Noise and Other Physical Agents in the Environment
- East Baltimore
- 2nd term
- Environmental Health and Engineering
- 4 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- Class Times:
- W F, 1:30 - 3:20pm
College chemistry and physics, or consent of instructor.
Addresses noise-related topics such as physics of noise propagation and control, noise measurement, hearing physiology, and noise-induced hearing loss. Covers ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, lasers, and heat stress.
- Learning Objectives:
- Describe the components of an acceptable hearing conservation program
- Define the mechanisms by which noise induces hearing loss
- Calculate noise exposure metrics and compare them to acceptable exposure criteria
- Operate sound level meters and noise dosimeters
- Define the hazard classification system for laser safety programs
- Assess the acceptability of exposures to radiofrequency non-ionizing radiation
- Describe basic radiation health concepts and methods for detecting ionizing radiation
- Assess occupational heat stress risk
- Methods of Assessment:
Student evaluation based on exams and quizzes.
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required