Applied Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene (OH & IH) - HS24

Discipline: Health, Safety, Environment
Level: Foundation
Instructors who teach this course:
  • Mr. Mark Bowers
  • Ms. Kerry Jane Edwards


Related courses
Applied Safety - HS20
Applied HSE Management - HS28
Applied Environmental Management - HS23
About the course Designed For You will learn Course Content
About the course
This richly-blended course, led by an occupational health practitioner, builds practical experience for the oilfield, and adds new skills to allow participants to apply occupational health (OH) and industrial hygiene (IH) techniques in their workplaces. It includes short, punchy tutorials followed by many application exercises in our fictitious, but highly realistic Petros Barola case study. This has been used by thousands of energy-sector HSE specialists to develop their skills.

In this class, Petros Projects Ltd requires your assistance to develop OH and IH systems for a new major project. This includes the construction of a large solar array and a gas-fired power plant, and the closure and decommissioning of an old coal-fired plant. Works require 120 local and 480 non-native workers residing in temporary camps for three years.
Designed For
For HSE specialists and others with responsibilities for specifying and implementing OH and IH programs. Some prior knowledge of health-related topics is desirable.
You will learn
How To:
  • Implement hazard (or stressor) characterization, exposure assessment, and exposure controls
  • Effectively embed health risk assessment (HRA) and health impact assessment (HIA) into HSE management systems
  • Embed the Human Factors Engineering (HFE) process into projects
  • Predict, explain, and interpret adverse ergonomic health effects to workers
  • Identify potential medical emergencies and develop medical emergency response (MER) plans
  • Evaluate fitness for duty (FFD) good practices (including implementation of drug and alcohol policies)
  • Possible causes of ill-health hazards during the food handling cycle, the origins of water borne health hazards, and preparation of preventive and corrective actions
  • Implement procedures to prevent and respond to the impacts of thermal extremes
  • Describe the procedures and monitoring required for IH including noise, vibration, chemical, and biological agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
  • Procedures to identify and reduce risk of psycho/social agents
Course Content
  • Health risk assessment
  • Health impact assessment
  • Human factors engineering (HFE)
  • Ergonomics
  • Health and medical emergency facilities
  • Fitness for duty
  • Food and water hygiene
  • Thermal extremes
  • Medical surveillance
  • Industrial hygiene
  • Psychological agents and social impacts