ENVM 605 Industrial Hygiene Principles and Calculations

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of industrial hygiene evaluation and control. With the use of case studies and calculations the student will become familiar with the principles of toxicology and behavior of gases, vapors and aerosols. Typical workplace applications involving standard preparation and calibration, use of gas laws to evaluate occupational exposure, and estimating ventilation flow for typical dilution and local exhaust ventilation will be illustrated throughout this course. Methods of evaluating thermal stress, noise and non-ionizing radiation will be illustrated with appropriate numerical methods. An introduction to the principles of and models employed in evaluating repetitive motion and cumulative trauma will be presented.