NC OSHERC Continuing Education

37th Annual Occupational Safety and Health Winter Institute

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene

February 27-March 3, 2017
Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village, Daytona Beach, Florida

IH course IH Tech Required Credit Course
Tech exam is Friday, March 3, 2017, at 11:30 am. Please make travel plans accordingly.

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 a week-long introduction to the basic concepts of Industrial Hygiene and is a prerequisite for many of the other Institute courses. If you have recently assumed Industrial Hygiene responsibilities or you have experience in other aspects of the Safety, Health, & Environmental profession 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 Faculty


To 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. Math Review and Use of Scientific Calculator will be presented on Sunday, February 26, 2017, from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

You will need to bring a scientific calculator for use during the sessions involving calculations.  The Texas Instruments TI-30Xa calculator will be the calculator used during these sessions. This model may be purchased online or at the major office supply stores. If available please bring the most recent publication of the ACGIH TLVs/BEIs Booklet to class.


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

Agenda Topics


ABIH Points: ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for this event. The current event contains 34.0 hours which can be claimed for CM credit. Get more information at the ABIH website.

BCSP Points: This course may qualify for BCSP Recertification points. See the BCSP Recertification Guide

Meeting Times

Course begins Monday, February 27, 2017, at 8:00 am and ends Friday, March 3, 2017, at 11:00 am.


$1195, $1295 after January 26, 2017.


Click the link below to go to the Winter Institute registration site. There you will be able to review the classes offered, fill out your information, select your classes, 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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For further information on this course, contact the NC ERC office at, or call us at 919-962-2101.

Last updated 08/11/2016