Course Descriptions & Student Learning Outcomes

OESM 105 - Introduction To Industrial Hygiene (3)

  • Prerequisite: "C" or higher in ENG 22/60 or ESL 23, OR Placement in ENG 100; "C" or higher in MATH 25, OR Placement in MATH 100/103/115
  • Recommended Prep: CHEM 100 and OESM 104

This course will acquaint students with the recognition, evaluation and control of hazards related to air contaminants, skin irritants, noise, temperature extremes, illumination and radiation. Required for OESM majors.

3 hrs. lect. per week

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of OESM 105, the student will be able to:

  • Discuss the industrial hygiene concepts of recognition, evaluation and control of workplace hazards
  • Describe the key elements of an industrial hygiene program and explain its relationship to other aspects of a company's overall safety program
  • Explain mechanisms of toxin distribution, transformation, and excretion
  • Discuss the application and limitations of workplace exposure limits
  • Discuss types of airborne hazards and appropriate sampling techniques
  • Explain types of physical hazards and appropriate sampling techniques
  • Appropriately apply various hazard control techniques
  • Compute relevant industrial hygiene exposure values
  • Apply the industrial hygiene principles to identify causes and recommend control measures

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