Industrial Hygiene

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Industrial hygienists are trained to determine the extent of your exposure to hazards and recommend control and prevention measures to protect you. This course elaborates on the functions of industrial hygienists, and important measures to maintain your safety in your workplace.

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  1. Industrial Hygienist
  2. Indoor Air Quality
  3. Industrial Ventilation Systems
  4. Exposure Assessment
  5. Preparing for Inspection

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Industrial Hygienist

Industrial Hygiene Course - Lesson Excerpt

Industrial Hygienist

Industrial Hygienist

Industrial Hygiene This is the science that deals with the anticipation, recognition, and evaluation of workplace conditions that can possibly cause an injury or illness.

Industrial Hygienist

Thorough monitoring and analysis are done by Industrial hygienists to assess and evaluate the extent of exposure to potential hazards.

Industrial Hygienist

Air Contaminants Gas or Vapor

Industrial Hygienist

Chemical Hazards Elements or compounds with harmful effects when inhaled, in contact with skin, or ingested.

Industrial Hygienist

Biological Hazards Bacteria, viruses, fungi, and other organisms which can cause infection.

Industrial Hygienist

Physical Hazards Excessive temperature, noise, vibration, illumination, and electromagnetic radiation.

Industrial Hygienist

Indoor Air Quality

Industrial Hygiene Course - Lesson Excerpt

Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

Preventive Maintenance (PM)

Positions of damper and functioning belts, baffles, ductwork, and system balance must be checked.

Indoor Air Quality

Measure and perform adjustments for better indoor airflow.

Indoor Air Quality

Regularly replace filters on air handling units.

Indoor Air Quality

Clean dampers and ducts.

Indoor Air Quality

Damaged insulation must be replaced.

Indoor Air Quality

Controlling Microbial Contamination

Industrial Ventilation Systems

Industrial Hygiene Course - Lesson Excerpt

Industrial Ventilation Systems

Industrial Ventilation Systems

Basic Types of Ventilation Systems Dilution and Removal by General Exhaust Local Exhaust Makeup air or Replacement Heating, Ventilation, and Air conditioning (HVAC) Recirculation Systems NOTE: Ventilation systems generally involve a combination of these types of systems.

Which of the following is not one of the purposes of a ventilation system?

It is possible for the ventilation system to transport reactive chemicals to other parts of the building.

Industrial Ventilation Systems

Ventilation systems can also transport smoke from tobacco.

Industrial Ventilation Systems

Sometimes, the outside air is the source of indoor air contamination.

Industrial Ventilation Systems

Exposure Assessment

Industrial Hygiene Course - Lesson Excerpt

Exposure Assessment

Exposure Assessment

Priority Situations1 Initial studies to assess workers’ exposure Follow-up monitoring/surveillance Exposure assessment for epidemiological studies.

Elimination Advice to completely eliminate exposure hazards will be given.

Exposure Assessment

Substitution As much as possible, use a less harmful substance.

Exposure Assessment

Engineering controls Local exhaust ventilation, wetting systems, physical barriers, etc.

Exposure Assessment

Administrative controls Housekeeping, training, policies and procedures, signage, etc.

Exposure Assessment

Personal protective equipment (PPE) Respirators, eye protection, protective clothing, etc.

Exposure Assessment

Preparing for Inspection

Industrial Hygiene Course - Lesson Excerpt

Preparing for Inspection

Preparing for Inspection

Industrial Hygienists generally show up unannounced to conduct workplace inspections.

Preparing for Inspection

They review our company's history, operations and processes, and our standards before the on-site visit.

Preparing for Inspection

Imminent danger situations, or hazards that could cause death or serious physical harm

Preparing for Inspection

Severe injuries and illnesses, such as work-related fatalities, inpatient hospitalizations, amputations, or loss of an eye.

Preparing for Inspection

Worker complaints, like allegations of hazards or violations, also receive a high priority; employees may request anonymity when they file complaints.

Preparing for Inspection

Referrals of hazards from other agencies, individuals, organizations, or the media.

Preparing for Inspection

Targeted inspections, or inspections aimed at specific “high hazard” industries or workplaces that have experienced high rates of injuries and illnesses.

Preparing for Inspection

Follow-up inspections, which check for the adequate abatement of previously cited violations.

Preparing for Inspection

Actions you can take if your company received OSHA's Citations. 1 Acknowledge the citation, fix the problem, and pay the fine Participate in an informal conference with OSHA Send a written rebuke of the citation within 15 business days of the final order.

Our own inspection procedure shall be implemented to prepare us whenever an inspector arrives.

Preparing for Inspection

Regular checking and identification of potential violations will be made.

Preparing for Inspection

We will seek consultation services for potential violations that are difficult to address.

Preparing for Inspection

Proper training will be given to you, including your rights under OSHA.

Preparing for Inspection

Tools and materials for inspection shall be prepared beforehand.

Preparing for Inspection

Important documents are consolidated and prepared upon the inspectors' request.

Preparing for Inspection

Remember and carry out all worksite regulations and general industry safety orders.

Preparing for Inspection

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