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182.625.01 Principles of Occupational and Environmental Hygiene

Environmental Health and Engineering
2nd term
4 credits
Academic Year:
2018 - 2019
East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • W F,  1:30 - 3:20pm
Auditors Allowed:
Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction:
Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Diane Zerbe
Course Instructor:
  • Diane E. Zerbe

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 Objectives:

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Describe the legal, professional, and ethical framework for the practice of industrial hygiene
  2. Define basic terms and technical concepts integral to the practice of industrial hygiene
  3. Explain the differences between chemical (gases/vapors, dusts/mists/fumes), physical, and biological agents in the workplace
  4. Calculate time-weighted averages
  5. Convert between various units of exposure (for example, mg/m3 to ppm)
  6. Calculate and interpret noise exposures and doses
  7. Identify the basic concepts of workplace exposure assessment
  8. Describe the hierarchy of controls and how it applies to hazard control
  9. Integrate various concepts into a broader occupational/environmental health practice
Methods of Assessment:

3 Quizzes (15%); Midterm (35%); Final examination (35%); Class participation (15%)

Instructor Consent:

No consent required

Special Comments:

Not designed to prepare you for the Certified Industrial Hygienist qualifying exam.