About The Course
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Welcome to the CoursePlus Web site for PRINCIPLES OF OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL HYGIENE (182.625.01), a course offered by the Department of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Course Description

Introduces concepts, terminology, and methodology in the practice of industrial hygiene, and identifies resource materials. Includes lectures, typical problems, demonstrations, and a walk-through survey.

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Course Learning Objectives

Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the legal, professional, and ethical framework for the practice of industrial hygiene
  • Describe the legal, professional, and ethical framework for the practice of industrial hygiene
  • Define basic terms and technical concepts integral to the practice of industrial hygiene
  • Define basic terms and technical concepts integral to the practice of industrial hygiene
  • Explain the differences between chemical (gases/vapors, dusts/mists/fumes), physical, and biological agents in the workplace
  • Explain the differences between chemical (gases/vapors, dusts/mists/fumes), physical, and biological agents in the workplace
  • Calculate time-weighted averages
  • Calculate time-weighted averages
  • Convert between various units of exposure (for example, mg/m3 to ppm)
  • Convert between various units of exposure (for example, mg/m3 to ppm)
  • Calculate and interpret noise exposures and doses
  • Calculate and interpret noise exposures and doses
  • Identify the basic concepts of workplace exposure assessment
  • Identify the basic concepts of workplace exposure assessment
  • Describe the hierarchy of controls and how it applies to hazard Control
  • Describe the hierarchy of controls and how it applies to hazard Control
  • Integrate various concepts into a broader occupational/environmental health practice
  • Integrate various concepts into a broader occupational/environmental health practice
  • Provide a basis for advanced course work in occupational safety and health
  • Provide a basis for advanced course work in occupational safety and health

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Course Time

Tue Thu   1:30 PM to 3:20 PM

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Course Faculty
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Grading Policy & Grading Restrictions

Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

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Textbooks Required

Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, 5th Ed., B.A. Plog, Editor, National Safety Council, Chicago, Ill., 2002

*Note that the 4th edition of this book is virtually identical and is considerably less expensive when purchased though online sources.

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Administrative Contact

Dr. Peter Lees
E-mail: plees@jhsph.edu

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