NC OSHERC Continuing Education

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene Online

August 23 - December 16, 2016

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene in now being offered online. This course closely follows the Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene course presented face-to-face at annual Summer and Winter Institutes presented by the NC OSHERC at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The online course is a self-paced course to be completed within the dates above. A discussion forum including online participants and the course instructor may also be used as a study option for the course.

Industrial Hygiene is the art and science of anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling workplace conditions that may cause worker injury or illness. This course is an introduction to the basic concepts of Industrial Hygiene. If you have recently assumed Industrial Hygiene responsibilities or you have experience in other aspects of Safety, Health or Environmental areas and would like to learn more about Industrial Hygiene, then this is the course for you. The course participants will become familiar with the basic terminology, calculation methods, essential concepts and key principles involved in the practice of Industrial Hygiene.

Course Director

Nelson W. Couch, PhD, Col-ret USAFR, Triangle Health & Safety, Inc., Research Triangle Park, NC


The course will provide attendees with basic practical information to anticipate, recognize, evaluate and control potential or existing occupational hazards. Attendees will be able to define terms and basic regulatory requirements, describe the effects of various chemical, physical and biological agents, and consider appropriate control measures. Also, the attendees will be able to perform basic Industrial Hygiene calculations.


Specific topics covered include regulations, thermal stress, noise, chemical and biological hazards, ionizing radiation, evaluation and instrumentation techniques, control measures, toxicology and physiology.


ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 34.0 hours which can be claimed for CM credit.

This course may qualify for BCSP Recertification points. See the BCSP Recertification Guide for details, available for download on the Recertification page at

CEUs upon request.

Course completion will also earn two credits toward any NC OSHERC Technician Certificate Program 


You will need to purchase the text Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, 6th Ed from The National Safety Council.


Registration fee: $990


To register, go to our registration site for this course (link below), and click the "Register" button. You'll fill out your information and select your payment method (check, Visa, or Mastercard). Once you've submitted your registration, you will receive a confirmation in your email.

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Once you have registered, you will receive the information that will give you access to Sakai, the learning program used for this course.

Please review our Registration, Cancellation, and Refund Policies.

For further information on this course, contact the NC ERC office at, or call us at 919-962-2101.

Last updated 07/13/2016