy of the registration form on your computer before emailing it)

or Fax:
(410) 614-4986 (secure fax machine)

or Mail:
Keith Choi
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 N. Wolfe Street
Room W7517
Baltimore, MD 21205

Or if you prefer, please e-mail Keith Choi (kchoi@jhsph.edu) to request a registration form. MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover accepted. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University.

*Please include your email address on the registration form. A confirmation letter and receipt of payment will be emailed once your payment is processed. This is a secure fax machine. If you have any questions please contact Keith Choi at kchoi@jhsph.edu or (410) 955-4088.

Full-time university faculty, staff, and eligible dependents may enroll under the terms of the Hopkins Tuition Remission Program. Registration requires the original approved JHU Tuition Remission Voucher and Professional Development forms submitted with the course registration form. Send Tuition Remission forms to your divisional human resources office voucher and registration forms are received.

  
  

To enroll for either of these courses for academic credit, please register as a non-degree student at: www.jhsph.edu/studentaccts/nondegree/application.html.  
182.621 Introduction to Ergonomics (4 credits, tuition $3,816)
182. 615 Airborne Particles (3 credits, tuition $2,862)

 

  
  

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